The Lost Poets was formed early 2014 and concists of David Rosengren and Petter Ossian. We’re from Stockholm, Sweden.
How did you get together?
We had a band ages ago and we started playing together again by coincidence in another constellation. They needed a singer and I (David) dropped by for an audition. I had no idea Petter was their drummer. The band actually disolved the day after David’s try out, haha, so we cut our losses and continued together.
What is your musical background and when did you start with music?
We’ve both played in a lot of bands, starting in the mid nineties. Petter has a background in several different styles while David has focused mostly on rock. David had a successful solo career, playing all over Stockholm, New York and he also had a gig at Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles in 2009.
Who/what inspires you?
Petter: That’s a tough question. David, who writes most of the songs, is planted in late sixties rock bands such as Led Zeppelin and The Doors, early nineties grunge band like Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. Finally you can put som swamp blues in the mix. But the wierd thing is that David actually doesn’t listen to a lot of music at all! He takes inspiration from his life and his surroundings.
David: I think Petter has pretty much the same approach as I, although he has a much wider musical spectrum. He often listens to new bands and brings a lot of input and important touches to the songs. Making them what you hear today. The Lost Poets would sound a lot different if I’d written everything on my own.
What inspired your latest release?
We’ve been through lot’s of stuff so we needed to ventilate through our music and getting it out there! It will be interesting to see what people have to say about it.”
What has the response to your music been like? What were your expectations?
We’ve only just released the record so it’s really too early to say, but people seem to like it and appreciate our honest and unique sound. We released two singles (now retracted) with another band and we reached #3 and #5 in the Swedish iTunes rock charts, so that was pretty cool.
What does 2014 have to offer? What’s happening next?
We’re focussing 100% on the new record now, and we hope it will amount to something. We are also constantly writing new material that we’ll record as soon as we can. Finally we are planning for our big tour in 2015!