1. Introduce us to your band!
Black Income is a solid style – alternative hard rock band (that’s how the media often describe us). We started out in 2011/2012 and our debut album ‘Noise Pollution’ came out in 2016, the same year we were nominated by Danish GAFFA for “The Best Hard Rock/Metal Release in 2016”, along with bands like VOLBEAT, PRETTY MAIDS etc. so was quite exciting even though we didn’t win the prize
Besides Touring in Europe through 2015/2016, we are now working on our next full album, and the first single is out now, and is called “Feels Like A Storm”.
The single was recorded at the Legendary “Medley Studios” in Copenhagen DK. With Soren Andersen (D.A.D / Mike Tramp / Glenn Hughes) as producer once again. We plan for the Album to hit the streets in the middle of 2018.
2. How did you guys start out?
Well, we have always played music, and we come from a long line of different bands, so actually it was Henrik and Lars who got the idea of starting Black Income back in 2011. We wanted to do a more powerful approach on the grunge scene, without repeating the history.
3. Describe your band’s sound.
We work very hard to make our own sound, not that we don’t like other grungy bands, but Black Income is something different, we have more edge than most alternative rock bands. So, when it comes to our sound, we’re tighter and more stoner oriented when comes to our riffs, yet also melodic catchy songs… so it comes down to a super grunge sound.
4. What influences your craft?
We listen to a lot of music, but bands like Queens Of The Stone Age and their way of doing rhythms inspired us a lot. Also, bands like Soundgarden, Nirvana and Stone Temple Pilots we love a lot… not that we aim to sound like them, we just love the punchy edge and the vocal harmonies.
5. What makes your band different? Why should people listen to you?
Try something new. Our music is often described as tight stoner grunge with a melodic twist. We aim to write interesting songs, and we really do our best to keep things new. Although we play a certain genre like grunge, we add some new flavours to the genre and we’re not here to repeat the past at any point, we really aim to do things our own way, and we put a lot of effort into creating our own sound.
6. When introducing people to your music, what song should I show them first? What is your quintessential track?
That depends on what mood you’re in. A song like “My Favourite Gasoline” is a kind of rough punchy riff, with a melodic twist… and people tend to like it.
7. What has been the biggest struggle in your career so far?
The only thing we regret to this date is signing and releasing our debut album with MIGHTY MUSIC. It started out good but in a couple of months it was clear to us that these guys just rip you off and nothing gets done right. So, we took matters into our own hands, and it’s only because we did so that our album got as much attention as it did. Now, we’re with TUBE IT – MUSIC and we keep 100% of our rights.
8. What has been the biggest highlight in your career so far?
That’s our debut album that we released in 2016. it got so many nice reviews way above our expectations. Looking back, it was really fun and scary at the same time, because we didn’t really know what to expect.
9. How bright is the future of your band – what are the plans?
Well, we just released our second single from our forthcoming album to be released this summer. The title of the song is “DRUG” and it’s in fact the right opposite of what you probably would think of the title, it’s more like an anti-drug, up-tempo rock tune for that matter. It seems everyone is on drugs these days, so we thought: hey, let’s do a song about how these stressed out weekend junkies look to us in public. We have a couple of gigs planed for now, but we will first start touring in the end of this year and start 2019… so the mean time head on over to Spotify and Youtube to check it out.
10. When all is said and done, how would you like to be remembered?
A band who honoured real played music and keeping music alive…