D. I. G. Discusses Coming Together With All New Music!

Mixer uppers D.I.G. use a combination tactic of hard rock, metal, grove as a power trio band, whose time together has come together rather nicely. Since forming they have released a debut album, an EP, and new single, with even newer music coming real soon. Find out what else was discussed from the band below.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

D.I.G started back in 2013 at a birthday party for singer and guitar player Björn.  But instead of just talkin we actually went all the way with the band idea!  The first album was written pretty quick and recorded by the band itself.  After some touring around Sweden we decided to record an EP in 2019. After that we went separate ways with our drummer Elias Båld. Since this is a hobby (right now) life came in the way. But in 2019 Jonathan Lindström joined the band. Jonathan is a steady "born Ac/Dc" rock drummer. We Wrote and recorded our first music together and released the single "in the blink of an eye" during 2020. The band now consists of Björn Holmström-Guitar and vocals. Fredrik Bergqvist -Bas and vocals, Jonathan Lindström- Drums.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

The band name D.I.G came up during a Christmas beer fest. It was a joke for something that's is popular during Christmas in Sweden "dopp i grytan" in english that would be "dipp in the pot". Then we added the dots and the name was born.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

D.I.G is based in Karlstad/Bengtsfors. Out in the Swedish wilderness. the place is so metal that the postal code starts with 666! The music scene in Bengtsfors is none existing. There are some bands but no live scene. Karlstad is a bit better. But its a hard market for rock music right now. There are some local bands that we would like to recommend!  "Röda Hund" with our former drummer Elias. and Sole Syndicate.

4. How would you describe your style?

This questions is actually quite hard! how do we define our style and sound?

We heard a lot of things during the years, that we for example sound like Alice in chains.  I´m the main songwriter (Björn) and I listen to so much different music. I feel D.I.G is still evolving! There is a bit more classic rock element to the new songs but also some really heavy stuff! My dream is to get some progressive stuff into the mix as well! But I like that we kind of float around in the rock landscape. But the short answer is that our style is a mix of classic and modern rock.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We released the debut album in 2015, EP in 2019 and new single in 2020.  As things been evolving i find it quite hard to listen to the first album.  It got some good songs that we still play but also some songs that makes me cringe haha.  The latest EP was really fun. It was the last music recorded with drummer Elias Båld and has a more classic rock feel to it. The latest single "in the blink of an eye" is a modern rock groove track that I (Björn) really like! The upcoming music from D.I.G will be kick ass! we have so much fun material in the works! some super cool riffs, melodic and great! cant wait to start recording new material.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Yes we do! We have about 4 songs recorded right now that will be on a new album! hopefully this new album can be released in late 2020 our early 2021!

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We hope so! we love to get together and play live! We try to have a live show that's not just "play the songs like on the album", we try to incorporate some fun stuff for our audience as well! as soon as the new music is out we will try to go out and tour some.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

NEW MUSIC! that's the most important for us right now. write and record new music! We would also like to grow our fan base and get more followers on social media. It´s so rewarding to share and interact with fans from all over the place. :)

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

We are on Spotify and all streaming services as well as YouTube (www.youtube.com/c/digtheband)! if fans would like to contact us we are on Facebook (www.facebook.com/digband) .
We don't have so much to sell, maybe broken drumsticks from Jonathan" flismaskinen" Lindström. We do have T-shirts that are pretty cool! send a mail to digthebandsweden@gmail.com for that. :)

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

The "joy of music". We as a band have so much fun playing together and we hope the listener can feel that! We also hope that the first listen to D.I.G makes them want to hear more music!

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