It was on a cold winter’s morning a neon sign in Brooklyn had the two high school friends Thorben and Sune form Alcoholic Faith Mission back in 2006. As they traversed the Brooklyn streets they suddenly found themselves in front of a church, Apostolic Faith Mission. If you took out Apostolic, put in Alcoholic, they discussed, you’d have a pretty cool band name; for an alcoholic elixir is needed, just like religion is needed for the pious.
It took them six months to record and release the debut Misery Loves Company. It came to be in Thorben’s bedroom with a few sets of rules: Record only at night. The only light source could be that of candles. Consumption of alcohol was integral. And lastly once anything was recorded it could not be changed.