Blaue Blume

After riding the wave of success in 2013, with a new single and a portfolio of enthusiastic reviews, the guys from Danish band Blaue Blume bring their unique Indie sound to Berlin's very first Ja Ja Ja Nordic music night on October 9th. With music commentators reflecting on the influence of Nina Simone and The Smiths apparent within their sound, Wolf is excited to get to know frontman Jonas Smith, and ultimately Blaue Blume, a little bit better.
Wolf and Nordic by Nature present..... Blaue Blume 

What got you started?
A conceited desire to colour the universe, in a moment of feeling utterly bored.

If you had the chance to do a duet with one artist, who would it be?
Kate Bush. Her name seems to show up everywhere these days, none the less, she would without a doubt be the one. Although I’d rather prefer to be as anonymous as possible in her presence. An insignificant role as bongo-player on one of her tracks would perhaps be less intimidating… or maybe not. If I could fix her a cup of coffee once while in the studio, I would be forever grateful.         

Who would be your dream fan?
It feels already surreal that some people actually care for our work. So anyone who listens passionately and hums along with understanding or in ignorance is the best fan one could ever wish for.

Who was the last interesting person you encountered in the past 24 hours?
I had the weirdest dream of Death last night. I shook his hand and he took off his cheesy plastic devil mask. Unfortunately I simply can’t recall whose face I saw. We didn’t talk, but then again I don’t think Death does talk. He just smiles and points.  

What are your three favourite tracks at the moment?
Like to see you again - Lewis
Impregnable Question – Dirty Projectors
Shipbuilding – Robert Wyatt

If you could play at or attend any European festival, which one would be at the top of your list?
Iceland Airwaves seems pretty cool.

Do you have any weird rituals before jumping on stage?
We hug and try to convince each other how fun it’s going to be.  

If you had the chance to send a message to musicians of the future, let's say 2020, what would you say?
I would probably link to this video.... 

If you had the chance to send a message to musicians of the future, let's say 2020, what would you say?
I would probably link to this video.... 

What are you doing or where do you feel the most inspired/creative/radical?

When writing songs I feel really comfortable by my window during the outskirts of the day. Just before night turns into morning and day becomes night. That is where the world seems to live and die the most. That is when I forget to think and hurry up doing something unthought of.

Talk us through the best performance or show you've seen? Where was it and why was it so good?
I’ve seen a lot of great musicians play but I always get stressed out on not being on stage myself. A concert is not necessarily an enjoyable experience to me.    

Being a musician is an extra bonus skill, right? Tell us something that you're embarrassingly unskilled at?
I don’t know if it is. We are certainly clever enough to make people believe that it is. That must count for a skill. I’m terrible at math. Numbers in general really bore me.

How do you know when your work is finished?
It never is. Finishing is just a matter of giving up… you do eventually.   

What's coming up?
We’re playing live as much as we can while writing songs for our debut album, and having a lot memorable experiences.   


Blaue Blume play on October 9th at Berlin's very first Ja Ja Ja Night at FluxBau. 
They join Naomi Pilgrim (SE) and Alfred Hall (NO) both of whom will be joining Wolf for a chat in the lead up to the night. 
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