The Line of Best Fit had an interview with Benni Hemm Hemm, read it here.
Tell us a little about where you’re from: do your surroundings affect the music that you create?
I’m from Iceland. I think my surroundings – which are in fact Scottish at the moment – don’t have that much to do with my music, not at least the ones associated with the country itself. The language and the mentality is a bigger factor, and that definitely affects my music. I don’t know how to explain this without going on for too long, but the Icelandic language is very special and the Icelandic mentality is very straight forward and brutal, which I think affects all music from Iceland. Which doesn’t say anything about the sound, because ther is no Icelandic sound, but there’s a common ground in the approach to writing and presenting the music.
Benni & his band are performing tomorrow 27. January 2011 @ The Lexington, London
More Tour Dates:
28.1.2011 Buffalo Bar, Cardiff
29.1.2011 South Street Arts Centre, Reading
11.2.2011 La Route du Rock Festival, Rennes CH
12.2.2011 One Of A Million Festival, Baden CH
13.2.2011 E-Werk, Erlangen DE
14.2.2011 Blue Shell, Köln DE
16.2.2011 Musigbistrot, Bern CH (solo)
17.2.2011 Plug & Play Festival, Lyon FR (solo)
19.2.2011 Nordklang Festival, St. Gallen CH (solo)