Interview with alternative band Pulse
NRR: Hi guys! Thank you very much for agreeing to talk with Northern Rock Religion.
Eemili: You’re welcome! The pleasure is on our side!
NRR: We congratulate you on the release of the single! What do you think about the work done?
Eemili: We are more satisfied with the work we’ve done with this song and the sound than our previous songs. So we are happy for the work done.
NRR: Is it worth waiting video for «Run for cover»? How do you imagine this?
Eemili: Definitely! The video was shot already at Malmi airport and is finished soon, it’s also our first video so we are very excited.
NRR: Tell us about the members of the group and how Pulse came about.
Eemili: Well, we are fairly young. Three of our members are still just high school students from Sibelius high school. The band came about when our singer (Eemeli) and guitarist (Mikael) met at the Popjazz camp in the summer of 2017. They were put in the same band and their chemistry was good so the band was formed. The drummer (Severi) and the bass player (Leo) joined a little later on when Eemeli started looking for members from Sibelius high school.
NRR: The current rock music is aimed at an soft and light sound. But you have remained true to the more underground style of sound. What contributed to this?
Eemili: I guess we’ve just always listened to heavier music and that shows in the music we have made ourselves. We also like to add a little bit of modern style to our music but also want to keep the roughness in the sound. Also we want to have nice flow in our songs.
NRR: What inspires you to create music?
Eemili: We find inspiration from all kinds of different events and feelings. For example the gloominess of Finland in winter time. Just simply having a hard time in life might show in our lyrics.
NRR: What is created first: music or lyrics?
Eemili: Music most of the time. We need to have good singing melodies before we start fitting lyrics to them.
NRR: How do you maintain good relations within the group?
Eemili: We are like best friends and we all have the same goal of being able to make music for a living. We spend loads of time together outside of the rehearsal place.
NRR: What do you think about the role of music education in creativity?
Eemili: It does help to have a background of music theory education but it isn’t necessary. You can also be a self-taught player but still a great one.
NRR: Is it hard to find your place on the music scene in Finland?
Eemili: Rock music has always had a place in the finnish music scene so it’s not that hard but of course it’s harder to get gigs when you’re starting out.
NRR: What is your main achievement at the moment?
Eemili: Our biggest achievements so far are reaching second place in the Emergenza Festival Finland -band contest. We got to play at the legendary Nosturi in Helsinki. We are also proud of the EP we recorded in the fall and of course of the new single, Run For Cover.
NRR: How do you prefer to spend your free time?
Eemili: Well, most of the time we practice, make new songs and focus on our goals and our future. We also like to have good time and relax together.
NRR: What goals do you set for yourself in the near future?
Eemili: We want to grow as a band, make even better songs, play loads of gigs, grow our fanbase and release a new EP (probably at the end of this summer!) as well as the music video for Run For Cover.
NRR: And the last question ... Is rock 'n' roll alive?
Eemili: Of course rock ’n’ roll is still alive! It just has to be brought back to the surface again.
Interviewed: Tuuli Talvinen
9 june 2018 | Northern Rock Religion