Hi Flush, and welcome to LiveTrigger Magazine! We are really excited to support you in this new, exciting release. Tell us everything about it.
Thanks for having us here! We (Flush) are releasing an EP this November called ‘Conspiracies, Threats and Chaos’. It follows our debut album from 2020 called ‘It Began as a Mistake’. This new EP includes four songs, and they represent a heavier and edgier Flush than our earlier works. The first single ‘Entertainment’ was still a major-key party punk anthem celebrating the return of live music, but the latest single ‘Weak and Wrong’, as well as the other two tracks on the EP, are heavier and there is nothing fun about them. We’re super proud of this self-produced EP and trust people will dig it.
What is the process you use to create your music?
We have a fairly well-established process. I (Lasse – vocals, guitars, songs) write the music and lyrics by myself, and bring them to the band in some shape or form. We then jointly hash out and arrange the songs to make them sound the way we like. Not all songs make it past this point, and some also change quite a lot during the band’s processing, and this is an important part of making it all sound like Flush.
I write about things I see, feel, and experience, sometimes starting with a story or lyrics in mind, and sometimes it all begins with a guitar riff, melody line, or chord progression.
What are your favourite artists and/or composers?
There are so many! It has always been hard to classify our music in standard genres and I believe it is largely because our music is influenced by everything from Bad Religion, Pavement and Converge, to Deftones, Hüsker Dü and Beastie Boys. Whenever I start creating an “all-time top-10 albums” list I end up with between 50 and 100 albums I love.
Do they have anything in common?
Absolutely. Integrity, authenticity, creativity and artistry. Music that is honest to the art and feels like the “real deal” always works. Jazz is not my thing musically, but I am deeply influenced by jazz musicians’ ability to combine skill, craftmanship, and being in the moment. It’s very inspirational and sometimes to aspire for.
How did they influence your style & sound?
Influencing happens in so many ways. For example, working with the producer for our debut album we learnt to use the Beastie Boys vocal shout doubling, and for our new EP we often referred to Deftones, Idles, Anthrax, and Nirvana when finalizing the music. Influencing can be related to the guitar sounds, vocal styles, lyric composition, and many other things. Music is so incredibly rich when you think about it and influencing happens across all these hundreds of dimensions.
What’s the most exciting thing that happened to you recently?
About a month ago we played our first live show since the pandemic! It was outdoors on a cold and rainy evening, so the turnout was modest, to say the least, but it was fun to play, and we got to hang out with old and new friends, have some beers, and in general have a good time.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
The live scene has not yet fully opened here, and we are waiting for clarity on that front. Most of our focus now is on promoting the EP and finalizing music videos to support the singles. Just today I recorded the first draft demos for some new music so the well has not run dry yet.
What do you think about LiveTrigger?
The cool thing about doing these interviews for music blogs and websites is that you learn about new platforms and services all the time. LiveTrigger seems like one of the more interesting ones. So… Can you help us arrange club gigs in Central Europe in Spring 2022?
How can our readers follow you on social media?
We keep our official website up to date at our website. This is the easiest path to finding our music. We’re also active on