danmarck – “Danmarck” EP

February 16, 2017 at 4:45 pm


Rickard Ahlgren has released his first official EP under the name danmarck. Here he continues with his grand-sounding furious rock he showed us in the Autumn on the single “Mayfire”. The garage is just a memory now as he heads out on the vast plains like a hurricane on the four tracks. He pushes his voice to the limit while melodic, alarming guitar lines sweep in over the soundscape. There’s something very direct and punk-like when he grabs a theme and just hammers on with an intense beat for two-three minutes, but you will also find traces of goth, alternative rock, industrial and other stuff. He writes that he’s found his inspiration to the songs from artists like Arcade Fire, Hurula, The Damned and Nirvana, influences he interweaves with his dark and ominous sound. Every song has its own character and you can listen to all four tracks here below and read his comments to each song:

Danmarck on Facebook – on Spotify – on Apple Music

About “All Hail”: “The lyrics are about various things, partly about the importance of being dedicated to something and partly about our need for a short-circuit of all IT, phones, computers and so on, “All we need is another short circuit”. Musically it’s inspired by Olle Ljungström and Hurula.”

About “Mayfire”: “It’s about that we are being confronted with so many choices. That these choice do more harm than good. For example if you’re buying a TV there are 1000 variations. There’s so much unnecessary stuff. The music is inspired by Arcade Fire and again Hurula.”

About “Sessala”: “Is there light in here?”. “About our insecurity when we have to choose (not TV:s…:)). Is there anything good with what I’m doing right now..?
Musically inspired by av Thåström, Kite and Nicole Saboune.”

About “Anavia”: “Be who you want to be and be a role model. Do good. Musically inspired by Nirvana’s “Endless Nameless” (hiddden track on Nevermind) and also Nine Inch Nails and Sex Pistols.”

Hundmänniska – “Ha d bra (dra åt helvete)”

February 14, 2017 at 1:41 pm


Lovisa Thurfjell knows how to tell someone to fuck off. The latest single “Ha d bra (dra åt helvete)” is that kind of song you would like to play when you’re so frustrated that smoke is coming out of your ears. But you keep it inside of you, mumble a “Have a nice day” and walk away. In this song Lovisa’s punk roots shine through in her new project Hundmänniska, and the band takes the opportunity to pour out everyhing they’ve got until they explode in a cacaphony, catches their breath and squeezes out the last anger in a finishing eruption.

Her album is scheduled for release on the 1st of March and this was the third single. I wrote about the first one, “Res dig upp”, in the Autumn, and later she also released “Inte längre” a more pop-sounding tune, which I have also added here below.

Hundmänniska on Facebookon Spotifyon Apple Music

Svart Katt – “Rosta sönder” EP

March 22, 2016 at 5:31 pm

Svart Katt

There are few thing that sets the synapses free like some raw, straight-on punk rock. Here’s a dose of that from Svart Katt’s new EP “Rosta sönder”, an EP which sends me some vibes of old Swedish punk from the eighties, with extra reverb.

Svart Katt on Facebookon Spotifyon Apple Music

From bluesrock to garagepunk with The Royal Ruckus and The OhNos

December 16, 2015 at 5:53 pm
The Royal Ruckus

The Royal Ruckus

The Royal Ruckus – “Wake Up” EP

The Royal Ruckus, hailing from Landskrona, released their fourth EP “Wake Up” in November. They serve a great hard bluesrock, where I especially fell for the first track “Let Me Tell You”.

The Royal Ruckus on Facebookon Spotifyon Apple Music


The OhNos – “Queens of the Underworld” EP

The OhNos launched their debut EP “Queens of the Underworld last month. It’s a quite fitting name for a record where they play an uncomplicated garagepunk which is quite irresistable. Here’s a taste.

The OhNos on Facebookon Spotifyon Apple Music

Rock Monday

December 7, 2015 at 4:32 pm
Lava Bangs

Lava Bangs

Lava Bangs – “Ouch”

The trio Lava Bangs called themselves The Volcano when they visited the blog a few years ago. Now they’ve released the debut single “Ouch” under the new name, a single with a punkish, riot grrl-vibing garage rock and a great, raw sound.

Lava Bangs site – on Facebookon Spotifyon Apple Music


Caviare Days – “More Than One”

Caviare Days serve us this song pearl on the their new single, “More Than One”. The psychadelic influences are still strong in their sound, well even stronger now in a vibe that feels more live and authentic than before.

Caviare Days on Facebookon Spotifyon Apple Music


Giungla – “Cold”

The Italian artist Emanuela Drei calls herself Giungla when she’s performing solo. The other day she released her debut single, “Cold”, a cool song based on her vocals, a raw processed guitar and a drum machine.

Giungla on Facebook


Jon Magnusson – “Dina drömmar”

Jon Magnusson has released the EP “Dina drömmar”, where the title track stuck in my head. It’s a charming song which reminds me a bit of Kjell Höglund.

Jon Magnusson on Spotifyon Apple Music

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