So this week Extra Mundane caught up with musician Balkan States, who is over from the
EXTRA MUNDANE: So can you start off by telling me about some of your influences?
BALKAN STATES: Sure, I was basically on holiday in
EXTRA MUNDANE: So do the influences end with the music?
BALKAN STATES: Well I’m touring in a caravan nowadays and when I’m not doing gigs I sell heather and pegs by the side of the road, basically I do anything that is a stereotype of Gypsy culture.
EXTRA MUNDANE: So what do you put your success down to?
BALKAN STATES: Well its weird because basically all I have done is take elements from the Romany music and lifestyle and have repackaged it in into a format that is acceptable to the wider general public. I guess in that sense I’m kind of like a modern day Elvis.
EXTRA MUNDANE: So what’s next for you?
BALKAN STATES: Well I’ve just been nominated for the Saturn Music Award for Innovation in Music, which is kind of ironic really. And then after that I’m off back to
Catch Balkan States this month at venues (and the odd car park) all over the