Aug 18 2015

Way Out Aftermath

Kentuckyseven

What Way Out West is really about? Down to the bone? Here’s the Kentuckyseven Experience. Buckle up.

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Giant and their boots-cover-LP. The porcelain toilet of the press centre. To dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free. Warm sun, cold beer. The search for Jason Isbell. Walking down Linnégatan in the rain. The drugs. The girls. The greatest song on Appetite for destruction.

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The apartment in Kullavik Centrum where it all started. The side burns of Woody-Kim. Sturgill Simpson, the ruler of our kingdom. The tears. The bus rides. The search for Jack White. The pitch dark Father John Misty chatting away. Grey Goose served by Rocky Balboa. A sweaty small stage of Pustervik.

Photo: Olof RIngmar

Photo: Olof RIngmar

Photo: Olle Kirchmeier

Photo: Olle Kirchmeier

The uncertain uniformity. The Tallest Man On Earth Olof Lundh. The afternoon talks about producer Dave Cobb. The Canadian Fireball’s. The search for Ray LaMontagne. The intense smell of urine. The ducks of the lake. Late nite work in a deserted pressroom. Pizza at midnight, then Burgers at four.

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Photo: Jonas Löfvendahl

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The eternal beauty of Emmylou Harris. The bond of a 30 year-old friendship. Making money of gunslinging ponchos with Zlatan and The Epic Split. Talks of Vince Neil. Reunions. The next year, the WOW-decade. The missing of dead friends. The search for Ryan Adams.


Apr 29 2014

Rearview: The Raconteurs

Jonas

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Stumbled upon this gem of a song from back in the days of 2006. The Raconteurs (Detroitband with Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence & Patrick Keeler) and their Broken Boy Soldier.

Just an amazing tune, very early Led Zeppelin-ish and Jack really got the Plantesque style in full swing. Great, great song on a Tuesday nite, enjoy!

 


Apr 23 2014

The Jack of Whites

Jonas

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Jack White got a new LP Lazaretto hitting the streets June 9. Good news all around. Here´s a taste of whats coming, a instrumental steaming rocker of a bullett called High Ball Stepper. Dig it!


Dec 30 2012

7 Best Albums of 2012 – According to Kentuckyseven

Jonas

1.    Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg

2012 wasn´t hard. It wasn´t even close. It was the year of Jake Bugg. He´s the gold medal winner of great influences and got the boldness to mix his own drink. He made an album for the ages.This 19 year old fella from Nottingham, born Jacob Edwin Kennedy, started playing the guitar as a 12-year old. Let´s beg he will never stop.

2.    John Fullbright – From the ground up

John Fullbright was born 1988 in Oklahoma. Raised on a 80-acre farm in Woody Guthrie-heartland. He takes the Townes Van Zandt-road and creates an raw Randy Newman-twang with his piano. This is dusty Americana songs from a rusty  rebelvoice, outlaw shit. John Fullbright made a stunning debutalbum.

3.    Jack White – Blunderbuss

This dear man keeps spreading his genius around us. With or without him we will not function. He is a part of us, this tenderloin you call Kentuckyseven. He got us by the balls, he is our heart and soul. His debut soloalbum should get every man, woman and child jealous. It´s 13 songs of asskicking revolving doors. Thanks, Jack.

4.    Rival Sons – Head Down

Calirockers Rival Sons got the 70´s bluesrock in their veins. Singer Jay Buchanan´s voice is a gift from God. Or the Devil. We don´t really care cause the Rival Sons will take over the world as we know it. It´s big emotions and big thunder guitars. We´re getting behind the wheel, aiming at the mountain wall at maximum speed.

5.    First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

The sisters that took the whole wide world in one album. Every tune, every breath from the young swedes, seem to be enchanted. Every line of those country-smelling storys, that tells storys of a life in Stockholm or wherever, beeing a young woman, just hits you right in the face. It is pure magic, and then some.

6.    Goodnight, Texas – A Long Life of Living

If you wanna know what real folk-rock-americana sounds like, you only need one song from this album. Pick any one. For us, this is the way it was intended. Jesse, who got caught in the mine, who was supposed to get married… Working on Maggies farm, forever. The sound of this band is so real you can taste it. The drums will show you how to stomp those torn boots.

7.   Of Monsters and Men – My Head is an Animal

The icelandic sound has completely entered Kentuckyseven ground. From the first review from Icelandic Airwaves in 2011, this band has totally blown us away. The sound is perfected and the vocals are just icing on the geyser-cake. Marvel at the lyrics on this album. Jeeez, this is poetry on weed…

Some epic 2012-albums who almost made the K7-list:

Mono – For My Parents, Shooter Jennings – Family Man,  The Lumineers – The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter, Perfume Genius – Put your back N 2 it, Father John Misty – Fear Fun, Shovels & Rope – O´ be joyful, Black Prairie – A Tear in the eye is a Wound in the heart, Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson – Wreck & Ruin, Bill Fay – Life is people.


Feb 1 2012

Jacks back

Jonas

Jack White flies solo, this will be the first single from forthcoming album ‘Blunderbuss’ who enters the world in April. The song ‘Love Interruption’ sounds really good, catchy stuff from this dear man.


Okt 11 2011

Brand new song from First Aid Kit…

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The acclaimed Swedish folk/pop duo First Aid Kit premiers their new single on PSL (Swedish Television). The Lions Roar is also the titletrack from the coming album which will be released January 24 2012.

The duo has been working with Bright Eyes Mike Mogis, among other, on the coming album. Earlier this year, they have also recorded two covers with Jack White on his project ”Blue Series”.

If you wanna catch the sisters on tour, get yourself to Sweden in December.

Meanwhile…

 


Apr 12 2007

The Raconteurs – Broken boy soldiers

Jonas


Jack White, ena halvan av Raconteurs, är ett geni. Han visar det ständigt med White Stripes och är känns ibland ensam på barrikaden, i kampen för att rädda rockmusiken från sin undergång (ihop med underbara Wolfmother såklart).

Ihop med Brendan Benson kör han här ett sidospår från stripsen. Det blir såklart rätt bra. Rösten är svinbra, flera låtar drivs på med ett psykodeliskt zeppelingroove, och singeln Steady as she goes är klockren.

Jag blir ändå besviken. Det kunde varit bättre. Så Jack White, om du läser det här, dumpa Benson och kryp tillbaka till Meg (du vet, hon bakom pukorna).

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