MIDNIGHT SIN

I have no concept of time passed so last Monday is as distant as last week or month which is a pain in the ass as I can’t remember when or why I got hooked on a band. But there had to have been something to MIDNIGHT SIN for me to contact them. Anders Ekdahl ©2016

How different is it releasing an album compared to a demo where there was no real pressure?
-Releasing a demo/EP is not so easy as you could think: it’s a very hard work getting a few good songs as well as for an entire album. The difference is only in numbers, I’d say. We try to put our passion for hard rock music and most of all for that kind of 80s “flavour” every single time we face a new song, a new EP or a new full lenght: “No matter”, as a song of ours says.

What response did you get on your last album? What was the weirdest response you got?
-The response has been absolutely positive, maybe far over our expectations. And so the ratings as well: webzines, radios and people from all over the world have really appreciated our work. So we are really glad and encouraged to do even better!
The weirdest response? Mmm…maybe that fucking guy (oops sorry for my french!) of a webzine that began his review writing some bad things on the “useless revival” of 80s rock music and bla bla bla; and then, in conclusion, he said that we did a gret job after all. WTF?

When you release an album and you go out and play live and people know your songs, how weird is that? That people know what you have written on your own?
-I have to admit it: ok it’s a weird thing, but I’d say it’s more like a deep emotion and a real powerful “satisfaction” (oh yes, we made a fresh new cover of that Stone’s classic!). Every musician dreams about something like that: a crowd below the stage, singing along with you. And it’s just great!

Do you feel that you have to follow in the foot steps of the last album for a new when it comes to lyrics and art work for example?
-Not necessarily, even if it’s important to mantain a well defined style, you know. Building up a new artwork or writing good lyrics, not banal or trivial, often takes much effort and time. We try to follow our instinct, creating and playing what we like. But the style and the songs’ soul, especially in the lyrics, has always to be the same, or almost always.

Do you feel like you are a part of a greater community because you play in a band?
-A band is like a sort of microcosmos: and each member is like a little shining galaxy. But the universe is something incredibly bigger. So definetly yes: it feels quite good to be a tiny part of a great rockin’ cosmos!

When you have found a sound how hard/easy is it to come up with songs that fit into the sound?
-As I said before, if you want to create something good and really original, the songwriting process is a very hard work, at least for us. But when we have found the riff, the melodies and choruses we like, the song comes out quite simply. By itself I’d say.

What influences/inspires you today?
-Here the answer is obvious, but so it is: our main influences are the great bands of 80s LA scene: Motley Crue, Guns ‘n Roses, Warrant, Bon Jovi ecc. When the hard rock ruled the whole world! And we are obviously inspired by such big names in rock. Who wouldn’t be?

We hear about what state the record industry is in. Then we hear that CD sales are increasing. As a band that releases records do you notice the state the industry is in?
-Sincerely we are most of all focused on writing and playing live as much as we can, not looking too close to the industry of records. Of course we are interested in sales and money business in general, but for a “little” band like us the numbers are yet too small to judge on an industry scale. Who knows, maybe the numbers (and the money ahah) will increase soon!

What is your opinion on digital versus physical?
-For us it’s not so important the way you listen to music, as long as you listen to music! And if it’s our music, it’s even better.

What lies in the future?
-In the past months we were busy working hard on the EP “Never Say Never”, but we never stopped thinking of releasing a secon album after “Sex First”. We have more than a couple of good ideas for this, and hopefully before 2017 we will release it. So stay tuned!

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