This is such a cool band that they had to name it twice, MAMMOTH MAMMOTH. Answers from Frank aka Bone. Anders Ekdahl ©2017
When the band came into creation what was the main purpose for it?
-Too create rock so mammoth that it blew a hole in the sky and Satan and God could both take turns fucking that hole. And get a lot of free beer and drugs.
How hard is it to come up with a sound that is all yours? What bits’n’pieces do you pick up from other stuff to make it your sound?
-The Individuals of MM make our sound. Sure, we have favourite bands, or sounds we dig of the moment, but we write by jamming out our own moods and neuroses.
So whatever mood takes us on our writing days we express in our own unique way.
We don’t want to sound like some any other band. even if you may think we do, it’s not our intention. Comparisons are what journalists do for a living, that’s cool, but it’s rarely accurate or even relevant to us. We don’t give a shit about that stuff.
Mikey’s lyrics are an honest reflection of what we’ve all been through – or are going through. The end. We never write songs about something that isn’t a first hand experience. There’s never a wizard, goblins or unicorns in our lyrics.
I have no idea what kind of creative process you guys go through but how hard is it to record and release new songs?
-We have no idea either, but writing new songs is what motivates us.
We love it.
No, it’s not easy – in fact it’s a fucking slog – but we love the slog!
We love hitting brick walls, then smashing them down.
Today technology allows you to record at home and release your music digitally. But in doing so is there a risk that you release only single songs because that is what is demanded to stay atop and therefore you end up killing the album for example?
We don’t work that way. We write about 40 to 50 ideas fro an album and then see what gets us excited. We don’t care how other bands work in their funny little bedrooms on their laptops. it’s of no interest or relevance to us. If you don’t have the interest, or attention span, or curiosity to listen to a side of an album that’s your problem.
I for one feel that the change in how people listen to music today, by downloading it and expecting to get it for free, will kill music as we know it. What kind of future is there for music?
-Music that hits the listener in the chest and touches their soul and speaks to them, will always prevail. Long live rock n roll. Being a great live band is a responsibility: you can’t down load that.
What kind of responses do you get to your music? What has been the thing that has gotten the most attention?
-Not giving a fuck is a good calling card. making sure every fan leaves a show full of pump and awe helps too.
We live in a world where there are no real distances between people communicating anymore. What has been the most surprising contact so far?
-Some chick in the crowd grabbed Mikey by the balls when we he staged dived and didn’t let go for two songs, that was quite surprising contact.
Does playing in a band make you feel like you are a part of a greater community? What has music brought with it that you would have otherwise missed out on?
-No, not really, we don’t feel apart of any community? Let alone a greater one? We know plenty of people in bands, they’re cool, but it’s not a community.
We are super tight knit with our circle, but we don’t really mix with any scenes.
We don’t really dig the idea of scenes.
What is the live scene like for you? Do you feel that playing live helps building a bigger following?
-Yes. It does. Because your fans get to see you blow the fuck out of a venue and blow their minds. That’s what we aim to do every day – that’s our job, and that’s what live shows are for.
What plans do you have for the future?
-More live shows and death.