By: Victor Van Ommen
Camera: Martin Luyckx
Greenleaf is the heavy rock power house built around guitarist Tommi Holappa. We know Tommi best from the Swedish stoner rock trailblazers Dozer. What a band that is. The status of Dozer is left somewhat in the middle – will they or won’t they? – so until we know anything more from that camp we can jump on board with Tommi’s other musical endeavor, Greenleaf.
Greenleaf got their start around 2001. The band started out as more of a project than a band, never having a consistent line up but instead a revolving door of musicians borrowed from Dozer, Truckfighters, Lowrider, and probably every other Swedish band you know. As the years passed, the band got more and more recognition thanks in no small part to their powerful performances at our favorite parties.
I got to sit down with guitarist Tommi and singer Arvid after their show with Clutch and ask them a few questions about their past, their current state, and what they hope to see happen in 2016. You can watch that interview here:
Band info: facebook