Nordic Poetry caught up with the Holograms in London as they are getting ready to play at 1234 Saturday 1st September.
This month we wrote a short blog post about the Holograms (Swedish punk band) who have been playing in our office none stop. So when they agreed to meet us in East London, you could imagine our excitement at the chance to get some rare stories and have fun styling them in our favourite A/W trends.
So this is the story of Nordic Poetry and the Holograms
It is Wednesday the 29th August 2012 and we are in the heart of buzzing East London, famous for Jack the Ripper, bustling markets, fashion, underground raves, music and pop-up art galleries, so a perfect location to catch up with Anton Spetze (vocals/guitars), Filip Spetze (vocals/synth), Andreas Lagerström(vocals/bass)and Anton Strandberg (drums) who together make ‘Holograms.’
We are sat in one of many Bricklane’s curry houses, as we thought we would feed the
kidz to give them some
energy for their upcoming gig this Saturday- and from reading previous interviews we know they are on a budget diet, so a treat will surely go down well.
Nordic: hej hej good to meet you guys, i see there is one member down?
Holograms: Filip is sick and wasn’t able to come, but we have a stand in – Axel (what a legend, super funny guy)
Nordic: Shame, but he will be back to full health and ready to start your US tour…right?
Holograms: Yeah he should be joining us in London on Saturday
Nordic: So we can tell everyone the good news about your US visa confirmation?
Holograms: Yeap we are set to leave for our US tour on 3rd Sep and playing 17 gigs altogether.
Everyone is super
relieved as it was a big concern and especially as its so close to us leaving for the US. But its all good!
Nordic: I bet it was a massive relief! So what is the one thing you want to do while touring the US?
Holograms: We want to shoot some shit!
its America so why not…
Nordic: Brilliant! anything in particular?
Holograms: Andreas has a taxidermy owl and wants to make him some friends hahahah….
Nordic: Good luck with that… So i bet you guys get up to all sort of random antics?
Not with your owl because
that would be a weird question…
Holograms: haaa yeah not with the owl.
I think the funniest is when Anton texted us in Paris saying that he had been stabbed.
Nordic: WHAT?? Funniest??!!
Holograms: Yeah it was joke! We had been talking about stabbing in bars, and
Anton went out to get
cash and thought it was funny to text us saying that he had been stabbed! It gets better.. as he is taking cash out from an ATM a man starts to pat him down and search him and takes Anton’s phone without him knowing.
We obviously tried to call him and no answer, so we panic and run down the streets of Paris shouting Anton’s name like lunatics. We were seriously sweating by now… 5 mins later Anton walks in to the bar, not knowing what we had been going through and is like ‘Hej guys’ we are all so relieved, but pissed off too, and ask what the **** happend?!
He then tells as that he had text us as a joke and then seconds after someone took his phone…the best thing is the guy came
back and gave him back his phone, ‘cos it was sooo shit!! ahahahahha hahahah….
Nordic: Apart from pretending to get stabbed and wanting to shoot owls to add to Andreas’s
what other random antics have you got yourselves into?
Holograms: Well, we all do have the same tattoo (an outline of a planet tattoo on their forearm) from the singer of Friends (Samantha Urbani) at a very drunken gig we did with them.
Friends – I’m His Girl (Official Video)
Nordic: Fun times!! Sound like you guys will come back from the US with some great stories. So we need to do a follow up interview when you get back!
Nordic: We can’t wait.
After the interview, we took the guys on a night out in Dalston. If anyone had the pleasure, or should I say the misfortune of seeing us, then we’re sorry, it was messy.
What happens in Dalston stay’s in Dalston!
To be continued…..
Nordic Poetry styled Holograms as follows:
Vintage Sex Pistals biker jacket whith his own t-shirt
Red levis shirt and camouflage army jacket
Camouflage jacket and barbour waxed gilet
Lee Storm Rider demin jacket- which is unisex and an Iron Maiden sweatshirt, coming soon.