Thursday, May 21, 2009

Name the Pet



This girl is a babe and her music is jumpin'. Hanna is from Scandinavia and makes music under the name "Name the Pet". Hear the music here.
Even better watch this video. 






FTR:
Who is Name the Pet?

NTP: A little brat who discovered that by putting all of your energy into making music and clubbing you can both cure your anxiety and mend your broken heart.

FTR: Tell us a little bit about how the project started.

NTP: I've always been a quite creative person, I was terrible at school and just made stuff all the time instead. As a 15 year old I was scouted for a jazz school and got into singing. Then I moved to London and started clubbing. I guess the project has sort of been ongoing since I was born, it doesn't really matter what kind of music I make, the influences are always quite visible.

FTR: Do you collaborate with other musicians on the music?

NTP: Yes, I rarely produce my own stuff. Sunshine was produced by Anthony Whiting (produced some M.I.A stuff for Arular), he produced a few tracks for the album, I also work with The Sound of Arrows a lot and some other nice people.

FTR: We thought the video for "Get on the Bus" was fantastic. The cinematography, the color schemes, and the editing were really dope. Can you tell us a little bit about the director(s) and what it was like making it?

NTP: The directors are wicked people! One of them is called Fredrik Skogkvist, he's a fashion photographer who've I known for like two years now. I don't know what I can tell you without revealing his video making secrets but I can tell you that it took 7 hours to make, the only break we had was a 20 minute lunch break and that I just a week earlier had removed the cast from my broken arm !

FTR: You have great style. What is your favorite place to pick up new clothes?

NTP: My summer house. Everyone in my family dumps their old shirts and jeans there and for me it's just a treasure. The clothes are perfectly worn in and they're all from like the 90's and just suits me perfectly.

FTR: If space travel was affordable would you go?

NTP: No.

FTR: Will you always live in Stockholm, Sweden or do you plan on relocating?

NTP: I work a lot with London people, and I quite often feel a strong need to move back there. I've also reconsidered Paris and NY... so yeah, I guess I plan on moving, I don't like being in the same town for too long, I get bored easily.

FTR: What are your plans for Name the Pet?

NTP: The states.

FTR: Would Name the Pet come to L.A. for a show?

NTP: Definitely. I've heard you got great icecream over there :)

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