Trail of Feathers – “Love and Theft” – video premiere

March 3, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Trail of Feathers

Here’s a video premiere from the band Trail of Feathers and their song “Love and Theft”. The band has recently released the eponymous debut EP, an EP that impresses me. They write themselves about their various sources of inspiration and mention drummers John Bonham and Elvin Jones and artists like Portishead, Feist, Albert King and Shuggie Otis, which can be sensed here and there in the songs. To me the music seems to come right out from the British late sixties, the melting pot of rock, blues, psykadelia, pop and soul that gave birth to a number of genres and saw artists like The Yardbirds, Blind Faith, Cream, Traffic, Ten Years After to mention a few I’m reminded of here. It feels like the band have dived right into this bluesbased classic soil and picked out their own goodies, which they have developed in an exquisite way with a wonderful guitarsound and soul tinged vocals, topped with a delicious sense of melody.
Here’s the premiere video and below also three of the tracks from the EP.

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Wednesday rock with Danmarck, Vindstyrka12, Supralunar and Magnus Bergman

May 14, 2014 at 5:02 pm
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Vindstyrka12

Danmarck – “ole ola”

Richard Ahlgren and his Danmarck continue to deliver great, intense rock tracks. Here are the two latest ones, “ole ola” and “ali Khan”, where he thanks Wilco, new wave and Pearl Jam’s “Olé” in the subtexts to the first song.

Vindstyrka12 – “Ser jag er igen” – video

Vindstyrka12 is a band from Göteborg, led by the singer and songwriter Jon Lyster. As a taste of the upcoming album “För det du vet att du älskar” (release in June) they have released the single and video “Ser jag er igen”. And it’s hard to miss Jon’s anger in this song, a song that was written after he got robbed on his way home from a pleasant night out on the town. This is not only about the contempt for other people from the muggers themselves, but also about a chilly society where we shut our eyes and turn away from what’s happening right in front of us on the street. The song becomes a raging rock protest with a clenched fist against this. To me Jon is a new, fresh voice I’d love to hear more from.

Ironically the video was taken down after only a few days on Youtube. Youtube stated that the content was too violent and threatened to close Jon’s account, but he has uploaded the video again, as you can see below.

Supralunar – “Nine Candles” – video

The trio Supralunar have released a couple of singles while we’re waiting for their debut album, which is said to be scheduled for release in the Autumn.  We’ve heard the excellent “People Like Us” before and here’s the second one “Nine Candles” with a video that well reveals their sources of inspiration, as they dress themselves through the history of rock.

Magnus Bergman – “En riktig djävul”

This year Magnus Bergman celebrates 15 years as an artist and a few days ago he released the album “MB15” with 15 previously unreleased songs from his career between 1999 and 2014. Some of them come from his diligent song production last year, , but he serves us plenty of other samples from his career like for example this pop-pearl from 2005, “Duellera” and the newest track, the bluesy “En riktig djävul”. The last mentioned song will also be a part of his sixth solo album, to be released in the Autumn.

Emil Lager

December 17, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Emil Lager

Emil Lager, based in London, plays melodic country and blues on a Telecaster in open tunings, and also a steel-stringed Martin guitar is used for some songs. So far he’s released three songs, and his plan is to record his debut album now in January. Here are two songs.

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Old Kerry McKee – “Wooden Songs”

October 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Old Kerry McKee

Old Kerry McKee’s debut album “Wooden Songs” was released recently. It’s a broken, dark, desperate, tense blues and folk music where the sound is a part of the expression just as the vocals. I’m almost surprised how easy I can climb into Old Kerry’s world of sound after listening for a short while, and the nuances appears on an album that feels rather varied. Unfortunately the album isn’t available digitally yet, as far as I can tell, but you can listen to a track here below, plus watch a video of “Death, Oh Death”, recorded live.

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Robert Hill – “What Are We Waiting For”

October 18, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Robert Hill

Robert Hill was early caught by Woodie Guthrie’s music and it was natural that he soon also got to be inspired by others like Lightnin’ Hopkins, Reverend Gary Davis and of course the inevitable Bob Dylan. With Guthrie as the obvious guiding star these influences characterize his music on the debut album “What Are We Waiting For”, which was released this Autumn.

Brian Kramer, with his earthy blues fingers, has produced the album and guests on two of the tracks with his guitar. Besides that  it’s just Robert we meet, with his acoustic guitar and sometimes his harmonica, on the 13 blues and folk songs. I think it’s an impressive album where he, despite the distance in time and space, and with only 20 years of age, makes it feel so authentic, close and honest. Authentic meaning that it’s Robert we meet, his stories, feelings, frustrations and view of the world. Add to this an excellent blues and folk guitar and you have an album that is easy to get caught by.

I’m afraid I can’t find any listening links at the moment, but I will update as soon as they show up. Meanwhile you can taste the album in the two songs below.

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