White Birches – “Dark Waters”

May 13, 2015 at 5:08 pm

White Birches

Today I’m going to recommend a listen to the duo White Birches’ new album “Dark Waters”. I have written about them before, and I think that they are one of the most interesting electropop bands who have come forward lately. The album certainly lives up to my expectations and adds more building blocks to the duo’s dark electropop, and I have added a couple tracks here below for you to taste.

White Birches’ site – on Facebook – on Spotify – on Wimp

White Birches – “It’s a Hollow World”/”The Hunting”

March 3, 2015 at 4:39 pm

White Birches

In 2013 the duo White Birches released two of the best electro pop songs that year, which eventually ended up in the EP “Stands of White Birches”. Now they are heading towards their debut album (release in April) and have started this year by releasing two singles, “Hunting” in January and yesterday also “It’s a Hollow World”.

Their dark electronica is if possibly even darker now, not cold and hard, but rather like the feeling of being inside a beautifully freightening and ominous fairytale where Fredrik Jonasson’ heavy synth sounds surround us and where distorted guitars whip up black smoke in the corner of our eyes, while Jenny Gabrielsson Mares vocals guide us like Red Riding Hood through the dangerous forest.

White Birches site – on Facebookon Spotifyon Wimp

Electro pop with Johan Reinhold, HvH, White Birches and a Square ska-rock blast

April 30, 2014 at 4:44 pm
Johan Reinhold

Johan Reinhold

Johan Reinhold – “Feel For You”

“Feel For You” is Johan Reinhold’s warm tribute to his mother, who passed away a year ago of cancer. Here you’ll also find the explanation to why Johan took a pause from the music, even though he was in the middle of the success with his songs, among them “Shoot Me Down“, which I wrote about. He writes that he went through a hard time and he yearned for the opportunity to be able to tell his mother how much she meant to him. He did this in the best way possible: with this song.

The song is also his way of picking up his music career where he left it, and is one of the two songs of the single “Closing Doors”, due for release May 12th. All net proceeds will go to charity to help fight cancer.

HvH – “Cause of Your Destruction”

HvH stands for “Hammar village heights” and is the name of a new indie trio from the outskirts of Stockholm. Their debut single is called “Cause of Your Destruction”, a hymn-like electro pop song, rather naked but yet grand. The song is also a part of a new election campaign album for F! (Swedish feminist party). It’s an album with songs from 65 artists, well known as well as less known artists, among them Robyn, The Knife, Nina Persson, Crucified Barbara, The Bear Quartet, Ane Brun and many others. A quite unique initiative in Swedish politics.

White Birches – “Stands of White Birches” – EP

The electro pop duo White Birches, Jenny Gabrielsson Mare and Fredrik Jonasson, promised us an EP this Spring, and now they’ve fulfilled that promise with the new four-track collection “Stands of White Birches”. It’s about dark, dreamy, beautiful melodies and with a sort of muffled electro pop sound. We’ve heard two of the songs before, and one of the songs “The End of The Line” was on my list of the best songs of last year. With the new “Take Me Dancing” they show us that their source of inspiration is certainly still there:

Square – “The Reversed Spanish Chair”

It’s been almost six years since I wrote about the band Square. They are now in the process of releasing their fourth album “The Reversed Spanish Chair”, and I notice that they haven’t lost any energy since the last time. Not the least, and they’ve been doing this since 1998, music that could be described as a mix of garage rock and ska with a turbo engine built into it. I’d even say that they sound better than ever.

I said that they were in the process of releasing the album, which actually means that they are releasing the album song by song; every other week a new track is presented until August later this year. So far they’ve shown us three songs. Here are two of them:

White Birches – “Stands of White Birches”

December 10, 2013 at 2:54 pm

White Birches

The duo White Birches, Fredrik Jonassson and Jenny Gabrielsson Mare, yesterday released another taste of the upcoming EP. “Stands of White Birches” is the name of the song, the beautifully ominous ambience breathes of Depeche Mode, and it seems like the high expectations on the EP, I got from the first single “End of the Line“, will be met.

White Birches on Facebook – on Soundcloud

White Birches – “The End of the Line”

November 11, 2013 at 6:18 pm

White Birches

We could listen to a collaboration between Fredrik Jonassson and Jenny Gabrielsson Mare earlier this year on Silencio Stampa’s latest album “Kalejdoskop“, where they made a song together. They liked the result so much, that they felt like they wanted to do something more than just a song. The duo project White Birches was then created, an indie electronic constellation where Jenny handles the vocals, the guitars and the piano while Fredrik takes care of the electronica. Their plan is to give us a taste now and then with some songs, and later in Spring to release a debut EP. Here’s the first creation “The End of the Line”, a very promising start indeed, with a dark, suggestive pop and a beautiful chorus melody.

White Birches on Facebookon Soundcloud

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