Please introduce yourself in some words!
I am Markus Görsch, drummer of LIA. I currently live in Göteborg, Sweden, which is the home town of Love is All. Periodically I live in Brooklyn, USA too. My day job is radio journalism and sometimes I write for some magazines too. I used to be a guitarist, but when I was asked to joing Josephine’s and Nicholaus’ old band Girlfrendo as a drummer, I took up practice and gradually the drums became my instrument.
What are your plans for the band’s future? You just released a new album, right? Any concerts in Germany planned? Has your sound changed compared to your other LPs?
We have toured quite a lot in the US and played some shows in Europe too after this record but not Germany yet, because nobody has invited us… yet! We will try to write some new songs when we have time, and play shows if we can. The record sound like Love is All but it is perhaps a little more melodic than the first two? I don’t know, what do you think?
Have you ever played in Germany? Or have you been here and how do you like it?
We have played a few times in Germany… my fondest memories are from Hamburg where we have some good friends, and Leipzig cause it was such a nice club night. And great beer. We also played in Berlin, München and Köln. My dad is from Berlin so I know that town quite well.
What was your greatest moment with your band so far and what are your aims for the future?
Playing fun shows and seeing all the good energy from the crowd… and touring in Australia. All the great bands and awesome people we met on tour.
Which band or artist is heavily underestimated or overseen in your eyes? Are there any young bands you would like to introduce to our readers?
Cause co-motion is a band from New York that we toured a lot with but they never became very big or played outside north america. They wrote great songs, and were a very fun and impressive live band.
Which was the best concert you have ever been to?
Not sure…. Jonathan Richman perhaps? A lot of my best shows were underground heavy metal and punk shows when I was like 13 or 14, mostly local bands. music was exiting in a way then that I am afraid you just can’t beat.
Are there any movies, shows or books you like very much at the moment? Or probably a youtube video or special website?
I recently read The Green Man by Kingsley Amis, it is hilarious! And some different books by Swedish author Lars Gustafsson.
Countryside or citylife? What would you choose?
The cities in Sweden are sort of like being in the country, it is very green and mellow.. i like that.