Marble Mammoth have just dropped their brand new single ‘Higher Than The Sun’ and along with it comes a fantastic new video which we have been given to share! Scroll to the bottom to check out the new video but before then why not get to know the band first as we discuss their sound, where they are from and what they have planned!
Tell us who you are and what is your sound?
We call ourselves Marble Mammoth and we’re based in Stockholm, Sweden. We’re a band with our musical roots in the fuzzed out 60’s and 70’s sounds, but growing up in the noughties definitely puts its shimmer on our sound and influence our music.
We’ve all played in different bands and constellations most of our lives, but Marble Mammoth came to be when Tobias (singer and guitarist) and Marcus (drummer) met at uni. After a few late night sessions in the studio they quickly felt a musical connection. More members joined and within a few months we recorded our first EP live in a basement on an old analogue tape recorder.
Today Marble Mammoth consists of Tobias (singer and guitarist), Marcus (drummer), Emil (bass) and Andreas (keys and percussion).
What exciting projects have you got coming up?
We have a couple of more unreleased songs but we haven’t really decided how we will release them yet. We’re always on the lookout for new collaborations and different ways to do things. We think this music video is a good example of that. Corona has put a heavy lid on a lot of things within music, but looking at it from the bright side, we have more time on our hands trying out new stuff in the studio.
Where did you grow up and what music influenced you?
Tobias and Emil grew up in Stockholm and Marcus and Andreas grew up in Enköping (a small town west of Stockholm). Regarding influences we’d have at least as many answers as members. We all have slightly different musical backgrounds, but some big shared influences we had growing up were classic bands such as Led Zeppelin, The Clash, Blue Cheer, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The stooges, and the MC5 (who particularly had an impact on our drummer, who’s former band got their debut record produced by bass player, Mike Davis and then toured Europe with the old Detroit rockers at their first reunion).
What cool places do you recommend to visit in your city (bars, restaurants, etc)?
The area to recommend for food, drinks, shopping and other pleasures is Södermalm. Our regular place there is a music bar called Yttons, located at Skånegatan 90. It’s sort of like a second living room to us. Two weeks ago we even played a semi acoustic live show there. It’s really not a big place so we had to stand in the bar while playing. Later that night we covered the windows there with white paper, put up a projector and had a secret preview of this video. Other than that, when we’re not interfered by Covid, you should of course visit the clubs that are still hosting live bands.
We love recommendations – what have you been listening to, watching, or reading recently?
Hmm, well… For now we have Ty Segall for the ears, The Irish series Normal People for the eyes and the book 1793 by Niklas Natt och Dag for the brain.
Finally, what was the last thing that made you swear out loud?
The obvious answer would be Donald Trump. He has the ability to make you swear out loud every now and then. He’s just beyond reason and we can’t imagine what words to use if he gets re-elected (they’re counting votes as we’re writing this, and it’s a f***ing thriller).
Interview by Alex Minnis