Meet Mikal, a 26 year old from Norway.
“I honestly have no idea why I made this playlist! Just to listen.”
What music did you grow up listening to as a young kid?
Britpop was at it’s peak when I first got introduced to music. My earliest memories are of listening to Oasis and Blur, happily unaware of the extent of their musical rivalry. I spent my adolescence listening to indie rock bands like Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Franz Ferdinand and the Courteeners amongst others.
What artist, dead or alive, who would you interview and why?
Paul Weller aka the Modfather. With the exception of David Bowie, I doubt you will find a more influencing figure in British popular culture. A trailblazer in so many different ways, Weller introduced me to the mod movement and inspired the creation of a bunch of other subcultures.
What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds in Brussels. Noel left the stage for half an hour disgruntled by the quality of the sound and concluded the gig by delivering a perfect and emotional rendition of Don’t Look Back In Anger.. I think I relived my whole childhood that night.
Name your top 3 favorite artist and why:
1. Oasis. I could easily have picked the Smiths, Stone Roses or Joy Division/New Order, but Oasis will always be my favourite Manchester band. They certainly do things differently there. 2. The Jam. The pioneers of the mod revival movement and the quintessential British band. 3. Kasabian. I’ve had the privilege of sharing a pint with guitarist Sergio Pizzorno. Kasabian is the type of band that only seems to go from strength to strength. It amazes me that these guys have never broken America.
If you were a singer, what current living artist would you like to collaborate with?
Miles Kane. Alex Turner will be providing the lyrics.