Manne is the first guest blogger here at Meadowmusic.se. Normally he writes about music on his own blog: Mannolitos Musikblogg. (in Swedish)
The Federales is one of those bands that makes me wonder. Why can’t I find their CD in the record store? Well of course, it must be sold out. Why do they play at Fight Club and ACE instead of Circus in Stockholm? Well, it must be that they prefer clubs before bigger scenes.
My answers to these questions, though, are quite incorrect. The Federales consists of 5 girls that still go to high school, and they prioritise school. They are not in a hurry with breaking through. They will eventually break through. With all certainty. The Federales is that good. And it’s not without pride when I write that they are from Sweden, from Västerås to be exact.
The Federales play a catchy and fascinating indie rock, in the style of the rock bands that flourished in the fifties, the sixties and the seventies. But it doesn’t feel outdated, on the contrary, it feels new and fresh. Julia’s wonderful vocals is a big part of this along with great musicians. I’d like to say what my nice friend Lovisa said citing John: “It’s what all cool cats listen to and it’s what all cool younger cats will listen to when they get older looking for great music. Jag vill säga som min fina vän Lovisa sade när hon citerade John: “Det är vad alla coola katter lyssnar på och det är vad alla coola yngre katter kommer lyssna på när de blir äldre och ska se sig om efter bra musik. The music of Sweden is saved!”
I got to talk with Hanna and Lois from The Federales, and among other things we talked about what music they listen to and how it feels to be nominated for Rockbjörnen! Read the interview on my site: Mannolitos Musikblogg. (in Swedish)
Visit The Federales on MySpace to listen more.
Two songs with the Federales::
(This post was translated from the original post in Swedish)