The Bland – “The Winners” video

April 14, 2016 at 12:29 pm

The Bland

I thought I’d start the day with a new folkrock single from The Bland. They have a history of excellent music videos from before, and this one is no exception. A fun interpretation of the lyrics and a quite catchy track.

The Bland on Facebookon Spotifyon Apple Music

Melodic Beauty from The Echo Field, Roadside Member & the Crouch and Micael Matias

January 26, 2016 at 5:47 pm
The Echo Field

The Echo Field

The Echo Field – “The Echo Field” EP

Behind The Echo Field we find the two friends Tomas Hellberg and Niklas Mellberg, who on their debut EP in the Autumn also got help from Billy Cervin (Side Effects) on guitar and Oskar Nylén on bass. The four songs radiate a happy, melodic powerpop with a strong breath of the sixties. I hear a lot of analogue warmth, characteristic chords and vocal harmonies that remind me of that era. I wouldn’t say it’s completely a retro album, though, as they have a fresh touch of their own in the sound and there are a plenty of other references with music from the seventies up to today which shines through. A debut album which promises a lot for future releases.

The Echo Field on Facebookon Spotifyon Apple Music

Roadside Member and the Crouch – “Somehow Psychadelic” EP

Here’s another excellent EP that was released in the Autumn. It’s Roadside and the Crouch’s third EP, where they present a wonderful mix of folkrock, Americana and pop. The melodies are contagious and Billy Lantz supply some great vocals.

Roadside Member and the Crouch’s site – on Facebookon Spotifyon Apple Music

Micael Matias – “Stockholm Syndrome”

Micael Matias is a singer/songwriter from Jönköping who so far has released a string of singles, where this one, “Stockholm Syndrome” came out a couple of months ago. He has a great baryton voice I like, which he gives some space in a folk inspired rock with good melodies. I also take the opportunite to add one of his earlie singles, “When the Winter Turns Into Summer”.

Micael Matias on Facebookon Spotifyon Apple Music

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