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PostPosted: 06 May 2009, 17:34 
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Can be found here

http://www.metalteamuk.net/apr09int/int ... hering.htm

hope you like and please take a look around the site, plenty of other things there to read.

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PostPosted: 06 May 2009, 18:25 
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HR: It is all going way much better than expected so far, so maybe it was humble but a little too humble. The idea was to play 2 or 3 old songs but right now we are doing 6 or 7 and they are going very, very well. They sound different of course but the core is still intact so it’s going to be 50/50 now, which was not really our goal. We expected to play mainly from ‘The West Pole’ with just a couple of oldies but it is all sounding very interesting. We love to play the old ones of course and why neglect a history going back 20 years if it still sounds fresh and good?

Very interesting indeed. Thanks for the interview.

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PW: Been a while since you have played the UK, is that a possibility.

HR: Yes, Silje is really pushing us to play the UK so of course it’s possible but it is a difficult market. London we would love to play but it also depends what happens with ‘The West Pole.’

Good girl, Silje :wink:

P.S. You might wanna change "the release of ‘Home’ in 1996" to 2006.


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PostPosted: 06 May 2009, 19:10 
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P.S. You might wanna change "the release of ‘Home’ in 1996" to 2006.

Agh yes I might well want to, cheers for that!


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I like this part:

PW: I like the way you have announced some festivals and live dates and suggested that things could go wrong, again very humble of you. Are you intending to play both old and new songs and if things go well tour a bit more extensively?

HR: It is all going way much better than expected so far, so maybe it was humble but a little too humble. The idea was to play 2 or 3 old songs but right now we are doing 6 or 7 and they are going very, very well. They sound different of course but the core is still intact so it’s going to be 50/50 now, which was not really our goal. We expected to play mainly from ‘The West Pole’ with just a couple of oldies but it is all sounding very interesting. We love to play the old ones of course and why neglect a history going back 20 years if it still sounds fresh and good?

Yes yes yes yes yessssssssss :green: :green: :green: :green: :green:

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I can't wait to see the setlist!


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Nice interview. Thanks for sharing.

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does that mean that older sets with 18 song +, are over?

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Slacker wrote:
does that mean that older sets with 18 song +, are over?


You only get so much time to play at fest shows.

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hehe true, the band is rehearsing for the fests... probably there will be a few more songs during try outs... but not even sure...

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With regard to the difficult UK market, I'd like to ask Hans where the problems lie. Is it the clubs and other venues, or the British tendency to ignore most pop/rock/metal that comes from anywhere other than the UK or the USA? (There have been certain exceptions, of course, such as Abba, A-ha, Bjork, ... we're gradually working our way through the alphabet. :roll:) There could be plenty of other reasons, of course.

There are a lot of people over here who know about and listen to TG, along with a wide variety of "continental" music, but I think that the majority view in the UK is still sceptical about everything "European". We talk about Europe as though it was somewhere else, but with our very mixed ancestry - not to mention our basically German royal family - well, it's all nonsense (unless you happen to have the Union Jack tattooed on your head, and the right-wing attitude to go with it :wink:).

Is there anything that British visitors to this forum can do to help?

Looking back, the audience in Bradford in 2003 was quite a reasonable size, but I understand things were rather different in Cardiff - and that Manchester thing in the afternoon was fun, but there were more musicians present than spectators!

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I remember an email i had from Hans a couple of years back after i emailed asking about playing in the UK and he said "Find us a venue and we'll play." There are some great places to play in the North of England. Manchester Academy 1, 2 & 3, Newcastle Academy for example. If you focus more further afield instead of boring typical London you'll be pleasantly surprised. That goes for anyone travelling too.

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PostPosted: 11 Sep 2009, 18:28 
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Don't say that, boring typical London is about the only chance I'd get to see them! Well, they can't play the Mean Fiddler which they did last time they were here (6 years ago) as it's closed now, so it would probably have to be somewhere like the Underworld or the Garage, maybe the Scala? Or they could try coming further south, like Southampton Brook or Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms ...


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Fair point. All i'm saying is that London is not the be all and end all of England and that there are other great places to play in the country like the ones you and i have suggested.

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