When two front figures, from two great bands I’ve presented before, decide to form a new band together, I get curious of course. It’s Joel Segerstedt from The Open Up and Bleeds and Makkan Johansson from Saigon Sickness, who have started the band Hjärtattack (“Heart attack”) and have released a first single before the album debut later this year.
With Hjärtattack they return to their roots in punk rock, where they once started. The band name Hjärtattack was also the name om the first punk band Joel started, 13 years old. It’s clenched fists, bitterness and anger over injustice, hard lyrics and straight punk riffs. As a first taste they released the song “Överklassafari” (“Upper Class Safari”), where the title (I assume) is taken from campaigns at the start of this year, where bus trips in Stockholm and Göteborg out to expensive residential areas was organised, as some kind of sightseeing among the upper class houses there.