Artist Q&A

@JamminJavaMei's Q&A With Nina Persson

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Here's a quick Q&A Mei did with Nina Persson (of The Cardigans). Nina has a new album out and she's here Saturday!


Where and when was your first show? 

---I was probably 14 and it was Roxette (!) at the hockey arena in my home town Jonkoping. My friend and I stood up front and ate a ton of caffeine pills, we had heard that people sometimes pass out at rock shows.

What band/artist would you consider to be your main influence?

--- Neil Young and Dolly Parton. But those are really just two of many artists I love, but they both played important roles in my own musicianship.

What is one of your most memorable or off-the-wall touring experiences?

--- On tour in Japan, we came along with a Canadian archaeology student and climbed a holy mountain in the middle of the night. It was crazy spooky and we almost got arrested.

Favorite Food:

--- Corn on the cob when it's really sweet in late summer.

Favorite Drink:

--- Old fashioned.

If you were to have a film/movie based on your career, which actors or band would you select to portray yourself?

--- I'm often told that I look a bit like Kristen Dunst (or rather, she looks like me, I am older so I was first!). So she could maybe do a younger and fresher version of me!

What two words would best describe your music?

--- Doom pop