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San Jua – “Laid to Waste”

March 2, 2017 at 6:20 pm

San Jua

“The atmosphere of the night was caught somewhere in London, Düsseldorf, Chelmsford and Lund, cities that have been a home on various occasions for San Jua. ‘Laid To Waste’ takes us through the enigmatic rhythms of the night” That is what the Swedish-English duo San Jua write about their debut single. And they certainly manage to capture the ambience and vibe of a resting city, sometime after the last echoes of the nightlife have faded away and before everything wakes up again with the first rays of light. It’s suggestive and you’re alone with your thoughts but still with a comfortable and restful feeling inside of you.

San Jua on Facebook

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Marcus Norberg and the Disappointments – “Take It to the Grave”

February 28, 2017 at 2:13 pm

Marcus Norberg

If you’ve listened to the band YAST then you have heard Marcus Norberg sing before. As an outlet for songs that doesn’t fit into his other projects he has now also launched his own solo project, even though he’s backed up by band members from YAST, Nightmen and Mixtapes & Cellmates. Here he almost digs down into the dark tones of Nick Cave in a country-vibing ballad, which is brightened, though, by the shimmering ambience we recognize from YAST. I hardly wants him to quit his other projects but this definitely made me wish for more.

Marcus Norberg and the Disappointments on Facebookon Spotifyon Apple Music

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danmarck – “Danmarck” EP

February 16, 2017 at 4:45 pm

danmarck

Rickard Ahlgren has released his first official EP under the name danmarck. Here he continues with his grand-sounding furious rock he showed us in the Autumn on the single “Mayfire”. The garage is just a memory now as he heads out on the vast plains like a hurricane on the four tracks. He pushes his voice to the limit while melodic, alarming guitar lines sweep in over the soundscape. There’s something very direct and punk-like when he grabs a theme and just hammers on with an intense beat for two-three minutes, but you will also find traces of goth, alternative rock, industrial and other stuff. He writes that he’s found his inspiration to the songs from artists like Arcade Fire, Hurula, The Damned and Nirvana, influences he interweaves with his dark and ominous sound. Every song has its own character and you can listen to all four tracks here below and read his comments to each song:

Danmarck on Facebook – on Spotify – on Apple Music

About “All Hail”: “The lyrics are about various things, partly about the importance of being dedicated to something and partly about our need for a short-circuit of all IT, phones, computers and so on, “All we need is another short circuit”. Musically it’s inspired by Olle Ljungström and Hurula.”

About “Mayfire”: “It’s about that we are being confronted with so many choices. That these choice do more harm than good. For example if you’re buying a TV there are 1000 variations. There’s so much unnecessary stuff. The music is inspired by Arcade Fire and again Hurula.”

About “Sessala”: “Is there light in here?”. “About our insecurity when we have to choose (not TV:s…:)). Is there anything good with what I’m doing right now..?
Musically inspired by av Thåström, Kite and Nicole Saboune.”

About “Anavia”: “Be who you want to be and be a role model. Do good. Musically inspired by Nirvana’s “Endless Nameless” (hiddden track on Nevermind) and also Nine Inch Nails and Sex Pistols.”

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Secret Cameras – “It Doesn’t Matter”

February 16, 2017 at 2:10 pm

Secret Cameras

Secret Cameras, hailing from London, are warming up before the release of their debut EP with the second single from the record, “It Doesn’t Matter”. It’s a track that breathes of postpunk and alternative rock and which gives me plenty of Suede vibes. The song is quite intense, culminating in a massive sound explosion in the chorus, still with a sweet melody hook. The first single is also worth checking out. “Going Places” is a bit calmer and with the synths more in the foreground, but with the same dense, ambient sound and an ending where they pour in everything they’ve got.

Secret Cameras’ site – on Facebookon Spotifyon Apple Music

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Feivel – “A Die-Hard Piece”

February 15, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Feivel

Today Feivel, aka Elin Hörberg, serves the first taste of her upcoming album “My Mind and the Thunder Sky”, to be released on the 8th of March. The song is called “A Die-Hard Piece”, a song she wrote together with Peter Liddle from the English band Dry the River. It’s a pearl of a pop song which balances between melancholy and uplifting, sheer melodies and between inner turmoil and soothing certainty.

Feivel on Facebookon Spotifyon Apple Music

In the end of last year she also collaborated with the french producer The Last Port in a remix of her song “Home”. Here her organic sound meets his electronica soundscapes in an interesting blend:

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