Tim Schmidt – “Dog”

May 14, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Tim Schmidt

This spring Tim Schmidt released his third album, “Dog”, and it feels like he’s carved out his own americana niche. It’s an inspired album where he with a few tools pushes the borders by not “only” showing us beautiful finger picking, but experiments more with the backing and colours of the songs also with more instruments, overdubs and variations. It’s still stripped and naked and with his special, somewhat nasal Nick Drake-like vocals, but feels more spontaneous.

You can listen more on his Bandcamp page or on Spotify. Follow Tim on Facebook.


Vidar – “Yet”

March 2, 2012 at 5:03 pm


The trio Vidar, hailing from Karlstad, released their debut EP “Yet” last year. They serve an acoustic americana inspired by Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver, with nice vocal harmonies, earthy, simple arrangements and a bunch of good songs.

You can listen on their Bandcamp page or on Spotify. Follow them on their site and on Facebook.

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Six Figure Transatlantic – “The Owl”

February 3, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Six Figure Transatlantic - "The Owl"

Friday night is here and I aim to finish this week by helping you get a good feeling for the weekend. And for this I get help from Six Figure Transatlantic’s new album “The Owl”, which in fact is their debut album, even though they started already in 1999.

I wrote about the band a couple of years ago, and then the album was on it’s way, but you know, if you’re waiting for something good… And good it is, at least if you like soft americana, singer/songwriter and a nice retro sound. If you’ve encountered the band before, you’ve probably heard some of the songs on their earlier EP:s.

It was the singer and guitarist Mattias Dahl who came up with the name, Six Figure Transatlantic. Sick in fever, he read the name on a truck during a subway trip. The band was looking for an unusual name, it sounded sweet for them and they settled for the name. Afterwards it turned out that there weren’t any truck companies with that name; Mattias had misread the whole thing.

To listen to “The Owl”, you can go to Spotify or similar services. The band also has a Facebook page and a home page.

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