Trashcan Darlings – Me Punk, You Fuck! (Some Of The Award Winning Hits From The World’s Greatest Band Ever)

14 years after their last show, the glamour ghosts of The TRASHCAN DARLINGS are back on vinyl with this 14 song compilation. Despite being Norway’s undisputable kings and queens of glam punk, these flamboyant DARLINGS achieved a cult status in the international sleazy gutter rock scene. You’ll hear some of their best tracks on this record including classics from their “Gore Gore Boys & Splatter Pussies” EP like “I Just Wanna Die (On a Chemical High)”, “(She’s a) Fuck Around” or “Angel Lost”. I presonally can’t count the million times I had these songs on my mind through the years! If you’re a punk rocker then you won’t be able to stay away from “Johnny Is A Drag-queen”, “Psychotic Barbie” or “Me Punk, You Fuck !” If you like more melody then songs like “Please Darling Please” or the heartbroken “Depressed” and “Far From Me” are the ones for you. And again, how could you resist songs like “Rocket Madonna” or “So Whore”?…. Or the mega fantastic “Holiday In My Head”, one of my all-time favourite glam punk songs!
I still have the photo version of this album cover as a poster and I still wear my very old TRASHCAN DARLINGS shirt so you can imagine that I could easily have filled a second compilation vinyl but I have to admit that the tracklist on here is excellent! “All The Stories We Could Tell” is the perfect tune to put an end to this record. The songs have been remastered and this record is out on Last Exit Music from Germany. Whether you knew the band or not, you will love this vinyl record if you’re used to reading our website! Time to glam it up! /Laurent C.

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Suicide Bombers – Sonic Orgasms!

We had a chat with Chris Damien Doll about upcoming CD “The Sex Tapes”, and since he’s always great to interview, we also talked about The BACKSTREET GIRLS, the TRASHCAN DARLINGS reunion show, and Norway’s rock’n’roll scene in 2015…

So, since you’re about to release “The Sex Tapes”, a new 6 song CD. Tell us a bit about it (the recording, the songs…) How different is it from your debut album “Criminal Record”? Why this title (is there some hidden sex videos on the CD!?)?

The SEX TAPES is an unbroken stream of music and soundbites, giving the listener the opportunity to dive into “the best movie never made,” or focus on the songs one-by-one, like on a conventional record. Pure rock’n’roll innovation! We are very proud of it.
It’s the download single that grew into it’s own release. We had a few songs we’d been working on and when the middleeight of BLADERUNNER (TOKYO NiGHTS) fell into place, Lazy got antsy… we all did… and Lazy thought we should release it as a download single, so we could play it live and give our fans something new while they’re waiting for the next album.
Then we were invited to contribute a song to a Backstreet Girls tribute album and all of a sudden we had two songs. When the second round of songwriting for the next studio album started, we realized we had too many great songs for one album and thought, “why not do all these songs that are ready as it’s own standalone mini-album release”… and we did.
We recorded at Pinehead’s Audio Saloon, which is basically C Slim’s Sonic Boom Boom Grotto, and it worked great. Maria Maxwell mixed and mastered it at DogEgg studio, which is also where all the soundbites are done, and did a brilliant job.
I don’t think these songs are that much different from our first album. It still sounds very much like the SUiCiDE BOMBERS and all the songs are great. The record will be released on the 2nd of March, so not many have heard it yet, but those who have love it and the videos for DEVOLiCiOUS BOYS and BLADERUNNER (TOKYO NiGHTS) are doing well on our youtube channel; suicidebombersmusic
The title came about as Lazy and myself were in our hotelroom before a gig somewhere, having a few drinks with the TV on in the background, when a documentary of Celebrity Sex Tapes came on. You know the kind… Some girl signs a deal with a porn company to make a sex tape for a lot of money. Then, when the tape is “leaked” she’ll utter a light protest and sue to add to the controvery, the case is settled out of court and all of a sudden she’s famous. It’s the cheapest way to become a celebrity, so we figured if that shit works for rich girls in LA, imagine what it can do for intergalactic superstars such as ourselves. There are no videos on our Sex Tape, the orgasms are purely sonic.

The line-up is a bit different since the first album, right?

Yeah, we got C Slim, the Thunder Mechanic, on bass and backing vocals.
He’s a brilliant guy! I have known him for years and even produced a few of the albums he did with his previous bands. We’ve had more than one drink on more than one occasion, so to speak. He’s a fantastic bassplayer. Right on the money like the fucking Panzer Divison at full force! His backing vocals are brilliant and he’a able to hit all the high notes. We can’t say enough cool shit about him.
Bitch Commander James Nero quit a while back. When things started happening for both the SUiCiDE BOMBERS and his own band the KILL CITY BANDITS at the same time, he had too much on his plate and had to make a desicion. He was the first member of this band, apart from me, and a great guy, so it was sad to see him go, but we are all still good friends and I think both bands are better off for it. The world now has two brilliant bands rather than just one, so everyone motherfucking wins!

Have you been playing a lot to promote “Criminal Record”? Are you satisfied with how the album was welcomed?

We’ve been around Norway a lot and also done shows in Sweden and Denmark and we are very pleased with the way the album’s been welcomed. We got nothing but great reviews for it! 7/10 in Classic Rock Magazine and 8.5 / 10 in Metal Hammer Norway to name but a few. We set out to make a classic debut album and judging from the reviews and fan feedback, I think we achieved that.
There’s even a fan who tattooed the bat and SB logo from shoulder to shoulder on his back after seeing us live one time! That’s a real honor! Most bands never see anyone tattoo their logos and the ones that do have usually been playing for decades and released lots of records. We’ve only been together for a few years and released one album. When someone goes out and tattoos your bandname, you have really made an impact. You just gotta love that! … So we hired him as our booking agent and have never gotten more gigs.


“The Sex Tapes” is self-released, but you didn’t use the crowdfunding thing like so many bands do nowadays. What do you think about crowdfunding?

We love crowdfunding and had every intention of doing it. We were looking into different options, but was thinking about the next full lenght album, as we didn’t wanna do crowdfunding for a download single, you know. When The SEX TAPES started to grow into what it’s become, it all happened so fast that we never had the time to finalize any crowdfunding. But we’ll try again with the next release.

Do you have any favourite songs on “The Sex Tapes”?

SBombersSexTapesThat’s a tough one… I like all of them for different reasons. BLADERUNNER (TOKYO NiGHTS) and PLANETS COLLiDE really turned out great. Both songs were nearly there for so long and kinda got it when the middleparts came. They are both very accomplished musically and everyone is playing great and stretching themselves on those songs. iKill (SUiCiDE ROMEO) I love because it’s the most straight-for-the-throat song we’ve ever done. I’m very proud of the lyrics. The real aggression, anger and intensity really shines through on that one.
X.i. THiNG was the first song we completed and we all loved it so much that we have played it live ever since. It’s another high energy piece and both those songs are probably more intense than anything on the first album, even if we had intense stuff there too. BOYFRiEND (SHA-LA-LA) is a major-key rock’n’roll song and another really well written tune. I think it’s also the song we have put the most stuff on in the studio and when it was all mixed it sounded really good. DEVOLiCiOUS BOYS is of course a Backstreet Girls cover and a damn good song and we’re all very happy with our version of it.
Fuck, Laur, I can’t choose!

You recently released a video for “Devolicious Boys”, a cover of the BACKSTREET GIRLS. This band is highly underrated. Can you tell us a bit about them, and what album/songs should people listen to first?

The BACKSTREET GIRLS are rock’n’roll royalty in Norway. They have been going since the mid 80’s and are still going today, more successful than ever. Petter Baarli, the guitarist, is one of the best rock’n’roll guitarists in the world. We got invited to be on a tribute album to the BACKSTREET GIRLS. A real honor, so we went through their entire catalogue, listenining to the songs not just as fans, but trying to find a song that would fit well for us. DEVOLiCiOUS BOYS is actually from their latest album, which will give you an idea of the quality and presistence of this band.
Musically the BACKSTREET GIRLS are, among other things, a mix of AC/DC, SEX PISTOLS, RAMONES, ROSE TATTOO and CHUCK BERRY and they have developed their own style in the middle of all that. They have so many albums, so it’s hard to pick just one for people to listen to first.
Boogie ‘Til You Puke, the second album from the 80’s, is a lot of people’s favorite, but damn… Coming Down Hard, Hellway To High, Sick My Duck, Tuff Tuff Tuff and the last one Death Before Compromise… are all excellent albums. Or you can just start by watching this one from Hellway To High on youtube:


The TRASHCAN DARLINGS played a reunion show a few months ago, right?

Yeah… We got the sad news that our original drummer and good friend, Skinny Shotgun, died 2 years ago, leaving 2 children behind. That hit us fucking hard, man… So last year Strange? and I got together and organized a benefit concert for his kids. Skinny was a popular guy, so it wasn’t hard to get bands for the benefit. Backstreet Girls, The Carburetors, Cockroach Clan and the SuperKings all performed great sets and we ended the evening with a Trashcan Darlings show. The gig was sold out as fuck, with people coming in from all over Europe to be part of it. All the bands, and several others, also donated merchandise to be sold for the benefit. Kai Kidd of The Carburetors even auctioned away one of his guitars for the cause. It was a very humbling experience which raised A LOT of money for Skinny’s kids.

Any new band from Norway we should check out?

Backstreet Girls, of course. Kill City Bandits, Bitch Commander James Nero’s band, gets better everytime we see them and they were pretty damn good the first time too! Phillie & The Cruel Faces have gotten Paulie Z on lead vocals. We haven’t heard them with him yet, but they will be one of our special guests at the releaseparty at Gamla on the 28th of February and we can’t wait. They were a cool band before, but with him on vocals they’re gonna be brilliant. My good friend Kjetil who had success with his Trash Pop band Surferosa a few years back has gotten a new band together. They are called Razorbats and are a mix of melodic punk and 70’s hard rock. Their songs are very cool and have gotten tons of national radioplay here all during the autumn. They will also be our special guests at the releaseparty. Niterain is another band in the hard rock genera who’s been doing really well these last years and well worth checking out. Valerie is also very good. Very young guys and recommended for fans of 80’s radio metal. Great musically and great songs.

Last record you’ve bought?

The 200g Drastic Plastic vinyl releases of Johnny Thunders‘ So Alone and David Johansen‘s first solo album from Big Dipper Records in Oslo, and some cool Nikki Sudden live CDs from Easy Action records online.

Last book you’ve read?

Dancing With Myself; The Billy Idol biography. Very cool book, can’t wait for Tony James to release a bio!

Last movie you’ve enjoyed?

A lot of porn while putting together the intros for The SEX TAPES.

When are your next tour plans?

We’ll be all over Norway this spring and also on a short European Tour during easter.
These are the gigs that are booked so far:


28th Feb – Gamla, Oslo – Norway
6 March – Chevy’s (Fredagsliven), Stavanger – Norway
27 March – Sport & Live Scenen, Hamar – Norway
28 March – Oak Metal Club, Fosser – Norway
1 April – Pub Anchor Club Asylum, Stockholm – Sweden
3 April – Prauge – czech republic
4 April – Prague zkušebny praha – klub Kantýna: Link: czech republic
5 April – Wild At Heart, Berlin – Germany
11 April – Yes Yes Pub, Årnes – Norway
24 April – Vårt Hjem, Steinkjer, Norway
25 April – Good Omens, Trondheim,

And while you’re at it, check out our videos!


DEVOLiCiOUS BOYS – Promo video from The SEX TAPES


Suicide Bombers

Norway’s finest new sleaze band tells us about the past, present and future of rock’n’roll!

So, when did you think about starting the SUICIDE BOMBERS? Did you have the idea before the end of the TRASHCAN DARLINGS or just after? I remember you had the image idea/concept right from the start…

CHRIS DAMIEN DOLL: Parts of the vision was there years before the end of the Trashcan Darlings, such as the band name, image, general musical direction and a few songs, but it evolved a lot when Trashcan Darlings broke up and the chance to start this band was there for real. It evolved even more as we got the band together and started working on everything.

Were all the songs written especially for the band or were some of them planned for the TRASHCAN DARLINGS?

CHRIS: As a songwriter you always have a bag of riffs and ideas lying around that you have not yet used, so some parts here and there is older stuff, but as far as finished songs there are only a few that were written for the Trashcan Darlings, and even those have been rearranged and changed around by the Suicide Bombers. Teenage Breakdown was written in the mid 90’s and is the only track Trashcan Darlings ever played. We did it live once in 1998. It was in a different key then and we never recorded it as it was very hard to sing, but it’s always been one of my favorite of the unreleased songs. When I presented it to the Suicide Bombers they loved it, especially T-Bone, so we decided to do it. I transposed it to a better key and changed it around to be more of an “open chord” track, rather than the punk/powerpop thing it originally was, something that has made the song really blossom.

Princess Socialite was written even before the Trashcan Darlings, but never used as it didn’t fit that band. The lyrics and title have been changed and there are a few arrangement details here and there that has been worked on, but apart from that it’s the same song. High On Explosives was written in 2002 / 2004. I had all the riffs, except the one that goes under the guitarsolo, I had the first verse and pre chorus, but the title was different and sucked, so it was never played. This Time Tomorrow was written right at the end of the Trashcan Darlings and intended for the next album. We never got around to rehearsing it, but it was there and ready. Suicide Bombers added a much harder drive to the song + the riff at the end of the chorus and the track really came into it’s own. The rest were all written especially for the Suicide Bombers. Coming from a situation where you have a back catalogue and then to start over again really inspired me to write and most of the songs came fairly quickly when I saw that the Suicide Bombers would happen for real. Even more came when we got the band together. Napalm Heart was one of the first ones and I think that kinda set the standard for the changes in songwriting direction. Let’s Rock’n’Roll and Riot were the last ones written for this album. A track like Bombers En Vogue was basically written at rehearsals. I kept playing the intro riff and one day we just decided to start working on it. I had a few more riffs and we put it together as a band and worked a lot on it.

So there are all kinds of different tracks here, but most of the album is written especially for this band.

Was it difficult for you to get the right line-up for the SUICIDE BOMBERS? You introduce each member with detailed descriptions on the record and on the website. It brings to mind bands like KISS or MÖTLEY CRÜE, do you think this thing about the importance of each member is missing in bands nowadays?

CHRIS: Well, it was kinda difficult. I wanted to be in a band with members who had the same vision as me, both musically and all the rest. I didn’t wanna get some guy who could play an instrument and have to tell him how to dress or anything like that. I, and then we as we started to get members, wanted to be in a band with people who live and breath this stuff, people who feel it in their guts. It all flows naturally then and it’s so much better to use that extra time and get the right people from the beginning, rather than to just go for someone and then have a lot of unnescicary work explaining stuff afterwards. I was looking for STARS and I found them!

The only member I knew from before was T-Bone, the Outlaw Groover. I had known him since the mid 90’s, but never played with him. Bitch Commander James Nero was however first onboard the spacecraft. I got a tip from a friend about this fantastic bassplayer with musical skills, attitude and looks who didn’t have a band. We met over a few beers, he listened to some of my demos, loved them, we rehearsed together once and he was in. T-Bone had seen that we were advertising for a drummer, but was taking his time thinking about it. He showed up for an audition together with a lot of other drummers and literarily wiped the floor with all of them. He’s a fantastic drummer, a very creative guy and always delivers his beats with intense power and immaculate precision. We became the final 4 when Lazy Leather, The Sex Gunslinger, joined.

LAZY LEATHER: I hadn’t played in a band for years when T-Bone one day showed up at my door in the deep forest bringing two Suicide Bombers songs with him and asked me to join the band. The songs were “High On Explosives” and “Bombers En Vogue”. The songs blew me away and of course it wasn’t possible for me to say NO to such a fantastic band. In the years prior I had been asked to join many bands, but I always declined the offers. This band, however, I really wanted to join.

CHRIS: As far as importance of each member in bands nowadays, I wouldn’t know. I do know that all the members in this band are extremely important as everyone bring their own flavor to the mix and it’s the sound of everyone playing together that is the sound of the band. For us it was only natural to emphasize that in our press release and CD cover. What other bands do, I wouldn’t know.

Lazy, how was it to join the band as a guitar player? How do you function with Chris as far as the guitar parts are concerned?

LAZY: It was cool, it was really great and I felt welcome from the very first rehearsal we had together. I was not looking for a band at that time, you can almost say I’d have given up on being in a band and was just playing guitar and writing songs in my home studio. The first song we did together was High On Explosives, it was a killer right away.

Our playing styles are very different, but I think it fits perfectly together. From my point of view: If it’s mathematically correct, it doesn’t feel right. You have to play with your heart, soul and energy and not just play the correct notes at the correct time. We work very hard on creating different guitar parts to make a fuller and more interesting guitar sound.

You’ve just released your first album “Criminal Record” as a self-release. Where and how did you record it? Is it going to get distributed or only available at shows/online? How do you feel about record labels in 2012?

LAZY: What was important to us was to find a studio with huge drum sound, after a lot of research we found a studio about an hour out of Oslo called Toproom. We really enjoyed recording this album! “Criminal Record” is, to us, the album we all dreamt of making.

We actually recorded it very quickly, I think we had 6 weekends during the summer 2011 and that’s it.

I don’t feel much either way about record labels in 2012. There isn’t much money to be made from recorded music anymore and that means that the record companies don’t have the budget they used to have to promote new talent. This means that the few major labels still left have to focus on safe bets, mostly in the pop genera, while smaller labels basically just work as distribution labels. The job of the record companies used to be to discover new talent and then put a lot of money behind them, so they got big quickly, but without the finances a record company really isn’t much use anymore.

CHRIS: It’s distributed through Indie Distribution so it’s available in all stores in Norway. For citizens of the EU it’s available through CDON.COM. For the rest of the world it will be available through iTunes and all other digital channels from the 1st of October this year. If you want a physical product and live outside of the EU, you can contact us directly at , which is the same address anyone else should use if they want a T-shirt, a pin or the the Limited Edition CDep as well.

How many shows have you played so far? Chris, is it difficult for you to sing and play guitar at the same time? How different is it from doing backing vocals in the TRASHCAN DARLINGS? Any favourite song(s) to play live?

CHRIS: At this point we have played 6 shows, all in Oslo. We really wanted to get the album out before we started gigging a lot, so people would have the chance to hear the songs before they went to a show. It took a bit of time getting the mix right for the album, so the gigs we have played so far have more been a matter of wanting to get out of rehearsals and blow off some live-steam, but the reception at the gigs have been fantastic! Every one of our shows have gotten killer reviews in Scream Magazine or Norway Rock Magazine or both, and the audience has been great. We just signed a deal with Live Wire Booking for Scandinavia, so now that the album is out we’ll be able to play a lot more. We’re hoping to do a few shows this autumn, but I think the major part of it will be from early next year. We are also looking to get out of Norway and tour next year, but we have to find a good booker for that first.

It was difficult to sing and play at the same time at first, but I’m getting the hang of it. Suicide Bombers music is more riff-based than the stuff I have done in the past, so not only is it the issue of playing and singing at the same time, but also playing more advanced stuff while singing. Having a brilliant guitarist like Lazy in the band, who can play all that stuff in his sleep, has really given me the opportunity to focus on my rhythmparts and concentrate on the lead vocals. And I have to tell you, there is a tremendous difference between the lead vocals on the album and those on my first home demos hahaha.

Lead vocals and backing vocals are 2 completely different galaxies. With backing vocals you don’t sing that much during a song and you kinda shape your voice a bit for the mood of it. With backing vocals the most important thing is to get the right element…whether that is massive gang vocals or some fucked up shit.

With lead vocals you have to find your real voice and learn how to use it, but I love it and the band has given me a lot of positive feedback for my singing, so that’s all cool. One of the things I enjoy the most with singing is that it gives me so much more time to work on the lyrics. In the past a lyric would be done when it was good enough to sing, I’d hand it to the singer and forget about it. Now I have all these rehearsals where I try out new ideas and that’s very cool. A few of the lyrics actually weren’t finished until 5 minutes before I recorded them for the album.

I love all our songs for different reasons and I think all of them work very well live. It’s too hard to pick one favorite, as it differs from gig to gig. We did our first support show recently and the time restraint meant that we had to cut a few songs from our set-list… and there really were no obvious ones to skip either.

LAZY: One of my favourite live, and on the album, is “Bombers En Vogue.” It’s our slowest song, but it has sooooo much energy.

What are the former TRASHCAN DARLINGS members up to these days?

Strange? has a cool rock’n’roll band called Hard Luck Street who’ve released a 7” and a 10”. Frankie is in a band I haven’t heard yet called Anton Ruud i Terapi. Andy is still with me in Ronny Pøbel. Q.Ken is not in any band, as far as I know.

Seems like Norway’s scene is more rock’n’roll oriented than Sweden’s one (which still seems to be more into “hair metal” stuff), I’m thinking of the KILL CITY BANDITS for instance. Any other interesting bands to check out?

LAZY:Yes I guess you can say that. Sweden has so many great metal band with looks that kill and world class production. In Norway we have always had great rock’n roll bands, not many but some great ones like Backstreet Girls, Turbonegro and Motorpsycho.

CHRIS: Kill City Bandits is Suicide Bombers’ bassplayer James Nero’s other band. It also features members of Viper Cult and Hollywood Vampires and they are cool. In general I guess you can say that the Norwegian scene is leaning more towards classic rock, while the Swedish is more metal… I guess, I haven’t really thought about it as I like both.

You have your own website (, do you think it’s still important to have band websites in this Facebook age?

LAZY: It’s really important to us to have our own website. Our website will always be the main place to find info about the band. Naturally we have a facebook site and a youtube site as well.

Right now the “web en vogue” is facebook, but you’ll never know in 5 years, that might have changed… maybe there is a site like youbook, facetube, or something like that. Our own website will always be there and be the Suicide Bombers home on the internet. Facebook has even started charging us to reach our fans now.

There’s a bit of SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK in the SUICIDE BOMBERS’ concept. When you look at SSS, they really were the future, the whole image thing (can be found in Lady Gaga today for instance), the whole thing about computers and advertising invading/controlling the music industry, and their music that was ahead the whole electro-glam thing… What do you think? How and when did you get into SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK?

CHRIS: I got into SSS in 1986. Bought a pop compilation cassette from the gas station where I live for the soul reason that Love Missle F1-11 was on it and I had seen their pictures in the magazines. I was blown away! At first I didn’t understand any of it. Wild echo, guitars coming in and out, voiceovers, pieces of commercials, sound effects… There was nothing like it and I thought it was the weirdest thing I had ever heard. Then I discovered just how to listen to SSS. The trick is that you have to embrace the insanity.

You have to treat all the crazy effects like they are guitarfills, drumsbreaks or whatever. Then you start remembering them and seeing the big picture and before you know, you’re looking forward to your favorite effect, the one that kicks the whole song almost off-beat for a few seconds, like you would look forward to your favorite piece of lyric from a more conventional song. It took years until I heard more songs from them. The gas station where I live never carried the album, but when I heard the rest of that first album I loved it just as much as F1-11. I have bought all the albums and most of the singles since and even saw them live once, at the Rock Garden in London in September 2000. There is an audiobootleg from that gig and the harmony vocals you hear during the chorus of Dancerama, in that bootleg, were all done very loudly by me from the audience. I still check in regularily on to see if more parts of the movie have been posted. Sigue Sigue Sputnik were definitely ahead of their time with a lot of their ideas. U2 stole so much for their Zoo TV tour, but I haven’t drawn a connection to Lady Gaga, before you mention it now.

I’ve always been into bands with strong concepts as well as great songs. SSS is not the only band with a strong concept in my record collection. I could talk just as much about any other band I love, but I am also very much into Sci-Fi and action movies and a lot of the stuff SSS were into as well, so it all comes naturally really. The Suicide Bombers music has a lot of personality and doesn’t sound like SSS or anything else, but if you hear the SSS influences coming through in the intro, I take that as a compliment. I mailed it to Tony James and he certainly heard the SSS influences, but I think he enjoyed it. He’s a great guy. I do, however, think that I am the only one in the Suicide Bombers who’s that much into Sigue Sigue Sputnik. We all bring our influences to the table and it’s where those influences meet that the Suicide Bombers happen.

What are the other bands that had a big impact on you when growing up?

LAZY: We have different influences in the band, but also some shared influences like Motley Crue, Kiss, Hanoi Rocks, Guns N Roses etc.

Aerosmith kicked it off for me really. It’s my all time favorite band, but I’m also crazy for bands like Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Free. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with someone hearing a bit of something in your music, but don’t be a rip-off. No matter how original you are you’re still just the sum of your influences.

CHRIS: There are too many to list, really. I still love discovering new bands and I think I like something in almost every genera of music. Kiss was the first hard rock band I discovered, after Elvis and the Rolling Stones. Then I discovered W.A.S.P. and several of the other west coast bands of the 80’s. A bit after that I got into the Sex Pistols and with them came a whole bunch of other bands that led me to the New York Dolls, Hanoi Rocks and the more rock’n’roll orientated glam bands. Then there was that whole bubblegum glam scene in Hollywood in the 90’s. Glamour Punks, Queeny Blast Pop, Heart Throb Mob, The Zeros, Big Bang Babies and Alleycat Scratch being my favorites. After that I started discovering the more classic rock and metal bands like Judas Priest, Aerosmith, AC/DC and so on, but along the way there has been tons more… My record collection spans from stuff like Doris Day to Darkthrone and everything in between, and as Lazy says, the important thing is that you draw inspiration from as many sources as possible and have a strong sense of direction and personality in what you do. We have succeeded in that.

Do you play any covers live?

CHRIS: So far we have done Mike Monroe’s Dead, Jail or Rock’n’Roll at nearly every gig and one time we did a totally reworked version of Get It On by T.Rex. There are a bunch of songs we’d like to do, but we’ll see what happens. Covers are not our main priority.

Where can the SUICIDE BOMBERS be seen live next? Your projects?

LAZY: We’ve just signed a deal with Live Wire Booking who will book shows for us in Scandinavia and we’ll start playing more here early in the fall, It’s going to be killer. And, yeah, we are already working on some new songs for our next album.

CHRIS: Lots of stuff going on, but too early to talk about most of it.

Check out our web-site for more info.

We’ll see you out there!

History is about to begin!

…over & motherfucking out!

Trashcan Darlings “Real Fucking Make-Up”

“Real Fucking Make-Up”!… That’s what the back of my TRASHCAN DARLINGS shirt says and no need to tell you that it already amused more than a few people in the past especially when I was wearing it in the US! Ironically, I remember that some guy from Norway came and talk to me in a record store in Los Angeles because he recognized the shirt! We’ve been following the TRASHCAN DARLINGS for a long time now, but I’m still getting happy every time I’m get something new from them! This is a A+B side and rarities compilation starting with the 5 song CD “Gore Gore Boys & Splatter Pussies” and its classics such as the self-destructive glam punk anthem “I Just Wanna Die (On A Chemical High)”, the glammy “Angel Lost”, one of my favourite DARLINGS song or the punked-up “Johnny Is A Drag Queen” with its SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK guitar gimmicks. It’s great to also be able to find the B-side of “Johnny Is A Drag Queen”, a pure Chuck Berry style rock’n’roll song called “Barbed Wire Boogie”! You’ll also find the “Holiday In My Head” EP with its fantastic self-titled song. “Criminal Porn” is another song I didn’t ear before, a cool rock’n’roll tune with a catchy glitter punk chorus. If you already have the “Tunes From The Trashcan” CD, you’ll find an unreleased version of “Electric Vampires” with new wavish synth, and I must say that it goes well with the song. Then if you had the “10 Years Of Trash” DVD and wondered why the song “European Suicide Bombers” was not appearing on any CD before, then here is a live version for you! There’s also a speed-up demo version of “Bad Reputation” and 5 previously unreleased tracks that will satisfy those who already had most of the songs: “Fed Up”, a classic TRASHCAN DARLINGS glam punk hit that I liked a lot when listening to it on their MySpace page, so much that I had to listen to it again and again until I got this CD; “Intergalactic Silence”, a ballad that will bring silver glitter and DOLLS images to your mind ; “22 & Trash”, a song that I’ve loved live; “No Fun Without You”, a killer track with great melody and a bit of a Californian glam metal feel and one of the first songs of the band: “Low Dancing Girl”. A die-hard fan like me could complain about the absence of “Tumble With Me” (HOLLYWOOD BRATS cover), “Tragedy” (HANOI ROCKS cover) or “Yesterday’s Fools” (Revolvers cover) but it probably has something to do with copyrights… Or maybe the band is planning to release a cover CD some day? I should add that this CD has a cool colourful cartoonesque cover and a great booklet with notes and pics, which is always a plus in this downloading age. So this new CD is a perfect occasion to get all these rarities you were looking for or just hear new stuff from our favourite Norwegian DARLINGS!/Laurent C.

Suicide Bombers “Criminal Record”

Chris Damien Doll (ex-TRASHCAN DARLINGS) is back from the future as a sleaze Fürher in his new heavy riot rock gang the SUICIDE BOMBERS. Evolving in a concept somewhere between SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK’s clockwork sc-fi world and MÖTLEY CRÜE’s apocalyptic street rock universe, the SUICIDE BOMBERS tell us from the start what they’re all about in opening song “Let’s Rock’n’Roll”. It can’t go wrong from there…
If you liked the TRASHCAN DARLINGS, then you will find the song-writing style that made the them such a great band in songs like “Easy Access”, “Teenage Breakdown” or “Napalm Heart”, but the SUICIDE BOMBERS sounds more as a mix of TURBONEGRO and CRÜE if we had to put them in between two bands. Powerful and catchy are the guidelines here and you quickly get addicted when listening to “This Time Tomorrow”, “Princess Socialite”, or “High On Explosives”. The SUICIDE BOMBERS can also have their darker melodic moments (“Smoke & Mirrors”) and this makes us think that although they already found their style, they’re not ready to impose themselves limitations neither…
We probably have the best new band from Scandinavia here, way better than the new TURBONEGRO version for sure./Laurent C.

Trashcan Darlings

The release of their new compilation CD “Real Fucking Make-Up” (you can find a detailed review on this website) was the perfect occasion for us to interview the TRASHCAN DARLINGS again (last time was in 2001!) While so many bands have so little to say, it’s always a pleasure to read interviews with Strange? Gentle (vocals) and Chris Damien Doll (guitar), here is the proof…

So tell us a bit about your new CD, when did you get the idea of releasing a compilation CD with rare tracks? Who made the cover?

Gentle: I think the whole thing was Chris’ and Frankie’s idea. Everyone sort of contributed to the cover I guess. We all collected some old pictures, Chris wrote the liner notes and one of Chris’ associates was responsible for the drawing. When you look at our history we’ve always liked to keep as much as possible in the family. Friends or members have taken the photos and the band has participated in both producing, mixing and mastering of our songs throughout the years.

Doll: I believe Mark Bell is the name you’re looking for in regards to the cover, Laurent. An English artist I met through the guy who does the great American fanzine Sonic Ruin. Sonic Ruin did a whole issue on our Getting Away With Murder album and had Mark draw me and Strange? for the frontcover. We all thought it looked great and I asked him to draw the cover of the CD, which he did. I think it turned out fantastic. His company is called Swordfish Graphics and he does a lot of different work.
I’ve had the idea of collecting all our 7” and EPs on one CD since forever. It seemed kind of pointless to make re-prints of 4-track EPs and 2-track singles when we could put it all on one CD, as well as never-before-heard-songs, and make a really cool compilation of it. Frankie and Danny (who was in the band at the time) thought it was brilliant. Stange? and Andy were slower to embrace the idea, but eventually everyone was on the same page and now we’re all very happy with the way the album has turned out.

Why no cover songs on this CD?

Gentle: I think that both space and taxes made it impossible. It is a shame though. Some of them are quite good. I am sure Trashcan Darlings have played close to 50 cover tunes over the years and only a handful made it into the studio.

Doll: Real Fucking Make-Up! the way it is now, is close to an hour in running time. We have 8 cover tunes, which have only been released on 7” and EPs in the past, and it just wouldn’t be enough space to include them all on the same CD. Omitting our own compositions to include cover versions was never an option and a double CD wasn’t an option either. I bet people can, and will, download them for free from some internet piracy site anyway.

Gentle: One day it could be cool to release an album with cover versions. Maybe reveal some of the stuff that has inspired us over the years, but for the time being we like to concentrate on our own stuff. Maybe in 10 years or something.

Speaking about covers, there was a HOLLYWOOD BRATS one (“Tumble With Me”) on your first EP, was it a kind of tribute to your fellow countryman Casino Steel?

Gentle: That is one of the good ones right there and yes it was a tribute to Cass and to his first group the Hollywood Brats which we all enjoy. Cass has recently done a great album with his new group The Last R´N´R Band and he still writes great tunes. As for the actual recording it was an honour to have him and the Hollywood Brats’ guitar player Brady in the studio with us. It remains one of my favourite recordings and moments of our career.

Doll: Tumble With Me was the last track on the Holiday In My Head EP, which was our 4th release and 2nd EP. Just thought I’d correct that before our fans send death-threats to your site!
Honestly I don’t think I ever thought about it as a “tribute” to anyone at the time. Both me and Strange? are huge fans of Hollywood Brats, so to be in the studio with 2 of the original members, recording one of their songs, was very cool. We knew Cass from before as we have mutual friends, but to have him there as the Hollywood Brats’ piano player was something very special. How many bands get to do something like that so early in their careers? Record a cover of one of your favourite bands, who also happen to be huge underground cult icons, and have 2 original members of the band come play with you almost 30 years later? It felt totally unreal, but very cool.
With that being said, we always pick covers like that. Songs we think people should hear, cause they mean something to us, rather than the standard trad.’s a lot of band do for “sing-along-effect. We get the sing along effect from our own songs instead.

I discovered a new side of your music with the ballad “Intergalactic Silence” which was previously unreleased. Why didn’t you write more ballads for the previous releases?… And since we’re talking about it, which are some of your favourite rock ballads ever?

Gentle: I do not think you ever decide how a song is going to turn out once you write it. This particular song sounded best in this tempo. Both Holiday In My Head and Far From Me was written on acoustic guitars as ´slow songs,’ and first came to their right once we speeded them up. Actually most of our songs are written that way, since we usually start off with the vocal melodies. However I don’t care too much for what you refer to as “ballads,” but it is not just punk or hard rock that matters to me either. I love blues, folk and loads of other stuff, but the fast stuff is cool. Makes your heart move a little faster.

Doll: We tend to call these type of songs “slow songs” instead of ballads. Probably because we started out at a time when the 80’s metal bands had taken the concept of a ballad from being a pure and honest way to write a song and made it into formula based cheesy radio bullshit, to ensure that they sold that extra million records to their female fans. Our slow songs also tend to stray away from the “power ballad formula” as we usually don’t have verses based on acoustic guitar or piano and then go balls out on guitars and drums for the chorus with Strange? screaming how much he loves some slut over it HAHAHA.
We did write more slow songs for previous releases! Fuck, isn’t one of your favourite tracks Angel Lost from the Gore Gore Boys & Splatter Pussies EP from 2000? That was our first slow song. Call-Girl from Episode 1: The Lipstick Menace was another. So, there has been a few, but maybe Intergalactic Silence is a more obvious ballad. I haven’t thought too much about that.
Both me and Strange? have oodles of slow songs lying around and the only reason not more of them have been recorded is that we have other faster songs that usually go over better in the size venues we play on tour. That’s why Intergalactic Silence was dropped in favour of Far From Me for the Lipstick Menace album. We already had Call-Girl on that one which was a more “rocking” tune so to speak. I tend to like ballads, but I have a very ambivalent relationship to the 80’s power ballads. Some of them I really like, most of them I really hate, but the way that whole scene ended still leaves a bad taste in my mouth a lot when I think of power ballads. It was one of the ultimate sell-out things of the 80’s and one of the main ways Glam and Classic rock itself paved the way for Grunge to come wipe it out. Sad when you liked Glam and hated Grunge, but by then the “glam” scene had turned into something I couldn’t identify with anymore anyway and the wipe out created a vibrant underground glam scene that was a lot more exciting at that time. I can’t really list any favourite ballads, Jacobites + Dave Kusworth and Nikki Sudden’s solo albums usually do more for me than the more typical ballads.

You describe your music as Glamour Punk, what other bands from the past or present would you put in the same category?

Gentle: I think the Trashcan Darlings’ sound is very characteristic and I don’t think we sound like any other band, but like everyone else we take inspirations, and we obviously listen more to hard rock or punk than R&B or whatever. It is funny ‘cause we often draw inspiration from bands or songs that you probably would not compare us too. I listen to music most of the day,… everyday, so I mean, of course I find inspiration. I cannot think of any names that would be true and answer your question. There are many great bands out there but only we sound like Trashcan Darlings.

Doll: Glamour Punk, as we see it, is more a reflection of our image and attitude than a musical statement. The Glamour is obviously the visual aspect of the band, while Punk shines through in the attitude and lyrics. Musically I would say we are an energic rock’n’roll band with elements of punk, metal, garage, horror movies, pop, blues, hard rock, porno, drinks, science fiction, substance abuse and so on and so on.
A lot of people seem to think Glamour Punk is a sub-genera of punk, and for some bands maybe it is, but to us it was never like that. It’s actually closer to a sub genera of glam in my opinion, but we have a lot of punk fans as well and we appreciate that, but I think that has more to do with our attitude and the energy in our music than our musical expression.
So other bands in our category would be other bands who draw inspirations from a vast selection of musical directions, has a dirty attitude and a glamourous look. At the moment I can only come up with New York Dolls, Hollywood Brats and Hanoi Rocks, but I am sure there are others. None of those bands sound anything like us though.

Gentle: There are times you hear a song, read a book or see a movie and think, Ey, I wish we could do something like that with the Trashcan Darlings, and lots of time we have actually done it too. The up-right bass on the Murder album and the industrial outro on Dehumanizer on the Lipstick album were ideas that developed into Trashcan Darlings music and arranged to sound the way we like it.

How do you see the evolution of the band from the beginning to now? What are the most important musical changes or improvements since your first releases?

Gentle: I would say experience. The lads are obviously better musicians after almost 15 years. With that said, I really enjoy some of the early stuff. Young bands have an energy and a hunger that can make them get away with almost anything. It is called rock’n’roll, I think. As a recording artist there will always be times when you look back on what you have done so far and wish you had done this or that differently, but I feel much of the early stuff has stood the test of time, which is another reason for releasing this new album.

Doll: I agree. There aren’t many big musical changes. Both Strange? and I had the musical direction pretty much worked out before we even met the first rhythm section. It’s always been about good vocal melodies, loud guitars and kick ass beats. However, we put more in there now. In the beginning the bass and both guitars would just strum out the chords as a base for the vocal melody. Now those 3 instruments can play 3 completely different things over the same chords and the result is that they compliment the vocal melody even more + leave a lot of cool details in the background for people to discover later. We are also more adventurous with arranging our songs, even if we’ve always been good at that. The only difference I can see is that we allow a few more hard rock influences today than we did early on, but we did that in the past too with Electro Shock Rock from the first EP and on from there, so it’s not really a big difference there either.
I would say all in all that we have achieved what all artists should strive for: We have our very own easily identifiable sound and we have developed within our own style of music over the years, to make it more interesting to ourselves and our fans without wearing the “trend troll” cap even once. Naturally we’re proud of that.

You had different drummers and bass players in the band. Is there a kind of rhythm section curse in the TRASHCAN DARLINGS a bit like in Spinal Tap with their drummers?

Gentle: Most bands last 3 to 5 years. It is just natural that you reach a crossroads and want to try something else. The reason Chris and me are still doing it is probably cause we write most of the music. I see most of the past members on a weekly basis and we all get along fine. One day we might form a big band maybe. A Trashcan Darlings theatre.

Doll: I think our member changes show more how determined Strange? and I have been, rather than to show how “little determined” the ex members have been. Some of them obviously never had what it took to be a Trashcan Darling, but were invited to join anyway as we needed members to play our songs, but most of them were exactly right at the time, but just grew out of spending all their free time at rehearsals, in studios and on tour for no money at all and they had to be let go. I can understand that, it’s tough for us too, but I guess being a songwriter gives you that extra drive.

I remember when we were talking about England, you told me that you were working with a manager or something, are you still?

Doll: No, we fired our manager a few months ago. Like so many others in this business he was all talk and no action. We kept him on for a year, but when the lack of results caused us to put pressure on him in a few meetings it became obvious that this guy just didn’t have what it takes at all. He left the music business entirely after we fired him, even if he did work with some “names” before and while he was working with us.
However we still wanna come to England and play. We’ve gotten tons of fan mails from there over the years, but we’ve never had a chance to play. We don’t have any booking connections there, but if anyone reads this, feel free to contact us, that goes for the rest of the world too! I get several mails from American fans every week asking when we’ll come. Some of them even offer to help with a few gigs in certain areas which is cool. There is nothing we’d like more than to do that, but we need a booker who can set us up with a full tour if it is to make sense. Hopefully some day.

Nowadays, most bands take care of everything themselves and the Internet really changed the relationship between the fan and the artists. Someone like Bowie says that it kinda killed the mystery, the magic… in a way. What’s your opinion on it?

Gentle: I believe that’s true. These days you can befriend your ´hero´ on Facebook or MySpace and the distance between band and listener is not like in the 70’s when Bowie had his heyday. But I really do not think it matters much. I am not in this business to be anybody’s hero or anything. I want people to hear, and hopefully get something good out of our music and that is about it, and for alternative groups like us I think it is much easier to reach out today, but the competition is much harder.

Doll: What Stange? said! The magic is gone a bit. You can log on online and see the set-list of your favourite band after the first night of the tour. Instead of sitting at home with the new record hoping they’ll play certain numbers when they finally come to play in our neck of the woods. However it’s important not to forget that in the 70’s and 80’s there weren’t that many records released compared to today. You were more in need of liking the “current trend” in those days and you also got all your information from music magz who only covered the bands they wanted to cover.
In other words, if you were into the current trend in those days it was great. Mystic and magical on a whole other level than today, but if you didn’t like the current trend you were pretty much fucked. Today’s kids still follow trends, but there are so many different generas and records being released in the underground and you can read interviews with these bands online and all that. So for me, who’s usually never into the current trends, and for Trashcan Darlings, who isn’t exactly the latest trend either, the internet has been very good.

The music industry is in an incredibly bad and weird situation with the record market collapsing and no one really know where it’s all going. Do you think that the CD will disappear anytime soon? Are we coming back to the early 50s or even before when playing as much as possible was the only way to live off your music?

Gentle: Yeah, I think the stage is the future of rock music. This kind of music wasn’t meant to be listened to while staring into your computer. I have met several musicians who no longer care to release albums on labels anymore. They print the CDs themselves and sell them at shows. Anyway, rock always sounds better on stage so I guess it had to turn out like that sooner or later. Shame for guys like me though, who love records.

Doll: I have no clue. I never download anything illegally as I think stealing from artists I like is not something I want to do. I do check out stuff on places like MySpace and YouTube though, and if I like something I will buy the original, but you do see all the record stores being closed down everywhere and you also notice that Nice Price is now cheaper than it was 20 years ago and it isn’t uncommon that CDs are sold at even cheaper prices either. This proves that you simply can’t charge that much for a CD now cause the market for it isn’t there anymore. Kids today don’t care about owning the originals like record collectors like me and Strange? do. They only listen to music on their iPods, so a CD collection is just there to collect dust. I do hope that the kids of the future will buy their iPod-music from places like iTunes instead of stealing it from us and other bands, but I guess you can never beat getting something for free, even if it’s stolen. I guess until governments start prosecuting people who do this, the industry and bands will slowly just fade away.
Making a living from playing live is a nice dream, but I don’t see how this is feasible. Everyone knows that small and medium sized bands barely make break-even on tours and gigs, and without selling records or any other means to push bands to the next level I just don’t see where bands will make enough money to make a living from playing live. At least not if they play their own original metarial. So I’m not sure how the situation will be for musicians in the future, but I am sure something needs to change.

Who is the biggest record collector in the band?

Gentle: Chris or me. I think maybe me.

Doll: Strange?. I don’t know who of us has the most music anymore, but when it comes to “collecting” stuff I am out of that game a long time ago. Strange? likes to say he’s out of that game too, but that’s just what he wants himself to believe. You should see his eyes when he’s standing there with some overpriced rare 7” in his hands. You know he’s gonna buy it and you know he’s gonna use the whole tour beating himself up about it whether he buys it or not HAHAHA. There are still a few bands I collect as well, but buying used vinyl is kinda a thing of the past for me. I buy a lot of music still, but it’s more new bands I discover or back catalogues from bands of the past and not so much “completist” stuff anymore.

You have toured in several European countries like Norway, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland and Finland. Any plan to play outside of Europe? Is the USA one of priorities in the future?

Gentle: We would love to play outside Europe. I really do not care what name someone has put on their country. I would prefer it if they were interested in our music though. I think Asia would be great. I have heard some good stories from there. At the time of writing we have just come home from our two first gigs in Sweden so our world grows smaller while we are talking. Great gigs too by the way.

Doll: We play where we are invited to play. At the moment we don’t have any priority counties outside of Norway. We’d love to play the US, but as mentioned before, a US tour requires that we get someone professional who’s willing to put the work in and organize a tour for us.
We’d also love to play more in the south of Europe. We get fan mails from countries like Spain and Italy all the time, but I guess it all depends on who we meet in the future.

How do you usually write songs in the band? Is everyone involved in the song writing?

Gentle: That changes a lot. Usually Chris or me comes with a song and opens for the band to add ideas. Sometimes it takes a lot of work to make the songs sound like we want them too, while other times we have an instant killer. A song like From Purity To Pain was brought forward and laid to rest time and time again, before we were satisfied with it.

Doll: Strange? usually writes his songs on an acoustic guitar at home and comes with chords, vocal melody and lyrics to rehearsal. Sometimes also riffs. I usually add a few riffs to his songs and arrange what’s left to arrange and that’s usually it. For my songs I bring in demos I have recorded at home with detailed drums programmed and everything. Once the band knows the songs the way they have been demoed, we start working on them. So far I think Frankie has contributed to two or three songs, and seem to be getting more and more into the songwriting, and Strange? to a few others, but it’s usually me who finish almost every Trashcan Darlings song.

How is it to be a band in Norway? Does the Government encourage culture and music a lot? Do you always get food/drinks/money and a place to sleep at shows there?

Gentle: I think being a band in Norway is rather simple ‘cause Norway is a rather simple country to live in and yes, the government encourages people to play music, even rock. Yet, it is the same as anywhere else. You have to find a rehearsal place for your group and places to play live. Recognition is often based on who you know, but that is the same everywhere I guess. On a less positive note you have the fact that this is a rather small country with long distances, so it is pretty expensive to get from city to city and you might not expect too many people to show up. At least not when you are playing alternative music.

Doll: I guess the government encourages music here. There are a few governmental funds where you can apply for cash and stuff, but we never got anything. We don’t play shows if we don’t get food, drinks, money and places to sleep. We’ve been doing this since 1995 and there is no way we’re gonna be searching for a place to sleep after we played a gig, whether the booker has heard of us or not. Some “luxury” you just need to demand.

While most of Northern Europe new bands tend to be on the metal side of glam, you guys still have a punk edge in your music. What do you think about this Northern sleaze/glam metal wave?

Gentle: I really have not listened much to Northern sleaze or glam since Backyard Babies. Scenes come and go and I am fine with that, but I think this kind of music had closer bonds to punk and for that matter blues earlier and I miss that in newer bands. Too little Steve Jones and too little Chuck Berry. The most important thing is that we enjoy what we do, not what we, or anyone else, choose to call it. Whether we do ballads or rockers, punk songs or flirt with harder stuff it’s all just Glamour Punk to us.

Doll: The Swedish sleaze metal scene! Took me a while to get into, but I must admit that I think a few of those bands are very good. There are also a few American sleaze metal bands that are very good. I like that stuff a lot and listen to a lot of the records. It’s been very long since I’ve been excited about a current trend, so this is all good for me.

Some of you have side projects, can you tell us a bit about them?

Gentle: We all play in different bands these days. I used to think that would be a bad idea, but now I think it is just healthy for the spirit. We like to play live and being in several bands opens the possibility to play more. I sing for a great group, Valentourettes, with a great bunch of guys and Chris, Frankie and me are even in another band together called the Strange Dolls.

Doll: Me and Andy are in a Norwegian-singing punk band called Ronny Pøbel. The band has gotten quite a bit of attention here and is in the media a lot. It’s the first band of 36 year old father of 5 and ADD patient, Ronny Pøbel, and it’s truly insane. But also very cool for Andy and myself who get to play a lot more together and also get to try out different styles of music. Frankie and Q. Ken are in Eddie Guz’, from the Carburetors, solo band; Eddie Guz & The Soldiers. So far I think they are still working on the songs and haven’t made any public appearances, but they are at least working on it.

Chris, are you still working in the porn shop? Any anecdote about working in such a place?

Doll: Yeah, I still do but don’t really have any funny stories for you. I mean, it’s a job like any other. Only bonus is that it’s easy to get time off for gigging and touring, the customers don’t mind me bringing a guitar and writing songs during my work hours and I get to bring the latest movies with all the best female actresses in the world home for free. …..Damn, that’s pretty fucking cool when I come of think of it!
Also owners of other stores have been trying to headhunt me to work for them as I am considered somewhat of a porn movie expert here. Now if that isn’t a compliment, I don’t know what is… Oh, and I have the only job in the world where you hope that you are surfing porn when the boss comes in HAHAHA.

What can we expect from the DARLINGS this year?

Gentle: Hopefully loads of good gigs.

Doll: Lots of concerts in Norway where we’ll also start playing some of the songs we have written for the next studio album, to try those out live. At least 2 shorter trips to do shows in Germany, the promo video for “Fed-Up!” to surface on MTV and NRK (National TV stations here) and when it’s finished on TV and a lot of “behind the scenes” stuff for planning the next studio album and probably some very cool things I have forgotten about.
My head is already way into the next studio album, which is gonna be another instant hit that just keeps growing on you.
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