In support of the release of their new album Loopified, Swedish funk-pop group Dirty Loops will play Toronto’s The Opera House on October 27th. Consisting of Jonah Nilsson (vocals and piano), Henrik Linder (bass), and Aron Mellergårdh (drums), this power trio fuse jazz and funk to create pop “in a way never done before”. In our recent interview, we spoke with Dirty Loops about video games, classical music, practicing their duckfaces, and Justin Bieber — enjoy!
AMBY: Hello Dirty Loops, welcome to our website! Please introduce yourselves to our readers.
Dirty Loops: We’re Dirty Loops, a dynamite trio from Sweden.
AMBY: Congratulations on the release of your new album Loopified. What’s your favorite memory from the writing/recording process?
Dirty Loops: When the first song “Hit Me” was finished, that set the arranging process and the sound for the record overall.
AMBY: What influences can be found on the new album that might not be apparent to a listener?
Dirty Loops: Lots of classical music that inspired the arranging and the voice leading, like John Rutter, Rachmaninov etc
AMBY: When it comes to the title, what inspired you to call the record Loopified?
Dirty Loops: It came pretty natural, as that was the word used by everybody in process to explain the way we arranged the songs. A song wasn’t done until it was loopified.
AMBY: In support of the album’s release, you’ll embark on your North American Loopified Tour in October. Which items could you not live without while on the road?
Dirty Loops: Video games so we could bash the band loser (most likely Aron) and phones to practice our duckfaces for social media.
AMBY: Which other artists from Stockholm should our readers keep an eye on?
Dirty Loops: Our buddies “The Royal Concept” is a great band that everybody should check out!
AMBY: If you could trade places with another artist in the music industry for one day, who would it be?
Dirty Loops: Justin Bieber because then “Baby” and “Roller Coaster” would finally be our songs.
AMBY: Lastly, what’s something about Dirty Loops that nobody knows yet?
Dirty Loops: Aron always write music in his underwear, so the rest of us have been seeing a lot of that smoking semi furry body during the making of “Loopfied”
Thank you Dirty Loops, for giving us your answers!
Interview by Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout