Interviews: Beat City Tubeworks


On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Rock band Beat City Tubeworks from Sweden. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1. Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

We wanted a three-word band name that sounded kinda cool.. We came to think about the 70’s rock’n’roll simulcast television/radio show from the seventies in Detroit called “Detroit Tubeworks” that aired a lot of great bands like Alice Cooper, Amboy Dukes, MC5, etc. during the early seventies... We took the last part, and removed the word “Detroit” and added “Beat City” instead... A phrase to describe a place that is dead, on the decline, or completely worn out... The time when Detroit was the rock city is long gone!

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

Because of the energy and the sound of it! It can have the drive, attitude and rawness of punk rock or heaviness of early hard rock, but in the same time have a big blues feel, or the catchiness of sixties r’n’b or even soul.. It’s versatile, and there is something for everybody in this genre!

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

Yes! Three out of four of the band members used to be in a rock’n’roll band called “The Horsehead Union” before this.. A great hard working band! When that quintet was put to an abrupt end in late 2014, three of us started “Beat City Tubeworks” a short while after!

4. Each band member favorite band?

We all listen to a lot of music and different genres.. Bands like Stones, MC5, Stooges, KISS, ZZ Top, Status Quo, Slade, Sweet, Beatles, Sex Pistols, Stone Roses, Alice Cooper, Blue Öyster Cult, Starz, and of course all the newer bands like Nomads, gluecifer, Hellacopters etc. is the bandmembers common denominator of inspirators for how we shape our music, but with these mentioned, you would still just scratch the surface of all the music and genres we listen to...

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

When a good riff pops up in my head, I often record it instantly or really focus on remembering it... Then when your mind is set, you make a song out of it! (it cannot be forced upon you)

6. Where was your last gig?

In Stockholm a couple of weeks ago!

7. Where would you like to act?

Anywhere were people go to listen to good rock’n’roll.. I’d rather have 10 dedicated fans watching us play in a true rock club, than 500 people who really don’t care about your music, and mostly dropped in because of the free entrance, and the all you can eat-buffé, and happy hour bar prices... That sucks!

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Any of the bands mentioned above would be great!

9. Whom not?

Who we don’t wanna play with? Name any of those newer rubbish no brainer FM-rock bands with a singer (who always has a soul patch) with fast sunglasses and wears a fake leather jacket and sounds like someone had nailed his tongue to his palate! Yikes!!

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?

Yes... Often! I think it’s good to experience stage fright to some extent... It gives a small kick, and keeps you on the edge! If the freight is too severe, I’ve heard that a good trick to not be frightened by a big audience, is to have asked if you can have a spotlight aimed right in your face so you get dazzled and unable to see the crowd during the gig... Don’t know if it works... Never tried!

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

As a band? Kiss, Stones, Blue Öyster Cult, Sex Pistols, The Nomads

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

No question is too weird for us... We always aim to please!

13. What do you think of your fans?

We love our fans... They have got a brilliant taste of music!

14. What do you think of our site?

Great site!

15. Something add?

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Buy our new album... It’s a rock-solid piece of work if you're into rock’n’roll!

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