Catching up – Rock with The Good Morning Spider, Chirping, Sentimental Pet and Hunt

June 13, 2014 at 4:47 pm
The Good Morning Spider

The Good Morning Spider

The Good Morning Spider – “Outergalactic” – album

I showed you some of The Good Morning Spider, hailing from Malmö, in February. In the end of March the excellent debut album”Outergalactic” was released, an album full of psychadelia influences and laidback, creative rock. Here are two songs:

Chirping – “Lux” – EP

Indierock from Chirping on the EP “Lux”. The song “The Abyss“, which I presented in the Autumn, is joined by three new songs. Here’s “Canary Wharf”:

Sentimental Pet – “Evil Mind”

Alternative rock from Sentimental Pet:

Hunt “Reset My Bones” (featuring Andrea Gibson)

The band Hunt, hailing from Göteborg, with the postrock-vibing song “Reset My Bones”. The song is based on a poem by Andrea Gibson, a poem she recites in the song. Video by Mats Udd.

Borlänge-pop, doom-folk and chinese postrock from Billy the Zombie Kid, Marigold, Sisilisko and Lerin/Hystad

April 8, 2014 at 6:12 pm


Billy the Zombie Kid – “The Blessing and the Curse” – EP

Billy The Zombie Kid is a band from Borlänge, who released the debut album “The Blessing and the Curse” a couple of months ago. It contains five songs with a melodic, alternative pop/rock spiced up with electronica, well a bit in the direction of The Killers. Here’s the title track “The Blessing and the Curse”:

Marigold – “Allt kommer bli bra”

The next band, Marigold is also from Borlänge. A month ago they released the single “Allt kommer bli bra” and last year the excellent EP “Och så kom regnet”. I can sense a part of The Killers here also, but here more in the direction of synth pop, as a melancholic, a bit eighties-like ambience sweeps into the room. Here’s the latest single together with “City Farewell” from the EP:

Sisilisko – “Waldeinsamkeit” – EP

I wrote about the duo Sisilisko, Albin Boman and Peter Engqvist, in the Autumn. Now they are back with the EP “Waldeinsamkeit”, an EP where their doom-folk music runs further into the dark woods to explore the mystique, nature and darkness. Here’s “The Woods” from the album:

Lerin/Hystad – “Mount Buzhou” – album

On the 25th of April the Swedish/Norwegian duo Simon Torssell Lerin and Bettina Hvidevold Hystad are releasing their debut album “Mount Buzhou”. The album title is taken from the name of a mountain in Chinese mythology, a mountain said to have supported the heavens.

The Chinese tradition also run through the music. In 2010 the duo travelled to Kunming in the south west of China, where over 1000 retired musicians gathered each day to play traditional Chinese music together. During two months they recorded this music, and later blended these recordings with their own instrumental music. Postrock and progressive rock meet Chinese traditions which create a very special atmosphere. Here’s one of the six songs on the album:

Read an interview with Lerin/Hystad on (in Swedish)

Ef – “Ceremonies”

November 28, 2013 at 4:39 pm


For those who know the post rock genre well, it may not be news that Ef, hailing from Göteborg, released the album “Ceremonies” a couple of months ago. It’s their fourth album since the start ten years ago, and they are often compared to bands like Sigur Rós, Mogwai and Explosions In the Sky. Here are two tracks from “Ceremonies”.

Ef’s site – on Facebookon Spotifyon Wimpon Raraon Bandcamp

Ioseb – “agartha”

November 5, 2013 at 3:10 pm


Ioseb leaves us alone in a small hut out on the northern highlands, where we can experience the windswept empty plains, while the winter i biting our cheeks. That’s where we start on Iosebs second postrock-sounding album “agartha” (I wrote about their first album here). As a whole it’s more dynamic than that where we get to hear everything from a desoletely minimalastic piano version of “Ack Värmeland du sköna” up to grand melodic crescendos. Here are two tracks:

Ioseb on Facebookon Spotifyon Wimpon Bandcamp

E321 – “Among the Trees”

October 18, 2013 at 12:28 pm


E321 is a trio from Västerås, whose music I’d like to place in the post rock domains, with some influences from progressive rock and fusion. Here it’s not about verse-chorus-songs but longer pieces of musical exploration of various moods around a certain theme. It’s mostly instrumental, but they add some thoughts with spoken word-like vocals. It’s music that grows with each listen as I get into the songs more and more. Listen for yourself here in “They Call Us Human” from their EP “Among the Trees”.

E321 on Facebookon Spotifyon Bandcamp

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