Razorbats – Interview

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

PD: What type of artist are you?

R: A rock ‘n1 roll band, with hints of glam and punk.


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

R: Started in 2013. Released a few singles before the first LP “Camp Rock” in 2015 followed by intense gigging in Scandinavia and England, before a major change in line up for the “II” album in 2018. Been more or less stable since then and released “Mainline Rock n’ Roll” in 2021. Very well received and critically acclaimed all over the world, it was! But, the pandemic prevented us from doing much touring.. So, here we are; new single and new album “Hit Crazy” on the way!


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

R: Musical; Hanoi Rocks, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, Ramones, Slade, Sweet, Dead Boys, New York Dolls etc..

Non-musical; 70’s and 80’s action and horror movies, cartoons and videogames. Plus, we live in a country with very distinct seasons. So, the darker and heavier stuff tend to come around in the wintertime and the light, poppy stuff in the summertime!


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

R: A commercial breakthrough! Mainly because the world needs real guitar Rock n’ roll again! Hip hop and nonsense assembly line pop has been on top waaay longer than it deserves..!


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

R: Mainly guitarist Kjetil, but the whole band chips in lyrics, riffs and arrangements. Usually about partying and having a good time (booze and girls), but with a splash of angst and paranoia to even things out.


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

R: Through social media, where we try to entertain with small snippets of what goes on in silly short videos. We have a good label now and a booking agency who also does a fair share of spreading the gospel.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

R: Mixed feelings. It is certainly easier to get your music out at any level. But that means there are sooo much crap to wade through.. And full albums don’t get the attention they deserve, as people tend to just put the singles in a playlist. Personally, I buy records and cd’s.


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

R: School’s Out by Alice Cooper. I love the bratty rebelliousness of it and it is a timeless classic that resonates through the ages..!


PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

R: Huh? What are those?


PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

R: So far, the support gig we did for Offspring in a packed house at one of Norway’s biggest venues. It was also a true honour to support Michael Monroe a few years back!


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

R: The new album comes out on March 3rd, so we’re gearing up for shows and promotion around that!


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

R: Plenty of singles and all albums are on Spotify and similar streaming services. Albums and other merch are available on our website The new album will be available worldwide from most good record shops and websites.

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