A: Hey! All good here! I’ve just been trying to collect my thoughts on the year that has passed, and all that it has entailed, which is now coming to an end. Fall/winter has reached Sweden and that tends to keep me mostly inside or in the practice space. As for Crutches, we’re trying to work out some new logistics for practicing as both our drummer and bass player are moving away from Malmö. But we have no fears of it not working out.
2.Andreas give us a blasphemy trip by the raw life from Crutches.
A: Blasphemy trip? Well, we once played a venue in Indonesia, which was a badminton court and was wall to wall with a mosque. A really interesting set-up, as when the hour of prayer kicked in, all the bands had to wait. Same thing happened when we were to play. But half way through, one of the organizers got tired of waiting and just told us: ”Fuck it, just play!”. A crazy feeling with the minarets thundering outside and knowing people were praying just behind the wall, when I cranked the guitar and stomped my distortion pedal. I don’t think I’ve ever played a show like that.
3.Official discography from Crutches?
A: We released our Demo on cassette in 2012, which was followed by D-Beat Tsunami EP the same year, Lurad and previous releases on a compilation tape in 2013 for the first SE Asia tour, Lurad (LP) in 2014, FörlOrAD (LP, CASS) in 2015 and the latest release Såld (LP, CASS, CD) this year 2017.
A: Life in general and the fucked up world we live in I guess. As for musical influences, I can only speak for myself but: State of Fear, Avskum, Framtid and Kriegshög.
5.Some member from Crutches have another proyect paralell?
A: Yes, Oskar is probably the one with the most parallel projects such as Ursut and Voidfiller. Other than that I’ve just recently started a new band called Genöme which will be released in the near future.
6.Explaim some more about the hardcore,punk,crust,d-beat about your city and recommend some bands.
A: I’d say that Malmö where we reside is pretty much the D-beat capital of Sweden as there is a constant flow of new bands as well as old still going strong. Notable new ones are Anhedoni, Crudiax, Zyfilis and Arsle as well as some of the older ones such as Lautstürmer, Korsfäst, Remiso and Glorious? As for venues, it’s mostly commercial ones, pizza places/pubs where there are shows. But one punk venue exists, called Enskiftet which has been around for a year now which is amazing.
7.You know the hc,punk,crust,d-beat scene from Southamerica? maybe Peru?
A: I don't know it as much as I’d like to. Only small bits from bands and friends. But I listened to @patia No a lot when I grew up. Other bands I know is Antimaster and quite a lot from Brazil, like Social Chaos, Armagedom, Olho Seco, Ratos de Porão, Sick Terror and some others. As for the scene, I’ve still yet to travel to South America and experience it!
8.How and where the punxs can find the stuff from Crutches?
A: Most of our stuff can be bought from Not Enough Records which is a distro/label done by Oskar and Tom. As well as at our shows, but a bit closer to you is probably Mundo en Kaos in Mexico! Everything can also be downloaded for free/donation on crutches666.bandcamp.com
9.Morbid future plans?
A: Our future plans are to take part in a compilation LP that Not Enough are doing with all new d-beat/mangel-bands from Malmö called “Dis is Malmö” with a new song. As well as start recording a smaller release together with our friends. This Friday we play in Gothenburg and have some loose plans about a weekend tour together with Slutet in February. There is also a longer tour in the States (East Coast) in May, and one short Euro tour together with Ursut in July planned so far.
10.Andreas thanks for your time in this interview,last words!
A: Thank you for the time and interest. I wish you all the luck with the zine. Keep the fire burning!