The Nancy Wha
Axel, Henrik, Janne, Johan, Johnny
Where in Finland are you from?
From all around; Vaasa, Karjaa, Parainen, Janne’s originally from Stockholm, Sweden. We’re all residing in Helsinki now.
How would you describe your band for those who don’t know you?
The Nancy Wha is a bunch of friends who play rock music together. It is honest music, made by honest people. In our music, you hear enthusiasm, energy, excitement and love, ‘coz this is about passion, about working for something we truly believe in. It’s rock, it’s pop, it’s indie, performed stylishly with a punkish attitude.
When did you form as a group?
The band was formed in Vaasa, Finland, in the year of 2005 by four frustrated guys. Today we are 5 years older (not wiser), and have grown into a Helsinki-based quintet.
What was the inspiration for your recent album?
Coffee, beer and cigarettes, and maybe some other things, like red wine for instance. An open mind easily gets inspired.
What other releases do you have?
The single Waltz of Shame/Dealers and Drunks
What is your favorite song on your most recent album?
It’s impossible to mention just one. None of the four songs would have ended up on the ep, if they weren’t favorites in some sense. They all have their places and moments.
Do you have any gigs coming up?
What’s your favorite type of venue to play?
The crowded ones
If you could play anywhere in the world this week, where would it be?
Sydney, had enough of the snow in Finland.
Do you have a Website, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter etc?
Soon, yes, yes, yes
What are your influences as a band?
Our influences come from a wide range; whether you like The Smiths/Morrissey, The Libertines, The Beatles, The Clash or The Strokes, there’s surely something for you in our music. Still, The Nancy Wha has created a style that can be described as nothing but The Nancy Wha.
People who enjoy your music tend to like what other bands?
Once you’ve found The Nancy Wha you don’t go further, you don’t go back, ha, ha. Take a look at the previous answer.
Are you signed to a label?
Where do you think you’ll be as a band in 5 years?
Here, there and everywhere.
Is there anything else people should know about The Nancy Wha?
If they keep their ears open, they’ll know.