Borderline Says Lots More on the Future and Music!


Eclectic blues rockers BORDERLINE have not one but four albums out and about currently. Each has a great variety of sounds, emotions and energies within each release. But they have released an all new single that was released this fall with all other new content currently in the works. The band then says a whole lot more about their music and future plans for the next year!


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

We are an eclectic Swiss band from Lausanne in the French part of Switzerland.

The band has 4 members - Marie at the violin, Greg at the drums, Ramon at the guitar and Laura the singer - and was born in 2013.

We have already released 4 albums.  The first two were electric albums and gave the band the opportunity to play a lot in Switzerland, around twenty gigs. The third one was an acoustic album that gave us the chance of crossing Swiss frontiers and starting a World Tour.    Our last album ETNIA, released in 2020, is an electric album and was recorded in part in Nashville at the Blackbird studio.

Our band draws its inspiration from the different musical cultures met during its tours and our musical identity is defined by original sororities mixing a variety of styles in order to make its public travel.

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

There is no connection between the band’s name and the psychiatric illness, but the name Boderline is linked with the concept of frontier. We like crossing the frontiers; geographical frontiers through our international tours but above all musical frontiers. We don’t want to be locked up in one style, we want to stay open and to integrate sororities from all around the world to our music. That’s what the name Borderline represents.

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

We are based in Lausanne, the French part of Switzerland. Regarding others local bands, we recommend you : The Two and Ignatius.

4. How would you describe your style?

We are an eclectic music band. We got our own sound but we always try to integrate sororities from other musical cultures in it : such as African, American, Argentinian, Spanish, Irish….cultures and so on.  On one side we want to find a great melting between our sound and other styles. And on the other side we want to take up technical challenges. I mean, when you want to play a guaracha but you don’t have all the typical instruments to play a guaracha it is a big challenge; that’s what we do and we like that.

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

As I said before, we released four albums mainly electric: WelKome released in 2015, Theatre in 2016, and ETNIA in 2019. But also an acoustic one Across the Rainbow released in 2017. We think that people can expect a nice travel through different continents and countries. A walk through a great variety of sounds, emotions and energies.

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

Sure, we worked on a new single during this summer called New Orleans, and it has been released on September 2020. You can find an electric and an acoustic version (with a cajon) of this new single. Now we are working on new singles, video clips, on our ETNIA’s vernissage and on our next shows.

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

We had the opportunity to play in a lot of countries and cities as : London, Madrid, Reykjavik, Prague, Copenhagen, New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Toronto, Beijing, Osaka, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Dubai, St Petersburg…. Last year we did an USA tour that took us along the road 61, the road of the blues, from New Orleans to Chicago…. 9 days, 9 concerts. We played in New Orleans, Chicago, Memphis, Clarksdale (Deep blues festival, Ground zero), Indianola (BBking club), Nashville……and we also stopped at the Blackbird studio to record part of our fourth album ETNIA. It was awesome to play in cities like Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans. These places have a particular bond with music and they are full of an incredible energy. The public was amazing so it was a wonderful adventure to be there and to share our music with it.  For next months, how you can imagine we will be in a period of expectancy, the sanitary situation complicate a lots of things. However, on November we will have our ETNIA album’s vernissage in Moudon, Switzerland and we are already working on new singles and videoclips.

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

We hope to be allowed to travel again in order to start our international Tour with the last album ETNIA.

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

We have a website:  www.borderline-band.ch . But you can also find us and follow us on social networks : Facebook: Borderline-CH or Instagram : borderlineband.ch. Finally, you can listen to our music on Spotify or Youtube.

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

That our music, the sororities we use, makes him travel from a country to another, all around the world.

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