Tinnitus Attacks: Your fans love you for the mixture of political slogans and personal songs. What can your supporters expect from the upcoming album?
Lukas Sherfey: The same! On this album we have 5 political/critical songs and 5 personal/love songs.
I like to mix it a bit, we're not only a political band, we are everything we want to be.
Tinnitus Attacks: The Movement had split up 2007, you put out a solo record, then 2010 the new start. When did you decide that it was time to start The Movement again? Why with new musicians?
|Lukas Sherfey (git) and drummer Kasper Rasmussen.|
Fotos: Daniel Drescher
Tinnitus Attacks: How has the „reboot“ of The Movement changed the songwriting process? Are your band members involved in it?
Lukas: Not really. But this time we recorded the album at the drummers place, and he mixed the album too so we were much more involved in the arranging process. And this time we agreed to make a new album every year from now!
Tinnitus Attacks: How did your musical career start? Do you remember your first guitar/band or whatever?
Lukas: I lived on a boarding school when I was a kid, and music was a great way to escape. My Rickenbacker is my first real guitar, and I don't have any other electric guitar. I only have one. I have played with a few bands when I was younger in the beginning only as guitarist.
|Lukas Sherfey says there will be a|
new album every year.
Lukas: I think it's a great movement, something that we support! I hope this economical crises can bring more people together.
Tinnitus Attacks: Your names suggests that standing still is not what you want. Where would you like to see movement, development concerning politics or economics?
Lukas: Yes that's right! My plan is to start a real movement one day, specially in East Germany. I hope with this record we can get more around to new countries.
Tinnitus Attacks: Some musicians say music and politics don't mix. You're obviously of the opposite opinion. What can musicians - there we have the word - move?
Lukas: Music is part of the cultural struggle and therefore very important, but of cause music can't change anything in it self. We can make some inspiration and we can help people who are doing something good!
Tinnitus Attacks: You're touring a lot. How do you kill time between shows? Do you like being on the road?
|Lukas Sherfey and bassplayer Chanda Chodavarapu.|
Tinnitus Attacks: What was the last book you read? What was the last movie you saw?
Lukas: The last book was by The Invisible Committee, the next uprising. It's about the uprising in France a few years ago. Last film was yesterday and it was The Dictator with the Borat guy.
Tinnitus Attacks: Thanks for taking your time!
Interview by Daniel Drescher. All rights reserved. Photos taken by Daniel Drescher in Winterthur, October 2011. More pics here.
For more information and tour dates, go to http://themovement.dk/live