Indietracks interview #23: Bonne Idée


Formed in a Gothenburg basement in 2006, Bonne Idée are an unsigned band with a modest but promising output. They haven’t released an EP or album yet, and there are only a few songs on their MySpace page which are sung in Swedish and English. ‘Glassbåten’, which can be found on the Birdsongs, Beesongs… Volume A compilation, has an intro that sounds like it could have been lifted straight from Nico’s Chelsea Girl LP as the song has a wonderful melody and delightful accordion. ‘It Will Be Back’, soars with a delightful chorus sung in French complete with ‘ba-ba-ba-ba’s’ bouncing along until the songs end. They are playing a handful of London dates before Indietracks at the Goonite Club, Fortuna Pop and Twee as F….

Hi guys, tell us about an unusual place you’ve played a gig in the past
At the beginning of the year we played our song Glassbåten in a tram. Trams a bit of a symbol for Gothenburg, where we all live. For us it is the most common way to transport ourself. Here is the video:

Do any band members have any particular skills, hobbies or claims to fame you wish to share?
Olle, the bass player, works as a tramdriver.

What’s going to be on your compilation tapes as you travel down to Indietracks?
Abba – Dancing queen, Ted Gärdestad – Fånga en ängel, Håkan Hellström – Himmel blå, himmel blå, Steely Dan – Peg, Studio total – Oh no, El perro del mar – Coming down the hill, The Velvet Underground – There she goes again, Orange juice – Rip it up,

Thanks – look forward to seeing you at the festival!