What are your names? Stina Janson & Josefin G Nilsson
What is your genre of music?
Electro Pop or rather indietronica ?
Give us a little bio about you as a duo and individuals,
Stina and Josefin have been writing and performing together since 2014 and have now debuted their first full length album ‘That Weary Heart Of Yours’ (Strawberry Hill Music, may 17th) – an album that is full of emotions, sound elaborations and their two distinctly recognizable voices. They describe their music and the new record as “a musical portrait of everything that is going on in our lives”
Stina : Stina engineers Almost Honeys sound with elaborate precision. She is passionate about sound, and obsessively experiments with the studio equipment, microphones and whatever she gets her hand on to find the right expression and sound. Stina has a dark voice with a distinct and clear expression and dark lyrics.
Josefin: Josefin’s mind is razor sharp and fast to combine impressions to surprising conclusions and lyrics that stands out with shining images. Josefin has a clear distinctly recognizable voice with a lot of power. Her musical language is melodic.
As persons we are extremely humorous, fast in thought and hard working.
How long have you been doing music?
We started creating together 2014, but have both been living with music in our lives since we grew up.
What made you go in to music?
Music is our way to breathe, I think it has always been there, since we were kids. It’s needed to exist/live and for us to feel free. All the things that’s going on in life, all the feelings flourishing around – we need to express all that info passing through your body and soul. So music is a must in our lifes.
Your album was released on the 17th of May but for those who haven’t heard it – what can they expect?
They can expect an indietronica album with really good music made by a huge amount of love and hard work!
Will you be doing any gigs or a Tour?
We will do some gigs locally and play at a festival in South of Sweden.
What instruments do you play?
We play keyboard and sing and do all other instruments and tracks with a little help from our computer friend!
Who are your influences?
Very wide. We have a bit separate music taste actually, but with strong common artists.
Stina’s music roots starts with The Cure, PJ Harvey, Pixies, Tom Waits – synthpop of the 80’es – Depeche Mode, Howard Jones – and Madonna! Josefin is a indie-girl with her heart in both swedish pop, a little bit of electro and dance and american bands such as Death Cab, Band of horses and Black keys.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
By being alive. All thing you experience in both every day life and when things get dramatic. We are fascinated by all the stories going on in our and other lives – this all inspire us to write.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
We are playing and being played all over the world. We can live of our music.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Stina works as an Interactive Art Director and Josefin works as a Project Manager at the Union.
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in UK?
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in USA?
If you could get one of your songs on a TV show, which would it be?
Oh, what to choose… Game of thrones we guess!
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Every day you make a choice. Even if you don’t do anything – that’s a choice to. Don’t forget that.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Be you – do your thing. Find your own voice and sound. Don’t try to copy anyone else.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
This is good (enough)!
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
The ambience – The audience – The sound technician ?
Where is the best place to visit on Sweden for someone who hasn’t visited?
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?