Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Ampmandens Dotre Interview

    1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Ampmandens Døtre is a sludgepunk trio from Oslo, Norway. Born late 2010 and has to this date released 2 LPs an 2 EPs + 4 tours abroad. All DIY.

    2.Recently you have released an album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?


    3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

Anders: Some of the lyrics are very political and placed on the far left side on the political spectrum. When you see the political scene in Europe with the uprise of the right and far right and higher inequality all over the world, it is not difficult to find inspiration. Unfortunately.

Lyrics can also be inspired by characters in novels and films, or mundane episodes that happen in our lives.

    4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Ampmandens Dotre'?

Cancer Bats said it best when we shared stage with them in 2012: Amplified Daughters!

Really a rewriting of the title of the Norwegian novel Amtmandens Døtre (1854) by Camilla Collett. Not to be confused with the 70s feminist folk group.


    5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

The best shows are always those that we have the lowest expectations for. Never fails.

We are loud, hard hitting and energetic. 

    6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

We did a few shows around the recent release of I Tre Volti Della Paura and have one festival gig coming up. Then we will see what the autumn brings.

    7.The album was released on 'Ampandens Records, is this label owned by the band?


    8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of sludge and punk?

Thumbs up! Especially in Spain and Czech Republic where we have toured the most. Luckily, Norwegians seem to like sludgepunk as well...

    9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

Haven´t really started making new songs yet, but why change a winning team?

    10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Ampmandens Døtre has always been about mixing elements of hardcore, punk, noiserock and stoner. The influences are many, but nowadays it is the new albums of High On Fire, KEN mode and Fight Amp that get the most rotations.

    11.What are some of your non musical interests?

I run. 

    12Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

That one goes to you. Thanks for reviewing our record and doing this interview with us! Great job.

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