REACH Interview

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Hi zusammen,

kennt Ihr schon die schwedische Band REACH? Nein? Dann lernt sie jetzt hier kennen! Das Trio macht melodischen Hard Rock mit Songs die ins Ohr gehen und sofort zum mitgrölen animieren! Ein moderner Touch – aber nicht zu arg – mit offensichtlichen Routes im klassischen Hard Rock. Ein bisschen erinnern sie mich an eine schwedische Version von GOTTHARD.

Im Jahr 2012 gegründet, bekamen REACH kurz darauf mit einem Cover von AVICIIS „WAKE ME UP“ viel Aufmerksamkeit. Hört mal rein, echt eine geile Version!

Schnell zeigte sich jedoch, dass sie selbst verdammt viel auf dem Kasten haben und ihre eigenen Songs noch um einiges cooler sind. Catchy und traditionell-modern! Aber genug geredet, lernt Marcus Johansson, den Schlagzeuger der Band kennen!

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Credits: Alexandra Pajak

COMEBACKSTAGE:
Hi Marcus, nice to meet you here! Are you on tour at the moment?

Marcus Johansson:
Hey, we are not on tour at the moment. We have couple of swedish festival shows coming this spring and summer. And we are working on some european shows as well for later this year.

COMEBACKSTAGE:
Tell me your bands story…

Marcus Johansson:
Marcus and Ludvig started the band with a different line up back in 2012. We released our debut album ”Reach out to rock” 2015. After that we toured a lot in Sweden, UK and Europe. Both by ourselves and as support act to bands such as Eclipse and Gus G. After that we have changed line up with Ludvig handling the vocals as well as the guitar, we also brought in one of our oldest and best friends Soufian Maáoui on the bass guitar. Since then we released our second album ”The Great Divine” earlier this year. The album has been very well received by international rock press so it feels really good for us right now!

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COMEBACKSTAGE:
Who’s part of the band?

Marcus Johansson:
Ludvig Turner (Vocals, Guitar)
Marcus Johansson ( Drums )
Soufian MáAoui (Bass Guitar)

COMEBACKSTAGE:
Where does your bands name come from and how did you came up with the idea for it?

Marcus Johansson:
I came up with the name Reach. We felt that it was a really cool name that people can relate to in a lot of different ways. Reach can mean different things depending on who you ask. In our case I guess it means that we are reaching out to do the one thing in life that we really love which is record and perform rock music.

COMEBACKSTAGE:
Where do you see yourself musically seen, what are your bands influences?

Marcus Johansson:
It depends on who you ask in the band, we all have different influences with everything from Chris Cornell, Alter Bridge to Judas Priest and Rammstein.

COMEBACKSTAGE:
How many albums did you release and how are they called?

Marcus Johansson:
Reach Out To Rock (2015)
The Great Divine (2018)

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COMEBACKSTAGE:
Which topics do you talk about in your songs?

Marcus Johansson:
Everything from personal experiences and thoughts to love and life.

COMEBACKSTAGE:
What are your experiences as a young rock band?

Marcus Johansson:
We have released two really good albums and toured a lot in UK and Europe. We are now aiming to visit the rest of the world.

COMEBACKSTAGE:
What are your goals with the band?

Marcus Johansson:
To make great albums and tour and make people happy with our music.

COMEBACKSTAGE:
Which song of your band should everyone know and why?

Marcus Johansson:
If you ask me you should have listen to ”Into Tomorrow” which is a really punch in your face hard rock song with an amazing chorus!

COMEBACKSTAGE:
If you could support any band on tour, who would it be?

Marcus Johansson:
Maybe Rammstein or Alter bridge ?

COMEBACKSTAGE:
What do you guys do besides making music? Do you have other jobs and if yes, what kind of?

Marcus Johansson:
Different!

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COMEBACKSTAGE:
If you should convince a young person to listen to rock music, which song would you show him/her and why?

Marcus Johansson:
Painkiller with Judas Priest, the best song in the world!

COMEBACKSTAGE:
If you could have a fantasy dinner with three persons of your choice, who would you invite?

Marcus Johansson:
David Coverdale seems like a really cool and friendly dude. Rob Halford and any of the guys from Rammstein would be super cool!

COMEBACKSTAGE:
Thanks a lot for your time! The last words are yours…

Marcus Johansson:
Thank you!

We really hope you like our latest album and if we are playing anywhere near you, come down to the show and hang out with us!!!! :)))

Na dann hoffen wir doch, dass es die Jungs bald hertreibt und ich die Einladung von Marcus annehmen kann. Ich jedenfalls finde sie richtig cool – ein bisschen frischer Wind aus Schweden schadet nie! Bleibt up to date und checkt ihre Homepage oder Facebookseite aus.

Eure Ornella.
Long live Rock’n’Roll!

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