Fluffy Jackets interview in Classic Rock Magazine
The following excerpt is from an interview with journalist Geoff Barton at Classic Rock magazine:
Why Don’t You Smile is taken from the Fluffy Jackets’ upcoming debut album Fighting Demons, recorded at the historic 1950s Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee.
On the single Fluffy Jackets’ main man Helge Rognstad is joined by bassist Neil Murray (Whitesnake/ Black Sabbath/ Snakecharmer), drummer Robert Hall (Jerry Lee Lewis’ Killer Band) and guitarist Manny Charlton of Nazareth renown.
Fighting Demons features nine tracks, four of which were recorded at Sun Studio and produced by Manny Charlton. Five additional tracks were recorded at the Cowshed Recording Studio in North London. The London line-up features Fluffy Jackets regulars Jerry Bessent (bass), Nick Rhodes (drums) plus Neil Murray who is present on all but two tracks on the album.
Fighting Demons has been over three years in the making and comes seven years after the Fluffy Jackets’ well-received demo EP.
“A lot of stuff happened during that time period,” Rognstad explains of the lengthy gap between releases. “Marriages, babies, moving country, refurbishing a house, new jobs and writing songs. So if you really worked out the math, you’d be like… ‘You guys are moving fast!’”
Fighting Demons is released on March 1, 2014 in Europe and March 7 in North America via Cargo Records.