Empresses – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD: What type of artist are you?

E: The band has one big thing in common, they have their hearts in hard rock. Everything we do, we do with love for music. While we have a common thread in what we write, perform and how we act on stage, e  sometimes surprise with something unexpected and exciting


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

E: Patrik knew Emma, ​​Emma already played with Ida and Catharina, Patrik joined, and he knew Adam. All five tried to play together, and found a winning concept. Long story short;)


PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

E: All our inspiration rests in 80’s hard rock, to only choose a specific person or band, would be impossible. This is because there are a few grains of gold here and there.


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

E: One of our biggest dreams would be quite obvious to headline Sweden rock here at home in Sweden. The next goal is to finish our upcoming album, and then run a European tour. Hopefully with no covid left 😉


PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

E: Patrik is the mastermind behind the songs, and together we shape his basic ideas into our very own sound. Our songs take the listener on timeless journeys, and tell stories and times gone by, where power, love and trust were not to be taken for granted. Is it worth putting the kingdom before the self, or do you lose yourself along the way?


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

E: It’s all about knowing who has contacts where our music is appreciated. We are currently collaborating with a Swedish manager.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

E: Of course, it depends on what you mean by downloading. As an artist, you know the value of someone actually buying your music, and we can probably stop the dialogue there. But on the other hand, it’s great to have all the world’s music, one push of a button away, as long as the push of a button is paid for;)


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

E: Oh , thats a hard one, is it even possible to choose just one?


PD: What are some of your pet peeves?



PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

E: Getting a fanmail from Brasil, to know your music reached out to someone that far away, well thats big.


PD: So what are you working on at the moment?

E: As soon as covid is gone  and the restrictions disappear, we rush into the studio again to continue with our album. The next song in the production is a bit of our triumph card, and we look forward to sharing it with you all!


PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?

E: At the moment you’ll find our songs “Intoxication” and “Empress” on all music platforms. More to come!

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