With Phoenix’s Thomas Hedlund
By Heather Smith
I caught up with French band Phoenix’s Swedish drummer Thomas Hedlund at the band’s May concert at NYC’s legendary Apollo Theater. I asked him, what music he was listening to, and what made each track special. Here’s what he had to say.
"Such an awesome groove. I also love the sound of the drums, the hi-hat is perfect."
"Sweet shuffle in the hi-hat. One of my favorite tracks from last year."
"Just a really heavy, straight groove with a perfectly placed snare. And the guitar hook is lovely."
"Chris Bear is a really, really great drummer; one of my absolute favorites. He always leaves me inspired. His sounds are sweet and timing impeccable."Watch Thomas performing with Pheonix on "Saturday Night Live" here and here.