Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Interview with Danger


Danger are a glam band from Sweden. They have been going at it for a few years an recently released their "First Touch" EP which sees the band getting even better. I recently got to interview vocalist Jesse Kid to find out more.

Tell us a little about the history of your band.

The band was formed somewhere in 2003. It was a heavy metal band, in style of Iron Maiden/Judas Priest & Helloween in the beginning. Danger did a couple of really good cd’s (Keep Out & In Control). I was not in the band at that time.
I met Rob at Sweden Rock Festival 2006 and they were looking for a new singer, so I jumped in after a few weeks. We started real hard to make our own songs in a sleazier/glam rock style.. and the gigs were flowing in real good, quite fast. Then we were like grown together (sounds disgusting)... So we made more songs, many gigs. Just like we do right now.

Who are your musical influences?

My influences are Steven Tyler, John Norum, Joey Tempest, Michael Monroe, John Fogerty, Marc Bolan and David Bowie. There’s many of them.

What are you currently working on?

I’m working on a few new songs. But I’m also making some new graphic arts for our flyers, posters and coming merchandise stuff. I think it’s fun and interesting with pictures, colours and layouts.

I was recently enjoying the new tracks on your “First Touch” demo. How do you think that you band has progressed since you first started out?

I think we have grown in our way of making music..I mean it’s a quite big difference between.. lets say ”Playin’ The Game”, ”Spread Your Legz and those two or three recent demo’s. Of course they are really good songs, but you can really feel the awesome development. That’s because Rob and me work damn good together when making songs.. He’s like a brother, we think the same…well most of the time hehe =).

In what areas do you think that you still need to improve?

Guess we need to improve the stage-details.. like bigger stages, explosives, a killer stage design and fuckin' more blazting lights on stage. That will fit awesome to our music and performance. Cause that's mainly what it’s all about.


What do you think are some of your band’s best songs? Why do you like those?

I love them all. But one of my favourites are Midnight Teaser.. It's a cool groove and it makes me happy.. even thou the song is all about a stripper, who drained my wallet haha.

What were some of the first albums that you really got into?

It was Twisted Sister with Stay Hungry and Europe with The Final Countdown…. AND of course Guns N Roses with Appetite For Destruction.

Obviously you love 1980’s hard rock/glam bands. What do you think was so good about bands from that time as compared to bands from other decades?

I really LOVE the 60s and 70s music as well, cause that's when it all started. But I think the 80s had the glam and more funny music.. I get the feeling that people were happier, the hair was cooler, lovely clothes, more details everywhere…and a big point is of course that I grew up with that kind of music.
The 90s had many good band, unfortunately the glam/sleaze style died cause of Kurt Cobain.. then he killed himself, how ironic. I like the twenty first century so far.. it’s rockin n rollin!

Have you had any label interest yet? How important is it to you to get signed at this point?

We have a few labels that are interested in us. We think its very important to sign! We feel no rush thou. Let’s see which label it’s gonna be. We’re all open for great deals ;)

Who do you think are some of the best unsigned glam bands in Sweden right now?

Difficult to say, it’s many great bands.. I have to pass on that one.

Who have you opened for so far? Who would you love to open for?

Yeah we opened for Hardcore Superstar here in Sweden in July, it was fun.. and some bands before that are Heaven’s Basement, Crazy Lixx, The Pleasures, Babylon Bombs …and yeah it’s a buch of them.


We’re aiming for the headline! ;).

It would be a fuckin blazt to open for Kiss, Mötley Crüe or Aerosmith!

Do you play any cover songs live? If so then what?

No, we don’t play covers

Pick the band from each of the following pairs that you prefer

Ratt or Twisted Sister

Both are awesome bands, would be really bad to choose one of them.

Pretty Boy Floyd or Tigertailz

Also both killer-bands.. I listen to them all the time.. can’t choose one.

Crash Diet or Vains of Jenna

Two big Swedish bands that have really made it so far. I think they both KIKK AZZ!

Aerosmith or Motley Crue

Those bands are the source to this music we’re making.. Would be a big failure to pick out one of them.

Is there anything else that you like to say about your band of your music?

DANGER is on a roll now, we’re gonna make many many new fans and we’re gonna make them love our music until the end of time. Watch out for coming surprises ;)… Rock n roll will always remain, whatever the sick azz people say…!

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