The Week(ish) That Was returns! A little late but in a splendid mood. Apologies for this (late arrival) but I’ve been in full gardener mode trying to save my newly planted sunflowers from the surprisingly strong wind we’ve had here recently. And then the internet bailed on me.
Nature and technology, eh.
Anyways, all sorted now, here is what was:
Label Sincerely Yours are putting out new stuff like there is no tomorrow (and just the other day there wasn’t).
Their latest release comes from Jonas Lundqvist – previously in Bad Cash Quartet and Jonas Game for a while – with a single called Du, Drömmar & Jag. As the title of the song implies it’s in Swedish but I bet it’s catchy in English ears too. It should be, considering Rasmus Hägg, half of balearic superduo Studio, produced it.
Head over to SYs site and download the song for free.
Video directed by Christian Saldert.
…and Serenades (that I wrote about last week) got themselves a video too. For their song Birds.
(They also said in an interview that they have recorded a cover of Best Coast’s Boyfriend so keep your ears to the ground, folks!).
…AND Kriget also has a new single out and it looks like this ^and it sounds and moves like this. (<–link to video). Kriget are Christoffer Roth, Gustav Bendt and Per Nordmark (from Fireside). Between them I’d say they have played with, toured with and/or produced probably 82% of all bands/artists to hail out of Sweden in the past decade (don’t hold me to this though, it’s a very casual approach to numbers and facts I have here).
Ok ok ok, one last video: Big Fox. New video, new single, new fox. Hybris latest signing. And it’s pretty! Check her out, buy the single off itunes, etc.
Also, Dante, my sweet friend and the drummer in my band, put out his debut EP last week. On it he does a cover of Clarence Carter’s Next To You. I love the original and the cover equally, and that’s saying a lot! Go have a listen to the whole thing on Spotify!
Lykke Li made two stops last week at New York City’s Webster Hall. Pitchfork has got the photos to prove it.
And coming up…
And if you speak Swedish you can hear me blabber on on the radio. I did so for an hour yesterday, talking about the history of my band, creativity and my future as a dolphin trainer.