Heute möchten wir euch einen jungen Musiker aus Schweden vorstellen: Patrik Wennberg.
Patrik wohnt im schönen Göteborg und hat im Dezember 2015 seine Mini-Lp “All My Friends Are Superheroes” veröffentlicht.
Für uns hat er sich die Zeit genommen und einige seine Lieblingsbands in einer Playlist auf Spotify zusammengestellt. Mit dabei sind z.B. “The Sonics”, “Can” und “Nirvana”.
Außerdem haben wir Patrik ein paar Fragen gestellt und das Interview könnt ihr weiter unten nachlesen.
Momentan arbeitet er mit seiner Band am ersten richtigen Album und dieses erscheint im Laufe des Jahres.
Wir sind schon jetzt gespannt und freuen uns sehr darauf!
Tack så mycket, Patrik!
Indieberlin: Tell us a little bit about your musical background.
I’ve been writing and playing music, mostly guitar, in bands and on my own since I was 15. About 2 years ago I counted my savings, quit my job and started writing the songs that are my debut LP “All my friends are superheroes”.
Indieberlin: Where do you get your inspiration?
For that record I had a lot of mentally unfinished business to resolve and writing songs was the best way of doing it. Sort of bottled up inspiration if you will. Right now I find it mostly through discovering music, new and old, as well as trying out new things and meeting new people.
Indieberlin: Tell us a secret about yourself.
My long hair is a way to compensate my fear of growing bald.
Indieberlin: What was the last concert you went to?
Last week I saw King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard at Pustervik here in Gothenburg. It was extremely loud with two sets of drums, spacey and great! The last concert however was with a punk band called Svart Magi at an underground venue.
Indieberlin: How do you feel about covering a song?
I did a cover of Bob Dylan’s “If not for you” (although George Harrisons version is the best) that’s on YouTube and had a lot of fun making it into my own thing. My take on covers in general is to experiment and make it into your own or leave it alone.
Watch the Video here: https://vimeo.com/117045050
Indieberlin: Do you dream in colour or black and white?
Colour I think, hard to make sense of it.
Indieberlin: If you had to describe your music in three words, what would they be?
Tender, vital, potent
Indieberlin: Which artist would you like to share the stage with?
Björk or Amanda Bergman
Indieberlin: What do you prefer: Large festival stages or smaller club concerts?
I prefer smaller club concerts because it’s more intimate. Large festival stages are good in order to get to see the giants but it’s not as enjoyable as smaller concerts.
Indieberlin: Who is your favourite Superhero and why?
Do the Turtles count? If so, then definitely them. Eating pizza and doing cool stuff with friends must surely be the best way of solving any problem ever.
Indieberlin: You are living in Gothenburg, Sweden. What is so special about this city and where do you recommend I should go when there?
It’s a diverse city, much like Berlin I guess but a lot smaller. 9 months a year it’s quite dark which fortunately I’ve found can be a good breeding ground for creativity. There are lots of underground venues on the rise and bands popping up everywhere looking to become the next big thing. I’d definitely come here during the summertime and take a ferry ride to any one of the islands on the coast. I’m not much for traditional sightseeing so that’s probably my best tip for seeing the city from a different view.
Indieberlin: Summer is coming soon, what are you looking forward to do with your friends?
I’m looking forward to spending long days hanging out by the ocean and late nights on the town figuring out the meaning of life.
Indieberlin: Have you ever been to Berlin and do you like it here?
I went there 3 years ago with a couple of friends on a weekend trip. We saw the what’s left of the wall and some other sites but it was so big that a weekend just wasn’t enough to cover it all.
Indiberlin: Any chance of a concert in Berlin in the near future?
A gig in Berlin would probably be top 5 on my bucket list if I had one. I’ve only heard great things about playing there so hopefully I’ll get to come over as soon as possible. We do all our booking DIY so help in finding good venues or bands who want to cooperate is much appreciated.
Playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/indieberlin/playlist/4ZB6J4U2AuXIHdRz7mGhex