My favorite Swedish artist is probably Ellinor Blixt. I run a small vinyllabel; Going Places and we got a tip about Bobby Baby and both me and the girl I run the label with was stunned. And we were so proud to have her on our first (and still our only) 7". Later, I also got to know the woman behind the alias and we've done a show together, also made some songs together and she sings on the song "Saved By The Bell" on my latest album "The Lake Acts Like An Ocean".
I've followed her musical progress with pleasure, besides the Going Places 7" (still available!) she also released the EP "Loves to Dance" 2006 on Red Letter Day and she has made all kind of lovely material available on her website. All with a blend of "real" instruments and electronic sounds. Ella's got a lovely and slightly odd voice and a tremendous sense for pop melodies. Since we first met she has moved to Berlin as well as launching a couple of new projects such as the band It's a musical and Bobby and Blumm and she has toured a lot. I have been waiting so much for a new physical release (though the free downloadable IAM-EP "The music makes me sick" is fantastic) but now it seems like the waiting soon is over. First up is a Bobby/Blumm-album on one of my favorite labels; Morr
* Ella, I know you're active in a number of projects, for an example Bobby Baby, Bobby & Blumm and It's a musical. I think your new band It's a musical is fantastic, probably the best you've done this far. Can you tell me a little of what you're into nowadays and also what the nearest plans are.
”Bobby & Blumm” have finished an album that will be released on the Berlin label ”Morr Music” on the 4th of April. I’m very excited because it’s my very first album release ever and I’m very happy with the result: songs, production, artwork and everything! It’s very thrilling and developing to work together with F.S. Blumm. I think he’s a genious in guitar playing and producing. In spring we plan to do some touring in Germany and Italy.
With ”It’s a musical!” we are just about to record an album, that will be released in early autumn. This will be the first time for me in a proffessional studio and I’m very much looking forward to get this experiance. We plan to make a wonderful pop album:) After the release we want to tour as much as possible! We love to play live and we know that we’re really good live:)
After I moved to Berlin 1,5 years ago and I met these wonderful persons to play with, the project ”Bobby Baby” has more or less fallen into a deep sleep, though I have toured quite a lot with it the last year. Instead I have been concentrating on writing songs for for ”It’s A Musical!” and singing in ”Bobby and Blumm”. This is what I always wanted; nice people to play with. I don’t know what will happen for ”Bobby Baby” in the future but for now I’m very much into these two new bands.
* You've been touring a lot. Which show of yours have been your own favorite and why? I myself love Italy. Do you enjoyed playing there?
I have played twice in Italy and both times were very nice. Or, what was the best thing about it was not the concerts but everything around it: travelling, see new nice places and people! That’s always awesome about the touring (when everything work out the way it’s supposed to, and it almost always did so far).
I have a favourite: the very first show I did in Berlin as ”Bobby Baby” in 2006. The venue was in ”Rundfunk der DDR” (a huge old building used in the GDR for doing radio). They told me that I was the first official concert there in 50 years! Nowadays they use it for recording symphony orchestras, since it’s brilliant acoustic in the hall. That was awesome! If I remember correctly I think around 250 people came.
* What are you currently listening to? Anything you feel special inspired by at the moment.
Since I got into the Morr Music family I have by curiousity been really enthusiastic about listening to the other artists on the label, which I like very much. Favourites are Guther, Seabear, Radical Face, The Go Find.
* We had a short-lived duo together, Liepaja. I get the feeling that you broke up our band as a punishment to me when I didn't dare to enter Tomas Ledin's dressing room (and say hi to him from you) at Storsjöyran Festival 2006? Could you confirm or deny this?
OK. I should have told you then but I was so furious. I’m sorry. But I really hope we can go on at some point, maybe after you moved to south of Sweden, where there actually are some possibilities to travel south in Europe..? We should at least record our perfect version of ”time after time”!
* I still have some unsold Bobby Baby 7"s at home. Do you have any idea what I could do with them?
You should keep them until I am a famous popstar and then you can sell them really expensive on ebay!
The Going Places vinyl EP. With two songs of Bobby Baby on one side and the US indie/folk-artist Daniel Smith on the other.