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ST. JIMI SEBASTIAN CRICKET CLUB

RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW ST. JIMI SEBASTIAN CRICKET CLUB, WHAT HAPPENED?

Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

Really hard to say when I have been listening to music my whole life, but to be in a band really got something going in me when I was about 18 I think.

Introduce us to you all and your musical history.

I, Jimi Sebastian started St. Jimi Sebastian Cricket Club around 2009 as a result of being tired of carrying equipment and band democracy. In this new project it was supposed to be easy and fun with not even a bass player, because once you have bass you’d always want it. This rule didn’t last more than a year or three.

Now we’re a full indierock band and loads of stuff and merchandise to carry at gigs, so back at square one, haha! The members has changed over the years but the current lineup with David, Fabian, Mats and Markus feels very grounded. We have previously released one full-length album and 3 EP’s, played frequently live in both Sweden and the UK.

What was life like for you before music?

Before music? I guess my birth or something, is impossible to say.

What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?

Probably something from my mothers record player. The first song I can remember is
one of hers, She Loves You by the Beatles. A decent start I have to say.

Where do you feel you currently sit within the music industry?

We are connected with parts of it when it comes to distribution, PR and a few more things but as a whole we are independent and happy with being independent. 10-15 years ago we all chased record deals but this is not on my mind these days, wouldn’t say no if it was a good deal but also nice to make all the decisions myself or with the band.

What’s the biggest thing you have learned from someone else in the industry?

Probably be great live.

If you could wish for one thing to aid your career what would it be?

Hmm, a support tour with a bigger band could be something that would help us to a new level. But It has to be right in more than one way, the cost of touring
is not cheap.

Do you ever worry about people taking things the wrong way?

Well yes in a way, I used to be, and probably still am overconfident and cocky on stage. Something I hope most people see as a part of the show, but of course this is
a brinkmanship and has to come with a laugh from them….or me.

Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories?

Not really. But Mats, our bass player has a few stories to tell, which he does on
our longer travels.

What was the worst experience on stage?

This is probably not the worst but when we played in Liverpool, our first gig ever in the UK, the local headline decided not to come or help promote the show so apart from the other support band and the sound engineer we played for one guy. And as it turned out he was there to collect the cymbals after the gig.

What are the next steps you plan to take as a band to reach the next level?

We have a new album out in September with gigs coming up in both Sweden and England. Even if we’re not the biggest band in Stockholm we can really feel our support is growing which is nice and something we are very grateful to.

What’s your thoughts on Elon Musk’s contribution to the world?

I earlier said I was tired of “band democracy” but not the least tired of democracy.
It can be really scarry when one person feel he can rule the world. I can’t really say where he sits in this but you get the feeling he could do anything, and that’s a bit shaky with his wallet.

What can you tell us about your new single Soothing Nights?

yea, the single Soothing Nights is what we call a false ballad and one of our best songs as it feels right now. I think it’s about a falling feather, or a thought flying out over the sea, or life on earth and the long journey. Or I don’t know…you decide what you think of it. But no matter what, it is epic.

What was the recording process like?

Always hard for us. We take our time and disagree, agree, change and so on. Hard but not at all a disaster, more like a long trial. But once it’s over you forget and carry on with a smile.

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?

For me, writing the lyrics and getting it all together with the music is always a struggle but I feel it was not as hard as it was before, probably because the band was so involved and ready to put a lot of time into the process this time.

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

yea one small little thing, but if I tell you I have to…. you know, not worth it.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

Absolutely Not, have to catch the 57 bus with my daughter to her saxophone practice, take care and thanks for the talk.

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