The Jakpot interview
1.) Please introduce yourself!
(In german) .. My name is Neil.
(Back to English) I’m Joe, I’m Mark and I’m Matt.
2.) Please describe each other
Matt: Neil is honest and charming..
(During this question a girl came to give the band flyers for a different gig in cologne. Which is at the similar time as their gig but she promised free entry. *thumbs up*)
Matt again: Mark is a very nice guy! Talks a lot shit and is very sarcastic.
(Next break because Neil ordered 4 Kölsch in German)
3.) Why did you choose the name the Jakpot?
Mark: ..Because we had a song called jakpot and so we choose it for the band.
…and why do you write it without the C?
Mark: …because of symmetry (laughs)!! It makes it more unique!
(After this question we had a tough football goalkeeper discussion and the reporter attacked the lead singer with a pencil. The star survived. )
4.) When did you decide to start Jakpot?
Matt: Probably two years ago (suddenly a loud Goal scream from Matt). Mark and I decided to start it and later the other band members joined the band,
5.) When do you release the Album? You have just an EP right?
Mark: we don’t know yet. Maybe we re not telling you (Mark tries to look mean and angry) noo just a joke (laughs). We don’t know yet.
6.) Who writes the songs?
Matt: I do it.
So you are the brain of the band?
Yeeees I am.
7.) Where was the worst gig ever?
Mark: Probably in Cologne (laughs)
8.) Where’s your favourite place to play?
Matt: Well..on a stage? Haha it was in Halle in Germany. We like Germany a lot!
9.) What was the most embarrassing moment?
Matt: Last night…Neil played a totally different song or another day we played a gig and I got electroshocks of the microphone and so the sound-guard put a condom on tot. I was singing into a condom, it was horrible! I felt like Elton John!
(Again a short break for drawing angry elephants, girls and sandwiches)
10) Do you have any weird obsessions?
Mark: no sorry. We don’t have any weird obsessions.
11.) What do you plan for the future?
Matt: (laughing) To play a good gig. To go back to the hotel, to sleep…
Oh yes if it’s included! (Still laughing)
The Jakpot Mixtape Download Tips Deluxe!!
1.) So long Marianne - Leonard Cohen
2.) Alarm Clock - Rumble Strips
3.) Happy as Annie - Larrikin Love
4.) Once and never again - the Long Blondes
5.) Achey Brakey Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus
6.) Young folks - Peter Björn and John
7.) Rock ‘ n ‘ Roll - Art Brut
8.) Bakck in Black - Ac/Dc
9.) Paul Simon- Me and Julio down by the school yard
10.) Magnificent 7 - The Clash