TURBO VIXEN is a, for me, new band that I wanted to know more about. Answered by drummer Aaron Bell Anders Ekdahl ©2018
When the band came into creation what was the main purpose for it?
– The idea for the band was for it to be a hair metal group but it naturally went in its own direction. Also some of us didn’t want to wear spandex and wigs (LOL).
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?
-On the drums, I’m usually an extreme metal guy so I I really have to hold back. As for J.J. , he has a pretty unique style which makes it our own.
I have no idea what kind of creative process you guys go through but how hard is it to record and release new songs?
-The songs just come; sometimes recording them can be harder than writing them but it varies from song to song.
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?
-That’s a pretty loaded question but I’ll quote Ray from THE TRAILER PARK BOYS and just say “that’s just the way she goes”
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?
-Well I feel that at some point, people may get sick of all this fake horse shit and realize what went wrong and start supporting music again.
What kind of responses do you get to your music? What has been the thing that has gotten the most attention?
-The response has actually been very positive, I think the catchiness and song writing has been the most popular comments.
We live in a world where there are no real distances between people communicating anymore. What has been the most surprising contact so far?
-Well, I’ll use Dan Cleary (Striker) for instance…..I kind of knew him before but it’s pretty amazing that we live in an age where you can ask someone 1000km away to sing for you, send them the tracks and he records them at home then sends them back!
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?
-Yes, music can make you feel part of an international brotherhood, maybe sometimes “godlike” depending on your personality. Sometimes this lifestyle can make you miss out on things like schooling, family, relationships and monogamy haha
What is the live scene like for you? Do you feel that playing live helps building a bigger following?
-Yeah, the internet can only boost you so far, most of my friends whose bands tour constantly are the more successful ones.
What plans do you have for the future?
-Get full time members and record/tour this album and write the new one!!!