PAPER – Come on (first single from upcoming album + video)

My favourite Swedish band is back!

This artist is AbsRecommended

Well, well, well. Just when I thought I could take a summer break and breath a little bit, here comes a video from my current favourite Swedish band PAPER.

I actually could already listen to few tunes from their upcoming album We design the future (out on the 14th of October) and let me tell you I expect a great great great album. Hope I won’t be disappointed. It’s gonna be hard anyway to match the level of their previous one Mischmasch, that I picked as my fav album of the year 2011. I can feel though, at least from what I heard, that it is gonna be more diverse than their previous releases.

Come on, for instance, first single from this third PAPER album sounds calmer than their usual songs. Less punk. More mind blowing. Still addictive. It is actually gonna be a 7″ on Höga Nord Rekords. Its video is fun. Unexpected, to say the least. Damn, I am so looking forward to October…

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LOVISA LINDSTRÖM – “Intervene” and “The Writings on the wall”

Lovable fragility

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I think it is time to go to the beach. Take some little holidays and put the blog on its summer break until September comes back. But before that, here comes the last post of this season.

It is dedicated to the gorgeous Lovisa Lindström, a young artist (her Soundcloud), friend with the nice buddies from WILDERNESS.

I have already mentioned her twice, (here and there). Today, you can listen to and download through this post two new songs from her: Intervene and The Writings on the wall.

Last time I wrote about Lovisa’s music, I made a comparison with Anna Ternheim pop music. Well, this is still relevant with those two new tunes, maybe cause they sound to me (i.e. a French guy) as some melodic ballads sung in English with a tiny beautiful Swedish accent. This is very charming music. Maybe simple. But with a lovable fragility. I mean it smells like honesty, which is to me one of the most important value when it comes to make music. And fuck it if my words sound soppy!

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THIS IS HEAD – A hint about their upcoming third eponymous album

Kraut kraut kraut

Ok then, summer break soon. Before that few little posts just to give you the hint about Swedish artists I do fancy. First one: This is head, a band like no other that I have always supported in this blog, from their very beginnings back in 2009. Yeah, six years ago.

On the 2nd of Septembrer, their third (eponymous) album will be out. Their label Adrian Recordings has decided to market it with four videos and two singles. First single was Timmerdalen. Next one will be called Astray. Three videos has already been out on the Internet. Latest one, People, was released yesterday. Next one, Beginning, will be out end of July. All in all, this is a good way to make you discover the upcoming record.

The whole album still has this This is head touch, but sounds less “pop” than their previous releases. Here, it’s kraut kraut kraut. To be honest, I felt a little bit disoriented at first. But now I got into it, it is actually growing and growing on me. I guess this is one of those albums with depth that needs time to be digested. Every audacious record belongs to this category.

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JONAS CARPING – The Last Approval (first single from upcoming album Cocktails & Gasoline)

The apocalypse horserider

Jonas Carping is one of those underdogs I have been following for several years.

His brand new tune, “The Last Approval”, is the first single from his second solo album “Cocktails & Gasoline” (planned to be released in October 2015). I will not repeat myself: Jonas and his big voice brings an amazing atmosphere in his music. And this new tune sounds a little bit like his previous ones. But at his best. Powerful. Actually, when I listen to it, I feel like an apocalypse horserider.

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PATRIK JAKUBOWSKI – Excited Hiker (debut single from Riddarna member)


I am a big fan of “grunge” Swedish band Riddarna. Have always supported them in this blog. Therefore, I was eager to listen to first single from Patrik Jakubowski, member of Riddarna, who goes solo with a debut EP named Ocean (the single will be out officially tomorrow, the EP next autumn).

Surprise, surprise: this “Excited Hiker” does not sound Riddarnish at all. More a calm ballad with no shouts, no rage, juste a peaceful feeling. Like the view of an ocean? Well, it would be easy to say so, but it will be correct as well. All in all, this is a quite relaxing song that makes me curious to listen to the whole EP.

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