New Q & A With The Bands: Sikapillu
- Kalevi Kamasuttura – Vocals
- Rane Pohjasakka – Guitar & Backing Vocals
- Piiska Eki – Guitar & Backing Vocals
- Aimo Ränni – Bass & Backing Vocals
- Pedophil Collins – Drums
Where in Finland are you from?
From every place normal people don’t go: Under the bridge, slaughter house, junkyard etc. But mostly around Southern Finland.
How would you describe your band for those who don’t know you?
Brutal harsh punk rock with attitude that others don’t have! Energetic and aggressive live act!
When did you form as a group?
Me (Kale) and our guitarist, Rane, started it like a joke and just wanted to do some shit in our rehearsal room. Started to record and bit by bit more little criminals joined and then we were "what the fuck! We have a whole band here. Let’s hit the stage and have fun"
What was the inspiration for your recent album?
Life, drugs, criminal life, alcoholic frustration and everything between of those things…and Knight Rider
What other releases do you have?
"Katastrofaaline" is our only record by now. We have few songs released only in internet. But we are starting to record a split cassette with another Finnish punk band in near future. And this year probably start to record a new Album also when we finnish our spring tour.
What is your favorite song on your most recent album?
Nobody could choose just one ’cause they all have their good moments, but now we have started shows with MORA and it’s killer start gotta say 😀
Do you have any gigs coming up?
26.2. Baarikaappi, Pori, Finland // 27.2. O’ Hara’s, Tampere, Finland // March we have a Savo mini tour and we are still fixing the dates little bit, 24.3. Tbc // 25.3. Kuopio, Finland // 26.3. Tbc // 8.4. Järvenpää, Finland (could change to Mikkeli) // 12.4. – 23.4. UK Tour // Then we have some random dates on some summer festivals etc. but don’t know the exact dates yet.
What’s your favorite type of venue to play?
It’s not about the venue, it’s about the connection with Band and Crowd, but honestly of course you can get closer to the audience in smaller clubs. We actually haven’t played in really big stages with this band but doesn’t matter. When there is a show, you just give 200% of you and have fun!
If you could play anywhere in the world this week, where would it be?
Kalevi Kamasuttura: Bagdad, Iraq
Rane Pohjasakka: Somewhere I can smoke
Piiska Eki: Lemmy’s grave
Aimo Ränni: In a meth lab
Pedophil Collins: On a childrens’ party of course
Do you have a Website, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter etc?
What are your influences as a band?
All good hard groovy slimy bitchy rock ‘n’ roll music.
People who enjoy your music tend to like what other bands?
Gg Allin, Angry Samoans, Mausta-5, The Kids, Eddie Murphy, Ripulivaroitus
Are you signed to a label?
Not right now. 82Records released our last vinyl, but we are looking around if there would be the perfect lable for our next album. Our booking is handled by Awkward Silence bookings, which is new one man diy thing and we are together searching agencies to co-operate.
Where do you think you’ll be as a band in 5 years?
Hopefully not dead 😀 If we continue as we have done ’till now, we are a band who loves to do music, play kick-ass live shows, travel like fuck and drink like animals!
Is there anything else people should know about Sikapillu?
Yes. We have new merch available! By buying our merch, you will support our action and addiction. And you will support th world wide DIY- culture