Skånska Maffian – “Kom in och hälsa på”

March 13, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Skånska Maffian

I do have a soft spot for good old rock ‘n roll sung in Skånska (southern Swedish dialect), and that is exactly what Skånska Maffian offers with their latest release, the single “Kom in och hälsa på”. The song is a cover of Dan Tillbergs Swedish interpretation from 1979 (from the album “Gatstenar”, translation by Mats Zetterberg) of Rolling Stones “Get Off of My Cloud”, so you may recognize the song.

Otherwise Skånska Maffian, with the singer, guitarist and songwriter Miko Walldén in the front, mostly play their own songs, which you can listen to on their debut album from 2010. The next album is in the works right now, and hopefully we’ll see a release later this year.

Skånska Maffian’s site – on Facebookon Spotifyon Wimp

Kom in och hälsa på

Fox Machine

November 4, 2008 at 1:00 pm

Fox MachineI get a whole bunch of nostalgic vibes when I listen to Fox Machine. There’s a lot from the glam rock of the seventies and a lot also from the late sixties with groups like Lovin Spoonful, the Kinks and even more from Rolling Stones like they sounded then and in the beginning of the seventies. I think the songs definitely come up to standard in this context; great melodies, they feel unique and there is a good drive.

A spontaneous feeling I get is that this should be a great live band. And according to an experienced concertgoer like Jerry, it’s exactly what Fox Machine is. Read also about Helena Björk’s meeting with these nostalgic live feelings. (in Swedish)
I will definitely take the chance to see them live if I have the opportunity.

Enjoy a couple of songs by Fox Machine:

Comin’ Down In Shoreditch, Anyone?
The One I Used to Know


Edit 2/12 2011
The song “The One I Used to Know” has been recorded in a new version and will be released on an upcoming EP. Find more info on Fox Machine’s site.

Gusten & the Demens

October 4, 2008 at 1:52 pm

Gusten & the DemensIt’s fascinating how someone who’s born 10 to 15 years later, can catch the spirit of passed times and recreate it in his own music. Well, it’s exactly what the 18th year old Gusten does in the band Gusten & the Demens, even though he’s backed by a gang of older, excellent musicians. Among the demented you’ll find names like Peter Simonsbacka (lead guitar), Jan Lidström (bass) and Mita (backing vocals).

Gusten, the songwriter and band leader, is exploring the domains of the softer rock of the seventies, where a few parts of Jackson Browne is mixed with some part of Eagles, some showtime Rolling Stones a little bit of Springsteen and something from Jimi Hendrix. He is heading this with a voice that sounds surprisingly mature and that sits perfectly with the music.

The Someones

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