Interview with Raygun Rebels, July 2011

Debut album out, tell us – what kind of feelings do that bring up in you?

Raygun Rebels – We are very proud that we could finally release our first album. The band was founded about 3,5 years ago and we played many live shows in this time; Now we are glad to give the fans something back for all the great moments we had in this time.

If you had to pick one song off the album that represent the essence of Raygun Rebels, which one would you pick and why?

Raygun Rebels – It would be “Bring me home”, definitely. It is a homage to one of the most important cities in rock' n' roll history – Los Angeles. It was the last song we wrote for this album. And we don't know why, but managed it to pack all the energy and emotions we had in these 7 minutes. Otherwise, it shows all the different facets of our music. Actually, that’s the reason why the album is named after the song.

If you had to state one emotion to describe Raygun Rebels, which one would it be and why…?

Raygun Rebels – Horny! Cause we always are…

Tell us a bit about the artwork and do you find cover artwork important?

Raygun Rebels – Yes, of course. It was our intention to have an artwork that looks like the music we play and the life we life. That’s why we chose this situation on the truck. It shows our favorite part of being in a band – the tour life. In the inside of our CD, you find the table of our rehearsal room with some significant things we collected while working on the album.

Who and what has inspired you musically?

Raygun Rebels – There are many different influences. But as you can hear one of the most important are Aerosmith, Guns 'n' Roses, AC/DC, Mötley Crüe and Led Zeppelin. Also, everyone of us is inspired by the other band members and the different styles they bring in.

Could you give a brief introduction to the lyrically ideas behind “Bring Me Home”…

Raygun Rebels – Most of Songs are about the good things in life, like girls and having a good time. All the songs were originally mentioned to be played live and to make a huge Rock 'n' Roll party out of every show of us. So we tried to keep this mood and put it on the album.

How did you end up with a name like Raygun Rebels, any interesting stories to tell?

Raygun Rebels – In the early days of the band, we had one hell of a party. So Dom had the idea of the name “Raygun Rebels”. We still guess it fits perfect to us, cause we want to bring some trouble the Rock scene of today and a raygun is the a pretty cool weapon to do it.

If you had the chance to pick your touring partners, who would it be and why?

Raygun Rebels – There many good bands out there to tour with. For example the Sex Slaves from New York or the Vains of Jenna. Or even Bon Jovi, but just to show him how to kick some ass ;)

What’s next for you, any tours planned, work on your next album…?

Raygun Rebels – This year we were touring through Spain and Slovakia. At the moment we are working on the second album and eight songs of it are almost done! But in October we will restart touring in Germany. Starting with a show in Berlin!

Thank you very much for answering my questions. Do you have any last rants for our readers?

Raygun Rebels – Check out “Bring me home” if you need some old school kick ass Rock 'n' Roll!

Raygun Rebels - Bring Me Home

Label: SAOL/H'Art/Zebralution



Danny Raygun - Vocals, guitars
Dom Raygun - Guitars
Pelle Ericson - Bass
Flick Rick - Drums

Bring Me Home (2011)


Interviewed by Kenn Jensen