Ahead of their upcoming European tour, we caught up with Pelle of In Solitude for a great little interview about touring life. See what happened below!
Thanks for the interview – can you introduce yourself and tell me a bit about the band?
In Solitude is a Rock group that aims to uncover and measure something conclusive, and has been doing this in various forms for nearly ten years now. My name is Pelle Åhman and I am the singer of that group.
Your European tour with Beastmilk and Obnoxious Youth is about to get underway – what are you most looking forward to about the tour?
I’m looking forward to that dark room of sound, body and vision. That room which at times leaves or sinks to more direct places, if the right tone is struck. I mean, when things are right I feel as though there’s a cluster that clouds the course of things apart from the moment we’re sharing. Those moments, in that circle, is the reward.
It’s a very special tour for us because it’s our first headlining tour in a really long time. This gives us far more time and space to really play for the people it concerns.
Is there any city or venue you’re most excited about playing?
I’m really excited about certain places we’ll go through, but when it comes to the venues and the music and so forth, you really cant tell where or when the most powerful nights will occur. Some of the best gigs we’ve done have been in really unexpected places.
What can fans expect from the upcoming shows?
A more proper and lengthy In Solitude concert, first and foremost. In a setting that is more in line with our point of departure. This is something that both the band and the European audiences have been missing out on for a long time, since we’ve mainly been opening for other bands when we’ve been through Europe.
What do you like most about touring?
Apart from the dark room I was telling you about, there is something that comes with the distortion of time and duty, as well as the general bypaths (both inner and outer) that gives you a different kind of access to yourself and your fellow travellers. If you’re in the right microcosm with the right people, it’s wonderful. I’m sure circus-life was similar a hundred years ago.
Is there anything you don’t like about touring?
Well, to tie on to my last answer; it can also go the other way around. If you’re in the wrong microcosm with the right people, it’s harder. There are consisting aspects of touring that I really don’t like, but if you have the right people with you you’ll be fine.
Have you got any interesting stories from tours gone by?
The general structure of a tour is quite inviting to strange things, so theres always something crooked at work. A bar set on fire which led to gunpoint would be one. Traspassing to go through an abandoned mineshaft would be another. Meeting Bhairava in the mountains of Oregon would be a third. I dont know. Theres too much.
If you could tour with any band, who would you choose?
The people we love and admire. This would be people and bands in our closest circles of friends and allies. Apart from that, maybe Cab Calloway.
And finally, what does 2015 have in store for In Solitude?
I’m not sure, but I’m worried.
You can find out more about In Solitude’s upcoming tour here.