Acid House Kings are like a huge smile from Sweden. With their next LP on deck for release, a new single on the loose, we shot some emails back and forth with Johan. He reflected on small themes like fears of dying, how to we learn to love, and why people don't (but should) buy their records. Follow us and them.
32feet: If you were stranded on a deserted island, which 5 albums would you have with you?
Acid House Kings: I'd try to get a nice emotional range, so it'd be something like: The Smiths "The Queen is dead," France Gall "Baby pop," Various artists "Labrador 100 - A Complete History of Popular Music," Tangerine Dream "Rubycon,"
Various artists "Mali 70: Electric Mali".
You intimated that this new album would redefine (or define) pop music? Can you flesh that out for us a bit?
It's the ability to include so many essential pop elements at the same that makes it special, so maybe "define" is closer to the truth than "redefine".
Do Acid House Kings have a band that you feud with?
It's so easy to laugh
It's so easy to hate
It takes guts to be gentle and kind
Over and over
If Acid House Kings were on a sinking cruise ship and there were only two life jackets, who gets them and why?
I have the biggest fear of dying of everyone in the band so I should definitely have one of them. Julia once said something like 'death is like a vague, distant thought'. Maybe she should be left without life jacket.
What is the one thing that people don't know about your band that they should never forget?
It seems they don't know you can actually buy our albums.
Listen :: Acid House Kings - "Are We Lovers Or Are We Friends?"
Listen :: Acid House Kings - "This Heart Is A Stone"
Listen :: Acid House Kings - "Do What You Want To Do"