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By: Nina Mende
Blackmail answered some questions by mail.
How are you? How was your Easter holiday?
“I´m fine.Thank you.My easter holiday was quite easy and calm. ”
Your new album “Tempo Tempo” is about to be released. Tell us something about it.
“Our new album is perfect for everyone,who likes to be on the lucky side of life.”
Is there anybody you would love to work with?
“Not now.We´re quite happy with ourselves.”
How do you prepare before going to the studio to record songs or before going on tour?
“We practice a lot before we´re going on tour.we get rid off scum mentally before we hit the studio.”
How do you write songs and find the music to the lyrics? Or is it the other way around?
“First we write the songs and fix the melody.Then I write the lyrics quite open minded. ”
Are you still nervous before you go on stage? Or maybe even right now so short before the new album is about to be released?
“I hope these nervous stitches will never end. I like it to be surprised. ”
Did you ever consider changing your style of music? Is there any music style/music genre you’d like to try out just for one song or so?
“No.not yet. ”
What was your dream job when you were little kids?
“I wanted to be a singer in a rock’n’roll band. I can prove it. There are a lot of photos. ”
Do you have any side projects or other bands besides Blackmail?
“Kurt is also the guitar player and singer of SCUMBUCKET.
I have another band called KEN. ”
Which particular piece of clothing would you be?
“I guess I would be 4 pairs of socks. ”
You’ve been around for about 15 years now, that’s quite a while. Looking back now, is there anything you would change if you could?
“I´m not sure yet.I guess we did some mistakes, but they brought us there where we are right now-and I like to be me these days. Ask me in 5 years”
Why did you decide to call your new album “Tempo Tempo”?
“Because we liked it.It sound good.It looks good and it feels good.”
And why is the band actually called Blackmail? Did you ever blackmail anyone?
“*lol* Anytime anywhere anyone. ”