What did you do in the last six months?
Björn: Six months ago, we were finishing up the “Internal Affairs” recording sessions, after that I’ve been writing songs for the next Soilwork album, listening to Stevie Nicks and exploring the Americas…
David: I’ve been busy rediscovering Side B of Toto’s Hydra album.

What do you’ve in your wallet now?
Björn: A signed photo of Brigitte Bardot, $1200 in cash and one of Waddy Wachtel’s guitar picks.

Why this name for your band?
David: It was Björn who came up with the name, but if you’re familiar with our concept and what we’re trying to achieve, it’s perfect. We want to bring back the classic feeling rock music had back in the 70’s, with all the decadence, luxury and total disregard for anything that might get in the way of the total classic experience. And flying by night is one of those classic things where you just feel that you’re on top of the world, going somewhere while still lost in the here and now. We’ve spent countless hours bonding over Born to Run or More than a Feeling, sipping on a Bloody Mary and travelling towards one more Arctic sunrise.

How much important is the image (look) for your band? Why?
Björn: The way we look isn’t that important, the important thing is the feeling we’re trying to convey, and the way the women we’re surrounded by look.
David: I think that’s a load of crap, Björn. We’re extremely conscious of the way we look. We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about it, and right now we’re trying to look like a mix between Led Zeppelin’s agricultural looking era around the time for their fourth album and Blue Öyster Cult on Agents of Fortune. In the future, we’re probably going to go a bit more Asian. Think Tommy Bolin’s Private Eyes album cover and the way David Paich looks on the inner sleeve of the Turn Back album.

Talk to me about the new album “Internal Affairs”. Are you fully satisfied?
David: We’re fully satisfied, since we achieved everything we wanted to achieve with these songs, under these circumstances.

Which is the highpoint of this album?
Björn: The harmony vocals on “I’m on my bended knees” in the middle section of Stella ain’t no Dove.

…And the lowpoint?
David: That the piano solo at the end of California Morning can’t just continue forever.

How long did it take for this album?
David: The actual recording took about 3 weeks all in all.

Talk to me about your collaboration with Coroner Records!
Björn: I’ve known those guys ever since I did vocals for Disarmonia Mundi a few years ago, and since then we’ve stayed in touch. When we first came up with the idea for this band, they signaled their interest right away, and they’ve been really supportive ever since. It’s the perfect label for a band like this, even if we’re a bit different from their other artists. They’ve given us the kind of complete musical freedom that’s crucial for this sort of band.

What’s your idea of perfect happiness
David: Sipping champagne on a Learjet on your way to a headline show at the Madison Square Garden.

Who are some of the bands you admire?
Björn: When it comes to classic rock, the usual suspects: Kiss, Boston, Whitesnake, Foreigner, Deep Purple, Steely Dan, Bruce Springsteen…

What song is in your head right now?
Björn: Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks.

Name 3 words that describe your band.
Björn: Enticing, pearl necklaces.

The best and worst quality of your band?
David: When it comes to the Night Flight Orchestra, there are no such things as best or worst qualities; it is what it is, like it or not. We like to think of it as a classic force of nature.

What’s the most embarrassing situation you’ve ever been with the members of the band?
Björn: If you truly believe in the power of rock’n’roll, nothing embarrasses you.

What’s the most ridiculous rumour you’ve read about the band?
Björn: None so far, but we hope that they will surface eventually.

Do you’ve a good reason to be in Behind Magazine?
David: I think that we have a good reason to be in any magazine covering popular culture, since I do believe that we’re filling a gap in today’s music scene. No matter if you’re a metalhead, a regular rock fan or someone who’s not even interested in music, you’ll still enjoy listening to “Internal Affairs”, since it’s the perfect soundtrack to making your life just that little extra bit more classic.

Something to add?
Björn: Buy our album, spread the word, so that someday soon we’ll be able to come to your town and bring you the most classic show you’ve ever seen!

 

Town: Ålabodarna, Sweden / Malmö, Sweden
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Night-Flight-Orchestra

The new album “Internal Affairs” is out! Check the website: www.coronerrecords.net