Last night, at Swedish synthpop legends The Mobile Homes’ 30th anniversary at Debaser in Stockholm, Sweden, Statemachine appeared on stage as secret special guests. Performing a cover of the main attraction’s signature single Something Better, this marked the first time Statemachine appeared together on stage in 10 years. And since they performed a newly recorded cover this also marked the first time the band have gone into a studio to record something together since 2003.
The band explains: “The Mobile Homes were a major influence on all Statemachine members growing up and one of the reasons we all got really serious about being in an electronic band in the first place. Before joining Statemachine Rickard Gunnarsson once opened for The Mobile Homes as part of EBM act Enemy Alliance, and in more recent years we’ve seen both business deals and friendships form between members of the bands. So when we were asked to make an appearance on their 30th anniversary that was a no-brainer for us, it was just a matter of quickly trying to whip the band back into shape and get up there on stage and try to kick ass, and enjoy ourselves and to celebrate this great evening with everyone else. It was great fun for us.”
Others who joined the party on stage last night were: Wolfgang Flür (ex Kraftwerk), Familjen, Martin Sköld & Markus Mustonen (Kent), Christer Sandelin, Swedish Dyke Vibes, Andreas Tilliander, West End Girls, Calle Dernulf – either performing on their own or together with The Mobile Homes.