Puro Ruido: Hello! How's it going out there? Thank you for accepting the interview. Jesus Ain´t In Poland is a band we like very much, so it's a pleasure to have this interview.
S. Julli: Hi! I’m S.Julli, the singer. It’s a pleasure for us too!
PR: As I was finishing the questionnaire, I read about your bass player departure. Have you a replacement in sight? Or will you take time to choose the right bass player?
SJ: We had a discussion towards this matter, and it came out we actually prefer to go on as a three piece. We’re currently trying new settings for a different guitar sound in order to obviate the lack of bass lines. It however depends on which music we’re going to put out in the next future, if we’ll require bass lines, then we’ll manage to search a new bass player.
PR: What are you doing now? Playing live? Composing songs for the successor of "Freiheit Macht Frei"? Taking a break?
SJ: Since we don’t actually want to get a new bass player we’re going to fulfill all engagements, shows and terms confirmed before his departure, nothing changes, we’re going on as we previously did. By the way we play live, write new songs and do everything is meant to be done.
PR: We think "Freiheit Macht Frei" was one of the best recordings of 2012. Got good reviews? What comments received from fans?
SJ: Thank you so much, I’m honoured of your words.
We received good reviews and higher visibility than in the past, the album had a good distribution and promotion and we generally received a very good feedback by friends and fans.
PR: I think the last work is more varied than "Holobscene". More Groove, greater variety of arrangements, better ideas. Although I really like the first EP, "Freiheit Macht Frei" shows us an evolved and more forceful band. Do you believe that "Freiheit ..." is the next evolutionary step of Jesus Ain´t in Poland, do you think it is the record that had to be done?
SJ: The new album is more dynamic and varied than “Holobscene” and we worked harder on arrangements and sounds for this release. I feel it more aggressive and compact than its predecessor and a mature grindcore effort to date...I just believe it’s our grindcore manifesto so far.
PR: What about the beginnings of the band? What motivated you to create the band?
SJ: As of 2004 we met in order to set up a killing machine, the most extreme band in our area. We were all mutual friends with close tastes for extreme music and it came out so easily.
PR: The next year marks the 10th years together as a band. Did you think somehow to celebrate in particular way?
SJ: The best way to celebrate: to ride, shoot straight and speak the truth!!! (Cit.)
Just the same recipe: work hard, endure, be ourselves...a recipe for allday.
PR: What is your opinion of digital tools like Bandcamp, Soundcloud, etc? Do you believe it is essential to adapt to the changes that have occurred in the industry? Do you use these tools?
SJ: I think such tools are easy and useful, I mean: a band basic presentation usually consists of description lines/information together with an audio excerpt or a multiple songs choice. If you don’t have any music details you cannot get an overall impression, by the way tools like Bandcamp, Soundcloud or Reverbnation are essential for us as well for thousand bands in order to promote their music.
PR: How many tours did you do so far? The first European tour was beside 2 Minuta Dreka in 2008, right? Was there a particular audience that surprised you?
SJ: We just did a two weeks long tour in June 2009 with 2 Minuta Dreka that reached Eastern Europe, but the best gigs took place in Germany: great crowds, free food and tons of drinks, amazing organization and relaxed atmospheres, all the gigs there.
PR: On your Facebook account is appointed to GG Allin as one of your influences. I've noticed that there are many Grindcore bands that named the Great GG as fundamental influence. This led me to the following question: don’t you believe that GG has received more recognition as of Grindcore musicians than the current punk bands?
SJ: Well, actually grindcore is just a deformation of hardcore punk to its extreme peak, by the way GG received the due attention of the people supposed to care. GG is essential to measure your attitude and to display yourself who you are and how far can you drive your soul out of your ethics. Anarchy, utopia, freedom...GG is an icon, he was unique.
PR: Obligatory question: why they decided to put that name to the group? I saw your YouTube account called Habemus Napalm (as one of the songs from the first EP). Has it something to do with the name of the band?
SJ: Jesus Ain’t in Poland has multiple meanings you may find out.
1_Jesus in not either in Poland or nowhere.
2_ Poland doesn’t need Jesus as the rest of the world doesn’t (!!!)
3_ Jesus excluded Poland off his sphere of influence
4_Poland banned Jesus (and there’s no reasonable explanation for this act of misanthropy)
5_We attempted to deceive you all by claiming he’s not there but he actually resides in Olztyn
PR: Well, what comes up in the life of JAIP? Do you have immediate plans?
SJ: We’re going to play live often during spring and summer...we’re writing new songs and...we’re alive!
PR: Ok, the last question. If you had to define your own words what is JAIP live, what would you say?
SJ: A psychedelic tank straight to your face.
PR: Well, I think that's all. Hopefully one day we’ll see you live! If you want to add something, feel free to do it.
SJ: HOMO SAPIENS NON DURATURA CREATURA