November 25, 2008 at 1:00 pm

SkumdumCould Skellefteå be the city that produces most bands with quality in Sweden? Well, Skumdum is another one of those. They say themselves that they are too much punk rock to be skaters and to much skaters to be punk rockers. In any case I think that they are perfect for a music lover.

Skumdum succeeds in a great way to combine the punk rock and rock with folk music (yes really), so that the result feels interesting and dynamic. I find influences in everything from Green Day, to Mano Negra. I also have a soft spot for the vocal adds, which makes it feel like singalong in the choruses.

The band sang in Swedish until around 2004-2005, but is now singing in English since they needed new challenges and also because they wanted to reach a bigger audience.

Skumdum has been around for 16 years and released 4 albums, where the latest one, “Two Sides of the Story”, will be released the 28-29 of November in Skellefteå. Below you’ll find a track from this album, “Proud Minority”, along with a couple of tracks from earlier albums.

A big disgrace:

Proud Minority
War Is Money

Skumdum on Myspace
Skumdum on Lastfm

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Cowboy Prostitutes

August 16, 2008 at 12:00 pm

I almost got beat up once, way back when, when I thought The Cult sounded glammy…I still think that Ian would be a great glam vocalist;-)…but I do not hesitate to say that Cowboy Prostitutes sound glam. And very wonderfully glam at that! The last time I heard this type of rock, at this accomplished level, was when I listened to Hardcore Superstars debut album.

Cowboy Prostitutes have recently released a new album “Swingin’ At the fences” that will be released in Sweden, Germany, Austria and Switzerland!

Listen and download from the new album:
Dancing On Your Grave
Pirate Town


Visit their web sites:


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(translated by Clint Hell)

Some Kind of Rubus

August 15, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Some Kind of RubusIf you enjoy getting happy – raise your hand! As a little help on the way, you can listen to the Stockholm based band Some Kind of Rubus. They offer folk music wonderfully mixed with rock! The vocalist Emil Gammeltoft is a former heavy rock singer, from the band Nerved. Having played rock for 18 years – and with a lot of folk music in his head – he started Some Kind of Rubus, with Petter Axelsson and Örjan Johansson, at the end of 2005!

And it is now time for Some Kind of Rubus to conquer the world. Their first conquest lies in the land of folk music, Scotland, where they have already received a lot of attention, e.g. in scottish radio!
Emil says that a Scottish tour is planned for October.

Listen and download:

Hälsa på hos Some Kind of Rubus:
SKoR on Myspace

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(translated by Clint Hell)

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