Sep 4 2015

A direct order from John Grant

Jonas

• We always do what Mr John Grant says. You should to.

More about John Grant: the man’s website. Friday ya’ll!


Aug 18 2015

Way Out Aftermath

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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.


Maj 29 2015

Friday Special: Banditos

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Straight outta Birmingham, Alabama, meet the … Banditos and the intense, powerful, violent voice of Mary Beth Richardson. Goddammit.

Their self-titled debut full-length album is out this spring and layered with as much grime as it is with pinpoint songwriting and feverish technical savvy. Each song wafts new dynamics into a streamlined stylistic roots, punk, and rock ‘n’ roll jet stream.

As a Friday Special: Check out Banditos perform I Put A Spell On You live in Nashville, Tennessee. If this don’t get you moving, don’t get you emotionally addicted to the soul of great music – what will?


Maj 11 2015

John Moreland is back

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John Moreland is back with another great record. The big man from Tulsa, Oklahoma got a rhythm and a rime to knock us down and out. It’s a beautiful record, poetry and songs combined into angelic bliss.

Try this live version of Hang Me in the Tulsa County Stars.


Apr 30 2015

Power of Daniel Norgren

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• Swedish singer-songwriter and bluesman Daniel Norgren startade out as a one-man-band. His latest record takes two steps back from the frusting-stomping and one big leap into divine folky-earth. This is Fleet Foxes in the hands of eternity. Pure genius.

Check out his newly released album Alabursy – and try the hollow, powerful song Like There Was A Door.

Love to y’all for reading!


Apr 23 2015

Americana Ellen Sundberg

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• Ellen Sundberg is a young & fabulous, great & swedish, americana super star in the making. Her new album White smoke and pines is out – produced by no less then the bearded wonder of Israel Nash on his farm outside Austin, Texas.

Check out great song Vägen är lång (The Road Is Long) who takes an epic turn switching from english to swedish in a quite stunning way. Way to go (grymt), Ellen!


Nov 28 2014

Punk Rock Standards

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• We wish you a loud n messy, punkgrunge, rock n roll Friday.

Check out Dre, Zach and Jesse aka Standards. The debut EP hit us in November and the single Kid is plain awesome.

A teeth kicking experience; these guys may be noise pollution and we love them for it. All the way from St Catharines, Ontario…


Nov 25 2014

Fire by WULF

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WULF is a brilliant  London three-piece indie rock band will release their debut single ‘Fire’ on December 1st through BMG Chrysalis. Enjoy a early listen, right here on Kentuckyseven. It’s a catchy, piano driven gem for sure.

The song is from the band’s debut EP ‘Lairs‘ (due for release Spring 2015) and we dig references as Black Keys, White Stripes, James Vincent McMorrow, Cold War Kids and Band of Horses. Golden, that is.


Aug 8 2014

Way Out West: Day 1 – The beginning

Jonas

Motörhead

4/7

”No more, no less”

Photo: Annika Berglund

Photo: Annika Berglund

Lemmy Kilmister has had a rough ride. You can tell by looking at the man. He gets upon stage with local boy Mikkey Dee on drums and guitar-man Phil Campbell in a BK Häcken-shirt (give the guy a GAIS-shirt for crying out loud!) and the gig is on. We get Killed By Death and Ace Of Spades and Lemmy sings his weary tunes and raffles the bass guitar. The trio knows what to do, they have been on this highway forever, and deliver the goods. No more, no less.

 

The National

4/7

”Very lukewarm”

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Photo: Annika Berglund

The National never takes off this night in Slottsskogen. They got stuck at the mellow point and can´t crack us down. It´s all very lukewarm. Singer Matt Berninger got his deep beautiful voice but the band isn’t delivering headliner-goods. Songs I Need My Girl and Fake Empire hits us hard, but we want more. More emotions! I want a night to remember, but The National wont give. When Berninger gets into the crowd in the end with the world longest cord it’s absolutely lovely, but too little and too late.

 

Queens of the Stone Age

7/7

”Pure dynamite”

Photo: Olle Kirchmeier

Photo: Olle Kirchmeier

QOTSA are amazingly powerful tonite. What a bumper tornado ride! Josh Homme is a monster on stage; one second a rock’n’roll god and the other a disco queen. They start of with hits as No One Knows and follows up with Go With The Flow and If I Had A Tail and Monsters In The Parasol and I Sat By The Ocean and The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret and I can go on and on and on. Jack White, Deer Tick, Foo Fighters and other great bands take their dig at classic rock. This night is all of the above, pure dynamite!


Aug 6 2014

A day to go WOW

Jonas

Tomorrow hell breaks loose in our home town of Gothenburg, Sweden.

• We sure look forward hanging out with the fine young men of Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires:

• Or with the legend-AAAARY dude Seasick Steve:

• Or the airy sweetness of Kurt Vile:

Wonderful stuff as  Conor Oberst, Motörhead, Queens of the Stone Age, Bo Ningen, Neko Case, Bill Callahan and Broken Twin are ahead. Giddyup, Way Out West.