THE MOTHERCROW

When you think about it is strange to be a Swede and know that Swedish bands are the ones that influences other today. THE MOTHERCROW take some notes from bands like Graveyard and make it their own. Anders Ekdahl ©2016

As I am not at all familiar with your band perhaps you could introduce it?
-Yes, we complete the line up of the band a year ago, but it was in late 2015 when we announced the project.

How hard was it for you guys to pick a name? What had that name have to have to fit your music?
-That really was a difficult task, actually we had to pick another name to be enrolled in the project that has helped us taking off until we got to find those words that define the 70’s spirit we love and the power we want to transmit with our music.

What band(s) was it that turned you on to the kind of music you play? What inspires you today?
-Well, as for all, they are always the masters, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Hendrix … but also we like more classic bands like Grand Funk, Montrose, Humble Pie, Guess Who, Dust, Lucifer’s friend … a part of the varied influences that have each component individually. Nowadays bands like Graveyard, Kadavar, or Rival Sons have also occupied a place in our hearts.

What came first; the band name or the sound? How did you settle on a sound?
-Like I said, it was hard to find the name, all bring our own style and we let flow into the compositions to consolidate its own sound even have songs with different intensities, so it was hard to find something that represented everything that makes us feel.

Is digital killing the album format? Is there anything good with releasing single tracks only?
-Of course the digital format is doing much damage to the album format, digital has great advantages for listeners, but the industry that bets by groups should feel more than they want, fortunately for lovers of vinyl format like us, the passion to return to dust off the plate is resurgent.
And well, release only a single track may have something good, with the few means we started, knowing that our EP would come out earlier this year, we decided to record a first single in our rehearsal to give a little preview all those people who wanted to hear something recorded and truth, we were surprised with the good reception.

What part does art work and lay out play when you release new recordings? How do you best catch people’s attention?
-We believe that the visual work is very important, it makes a big role today, paying attention to the design of the covers to transmit the feeling of the songs, like make a good video to show to the people, today all enters through the eyes of course!

Has social media re-written the rules on how to promote a cd? Or do you go about doing promotion the same way? Touring, word of mouth, paper ads etc?
-Social media makes a great diffusion definitely! But that doesn’t mean that we put aside the traditional way. Whenever we are spreading the group, looking for new concerts, which now are focused more on our territory but we really wanted to hit the road giving shows all over Europe.

Do you feel like you are a part of a scene, locally, nationally and internationally?
-Local and national level, there are very good scene retro rock, psychedelic and stoner in Spain and we hope to open our gap and make ourselves known, we have been very well received by the public and we are very pleased with these beginnings, gradually we like reach an international level and make tours by other countries.

How much of a touring band are you? Is touring/gigging still a great way of spreading the word of the band?
-Yes, of course, it is something that we are eager, from the beginning we always had high expectations about the level of the project and we look forward perform lots of concerts and tours to reach out as much as possible and transmit to the public the live format that is what we enjoyed most.

What will the future bring?
-Hopefully a lot of inspiration! hahaha we want to reach new steps, work hard at shows and in the creation of new songs. We are very excited about this project and will work hard to record our first LP.

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