Backyard Babies – Genelec
Video produced for Genelec about Backyard Babies new album “Four by Four” and their approach to music. We meet Dregen for a short interview in their rehearsal room filled with rock and cartoon paraphernalia. We also glimpse of the band playing their new song “Thirteen or Nothing”. After the release of their new album they been to Japan making a video for the song “Bloody Tears” and touring Scandinavia and Finland.
Backyard Babies is a hard-rock band and was formed 1987 in Nässjö. They released their debut album “Diesel & Power” in 1994. The band members are Nicke Borg – vocals, Dregen – guitar, Johan Blomquist – bass guitar and Peder Carlsson – drums.
Dregen talks about doing their own thing and not beeing able to decide if they are a punk-rock loving hard-rock band or a hard-rock loving punk-rock band. It´s over five years since their last album “Backyard Babies” and they are very happy with both the production and the new songs. “Thirteen or Nothing” is more riff based than a typical Backyard Babies song and have a really loud cowbell. There is no recipe for how they make songs, most of the time they just jam around in their rehearsal room. Even if somebody shows up with an idea for a song they always finish it together. The first demos get recorded in the rehearsal room using Genelec monitors and then finished in the “real” studio also using Genelec monitors. – More information about the band.
Genelec is a Finnish company that produces loudspeakers for professional music and studio applications. Ilpo Martikainen and Topi Partanen started the company in 1978. The first speaker model was first designed for YLE, the Finnish National Radio. Genelec is specialized in active studio monitors which means that the amplifier integrated into the monitor. They also have a new line of speakers SAM, Smart Active Monitoring that feature calibration to get consistent sound for different rooms. – More information about studio monitor loudspeakers.