28 December 2021
While working on new material for the next years full-length album, (((S))) came across some old playlists containing songs from the first two albums "Ghost" and "Phantom" and realized that with modern technology some of these songs could be revised and brought back to life. The freshness and vitality they maintained after all these years coupled with his upgraded equipment led to a richer and more fulfilling sound. The result is a 10-song-compilation named "The World Of (((S)))" to be released on 28 December 2021.
Touching on The Jesus & Mary Chain, Joy Division and The Cure, (((S))) is refreshingly relaxed, surprisingly easy, danceable, and so reminiscent of NEW ORDER in the ‘00s or the late works by Adam Ant. The Scandinavian singer's songs "Mesmerized" and "Lonely Is The Lighthouse" are irresistible wave-jewels, "In A Shadow Of A Shadow" and "A Crying Shame" enrapture with their dark atmosphere and the unexpected Beatles-Cover "Help" is more than a surprise: it gives the impression the original was recorded by Pink Floyd.
Back in 2009, when (((S))) found himself alone in Austin, Texas, little did he know that the debut album would be awarded one of the world’s best releases of the year by music journalist Mick Mercer on top of all the attention it had been receiving from music magazines and radios around the globe. Now, 12 years later, you can listen to an even better version of (((S)))‘s most prominent songs.
29 November 2021
While working on new material for the next years full-length album, (((S))) came across some old playlists containing songs from the first two albums "Ghost" and "Phantom" and realized that with modern technology some of these songs could be revised and brought back to life. The result is a 10-song-compilation named "The World Of (((S)))" which is set to be released on 28 December 2021.
Pre-order of the download album is now available at our website and Bandcamp.
26 November 2021
The Berlin based Alternative/Punk band SHEARER have announced the end of their 15-year-long musical partnership. Since releasing their debut album "Makin-A-Munson" in 2006, SHEARER swept a fresh breeze through the music business. The band was a statement against the music industry's conventions: every release was shared for free instead of the standard path of digital rights management with the potential of having to sue their fans for copyright infringement.
3 albums and countless concerts later the world has changed dramatically. During the worldwide pandemic SHEARER were no longer able to deliver their joy of playing music to their fans directly. To close this chapter of their life the band finished the last 4 songs for the EP “Dead Band Walking” which is now available for free download at the band’s Bandcamp page and streaming at all major platforms.
19 November 2021
After releasing their EP "Basement Sessions" in early 2020, one of
northern Europe’s most successful bands releasing music under a Creative
Commons license – Emerald Park – decided to transform and direct their musical
efforts towards a new band called And the Broken with Tobias, Conny and Måns of
Emerald Park plus two new, amazing guitar players and musicians - Linus
Lindvall and Johan Hellsten.
You'll probably recognize the vocals and perhaps some melodies but this time the music was recorded in a different way: while Emerald Park preferred recording in a studio, all new songs of And the Broken were recorded during rehearsals. The music is organic and mostly based on drums, base and electric guitars with focus on vocals and backing vocals.
Over the next months the band will be releasing a series of singles and EP before publishing a full-length album in 2022.
Malmö, September 2021 (the year of the panther)
Older but not necessarily wiser, and sometimes ailing. Unlike garage rock luminaries "? and the Mysterians", the latest addition to the Malmö music scene - And the Broken - skips the flamboyant lead character altogether. Each of these seasoned musicians and songwriters hailing from bands like Emerald Park, Björn’s Vänner, Golden Kanine and Chunks/God Grows His Own manage to steal the spotlight.
Influences? Anything from Alice Babs to Alice Coltrane; Beachwood Sparks to Big Star; Yung Lean to Old Dirty Bastard (however, if you asked any member of the band face to face, it would probably take less than five seconds before either Wilco or Teenage Fanclub were mentioned - so much for trying to be hip).
The recordings for the, yet unnamed, debut album began in earnest during the winter of 2020-21 after a small lineup change and the stunning debut double A-side single "Yellow EP" and the follow-up "Red EP" are available NOW at the usual streaming sites and download platforms.
1 October 2021
BlackieBlueBird are the vocalist Heidi Lindahl and the composer Nils Lassen; together they create delicate torch songs of reverb and echo that captivate the listener with resonating guitars, wailing harmonicas, maudlin mandolins and a choir of lonely mermaids that sporadically embraces Heidi's golden voice. The echoes of love and longing, hellos and deceiving goodbyes live within her unique and clear vibrato in a feel-good melancholic way.
The duo received great reviews worldwide for their two albums "Ghost River" and "Goodbye in July", led by the delicate and enchanting voice of Heidi Lindahl, where their sound has been compared to Nick Cave's "Murder Ballads" and Enya.
BlackieBlueBird are now back with the new single "The Love We Once Knew" which leverages the dreamy romanticism but preserves the melancholy of their previous works. The pandemic turmoil has led the duo to explore new avenues and enrich their sound with drums – a path that will hopefully lead to more songs for a brand-new album next year.
"The Love We Once Knew" is written and produced by Nils Lassen and will be released as a digital single on October 1st, 2021.