In the Autumn I presented a couple of singles with the heartbreaking tones from the duo Sveket. This Spring they have released their third single, “På flykt från drömmen”, this time as a duo between Magnus Olsve from Sveket and Ivan Ljungdahl.
Another band that has made an awaited comeback this Spring is the duo Club 8 with the new album “Above the City”. Quite pleasant electro pop indeed, represented by the three songs here below, which show some of the span on the record.
I’m trying desperately here to catch up with all the fantastic music I had in mind to present here on Meadowmusic. Here’s a band I haven’t written about before: Syket and their new album “Can You Keep a Secret?”. Help yourself to two great songs from the record.
The Gloria Story invites us to a great rock’n'roll-party on their latest album “Born to Lose”. I hear a lot of retro vibes from the thirteen tracks, most of all from glam rock and hard rock from the seventies, but also with some doses of punk in the spirit of Ramones. Try two excellent songs here below.
Music for love, dreams, and warm summer nights, the band Dorena, hailing from Göteborg, write about their new album “Nuet” (“The Present”). And it does feel summery in this instrumental, beautiful post rock where they mix old and new sounds, peaceful contemplations and grand post rock explosions. Taste a couple of tracks here below.
It sounds like an old cassette tape demo recording from the seventies or eighties by an English garage- or punk band. Often I find it hard to hear the lyrics from the somewhat can-sounding vocals. It’s straight, simple rock riffs without detours and extravagance. A combination I probably wouldn’t have chosen for my music menu if it hadn’t jumped into my inbox. But it feels good listening to this, and my foot starts moving with the rough guitar rhytms. And when the bass starts pumping with a wavy sound and is followed by the catchy guitar figure in “Trees Passing”, it’s time to surrender. The band’s name is Georgia Barbershop, the album “It’s Alright, It’s Okay, It Only Took Seven Years” is their debut and they are now on their way working with their second album.
Douglas Unger released his second full length album this Spring, “Old News”, seven years after his debut in 2006. If we’re talking genre we land in country rock and American rock land, with representatives like Ryan Adams and Wilco, but I’m also reminded of other icons like Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits and Bruce Cockburn. I think it’s a fine, fully enjoyable album where Douglas makes his personal mark in these well-trodden grounds. The sound is great: close, earthy and dirty, like if we we’re listening to him in a small club, and his voice, which has both ardour and authority, is like it’s made to live out in this music. Definitely one of the best efforts I’ve heard in the genre in the last years.
Emerald Park, hailing from Malmö, released the new EP “Black Box” last month. They continue on their path with their own brew of Magnetic Fields, Americana and indiepop, which we last heard on their album “Absolute Zero” last year. Listen here below to the dreamy, beautiful title track “Black Box”.