Newly signed on Rob Mules Records we took the opportunity to have a chat with Odd Erik Dingøyr from Me And You Va-Va-Voom. Read on to discover more of this Høyanger-outfit.
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 often describe our sound as a unique blend of 80’s and 90’s American and Norwegian hardcore, with a good dose of the 90’s alternative rock. MAYVVV is delicious-load-crashing-energy-music.
Your album is titled The Perfect Slot and consists of eight tracks. What can you tell us about the music and lyrics?
Well, every track is built on the same recipe; riffs, lyrics about pros and cons of deep rooted culture and attitude.
Bergen Lydstudio’s Dag Erik Nygaard has mastered your album. What is the story behind it?
We got in touch whit Dag Erik and connected. Bergen Lydstudio is a highly professional studio, and have a great reputation.
Tell us about the cover art of album and single? 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 and got his art education in California. He’s a talented and skilled artist – you should all go and check out his work. One of his latest project was called Fjord Monster. Which is a cool project.
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 Christmas rock show and have a release show in Høyanger in January. 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 other shows. We are always writing riffs and lyrics, MAYVVV takes no days off!
Can you tell us about your influences, bands you like?
MAYVVV draws a line to 1980. We can’t stand Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and those kind of bands. We are into the eighties metal; Metallica, Slayer and Twisted Sister, hardcore bands like Bad Brains, Fugazi, Beastie Boys and alternative rock such as The Pixies, Jane’s Addiction, PJ Harvey and NIN. That, plus everything in between sums MAYVVV up!
That’s all for now. Check out their coming single “No Days Off” (14 Dec) and album The Perfect Slot (11 Jan), and don’t forget to dig into their mixtape below! Fits your Christmas party like a glove!
Cover art by Daniel Longfellow
Follow them at this address: Me_and_you_va_va_voom