Natalie Roots – “Kardia One” – EP

November 17, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Natalie Roots

The three members from the band Same Old Story have made a kind of reboot and resurfaced as the new band Natalie Roots. The foundation is still American punk rock, but it feels like they’ve had an energy injection and that they are ready to go carve out their very own path now, which can be heard in the furious starting track “Kommer vi behöva leva på det här” on their debut EP “Kardia One”. Four songs in English follow, containing the best and most inspired stuff I’ve heard so far from the trio.

Natalie Roots on Facebookon Spotifyon Wimp

The Dahmers – “Demons”

October 27, 2014 at 4:56 pm

The Dahmers

Punkish garage rock or garage-sounding punk. Whatever you call it The Dahmers, hailing from Bromölla, serves us a fantastic rock’n’roll riot on their album “Demons” which makes me turn up the volume some more notches and be carried away. A great album I didn’t know I really needed until I started to listen.

The Dahmers on Facebookon Spotifyon Bandcamp

Catching Up – Rock from Principe Valiente, LaDiDa, No Coda and more

June 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm


The Jamhouse Riot – “Hey You”

New strong single from The Jamhouse Riot, “Hey You”:

Principe Valiente – “Choirs of Blessed Youth” – album

Principe Valiente’s second album “Choirs of Blessed Youth” with beautiful post punk:

No Coda – “The Entire Cast” – album

After a bunch of great singles No Coda finally released their debut album, “The Entire Cast”. Here are a couple of songs from the album:

LaDiDa – “LaDiDa” – album

Attitude, humour, punk, energy and pop from Göteborg. LaDiDa released their debut album earlier this Spring. Here’s a taste of it:

Röjsåg – “Bring It On” – EP

Röjsåg with their rock’n’roll-punk-hardcore in Swedish. Here’s a song from their EP “Bring It On”:

Crooked Letter – “Crooked Letter” – EP

Emo rock from Crooked Letter:

Wayflower – “Stay a Little Longer “

Björn in the band Wayflower had just stopped using Swedish snuff (a kind of tobacco used in Sweden) and was att home feeling bored. He took his restlessness and abstinence and turned it into a video:

Tidens Ande – “Malmö/Min Stad”

Tidens Ande is underway with the new album “Ett slags under” and has released these nice tracks to tempt us:

The Propagandas – “The Propagandas” – EP

Here’s a taste of The Propagandas debut-EP:

Pop, lo-fi, Americana and punk rock from Suvi, Alice Boman, Karl Buhre and The Burglars

March 26, 2014 at 5:16 pm
Karl Buhre

Karl Buhre

Suvi – “Find You”

Suvi made quite an impression on the Internet last year with the single “Bleeding For Your Love“, especially on the music blogs. Now she’s back with the new song “Find You”; a song in the same spirit as before with eighties-influenced pop:

Alice Boman – “What”

Another artist that had her music played on plenty of music blogs last year is Alice Boman. Her dreamy, magical, simple home recordings in front of her piano hypnotized many of us. The EP “Skisser” was released in May 2013 and in June this year the songs from the EP will be joined with six new songs on the album “EP II & Skisser”. Here’s one of the new songs, “What”:

Karl Buhre – “Stealing Horses (Live)”

Now a live video, which is not too common here on Meadowmusic. We’ve heard Karl Buhre’s great voice before; in the band Alouatta and as a solo artist. Here he performs the song “Stealing Horses” live in a wonderful Sofar Sounds-production.
Since you’re reading this I guess you like discovering new artists. If you also like these kind of intimate live recordings I recommend to have a look at Sofar Sounds Youtube channel which is a veritable gold mine for this, with recordings from all around the world.

The Burglars

And now something completely different. It’s The Burglars who deliver plenty of energy and rock’n’roll in a couple of garagepunk-sounding songs. If you’re in Stockholm on the 2nd of April you can see the live on Kåken.

Indie, classical and punk from Old Amica, Other People, Up The Hill, On The Cinnamon and Hurula

March 14, 2014 at 1:19 pm
On The Cinnamon

On The Cinnamon

Old Amica – “Old Oaken Pond”

The duo Old Amica have been our guests several times before here on Meadowmusic. Now they are preparing to launch a new album, “Fabula”, on the 26th of March. “Old Oaken Pond” is the first glimpse of the album and beside their own special indie-sound there is a nostalgic vibe in this song, as the song title implies. A bit like if  Hotennany Singers made a comeback and started playing folk indie.

Other People – “Somewhere Far Away” – album

Other People is an alias for the composer Jakob Lindhagen and his solo project. His new album is called “Somewhere Far Away”, an instrumental album focusing on Jakob’s minimalistic piano playing. Every tone seems carefully devised in these melancholic melodies, which sometimes are accompanied by a gentle cello or an ambient pad. The ambience and the melodies make me think of Björn J:son Lindhs “Bilder från en ö” and of music from some of the Swedish TV-drama series.

Up The Hill

Up The Hill is a four man strong band, who so far have released an EP with six tracks.  I can’t come up with a band to compare them with as they sound so special. Both in the way they mix their influences and in the way they build the songs. The soulful vocals is a strong characteristic of the songs, but in the end I feel that the songs still have a strong focus on the instrumental parts, where I hear progressive seventies’ vibes, Dire Straits-guitars, blues and folk indie. Quite dynamic songs which build up a strong groove sometimes. Here are two of them:

On the Cinnamon – “Indecency”

When the songwriter Jonas Lindsköld told me about the band On the Cinnamon’s debut single “Indecency”, he also wrote that they sound like their band name. I scratched my head and started wondering if he was referring to “Cinnamon Girl”, because there are certain Neil Young-vibes in the song: the simple sound, the guitars and the touch of Americana. But no, I found the explanation further down in the mail; the bandname was a direct translation of the Swedish expression “(att vara) på kanelen” (an old Swedish expression saying that someone is a bit drunk). I’m not quite sure how I should interpret this either as the song is a charming, warm and close pop song with a certain sheen of unpolished indie. And it fits quite well with the sunny, early-Spring weather we have here now.

Hurula – “22”

Hurula is releasing another single from his upcoming album ”Vi är människorna våra föräldrar varnade oss för”. It’s called “22”, a punkish pop-melodic track with a great rough sound. I really like the chorus, and it’s the best song I’ve heard from Hurula so far.

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