Pom Poko are an exciting avant-pop outfit from Norway. Here’s what Ola Djupvik (drums) and Martin Miguel Tonne (guitar) had to say about five song they chose to share with us, ahead of publication of our extended interview.[powerkit_row cols_nr=”2″][powerkit_col size=”7″]Ola: I think it’s like quite a varied bunch, or not. Somehow it all sounded a bit similar. We just picked one tune each, and then one extra tune for good measure. And I dunno, it’s music that we don’t necessarily play ourselves, but we’re quite inspired by. I think what they have in common was that they’re intricately arranged. Really good compositions and arranged for like a rock band. So I think that’s something that inspires us really with that. Our music is using a band format and arranging complex music for it.
And they all seem to be quite recent releases as well. Do you find you’re inspired by modern music more so than work from the past?
Martin: I think that was just a coincidence actually, the modernness of the music. Because we’re equally inspired by lots of – maybe not extremely old music, but everything from like the 70s up until now is a direct inspiration I think. And there are vast amounts of modern music that we’re not inspired by (laughs).