Last Mile Interview

An interview with Jacob Bredahlz:

Please introduce yourself, tell me what you do in Last Mile, and how long the band has been together?

Hey, my name is Jacob Bredahl, and I swing the axe, write the riffs and sing back-ups in the hardcore band, Last Mile. We started the band in November 2007. It was Michael and I, who decided we wanted to make a new band that was more to the point than Barcode. We did 4 songs pretty fast and I already knew that I wanted Laurits to sing on the 4 songs. We recorded the demo in 1 day, and started sending it to people. Did a MySpace site and started getting good response. After a while we got a deal with a small German label, and we continued to make new songs. Recorded the album in 1 week and now it's out and we are all proud of the result. We play old school hardcore with a twist of metal. Punk meets metal or whatever you want to call it. Now that we have played shows we are more strong and feel like a unit. In the beginning we had to see which way it should go. But as said - we feel good and strong about the whole Last Mile thing.

Where is the band from and what is the hardcore scene like there?

We are from Denmark. I live in Aarhus. Our new drummer and our singer lives in Copenhagen, and Lennart, our bass player, lives in Odense. The hardcore scene here is small and almost not exciting, compared to Germany, Benelux and other countries.

Is there any story or concept behind your CD title "Last Mile"?

Not really. I mean there is some kind of symbolic stuff in it for us. I think the name fits to this: since we all played in lots of bands before, this could might be the band we walk the line with, and don't stop until we drop dead. And the guy on the cover is walking the last mile with us.

What do you know and think of Romania?

Actually it's one of the countries I have never been to. I would love to go there soon.

Who did the artwork on the new CD and how much input did you have on it?

One day I walked into a photo studio in Köln. And when I turned around I saw this picture hanging on the wall, with that guy's face. And in the very same second I saw the picture, I knew that this was going to be the front cover for the Last Mile album. I found out who took the photo, and it was a guy called Pascal Bünning. We talked about it, and he gave me the permission to use it. Christof, who I've been knowing for many years now, did all the rest of the stuff in the booklet, except for the live photos, which were done by our friend Peter. The guy on the photo is some dude, who Pascal met in the streets of Paris.

Is MySpace the great Satan of the 21st Century?

I guess it is in someway. I was never into the whole MySpace thing. I am a bit too old for that. I am into Satan though.

Where did you get ideas and inspirations for some of the lyrics on "Last Mile"?

Well, Laurits write all the lyrics, and it is very personal subjects. But still it's about everyday life. Things that happens to everybody during your life. Ups and downs - stupid people - and so on...

What are your future plans for Last Mile?

There are lots of shows in the future. All is being worked on right now. We have some festivals and shows around Europe in the fall, and then we have a tour in the winter, also in Europe. Then we do a Denmark Tour in February, every weekend all over the country. More on that later. So tour as much as possible, that's what we want. Then we will do an EP early next year. And then another full-length album fall 2009.

What do you think of this year's presidential election? Do you like any of the candidates?

I must admit that I don't follow the president elections. But I am happy that it is not in Denmark these things are happening.

What would you compare your music too, out of the varitey of bands out there?

Allways tough to do that. We, of course, think that we have our own sound. But I guess we play plain and simple hardcore. Like in the old days with a touch of harder sounds in it.

What bands have you toured with? Are there any that you would definitely want to tour with?

So far we have played shows with Madball, Wisdom In Chains, Agnostic Front. But those were just single shows. Right know we are playing a Denmark tour with some Danish metal bands: Mercenary, Raunchy and Pilgrimz. We would love to tour with Sick Of It All and Madball and the before mentioned bands. Would be great. But of course we are open for other possibilities as well.

Describe your music to an elderly church lady.

Hehe! Hhhmmmmm... Probably like a heart attack to her.

Any final words of wisdom, thoughts or comments?

I hope that you all will check out the debut album of ours. It's short, hard and to the point. No triggers, no samples, no fucking around with computers. And then I hope to see you all out there in the clubs in the fall 2008 and winter 2009. Thanks for your time and your support!

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