sep 21 2011

What Are You Listening To, T&O?


Trummor & Orgel is intense stuff! Instrumental, darting, heavy. The band smell of a 1965-joint, Hansson & Karlsson, Swedish hammond-psychodelia with a vengeance. It´s a jazz volcano ready to hit the streets.

Their new album Out of Bounds is released today, Sept 21, and we vote for a immediate success. Thanks to the two brothers Anders Ljunggren & Staffan Ljunggren of Trummor & Orgel who took time out of their busy schedule to answer our five Q´s.


Photo: Daniel Olsén.

¤ What are you listening to, right now?
”At the moment we’re listening our own album “Out of Bounds”, haha. No but really, we’re very satisfied with the result and feel that this album is the one you can listen to many times. Otherwise, we have rediscovered a lot from the nineties like The Charlatans and the Stone Roses.”

¤ Best book read in a while?
”Well, we don’t necessarily read the same books, but “Recording the Beatles” by Kevin Ryan and Brian Kehew helped out a lot during the making of the record.”

¤ Your hopes for this year?
”A: Well, most of all, with our new record out we hope to reach out to even more people and find new venues and festivals to visit. It is a fantastic feeling to be able to meet the fans and to have the opportunity to actually get more fans.”

¤ Three artists who inspire you?
”Musicwise, at the moment we are inspired by bands like Death Cab for Cutie and Two Door Cinema Club for their immediate melodies and pop tunes. However, in the background you will always find The Cure and My Bloody Valentine mixed with Brian Auger and Small Faces.”

¤ Which artist or band deserves a breakthru?
”There are a lot of great bands out there that makes fantastic music. Side Effects is a young Swedish band which sees huge potential, playing psychedelic pop at its best. I’m sure we will hear more from them in the future. Frantic Sunday is a band from our home town Uppsala which is a great live act. Also, Andreas Stellan (also in The Works) who is currently recording his own Swedish material has a great voice and really deserves some serious attention.”

¤¤¤Check out their first single, Worlds Collide:

feb 28 2011

Review: Norman Palm – Shore To Shore


Label: City Slang

Release date: 2011-02-28

The first impression of Shore To Shore is that Norman Palm is a great vocalist. Pleasant. The voice sounds like it was meant to do one thing. To sing.

My favorite track on the album is Easy. Pop, electro and stylish out in to the corners. With the right amount of bass playing in the background. This is art.

The album in its entirety is like a exhibition, in a dark gallery, you can imagine the songs as paintings. The artist Norman Palm knows how to paint a soundscape, breathtaking sometimes, enjoyable and powerful. All at the same time.

Integrating a great variety of instruments, like the guitar sound in the song smile, Norman Palm shows his width again and again.

Shore To Shore is nothing less than a 5 out of 7 K7’s. A large album. Something to write to your friends about. I am hoping for great things for Norman Palm in 2011. Which I am sure he will receive.

Listen to Easy:

Easy by Norman Palm

Visit Norman Palm’s website @

feb 8 2011

Review: Sea of Bees – Songs For The Ravens


Label: Heavenly Recordings
Releasedate: 2011-02-07

Sea of Bees is Julie Ann Bee’s musical project. And the term project is well used in describing this album.

The songs evolve, changes and comes to life when listening to them. Just when you think that you got it, it takes another path. The world of Julie Ann Bee seems to drag you with it. The mysterious, sweet and yet dark songs seem to be telling you a story. Trying to catch on, I find myself humming along to songs I’ve not yet heard. Feeling poetic yet frantic.

The single Wizbot is one of those songs that just stick. From the very first note. Bee’s voice is clear yet fragile. There is something fresh yet familiar with this album. It is a building of sound. My feeling is that I’ve just entered the lobby. But I will make it to the roof.

Feels like a record that will grow with every listening. Right now it is a 5. Thanks for the ride Julie Ann Bee.

Listen to songs from Songs For The Ravens @ Myspace

Download ”Marmalade” @

jan 5 2011

Try My Love…


Listened to P3 on swedish radio the other day, and Jasmine Kara was in the studio.

If you have a tendency to stomp your feet to old school blues and R&B-tunes, you will enjoy Kara’s music to the maximum. Her new album ”Blues Aint Nothing But A Good Woman Gone Bad” was released in juli this year by Cosmos Records.

Listen and download (Cosmos is handing out 1000 downloads, thanks)

Jasmine Kara – Try My Love Again by Cosmos Music Group

Dec 7 2010

G2 Bluegrass Band


Everything is upside down when bluegrass from Sweden is making headlines in America. Well, isn´t that just beautiful.

G2 are taking their vibrant – brother were art thou – banjowooping – singsongtales to the heartland of folkmusic and kick ass along the highway.

Kentuckseven can´t get this outlaw bluegrass to shut up. G2 have been voted ”best bluegrassband in Europe” and listening to this stuff you know why.

The album Untapped Routes was released by Cosmos Music Group two weeks ago. Check it out.

G2 myspace

G2 bluegrass

Free download