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   The Storm - Black Luck (2009)

The Storm - Black Luck
 01. Wall Of Shame
02. Honesty
03. Are Your Shoes Too Tight?
04. B.S.E. (Feat. Michael Poulsen)
05. Dominos
06. Herculean Task
07. Black Luck
08. Pass For A Lonely Person
09. 'Til The Day I Die
10. Death And Dust

The Storm is a danish Rock group composed of the former Swan Lee singer, Pernille Rosendahl, and her husband, the former bass player in Mew, Johan Wohlert.
Since the band was founded, The Storm has been one of Denmark’s absolute most renowned and talked about bands in both the media and amongst musicfans.
Their debut album has already sold platinum. And while nations abroad are curiously monitoring the band, The Storm is currently touring Denmark with nothing but sold out shows, quite an achievement for a band that has only existed since 2006.
During her time as a member of Swan Lee, Pernille Rosendahl developed her charismatic voice and electrifying stage presence. Whereas Johan chose to leave Mew in favour of spending more time with his family. This decision was made despite of Mew’s great commercial success, during which the album "And The Glass Handed Kites" had received remarkable reviews in all serious magazines and newspapers all over the world.
By the end of the summer of 2006, The Storm became a reality. Universal was chosen as the record label, and The Storm went to Arizona’s desert to record their debut album with the legendary producer Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, Guns N’Roses, Mötley Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne...). In February 2008 they released their first album, "Where The Storm Meets The Ground" including 12 thundering good songs.
The Storm’s brand new second album "Black Luck" is out now, electric, powerful and brilliant like a storm...

Interview with Johan Wohlert member of The Storm :

Johan Wolhert

S: When and how was The Storm born? 

J: We started writing songs back in 2004 when we were still in our previous bands. We wrote a song called "Lullaby" and thought it was so good that we decided from then on that we needed to do something with this new music. Enter The Storm.

S: Where is the name of the band coming from? 

J: We just wanted a name that would really fit the music. We wanted drama and grandness.

S: How and when did all begin with music? 

J: I started playing together with the boys in Mew when we were about 16-17 years old. It was such a great way of spending time together at an age where we were too old to play with toys but still need that element in our life. The guitars became our new toys. It still is!

S: What are the positive and negative sides of being a musician in Denmark? 

J: We get a lot of govermental support compared to a lot of other countries. This is good in general but it's also what makes a lot of creative people "lazy" in our country. They don't need to "want" it or fight for it as bad as artists in other countries and a lot of times it's this "hunger" that creates great art.
S: Do you feel anxious before a show?

J: Always have, always will.

S: What musicians or artists had an influence in your life and in your work?

J: I try to listen to as much different music as possible. If I have to mention some artists that have had an influence on the way I write it would be: Red House Painters, The Cult, The Pixies, Rammstein, and of course Mew.

SDo you remember what was the first CD you bought?

J: I remember the first LP I got was Eurythmics "Revenge" which is still a great album.

Eurythmics - Revenge    

S: Do you think the emotion is different between a song in English and in another language?

J: Sure, I love the swedish band Kent and they sing in swedish. It's pretty magical when they do this as I understand Swedish but it's not my first language which gives the music this exotic feel.

S: How could you define the music of The Storm?

J: Melodic, melancholic and massive.

S: Do you agree with Victor Hugo who said :"Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad"?

J: Ha ha, that's good! Melancholy has always been a real strong emotion in me. I have a tattoo thats reads "Born with tragedy in the blood" which is my own little selfcomment.

S: When you write a song you follow your heart, your brain or your hand?

J: I try to follow the song most of all. But I think all songs need heart above all.

S: What is your favourite song of The Storm and why?

J: At the moment I think "Death & Dust" from our new album is the best thing I've written yet. I just love a good anthem. You just can go wrong with a little bit of "Springsteen"! I always prefered my music "big". I love the fact that a song can embrace a huge crowd and make them all feel like they are part of something greater than themselfs. That's why U2 are the biggest band in world!

S: As musician, what is your feeling about Internet?

J: I think it's so full of opertunities. You just have to think up some great ideas.
S: What "Friendly Advice" would you give?

J: Try to think about other people before thinking about yourself.

S: You turned both into a darker side comparing to your previous bands Mew and Swan Lee, how can you explain it? Is it an electrical storm effect caused by the collaboration between two of Denmark’s best musicians and performers?

J: I think we both had always wanted to make music that was heavier and darker than what was possible in our old bands. It was the one thing we agreed on very early on, the music had to be dark, grand and melodic.

S: What do you think about the new album of Mew "No More Stories...", the first as a three-piece?

Mew - No More Stories

J: I think it sounds 100% like the 3 of them. They have made a great record. The mood of it actually reminds me more about really old Mew dating back to when we first started out and Jonas (singer of Mew) would sit alone all night long and come up with these really weird and wonderful songs. I think it has more in common with those very psycadelic early days, than the last two albums we did together.

S: What would you say to your son if he tells you he wants to be a musician?

J: Great! Here's your first guitar!
S: Can you describe what is a typical The Storm's day?

J: Writing music, emails, cooking and playing with the kid.

S: What are your hobbies aside music?

J: Football, I LOVE football, Chelsea FC is my team.

S: Are you venturesome person?

J: I don't know? I guess having a band with your girlfriend/boyfriend is a bit "crazy"?

S: Where would you like to play in the future, is there a place in the world you would love to visit?

J: South America, would be great! Japan is always great fun!

S: Are there any things, which you are afraid of? Do you have any fears?

J: Small men with big guns!

S: What is the best moment and best place to listen to your music?

J: Pump up your car stereo. This music makes you wanna drive your car!

S: As our website is related with Manic Street Preachers maybe can you say some words about them?

J: Cool band. James Dean Bradfield is a great song writer and singer. I did a tour of Scandinavia with them once and they were super nice to us. Very down to earth chaps.

S: I know it’s a difficult question, but if you would have to keep just one album from your CD collection what album would it be?

J: "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" by Genesis! Best album in the world!

Genesis - The lamb lies down on broadway
S: What was the last song you listened to before the interview? And, if you know, which one will be the next?

J: "Night Electric Night" by Deathstars...

S: Can you tell us the name of one French song, or singer, or band?

J: Phoenix. Cool cats...   

S: And say something in French?

J: "Cool chats"

S: What are your plans for the nearest future?

J: Playing live and getting a release in the rest of the world.

SAnd finally, what’s the most important thing in life for you?

J: Our son, no him, no me!

MANY thanks to Johan and The Storm for the interview!

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