Q&A with Me And You Va-Va-Voom
New album is set to drop from the Høyanger trio! In the wake of White Awaits (out in April) a new single will be out this Friday. It’s time to check out what’s going on in the MAYVVV camp.
Who are Me And You Va-Va-Voom, and what is the story behind your band name?
MAYVVV is a hard rock band from the west coast of Norway, Høyanger. We started playing together in the early cold winter of 2017. We released our debut album last year and this is the next chapter in MAYVVV’s life. On the first album our sound was a unique blend of 80s and 90s American and Norwegian hardcore with a good dose of the 90s alternative rock. Well, I guess we’re still in the same soundscape, but the direction is more uphill this time. As always, MAYVVV is delicious load crashing energy music!
Your album is titled White Awaits and consists of 8 tracks. In short, give a presentation of each track: how it came about, lyrics etc.
Well, every track is built on the same recipe; riffs, lyrics about pros and cons of deep rooted culture and attitude. The whole vibe on White Awaits is colored by two snow-poor winters we’ve been witnessing.
OnCue studio and Bjarte Johansen has mastered your album. What is the story behind it?
Bjarte has produced, mixed and mastered the album. As some of you may have noticed he plays in MAYVVV. Bjarte is second to none. OnCue studio is a studio Bjarte is running with a couple of dudes.
Tell us about the cover art? Who is Daniel Longfellow?
Daniel Longfellow is a great artist that we luckily can call a friend of ours. He lives in our hometown Høyanger but was born in Washington DC. He got his art education in California. He’s a talented and skillful artist. You should all go and check out his work. One of his last project was called Fjord Monster. Which is a cool project. Dan is the man!
What’s in store for Me And You Va-Va-Voom the coming year? Any tours planned?
MAYVVV will be playing shows and promoting the album. We will play at the local Easter rock show, and we will have a release show in Høyanger in April. We will then play a double show, one for the youth and one for the old rockers of Høyanger. Then we’re booking festivals and gigs. We are always writing riffs and lyrics – MAYVVV take no days off!
Can you tell us about your influences, bands you like?
MAYVVV draws a line in 1980. We can’t stand Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and those kind of bands. We are into the eighties metal like Metallica, Slayer, Twisted Sister, and hardcore bands like Bad Brains, Fugazi and Beastie Boys, plus alternative rock like Pixies, Jane’s Addiction, PJ Harvey and NIN. That plus everything in between sums up MAYVVV!
Alright! That’s all for now! Don’t forget to check out Me And You Va-Va-Voom on your preferred streaming outlet. And check out their mixtape below.
Cover art: Daniel Longfellow
Band photo: MAYVVV