Interview with Roger Houdaille of Ex-Norwegian
Where did the band name come from?
“Sketch” is so different musically from “Standby” — it’s almost like a whole new band. How many new bandmembers are there?
The influences are varied but you have a real knack for great dramatic melodies. I love “Mind Down” – where did the idea for that song come from?
Nina Souto sounds great on “You’re elastic over me” the track really stands out from the others. Any plans for more Nina on the next album?
What do you find works best for your creative process when bringing a song together? Does it evolve from jams, riffs, lyrics?
Tell me three musical heroes who inspired you.
How is the touring going in support of “Sketch”? Tell me about your best or worst experience playing live.
Best experience playing live is when the sound is great on stage. It allows us to really shine. It’s always a bummer to have an inadequate sound, especially for the type of material we play. I can’t really think of any specific best or worst experiences, but it’s always a blast when people start dancing or really getting into the performance.
I heard you are also working on a solo album. When is it coming out?
What’s next for Ex-Norwegian?
Cool. Thanks so much for the interview Roger.