lo-fi-fnk [Sweden]

lo-fi-fnk performed live in Tallinn on 10th of November. Of course many of us went to see them and enjoyed it very much. Wanting to find out even more about them, we asked them some questions, so here's the interview. We're glad to have it.

lo-fi-fnk – whats the story behind the name?
We wanted to make modern dancemusic which wasn't as fat and pumped up as what we heard on the radio. More lo-fi. And funky. Figure out!

Did either of You made any music before you got to know each-other?
Yes a lot. Leo was a heavy metal guitarist and August was a dj in a band called "the hidden carrots".

Your calendar is pretty full of gigs all over Europe right now, does it tire You off sometimes?
Yes, when we were playing the other month we fell asleep in the backstage area to be woken up by the arranger 2 minutes before stagetime! Leo talked swedish to the audience and we all were like "where are we".

You have travelled to perform in many places by now, which places have You got to like?
We loved Estonia (seriously!). Barcelona is really nice. Iceland is crazy. And New York of course.

Is there some place You haven’t gone yet, but definately would like to go?
We'd love to go to Brazil and Japan. Hopefully next year :)

The place you live in Sweden – do You like it there?
No, but it's ok when you are not home that much, u forget how boring it is when ur touring.
At least at we have a studio here.

You have become quite famous now, do people on the streets already recognize You and say hello? :)
Hahahaha.. When we go to indie-clubs people stare and like always someone wanna talk to you. That is ok, but not when people think they can be rude just because they heard our music. I mean some people act like they know you.

Are You envolved with some other music-projects presently as well? If so, which?
Yes, but they are very secret.

What music are You listening yourselves at the time?
Buddy Holly, Orup, Das Glow, Jitset, Fleetwood Mac, The Teenagers for example!

Which bands or projects, we might not know of, would You recommend for us to check out?
The Teenagers if you don't know of them.

Could You tell a bit about the process of creating Your music? Where You get the ideas and how the lyrics are shaped out? Do You do it together?
Words and phrases can pop up in your head anytime and music mostly comes when you just play around or walk around in the town. Our music brings us together.

Are You also working or still studying somewhere or can You concentrate only on music?
We make music and merchandise for a living.

What do You like doing on your spare time?
We have no spare time.

You played in Tallinn recently and we enjoyed it very much, but were a bit sad, that Your gig was a bit shorter than we would have liked it to be :) Is it always the case and why?
We wanna leave them wanting more u know. And also, that was our first show without our bass-player who wasn't let into your beautiful country because of earlier misdeeds.

Did You have time to explore Tallinn a bit as well? Did You find anything interesting?
Yes, August was assaulted by estonian/russian roughneck racists twice! That was quite interesting, but scary.

Thank You so much!


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