In a world were there are so many bands to keep track of I want to bring my two cents in presenting you to this interview with TEMPTRESS. Anders Ekdahl ©2019
What kind of vision did you have when you started and how has it changed over the years?
-The vision has been to create true to who we are. To have freedom to play what we want without having to fit into any mold or genre. We have goals to hit the road steadily and produce music regularly.
Does location mean anything today? We used to hear about how it was all location, location, location back in the days if you wanted to make it big? That you had to come from a certain place to be sure to make it.
-I don’t believe location is relevant today. If anything, in my opinion, if you are based in a city where everyone is “trying to make it” then you get lost in the crowd. With the age of the internet you see people getting famous off of Youtube and instagram. It’s all about the image and marketing online these days and if you are in a band getting on the road and reaching other crowds in different areas.
What is it like to be a in a band and to get to tour all over the world? What kind of feelings do that bring about?
-It’s great to be able to see different cities that normally you may not be able to if you weren’t on tour. To be able to connect with different people you normally wouldn’t interact with.
What kind of feedback have you had on your music, your latest album and in general? How important is feedback?
-We have had really positive responses to the music we have released so far. Feedback is a good way to get an outside perspective and to see how well the public opinion correlates with your vision.
How do you know that you have written a “hit” song? Is there a particular feeling you get when you know that this is the one, this is the big “make it song”?
-Hopefully we will let you know soon! Hahaha.
As I am no musician I will never got to know the difference of analogue and digital. Can you explain the difference to me? what are the pros and cons of analogue V/S digital?
-This is a question that could have quite a long answer. For recording purposes analogue takes much more time and money to create where as digitally you get to bypass most of the work it would take and create more easily. There are certain feelings and rawness that you don’t get when you do things digitally.
What is it like to have people you never met liking your music and singing along to it at gigs?
-It’s wonderful to see people connect with something that you have created. You never know how people will respond to it so if it’s a positive response it’s the best feeling.
How important are lyrics to you guys? Do you have any messages that you want to get forward?
-Lyrics are very important and we all like to contribute what we have written. It’s a great way to express something you want to get across. We all have different messages we like to put out, we don’t fit into any box.
I love a really cool cover but I get the feeling that today with all this digital uploading/downloading people aren’t that concerned about artwork. How do you feel
-Artwork is very important to us. In the rock scene people love good artwork and that’s how you make money on the road. Producing something that’s appealing and grabs people attentions say on a T-shirt or a Vinyl cover.
What does the future hold?
-Many dates on the road and more music releases!