Interview with: Belta 53 !

Band Interviews!

Belta 53 consists of :

Vocals/Bass: Jojo

Guitar: Jonathan

Drums: Anders

Where are you all from?

Jojo : Falkenberg, Sweden

Anders : Haurida, Sweden

Jonathan : London, UK

What year was the band started and how did you meet?

Jojo: – Belta 53 was formed in 2012. I had a blog back then and wrote something about how I missed playing in a band. Jonathan replied to that post and asked when we were going to play together. We decided to meet and one afternoon we sat and played almost all my songs on two guitars. He seemed to like them and we decided to find a drummer and start a band. Anders said that he could play the drums until we found someone else. But he`s still in the band and now we don`t want him to quit.

Photo: Belta 53

Have any of you played in any previous bands?



Jonathan: A number of constellations. A band named ROUNDWALK in the last millennium.

How would you describe you music ?

Anders: I think that someone else should do that
Jonathan: Jojo plays punk, I play rock, Anders plays pop  all at the same time.

What inspires you to do music?

Jojo: I get my inspiration from people I meet, or when I get angry, sad or extremely happy about something.

Photo: Belta 53

Which topics are important for you to use when writing lyrics?

Jojo: Something I think is very important is that all people are equal. And I want to write more songs about girls and for girls, not just about the girl as a victim but also as the girl who has fun and who does stuff she likes to do, not just because she`s told to.

Does Belta 53 have any bands/ artists it has gotten influenses from?

Jojo: We always begin with the song, the melody and the chords. We don`t try to make it sound in a special way. We just try to put the right sound to that particular song.

Jonathan: I try to think about what feels necessary for the song whenever Jojo comes up with one.

Which bands inspires you ,induvidually ,to make music?

Anders: I mostly got my influences from the 90`s indie and hardcore bands

Jojo: I got inspired from whatever band I like the most at the time I write the song.

Jonathan: I get influences from literally all over. I really like morphing them into something new or into places where they weren`t intended to be.

Photo: Belta 53

Is the musicscene in your city/country accepting to the kind of music you are playing?

Jojo: There are stages for both punk and rock, but they usually aren`t the biggest ones in the city.

Jonathan: Venues tend to go with the biggest acts, so you need to find a way to break into that one way or another.

What advice would you give to other bands and artists out trying to get noticed?

Jojo: Whatever we did to get your attention 😉

Anders: Play the music you want to play and have fun. Then you at least will have fun. Do you want to get famous you probably will have to play that kind of music that goes on the radio.

Jonathan: Use your inside and be true to that.

Belta 53 have released an full lenght album called För mej själv .
Here you can buy the album:

Photo: Belta 53

Do you have any plans for going in the studio and make a new record?

Jojo: We are currently making one right now and will release it in April.

On the album you have the song <Skuggor> ( wich also has a musicvideo on youtube , check it out! )

what inspired you to write/make that song/video?

Jojo: Sometimes I have really scary nightmares and I actually can have those dreams even when I`m awake. That`s what the song`s about. We made the video to get out online, so we just rigged a camera and started playing.

Belta 53 have been playing concerts reguraly , but did/do you ever expirience difficulties getting booked due to musical genre or on the stereotypes of how punk is portraited in the media?

Jonathan: That stereotype was what killed punk in the 80s! Punk is a mindset, not a performance.

Photo: Belta 53

Does Belta 53 have any concerts/tours booked for this year?

March 4th we are the supporting act for The Royal Air Force (DK) at Plan B, Tranås

We also have two gigs in the music competition Livekarusellen:

March 5th Musikaulan Jenny Nyströmskolan, Kalmar

March 12th Ungdomens hus, Jönköping

Jonathan : We probably have a release party when we release our second album, stay in touch for details!

Jojo: We love playing live, so we`re open to any further suggestions!

Any words for your fans out there?

Jojo: We love you and love playing for you! You mean everything to us ❤
Thanks to Belta 53 for this interview!

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