Here’s an excellent piece of energic and dramatic folk rock from the band Bernard et Bianca , hailing from Göteborg. It’s called “White Mountain Lies” and is taken from their new album with the same name, which was released earlier this year.
Suvi recently released her second single from her upcoming debut album (release Autumn 2013). The song is called “Bleeding For Your Love”; somewhat darker, stronger and with heavier beats than the predecessor, but still with a strong vibe of eighties’ pop á la Sandra, spiced up with some newer digital synth sounds.
Nina Wiemer, hailing from Malmö, released her EP “Processing Eleven” last month, her second record since the debut “Electrotherapy” in 2011. It’s singer/songwriter pop which tells her story about loss, abuse, relations and searching, which in spite of everything feels rather uplifting. Try out the song “Epilogue” from the EP here below.
Magnus Bergman has continued during Spring with his ambition to release a new single each month. I think he sounds quite comfortable in his naked, earhty sound which fits like a glove with his voice. The latest song is something as interesting as a duet with Gösta Linderholm. Yes, that Gösta Linderholm who recorded “Rulla in en boll och låt den rulla” which I think every Swede, born in the seventies or earlier, know well. The single is called “Drömmarnas Allé” and is an interpretation in Swedish of the Faces/Rod Stewart song “Gasoline Alley”, which Gösta also recorded in 1983. There’s some bluesy vibes in this song where I’m fascinated by how close their voices sound and note that Gösta is still going strong. You’ll also find Magnus’ March single “Gryningstid” (“Daybreak”) here below.
It’s been almost three years since Yamon Yamon released their excellent debut album “This Wilderlessness“, but now, in about a week, the next album “Uisu” will be revealed to us. Meanwhile, while we’re waiting, they have released the single “Sticks/Stones” as a first taste of the album.
I’ve written about Fredrik Jonasson’s electronica project Silencio Stampa before. The latest album “The Red Album” was released in 2011, but since then he’s also produced a row of singles and EP:s. A new album “Kalejdoskop” was launched in March, an album which I think takes a different route than the ealier music, and which appeals to me even more.
I’m wrapped in warm analogue powerful synth sounds with sweeping, beautiful melodies; music that breathes a lot of seventies’ and eighties’ nostalgia. He also spices things up with two smooth ballads with vocals by Jenny Gabrielsson Mare rand Compute respectively, where you can listen to the last one here below with “The Hours”. A great album and the best so far from Silencio Stampa.
Here’s a nice track from the hip hop band Anydaynow, “Interstate 22″. Well hip hop may be the wrong word for it, maybe it’s better to say soul-vibing rock with rap lyrics. They have anyhow created their very own pleasant mix, recorded, they say, in a shower room inside a an old worn building out in the Swedish woods, just a few steps away from the airport. The song is taken from their new EP “The Heartbreak” which was released recently. You’ll also find their debut single from last year here below, “College”.
I’m starting this week with Highmountain; acoustic singer-songwriter pop with a large dose of american folk music. Behind the project we find Axel Högberg, hailing from Stockholm and earlier singer in the psychadelia band Lynx and Me. This Spring he released the two-track single “I Will & Above You” where you can listen to the beautiful duet with Natalie Bergqvist “I Will, Will You” here below. His debut came last year with the excellent, self-made EP “Expectations On The Banyan Tree”, which you can taste here with the song “You Can’t Walk Down the Same River Twice”.