Introducing: Dust Bowl Jokies
This week we present to you – Dust Bowl Jokies.
How old are you and where are you originally from?
We’re around 25 and we’re from Sölvesborg, the south of Sweden.
What is your musical background and when did you start with music?
We have played in lots of bands and ensembles, back and forth between projects ever since our baby-teeth fell out.
How did you get together?
I guess music brought us together. We were all connected to the same circle of people in some way or another. Back in the day there was a club in Sölvesborg that arranged rock shows where we used to hang out and drink beer. A lot of musicians met there. Too bad the government shut it down.
Who/what inspires you?
The art of creativity.
What inspired your latest release, ‘The Wicked/Blood, Sweat & Perfume’?
We wanted to do what we had done before but better, deeper and much bigger. We also wanted to express ourselves more lyrically and musically, which I think we’ve succeeded with.
What has the response to your music been like? What were your expectations?
The response has been really good. We got a lot of compliments from people all around the world and that really gives you an extra push to keep delivering kick-ass music!
What does 2014 have to offer? What’s happening next?
First of all we’re doing a UK tour in April and after that we will do some festival shows, Sweden Rock Festival and Skogsröjet among others, and a couple of club shows throughout Sweden. We’ll write some new material on the road, and we’ve also got a few nice surprises coming up regarding the followup to our debut album Cockaigne Vaudeville. Can’t reveal anything more detailed about it yet though!