Just a few days ago Foghorn Lonesome released his debut album. I thought this is a perfect occasion to take some time and talk to him about this journey and his next steps.
Since a few days your new album is out. How do you feel now, at the end of this long journey?
It’s a relief. A long journey has finally come to an end.
Why did you feel the desire to work again on old songs as well?
The last song was done and uploaded on SoundCloud in October 2014. Thirteen songs in total. But I felt things could have been done better. So we went through each song and tweaked them. Mostly minor things. New things such as vocals, synths, effects etc were also added.
Is there any track you’d like to mention or to highlight because it has a special meaning or story?
Not really. It’s hard to pick one. All the songs are personal. The most popular songs seem to be All I Want Is Some Love, Night & Gale, Svea, UlieIcry, Watership Down, Winter Blue.
Recently you published news about the fact that you finally found two band members. Were they involved in the recording process and will they have an impact on Foghorn Lonesome’s future sound?
No, they are not on the recordings. That was the problem I had before I wrote and recorded the songs. I couldn’t find any band members. Putting a band together seemed impossible. So I had to find people who would come to the studio and record but they wouldn’t be a part of Foghorn Lonesome in the future. Now I’ve found two people, J. and Nikita, who are now a part of the band. I’m still looking into finding some more people.
What are your next steps, now after the release?
We are rehearsing. The plan is to eventually play live. I’m also putting things together to see if there’s any interest among record labels to take things further.
Last but not least – the most important question: how can your fans support you now and where can they get your album?
The best thing they can do is spread the word. share the music. I do have a PayPal account for donations (email@example.com). The music can be downloaded for free on SoundCloud. It can also be found on YouTube. The music will be on Spotify soon too.
The modern hard rock band SEVENTH VEIL from Verona (Italy) pleases their fans with a new video and a new album release!
After releasing their first EP (“Nasty Skin”) in 2012, they gained attention also beyond the Italian borders and collected fans as well as positive feedback from several international countries. With a new line-up they decided to enter the studio again in 2014 to work on their new album which has now been published under the name “VOX ANIMAE“. With this album the band is presenting itself with a matured sound that resembles modern hard rock bands like Guns N’ Roses, Motley Crue, Sixx A:M or Pop Evil, which the band is listing as their personal influences.
VOX ANIMAE – available at “seventhveil.eu/shop/”
To get an idea about the band’s music we highly recommend you to watch their latest music video “LIVING DEAD” (produced by Tommy Antonini) which has been released just a few days ago:
NMP: Eric, it’s nice to talk to you again! It’s already our second interview together and I’m sure also this time you have many things to tell us. From what I could see from your latest postings on various social media accounts you seem to go through a tough period of your life lately. So first of all, how do you feel?
FL: I mentioned briefly on Facebook and Instagram in a post about weight loss that I was going through some rough times. I recently went through a breakup. So I’m dealing with the emotions of that at the moment. I’ve seen better days.
NMP: You also post many updates which come directly from the studio. Can you tell us what you’ve been working on lately?
FL: We’ve been working on new mixes of the thirteen songs available on Soundcloud. I felt I wanted to go back and adjust some things. So that’s been keeping me busy for a long time now.
NMP: What are the differences between the old and the new versions of your songs?
FL: There won’t be a big difference between the new mixes and the old ones but there are some new things such as synths, melodies, vocals and effects. I feel that these new mixes are an improvement.
NMP: You did a couple of Q&A videos lately. How important is the direct contact with people who listen to your music? Do the interaction and their feedback have an impact on your work?
FL: Having a good relationship with the fans is very important. Their support means everything. I’ve become good friends with several of them. Positive feedback is always very uplifting. It makes the hard work worth it knowing that people appreciate what you do. Especially now that I’m dealing with a recent breakup. The fact that people enjoy my music is comforting in a way.
NMP: When you think about the future, what are your next plans for Foghorn Lonesome?
FL: The new mixes will be done in a couple of weeks and will be available for streaming and download. I’m still trying to get a band together. The goal is to play live but without other people it won’t be possible. I have some photoshoots planned for some promotional pictures and there might be new music video coming in the future. I plan on making some videos later about various things too. I will also be contacting record labels to see if there’s any interest in taking things further. I’ve had some offers already. The music industry is in bad shape these days. So we will see what happens. Foghorn Lonesome is just me. I do everything myself and I try to make things happen as quickly as I can but there are limitations to what I can do. Hopefully 2016 with be a good year for Foghorn Lonesome.
It’s time for some power! To be detailed – it’s time for some Finnish rock power!
We know that many of our readers are fans of Finnish rock music. For those of you we have a very special band presentation today.
Pasi Sahla (vocals), Matti Sahla (guitar), Roni Lehtonen (guitar), Pasi Vuohijoki (guitar), Antti Sahla (bass) and Klaus Rintala (drums) are STATE OF EMERGENCY.
This kick-ass rock band which was founded back in 2004 is based in Turku (Finland) and has its origin in the woods of Pöytyä. The guys consider the stage their natural habitat – people who have seen their passionate and powerful live shows will only confirm these words to be true.
The band members claim that ” SOE knows what the audience wants and they do deliver it 100%“.
Enough words now, it’s time to let the music talk!
“Feel The Rain” – the first official music video
“Touch Of The First Snow” – live
Their first EP “Freezing Nights and Rainy Days” is out now on Spotify, iTunes and GooglePlay!
Foghorn Lonesome from Stockholm, Sweden is a one-man band looking for band members in the same area.
The music is a mixture of synth, darkwave, goth and more. Female singer, bass player, keyboard player wanted.
The goal is to eventually play live.
Contact “firstname.lastname@example.org” for more information.
This will also be a nice chance for European fans to hear the band’s new single “Tell Me” in a powerful live version.
If you’d like to know a bit more about the band, take a look at the interview we did with them a while ago -> “SWEDISH BAND “REACH” – REACHING OUT FOR THE WORLD”