Sweden's The Orange Revival are a perfect blend of fuzz, guitar heavy choruses, and hazy '60s nostalgia. After releasing their first album Black Smoke Rising independently in 2011 the band spent a lot of time on the road before putting out their sophomore album Futurecent on Fuzz Club Records in 2015.

Sitting down with Eric, Christian and Mattias to talk all things Sweden, recording and what's next.

Who are The Orange revival, and how did you guys meet?

Eric: I started the band and then Mattias joined the band from the beginning. Then one guy called Felix joined and then Christian a couple months later. We switched some members so Mattias didn't play for two years

Mattias: I was out of the band for a couple of years and then came back.

Eric: And right now we don't have a drummer so we're doing drum machine shows but it's pretty fun. Probably going to find a new drummer.

How does coming from Sweden influence your music?

Eric: There's a lot of rain back home and it's very dark in winter.

Christian: You can spend a lot of time inside and create.

M: But also Sweden is a really musical country with a lot of great artists and a lot of great bands.

Who are some of your favorite bands from Sweden?

C: Some good bands are Soundtrack of our lives, Les Big Byrd.

E: And of course ABBA.

And what's the psyche/shoe gaze scene like over there?

C: It's grown a lot since we started.

M: There're a lot more bands now.

E: There wasn't many and it was mostly progressive bands, but not many psych bands.

You've been touring a lot between the two albums.

E: We've done three small US tours, and we've done a few shows here and there some festivals in Scandinavia.

C: We've done a few shows in the UK, London and Birmingham, which has been great.

M: Yeah the London show was really nice.

E: It was a Fuzz club festival, so a lot of the bands from the label played over the two days.

You did some tours in Europe with The Warlocks, White Hills and Spectrum, any stories you want to share?

E: I don't know, there are a lot of stories, I don't know where to start or if I should start. But from those shows, there were a lot of good parties.

C: The Warlocks shows were really good, they are a lot of fun and they like to party.

E: Spectrum were a lot of fun, they're a big inspiration, they've been really nice they even helped us start our car once when the battery died. Pete Kember's great, he helped us with mastering the last album and the single.

Am I right in thinking you recorded the second album in just 15 days?

E: We had some songs but most of it we recorded very quickly.

C: We had ideas and then we just said that we had to finish it and everyday we would go into the studio.

E: We had been playing a lot of them live but just never recorded them.

Do you prefer the process of making a song or prefer having it finished and ready?

E: It's fun to start working on a song and it's fun to finish a song. It's easy to not get motivated enough or get stuck thinking there's a million ways to do this.

You put the first LP out independently how was it different working with Fuzz club records for the second LP?

E: The process was pretty similar.

C: We didn't know we were going to release it on Fuzz Club until it was finished. We record most of the stuff ourselves and then sent it out.

E: We're trying to record a new album now but it's still kind of the same thing, where we record most of the stuff ourselves.

M: Eric owns a whole studio in his house now.

E: I'm going to try and find a different spot to put all the stuff.

Does that allow you guys more opportunity to experiment?

E: A little bit yeah. We just need to find a good space where we can set up the drums and everything. That's why we are using a drum machine, it's easy to make music and if you don't have the space to set up drums and record it. We can do it on a drum machine and then go to a different studio to record drums.

C: It's nice to have the time to play around.

Do you have a certain process in creating a new song?

E: Usually we come up with a guitar rift or a drum beat.

C: Sometimes you have an idea and we take it to the practice space.

E: We just jam something whilst we rehearse and that ends up becoming a song. Usually we record the guitar or drum beat and build piece by piece.

E: That's changed a little bit on the new album and the new songs we've recorded are a little bit different. Maybe a little more focused on melodies.

C: A bit shorter.

E: And more interesting I hope.

What influences you whilst writing?

C: We recorded the last album in November and for those couple of weeks it was dark and cold, which is why the album might sound a little dark maybe.

Do you normally write in winter?

E: If it's sunny outside, where we live then you can't be inside. You just want to be outside. Winter's easier to finish songs and record.

Is the artwork for Futurecent a reference to Warhol?

E: I was in California for three months. A friend and I went up to Joshua Tree. We spent the night there and had a really good time. He took that picture of just a half-eaten banana with his iPhone and some filter. I really liked it and said that's what we're going to use for the cover.

Then I looked at it the next day with new eyes and it still looked good so I just changed the colours a little bit.

It's funny that when I got the records I put them out on the floor and took a picture and then when I put them upside down Andy Warhol's face was there.

How's the next album coming along? And has the approach changed?

E: We've recorded 5 maybe 6 six songs that are kind of finished.

C: We moved further apart since the last album and we're now pretty spread out. We don't have the time we used to.

E: We'll see what happens, it's going to be fun to do something new on this record.