Janne Kärkkäinen, you´re back in music business, you´re ex-guitarist of Sunrise Ave. You´ve been thinking now a year, after getting fired, what you would like to do, so what is your decision?
Janne:At the fall I noticed that I´m like an ant, even if my anthill falled down I´m still building it up again. At the spring we noticed that we´ve done some great songs, why don´t we record them.
So you´ve done songs with guys from Poets of The Fall?
Janne: Mmmm.. yes.. Well let´s say that I came in to the kitchen with minced meat and potatoes and boys had chili and everything and together we cooked. Something like that.
You´r first single "Broken Promises" has been published. What do you say, what kind of music there is coming? Is this what it´s gonna be?
Janne: Yeah, the sound is something like that but this is little bit feisty on purpose. In theory songs are pretty different from each others.
I think that everyone is interested about what happened with Sunrise Avenue. Can you tell us on your own words what happened exactly?
Janne: Well... Let´s say that I still don´t have any clear information about it.. Our connection finnished then and and we haven´t been on touch ever since. It´s difficult to say what went wrong. Of course I have my own guesses. I don´t have anything concrete to say about it.
You don´t want to say any hypothesis?
You are in court fighting about this. Why?
Janne: I think it´s all beacause of that we can´t deal with this like we should. So we have to do it by the hard way. Let´s see what happens.
What´s your feeling about all your past with SA? For example have you listened SA after getting fired?
Janne: No I haven´t. Maybe it tells everything.
What do you think, can you be friends again?
Janne: Well at the moment it seems to be impossible... But I´m looking to the future. I don´t want to think about it.
Is "Phoenix Effect" more Janne Kärkkäinen than Sunrise Avenue?
Janne: Of course.
How about in online, where you should go? Of course to Suosikki TV but elsewhere?
Janne: Of course first to Suosikki TV but after that phoenixeffect.fi and myspace/phoenixeffectmusic.
I translated to one girl from SA forum so I thought that I should put it here too.. hope you understand my bad English