We are the band Pressure, with band members Simon Forsell – Songwriter, lead guitars, Emil Salling – Rhythm guitar and Olof Jönsson – Lead vocals
Where are you based?
We hail from Stockholm, Sweden
What genre would you describe yourself as?
I would say that we are playing melodic hard rock with a touch of folk music, trash metal and some good old rock n roll!
Who is your main inspiration?
We do not have a main inspiration other than life itself. We always get our motivation and inspiration from stories around us and that’s the important thing. You have to have a connection, an experience to get inspiration to play. You have to mean each and every note and therefore we chose to have life itself as the main inspiration.
What is your songwriting process (which bits come first)?
Mostly the stories come first. We find them all around us and they really need to be told. As we have the story the music seems to build around the main feelings and emotions of the song.
What made you want to start in music?
Me, Simon, started as I were a little child. I grew up in a house where music had a big role so I got it from my family and later on from different fantastic teachers.
What is on the horizon for you?
To really get our message out there and to have more people listen to us. We are releasing a lot of new material next year and a Christmas single in a couple of days.
Who would you most like to collaborate with (alive or dead)?
There are so many that we would like to share music with. I mean its hard to choose. I would love to play guitar with Freddie Mercury, or play the blues with Eric Clapton. Rock out with Guns ´n Roses or Iron Maiden or be strucked down with the force of Sabaton!
What is your ultimate goal?
The ultimate goal is to help people with our music. We want our music to been seen as tools to help everyday people with the pressures around them. We all have pressures and we all could use some tools to handle them!
If you could cover any song, what would it be?
We have all played in cover bands before, so we have covered a LOT of songs! But let me reverse it! I would love for Metallica to cover our song The Shadow!
Tea making: milk first or last?
No no no….we do not use milk in our tea. Our singer use Butter in his tea. He says its good for his voice.
Tell us your funniest joke!
Why did the singer climb a ladder?
Because he wanted to reach higher notes
or... why did the guitarist get fired as a carpenter?
Because he was shredding the floor