VOLBEAT Frontman: 'These Days, The Youngsters Have A Favorite Band Every Second Week'

VOLBEAT Frontman: 'These Days, The Youngsters Have A Favorite Band Every Second Week'

Finland's Kaaos TV conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Michael Poulsen of Danish/American rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT before the band's October 24 concert at Hartwall Areena in Helsinki. You can now watch the chat below.

Speaking about how the barrage of easy information in the Internet age has made the gap between audience and artist ever smaller, Michael said: "These days, the youngsters have a favorite band every second week, because everything is in front of them. They get all the information very fast. So I totally agree that there's not that many bands who have that mystique anymore. So what we are trying to do and how we feel comfortable about promoting ourselves is you don't have to do everything. People still need to figure out how to find a band or chase them. So there's a lot of offers that we get for television and commercials and a lot of different medias we actually turn down."

He continued: "We do appreciate the medias being interested in VOLBEAT, but, for us, it's not a must to do everything. We will concentrate on the music and being on stage, because then I also think that… I know how it is to be a fan. I would not like to see my idols every day on television or listen to them on the radio, because the mystique just flies out of the window. So we are trying to concentrate on why we are here, and that's because of the music — playing the music, being on stage, being on the road. And I think that's good for us; that's the way it works for us."

Poulsen added: "I'm not saying that other bands should do it like that, but I come from the old-school underground, and I remember how we were promoting ourselves; it was with flyers and tape-trading. You printed your old back-and-white posters and you were up on your bicycle and you put it up with glue and everything. I still remember those days, and there was just a different soul about it. So it is what it is."

VOLBEAT's new album, "Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie", was released on June 3 via Republic Records.

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).