|The song I just played is called "Zeef".
That's a Dutch title but you sing it in English. Why?
Yeah, the guy where we
recorded that -his studio- had at a given moment made his own playlist and he used to
write it as "Zeef" instead of "Safe". So, we held on to that,
the Dutch title.
I see. Because you have also songs in Dutch. Is there some kind
of philosophy behind it? That you do both songs in Dutch as in English?
No, not really. It comes the way a song is made. Sometimes we write a song in Dutch,
sometimes in English. It depends on the moment, the feeling we've got with the song.
Sometimes it's better to write it down in Dutch and sometimes it's more to the point in
Yeah. Like I said in the introduction you came forth out of The
Flight. Why exactly did The Flight end?
We played together for a while and the vocalist of The Flight wanted to do something
else and the drummer didn't want to go on either. We all we're through with The Flight. We
played the songs for quite a while. And we did the same concerts for a while. We were just
through with it. We wanted to do something else.
So Swirl was started in 1998. Early 1998 you already played as a
supportact with Guardian. How did you manage that?
Well, that happened by the way of others. They actually wanted The Flight I guess but
we were already Swirl. Yeah and so we ended up as supportact.
Great. That was awesome, I guess
Yeah, that was fun. Though, you don't have much to do with Guardian. We saw them. You
hear from the beginning what you are allowed to do and what not and that's it. For the
rest we had little to do with them.
Right. This spring you did Youthbox in Driebergen (in the
Netherlands). Tell us first for the people who have never heard of Youthbox what Youthbox
Youthbox is a festival for Christian bands. Especially for new bands to give them some
stage-experience. We were there once with The Flight and because it was a good experience
we wanted to do it again. It's just a great weekend with several bands. There are seminars
and several gigs. It's just fun to be part of that with other bands.
When I hear the feedback from Youthbox to Swirl, it sounds
promising. Youthbox is often seen as a steppingstone for bands to go to the Flevo Festival
but Swirl didn't play there. How come?
Right, I have no idea. Hopefully next year. I don't know why we weren't invited. But,
in fact, it doesn't matter because we're busy enough at the moment. Perhaps next year?
But you have contacts with the organization?
Yeah, we keep contacts with them.
Okay. Something else now. You made a demo-CD entitled In My Mind.
How are the reactions to it till now?
Till now very good. From the moment when we started sending the CD around till now it's
good. We're getting busy now. Yes and we get good feedback. So, you just have to make a
demo as a band to get gigs and that goal is reached.
Do you have plans then to record a more serious CD and release it
through a label?
Of course! (laughs)
Well, we have enough songs to do that but then you got to have the opportunity to do
it. Because you can release a demo independently but a real CD is just too expensive if
you do it independently. When we are going to do a full CD I want it to be high quality
and not demo-quality.
Yeah. Though this demo-CD sounds good for a demo. But hey, that's
my opinion. Okay, next week you're going to play in the Sky High Radioshow. What can my
listeners expect from Swirl?
Just a good concert, of course. I don't know exactly how we're gonna do it but I would
listen if I was you because it will be fun!