What are your names?Christopher Pless (mainly guitars), Anton Becker (mainly bass), Eric Boström Wallin (Drums), David Granath (mainly vocals)
What is the bands name?
How did you come up with the bands name?
-We have been told that our songs often have some kind of an Asian touch to it. We came across the name “Rana”, added Sir because we liked the idea to put “sir” together with the feminine sounding “Rana”.
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you.
-We in Sir Rana have played for five years together in different projects. The only thing that has been constant is the four members we are today. A previous project was the band Criminals, in which we had some success including tours in Europe.
The past three years we have been locked up in our studio creating music. Right now we are looking to play as many gigs as possible to share our new music.
What made you go in to music?
-Well, it’s different for all of us, but we all grew up with a love for music and eventually we wanted to start creating ourselves.
Are you signed?
-We wish we were! We really like what this band is becoming and are excited to see how far it can take us.
You have just released ‘Expectations’ (a soundcloud only release), tell us more about that:
-Anton started to play this fantastic bass riff that we all loved and after that the guitar riff came quite naturally. The vocals was a bit of a pain to write with the bass and guitar being all over the place, but once we got the chorus melody down the rest kind of wrote itself. The lyrics are about when you are trying and trying but realize that you have been trying the wrong way.
You’ve also released a video to another song called ’Don’t Tell The World’, how come?
-Before we started to record songs we transformed our rehearsal space into a studio. Friends and family helped us so we wanted to give something back. We invited friends and family and played some songs and yet another even more awesome friend helped us film it.
Will we see an EP or album this year or next?
-Our plan is to keep it a secret for now but we have a lot of material that is ready to be put out.
Can you tell us anything about it (if you are due to release)?
– *Silence*… =)
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any upcoming artists?
-No one in particular at the moment.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
-A rapper would be neat, or a female singer! Anything really that forces us to challenge ourselves. Just send us an e-mail!
Do you have gigs coming up or a tour in planning?
-In a previous project we played some in other European countries like Germany and England. We would love to do that with Sir Rana as well. But at the moment we only have gigs planned in the cold north (Sweden).
If so where are you thinking of heading?
-Time will tell
Who are your influences?
-We listen to everything from Frank Ocean and Miike Snow, all the way to Vivaldi.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
-We all bring ideas to the studio. We tend to write better music when we start with just a simple yet strong melody or riff that we build the song around.
Where do you see yourself in 5 Years?
-We hope to be on a big stage somewhere.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
-We all want this band to go well so for now we just have everyday jobs that make enough money so that we can focus as much as we can on the music.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
-We all like The Beatles very much so probably one of their songs.
If you had one of your songs played on a TV show or Film which would you want it to be?
-Simple question. The O.C. of course. Brilliant manuscript!
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
-That we should do as much as we can ourselves. Building our own studio has given us a lot more freedom and the control to make our songs sound exactly as we want them to.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
-Keep at it. Don’t think too much about what other people think.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
-Hellre i räven än i röven. (A Swedish way of saying, Hey, this ain’t too bad!)
You come off tour or a gig away from home, where is the first place
1/ You visit for food
-A home cooked meal.
2/You go and see
3/ you go to have some fun
How did it come about working with Mighty & Bear Promotions?
– The owner is a friend of ours. He loves us and wanted to help us reach out to the world. And he wouldn’t accept no for an answer, so here we are.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
-Drums, synthesizers, guitars, basses and David, our singer.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Yes! @Sirranamusic on Instagram & Twitter and Sir Rana on Facebook.