The Sickboy Method


FAULT: How did the name The Sickboy Method come about?
The name is actually from the movie Trainspotting. One of the characters is called Sickboy and he has a technique for going cold turkey, quitting drugs, and that’s called The Sickboy Method. My lyrics often revolve around the feelings of longing, love and despair, in different ways – so I thought the name would work. Besides that I just think it sounds cool.
FAULT: Describe your sound in 3 words?
Melodic, noisy and simple
FAULT: What is the creative process of your music?
The creative process can be very different for me. I can’t force myself to write a song, it has to come naturally and that’s often when I least expect it. I usually end up writing the music at night, though – there’s something about the night time that just sparks my creativity. You feel more secluded and alone. I sometimes find myself walking around all night just trying to finish a song. Our song “The Drug Walk” came about that way.  Other times songs come about when we’re just jamming in the band or while recording in the studio.

FAULT: Tell us about your musical background?
I actually didn’t pick up the guitar until 4 years ago, when I was 20 – so as far as playing in a band, this is my first real experience. When we started the band 2 years ago, we had a female leadsinger and I had no intentions of singing nothing but backup vocals. But when she left the band, and an additional guitarist joined, it just seemed obvious that I should sing. So I’ve been doing that for a year now, sometimes battling my shy nature a bit, but enjoying it bigtime aswell. As a kid I played the drums a lot and in my teens I was a dedicated rapper, playing at different venues mainly around my hometown.  The first Velvet Underground record was one of the main reasons I changed musical directions and started doing the stuff we do now.

FAULT: What are you working on at the moment?
We’re working on a lot of new songs and we’re refining our sound for live-shows and recordings. We plan on making an EP sometime soon and hopefully get a lot of gigs in Denmark, and maybe later on around Europe too – that’s a dream of mine.
FAULT: Who would you like to collaborate with?
There’s many! Well, from Denmark, I’d like to collaborate with Death Valley Sleepers, Ghost Society and obviously The Raveonettes. From London it would be great to do something with Black Market Karma and in Berlin I really dig The Virgin Tongues. There’re many I’d love to work with some day.

FAULT: What new music are you listening to?
At the moment I’m listening to The Black Ryder, Death Valley Sleepers, The Morning After Girls and The Asteroid #4. I’m also listening to a lot of other great and smaller bands from my hometown Odense.
FAULT: What are you looking forward to?
Well, right now I’m just looking forward to our next gigs and recording sessions. Then I’m looking forward to seeing The Black Angels live in Copenhagen next month, that’ll be huge!
FAULT: What is your FAULT?

I tend to be very impatient at times, I guess, especially with music, wanting to finish working on a song quickly, in order to move on to making a new one, instead of being more thorough with my songwriting. I get easily distracted J

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