Babylon Bombs interview
Babylon Bombs, a new young rockband from Sweden. They released their third full-length album last year and with european tourdates to come they were so kind to answer some of our questions.
Hi guys, any news for us from the Bombs front?
Rick-y: Hey all! We're spending most of the time rehersing with Wick. Mostly us instrumentalist rehersing since Wick is the most talented. As we also lost a second guitar we have to rearrange a lot of the songs to fit with the new line-up. But it's working great!
On the other hand we're writing a lot of new material. We're aiming to release something before the Euro-tour in late summer. Probably a EP or single and then full album beginning of next year.
How do things work out with your new singer, Wick?
Rick-y: It's working out more than great. He's a awesome fella. Aside from being a great singer he also brings in some great songwriting skills. All in all it's a good vibe and good times for the band!
Did you know each other a long time or was it more like someone who answerred to an add in the paper?
Rick-y: Funny thing is that we looked at and tried a couple of singers. All of them we're fantastic but I guess the chemistry wasn't there. Right before we we're about to give up I got a tip about this amazing singer who just moved to town. So I called him up and as it turned out he been somewhat of a fan of Babylon Bombs. And after the first audition it was written in stone!
It's been a while now since the last cd came out, how were the sales and reactions?
Rick-y: I think all of the reviews and comments from fans have been more than positive! Sales I dunno yet.. but probably more than good for us!
It was produced by Chris Laney, how did that cooperation work out?
Rick-y: Chris Laney is an absolutley great guy with mad skills. So as you can hear on the album it worked out pretty damn good.
You'll be touring europe within a few months, are there still dates to be added? And what can we expect from the show?
Rick-y: Yeah should be a blast. The booker is still working on more dates, so be sure to check out the myspace for more updates. Why don't you write us an email and tell us what YOU expect and we make it happen ;) On top of that a rowdy loud crazy rock n roll show.
Have you ever been touring in America? If so, what was it like? Tell us something 'bout it..
Rick-y: I have as a stand in for Sister Sin, but not Babylon Bombs. But we're working on something over there. We're constantly get offers to play and tour, but until the deal is right we can't come over. It's just to expensive.
But touring with Sister Sin in the States was a dream come trough. It was great rolling around all over the place meeting a lot of weird and cool people.
What was your worst tourmemory?
Rick-y: Probably when Swaint broke his back in Germany.. He fell of the stage, 3 meters and landed on his back... oh man.. and just after the second song of a 2 hour set..
I see you are also a photographer/designer, how do you manage to combine everything? the band, family, an other job, ..
Nice work by the way!
Rick-y: Thanx! Yeah I freelance in whatever comes around photo, design & filmwork. It's all good. Just tries to do what makes me happy. Why spend 8 hours a day on something you hate doing?
It is hard nowadays to get people out there and go see shows. How do you experience this?
Rick-y: Oh haven't seen that too bad actually, more hard to get people to buy cds :)
How do you see Babylon Bombs within 5 years?
Rick-y: Probably opening for Hardcore Superstar on their first arena tour! That would be cool.. or the other way around :)
Do you have anything elso to say to the fans?
Rick-y: Thanx a lot for everything, and for welcoming Wick to the band! You're all great! Cheers
Thank you and see you soon!
Last Updated (Friday, 30 July 2010 14:17)