|‘We Were Wrong, Right?’
With Golden Kanineon the road again further spreading the word about their grand 2013 release We Were Wrong, Right? we thought we’d take a look back at Claudia Price’s Q&A from September of last year with the band’s Linus & Andreas.
Enjoy, pick up the album and try to catch a show…
For those music lovers who are not very familiar with Golden Kanine YET, tell us a little bit about the beginnings.
Well, the first Golden Kanine setup did not include any horns, although we asked a friend to play some trombone on our demos. He later became a full time member. We did more of a rock-band thing back then. Blasting away the songs. With the trombone however we got the chance to develop melodies. We also change the instrumentation around then, using banjos and mandolins.
As support for Mando Diao in 2011 how was the audience’s reaction to you guys and was it a step forward for the band?
It was certainly a step forward in terms of getting experience.To witness this big machinery that their tour was, made us humble. The audience actually seemed to like us. Maybe a bit cautious at first, but we got them clapping and screaming!
Glitterhouse just announced that your new album “We were wrong, right?” is gonna be released in October. How is it different from the past 2 records?
Dare I say it is more convenient? I think so. I think it´s an album that as a whole makes sense.
You were adding quite a bit of festival experience in the past months. Did you enjoy it?
Oh, yes we enjoy playing festivals. We´ve played the big ones and the really small ones.
How is festival touring different from club touring, I mean do you prepare yourselves in certain ways or do you at all?
You´re a bit more limited when you do the festivals. There´s always a time schedule that needs to be followed. This makes it more important for us to try to make the best setlist we can. It can be hard when you need to cut a lot of songs from the list. But sometimes you have to kill your darlings.
But then it all can change the last minute if we feel there´s a different vibe at the festival than we imagined. Some festival crowds sure can cope with some slow songs as well.
Since 2 of the original band members left how has the songwriting process been? Is everyone involved?
The songwriting itself hasn´t changed that much since me and Linus write the songs separately ,at home or wherever, and then bring the songs to the band. It´s what happens then that determine how the song will end up. With new people in the band of course it changes both the songwriting and the sound…
Are there any plans in the near future to work with other Swedish artists live or on a record? Who should we keep on our radar?
Well, there´s this girl who is a great singer and songwriter. She´s called Miranda and we know that a collaboration of ours would be really good! We´ve yet dare to ask her..
What’s your favorite part about being a musician?
There are some many rewarding parts about being a musician compared to other stuff, I guess the hours are great, the food is always good, I´m up to my neck in cash and the commute is a hoot.. No, really.. Being a musician is really not that much of a career choice or a choice in itself, for me it´s the thing you gotta do.. My favorite part though is when stuff works and you can loose yourself, it really doesn’t matter if it´s in a songwriting situation or live.
Where do you see Golden Kanine in 3 years from now?
On a ferry going back and forth between Finland and Sweden aka the Finlandsfärjan..Danke Linus & Andreas!
- 06.02.2014 – Leipzig, Schaubühne
- 07.02.2014 – Plauen, Malzhaus
- 08.02.2014 – Braunschweig, Nexus
- 09.02.2014 – Berlin, Badehaus
- 11.02.2014 – Dresden, Societätstheater
- 12.02.2014 – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
- 13.02.2014 – Oberhausen, Druckluft
- 14.02.2014 – Husum, Speicher
- 15.02.2014 – Lauenau, Kesselhaus
- 16.02.2014 – Köln, Studio 672 (Stadtgarten)