Söder – “En sorgsen sång som gör mig glad”

October 9, 2012 at 10:42 pm


Söder has played earlier with bands like Inferno, Åka Bil, Tuk Tuk Rally among others. Now he’s in the middle of his solo debut with a single that was recently released, “Vad ska du bli?”, and an album, “Exorcism”, scheduled for launch later this Autumn.

The single “Vad ska du bli?” has it’s name from the first track, which is a cover of Ebba Grön’s song. He performs a new, more quiet and excellent version of the song, which he says is one of his favourite songs throughout the years.

Since I normally avoid publishing covers here in the blog, I chose to publish the second one instead, “En sorgsen sång som gör mig glad” (“A sad song that makes me happy”); a song that I think is just as interesting. It’s an exquisite combination with Söder’s calm voice, the Swedish sadness and a “sorry-that-I-kicked-in-the-speaker-membrane”-guitar, where the guitar rips the sweet melancholy in the song to pieces.  And it makes me happy.

Söder on Facebookon Spotify

En sorgsen sång som gör mig glad


September 13, 2012 at 1:17 pm


When two front figures, from two great bands I’ve presented before, decide to form a new band together, I get curious of course. It’s Joel Segerstedt from The Open Up and Bleeds and  Makkan Johansson from Saigon Sickness, who have started the band Hjärtattack (“Heart attack”) and have released a first single before the album debut later this year.

With Hjärtattack they return to their roots in punk rock, where they once started. The band name Hjärtattack was also the name om the first punk band Joel started, 13 years old. It’s clenched fists, bitterness and anger over injustice, hard lyrics and straight punk riffs. As a first taste they released the song “Överklassafari” (“Upper Class Safari”), where the title (I assume) is taken from campaigns at the start of this year, where bus trips in Stockholm and Göteborg out to expensive residential areas was organised, as some kind of sightseeing among the  upper class houses there.

Listen more to Hjärtattack on Bandcamp and follow them on Facebook.


The last single from Malte X

June 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Malte X

A couple of months ago the punk band Malte X sadly announced that they are breaking up. Since the start in 1999 they have experienced two albums, a couple of label deals, a number of singles and a lot of live shows. They finish in a neat way by releasing a last single, and you can hear one of the two tracks here below. They also treat every who wants the “Malte X – MP3-box” for free. The box contains all their songs and also a collection from the band Akut Slut, “Gröna pärlor 91-94”. If you want this box you can send a mail to them with the subject “Malte X – Mp3 Box”.

Listen more to Malte X on Spotify, Wimp and other services.


Uppgång & Fall

March 20, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Uppgång & Fall

The trio Uppgång & Fall (“Rise and Fall”) have taken their band name from the song with the same name by Ebba Grön, which you may have guessed. The punk rock they play has less in common with exactly that Ebba album, and more in common with the early Ebba Grön and the original Swedish garage punk.

To me they are a little like punk rock in a nutshell: Just pick up the instruments and go, we’re going to change this bloody world, be just who you wanna be and noone can miss the message when the bass player and singer Ella’s voice cracks in frustration and anger over the establishment.

In the beginning of the year they released their first EP which you can listen to on their Bandcamp page, and they plan to record an album in Summer. You can also find them on Facebook.

Inga Mirakel

John Duva – “John Duva”

March 7, 2012 at 3:12 pm

John Duva

The last time I wrote about John Duva, a little more than half a year ago, they were just about to release an EP, when they signed with the label Transsubstans. They changed the goal to release a full length album instead, and last month it was finally launched.

If you have liked them before, you will hardly be disappointed now. Here they perfect their route to raw, punk-influenced garage rock with lyrics in both Swedish and English, and you can listen to and download the song “Arbetsnarkomaner” (“Workaholics”) here below.

The album is available on Spotify and on Wimp and other services. Follow the band on their site or on Facebook.


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