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Sunday, May 26, 2024

In Profile- Machine 85

 In Profile

Band Name: MACHINE 85 

Country: Sweden
Label: Self released
1. Let's start at the beginning then. When did the band form?
2. Hi, Jokke here from MACHINE 85. Ive always had this band living in my mind. I come from the old school rock scene. But after working as a guitar-layer and producer I wanted to for my dream band. Songs I had been writing on for a couple of years. I already knew it was gonna be a powertrio. And i knew exactly who I wanted in the band. My long time friends and players Ulf Wahlgren and Alfred Andersson. Me and Ulf met when we were 13. He had a slipknot T-shirt and I had a Metallica T-shirt. So the journey began. The three of us have worked together for several years, touring, writing etc. So we are already very close, both as players and friends.


2. Who's in the band?

Jokke Pettersson - Founder, singer and guitars

Alfred Andersson - Bass

Ulf Wahlgren - Drums


3. Were any of you in bands before?

Yes, We have been in the same bands a lot of times, Different styles. But we also have had our own bands separately. All there of us has also worked many years playing for a living. 


4. How would YOU describe your sound?

Gritty, Old school with a modern touch. Pure fun and energy.


5. What are your musical influences?

The old stuff like Purple, zeppelin, Sabbath and Metallica. But I also love some of the modern ones like Mastodon and Goira. 


6. What have been up to lately? any new stuff to delight our ears?

Yes! MAY 31 our brand new single and video lands everywhere. Be Sure you check it out:


7. How about live dates? What have you been doing and what ya got planned for 2024? We just signed with Deadfall management. We are working on tour dates in the fall and festivals. TBA!


8. Name something about yourselves that fans won't know

My Aunt is the late Marie Fredriksson from Roxette. I played on her last Solo Tour in 2014.


9. What's the most embarrassing moment you've had?

None. Im not ashamed of anything haha. Only look forward, not back. 


10. Do you have any superstitions? Any things you do before a show?

I have this unique thing that’s called a beer and a laugh. (Joke but true)


11. Are there any musicians or bands you'd love to work with?

Mastodon! Pantera!


12. Any final thoughts?

Thanks for having me, Make sure you check us out!



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