Dec 1 2015

Swedish Gold: Slowgold

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Amanda Werne, a super talented musician residing in Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden, is really something else.

Her Project Slowgold is pure gold. Dreamy Prairie Rock with Nerves from out of this World. The lyrics are like dancing poetry, that takes your mind to places you thought you’d never see again. Painting Pictures so vivid you can almost smell them.

The Music has references in 70’s rock, but feels so fresh and new that you’d Think that she has created her own genre. Her voice is in perfect tune with the poetry of her Music. The fact that she sings in Swedish only makes it even more personal and more intimate.

Having released ”Stjärnfall” in may this year, she now released her second album this year ”Glömska” . Sounds like a lot? I want more! I just can’t get enough of this.

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Nov 23 2015

New song: John Joseph Brill

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• Londoner John Joseph Brill left the capital and his heavy-rock-band past and moved to Liverpool in 2013 where he holed up with a pile of Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and David Bowie records. He found his true voice, a brandy-warm baritone that breaks us down. JJ got the soul-gripping ability to capture eternity with a lonely tune. Strong, emotional, beautiful.

Ahead of a new EP release due 2016, check out song The Grape and The Grain. Speaking about it he explains ”It’s a very personal song about loss. The loss of a lover, the loss of a future but at the same time its tinged with hope. That naïve, yet charming hope that maybe, just maybe if I don’t think about it for long enough then the fucked up thing might not happen.”


Nov 20 2015

Sofia’s on the move

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• 32 year old Swede Sofia Assarson is part of our local favorite band Castlewoods – together with Maja Fredriksson and Johanna Lannerö. A folk-indie kind of vibe, from Joni Mitchell via Kate Bush to Beach House.

The debut album was recorded at Studio Oodion, in classic Music A Matic’s headquarters in Gothenburg. Where both Håkan Hellström and Joakim Thåström been before. It was intense, nine days recording with Swedish snuff and late night whiskey along with studio owner Henryk Lypps homemade fish soup and technician Thomas Andréns endless patience.

– It was magic! Now we just wanna hit the road and play live. An album today is an expensive business card, a chance to introduce ourself to the world, says Sofia. Right now she lives in Berlin. Doing her thing.

– I write new material and network. Berlin is beautiful, to meet and jam together, sleeping on someone’s couch. I wanna make a living in music and there are no shortcuts. It’s about working hard.

Next thing for Castlewoods?

– We just got a tour booked in northern Europe through a booking agency and concept called Meta Projects. They chose us among a number of different bands and have a true love for Swedish folk-indie. It´ll be six dates in Germany and Amsterdam for starters, says Sofia.

3 short Sofiafacts

• Lives: Gothenburg & Berlin.

• Reads: Right now the latest books of Haruki Murakami and Patti Smith.

• Listens to: Gillian Welch, Katzenjammer, José Gonzales, Jessica Pratt, I Wish I Was A Fish.

Until the album arrives, check out this vid; beach-India-style.


Nov 17 2015

Exclusive: Patrik Jakubowski

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Patrik Jakubowski, who is normally found behind the bass in punkgrungerockers Riddarna, releases his first solo EP Ocean. Kentuckyseven is very proud to exclusively give you a first taste of the EP that’ll be out tomorrow November 18.

Ocean is a thing of nature. We join Jakubowski in his green mode. Forest and moss, river and sky. The smell of pine needles and resin thru the air. The acoustic guitar is there to guide us, a Fleet Foxes kind of vibe. Mezmerizing, hypnotizing.

The theme that pervades Ocean is a desire to be wild and totally unrestrained surrender to nature’s wild grip. The EP, which is co-produced by Bob Hund’s Christian Gabel, give promise of more shimmering songs around the corner. We, for sure, are spellbound.


Nov 16 2015

Jack Conman’s tune

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• Watch this guy Jack Conman do his debut single Misty Central (via Warren Records) in his own, massive way. The young Englishman – 18 year old! – is a phenomenally talented singer-songwriter who hammer out the songs on his guitar.

This track is the first taken from the upcoming debut EP Euphoria Springs. Enjoy!


Nov 11 2015

New Release: Josefin Öhrn + The Liberations

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Debut albums are always interesting. The sense of something that has been evolved for years… Erased and restarted. Anxiety and joy. Letting go of a dear friend. Showing the rest of the World what you are.

Horse Dance from Swedish Josefin Öhrn + The Liberations is no exception. This is an album that will keep you at your feet. The soundscape with all its darkness and electronic emotions is purely magnetic. I was hooked from the first note in ”Dunes” down til it fades away in ”Talk”.

This is an album that has this genuine feel of depth, integrity and overwhelming emotions. Josefin Öhrns voice must have been meant to do this, for ever.

‘Horse Dance’ was released on Ltd colour vinyl, CD and DL on 6th November 2015 (Rocket Recordings).

Listen to the first single, ”Take me beyond”:


Nov 10 2015

In the house: EXEC

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• Two years ago Troels Abrahamsen sat down in front the piano at home, after years of writing his songs on the computer.
”Since my childhood the piano has had a central role in my life. Therefore it was a success to be back at the piano and have direct contact with an instrument again. For me it became an opportunity to create something new and start over again”, says the great Dane.

EXEC is Troels Abrahamsen new solo project and The Explanatory Gap makes for a truly captivating first single. It is taken from forthcoming album The Limber Real, due for release on February 12, 2016.

This is Antony & the Johnson meeting John Grant having coffee with Tvärvägen drinking beer with Broken Twin walking with Angel Olsen listening to Possessed by Paul James. Analogue music straight from the heart, a Nordic psalm we believe in.

”Where do these white chalk lines come from, that separate us as we run, around this track…” Let this one sink in, folks.

 


okt 26 2015

The Yawpers

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The Yawpers are a three-piece rock and roll band from Denver, Colorado. Check out their brand new song Burdens! The band just signed to Bloodshot records and are definitely moving on up to the Creme Brulees of the rock n rola community. New album American Man is out on the streets October 30. Keep it close!


okt 20 2015

Tiger Lou is back!

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It has been a couple of years since we got to listen… But for all of us that adore Tiger Lou, the longing is over. Tiger Lou is returning for real.

The silence that has echoed since 2009 (if you disregard the teaser Homecoming#2 in 2014) is over.

Tiger Lou released an EP on the 16th of Oktober, a taste a full-length that will hit us in 2016. California Hauling. This is Love at first listen.

Next year will be the year of the Tiger I am sure. International and domestic tours await. We will sure be there. Front row.

 

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okt 16 2015

New album: Daniel Norgren

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Our big time favorite Swedish americana crooner Daniel Norgren is back with new album The Green Stone – released today. The man really found a sound that echoes of eternity. It’s gut-wrenching och filled with …soul. It’s bare bone beautiful. Try new song I Waited For You.