LOVE MACHINE is a band with a long history yet I get the feeling that not enough people know of them. Anders Ekdahl ©2018
Every band has to introduce their music to new people. What is it that you want people to get from listening to you guys?
-Since we started in 1987… we always tried To have fun on stage … and still we have fun!! We hope people hearing us feel this and have a good feeling with us.
How hard was it for you guys to pick a name? What had that name have to have to fit your music?
-well.. we thought that love machine was a good nome for our band couse we had , and have , a lot of passion and love for the things we do, for our music.. we thought was a perfect name for us
Everybody is influenced by certain things. What band(s) was it that turned you on to the kind of music you play? What inspires you today?
– off course everyone if us had their musical influence… but for us the 80′ years metal was our school with all the great bands of that time…
now is always important to listen and understand how the music, the sounds the compositions are changing during this times…and try to understand how the music will change in next future…. but we have 80/90 years in our hearts and ..hands))
When you formed did you do so with the intent of knowing what to play or did you do so from the point of having a band name and then picking a sound? How did you settle on the name/sound combo?
-when we started we were 18 years old and the music business was totaly different…
Think to became famous for an italian heavy metal band …. it was very difficult
And just the dreamers guys, like we are, colud do that..))
We didnt have the vision where to go,,,, we played fir ourselfes… for our Happiness without think to metal market or businness etc…
I believe that digital is killing the album format. People’s changing habit of how they listen to music will result in there being no albums. Is there anything good with releasing single tracks only?
-I agree with u… digital is killing the musician…!!!! Of course there are a lot of oppurtuity to makes know your job to the world… but for a musician to find his work online.. downloading it for free the day after cd realise date….isnt good!!!
What part does art-work and lay-out play when you release new recordings? How do you best catch people’s attention?
-well,,, our ” graphic man” is our drummer Andrew. He used to work in a graphic studio , and he always have a good ideas. For Universe of minds we wanted great colors , fires, burning imagines with planets….
Has social media re-written the rules on how to promote your music? Or do you go about doing promotion the same way?
-yes with social media we can makes know our job everywere with low cost. We of corse have fb pages, twitter and our internet sites. But we still have our persnal contacts with italian rock press….we know more People”… after all this years.
When you play in a band, does that make you feel like you are a part of a scene, of something bigger and grander?
-I agree.. we a part of a special scene.. a special dream to be in stage, playing and see people singing your song is wonderful!!!!!
How much of a touring band are you? Is touring/gigging still a great way of spreading the word of the band?
-Basically we are a live band. Since the beginning we loved to play in clubs.. little or big doesn’t matter…we loved the people contact… and still we are in this way. Of course we’d love touring always… and come to play in your country too!!!!
What will the future bring?
-well we have a lot of promotion things to do now… and we hope to play everywhere in Italy and outside Italy in the next months. We also planned for a new album… in a couple of years.