Scandinavian Indie Digest Vol.3 Issue #08 [The Scandinavian Indie]

Digest

Vol.3 #08

Jan 31, 1996


There are 34 messages totalling 1151 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Dallas & Borax 2. The Cardigans in the footsteps of Salt (2) 3. Allen and so 4. a couple of thingies 5. Sin's Melony Interview [25-Jan-96] 6. Suredo/Aloon/New Band 7. Upcoming Gigs at Herrg}r'n 8. Melony mingling notes 9. Sin's Selected News [27-Jan-96] 10. Motor Tour List Update [24-Jan-96] 11. Melony 12. Scandinavian Indie - Island (2) 13. Upcoming Music on the Radio [27-Jan-96] 14. Melony - lucky guess 15. Time / Latvian music 16. Smashing Pumpkins / Filter (non-scan sort of) 17. News (2) 18. Scandinavian Easy 19. Cinnamon at Studion... 20. TV Playlists (just for fun) 21. Sin's Upcoming Music on the TV [29-Jan-96] 22. BEAT BUTCHERS 1996 Promo Contest! 23. Popsicle contest winner: Kimmo! 24. Teddybears release "matine" (2) 25. Popsicle contest 26. Petrol/3 years' deal 27. Energy Tour List [29-Jan-96] 28. FWD: Canadian University Radio 29. Sin's Selected News [30-Jan-96] 30. Motor Press Release --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 26 Jan 1996 16:19:01 +0200 (EET) From: Sami Rouhento Subject: Dallas & Borax Chief wrote: > On another topic - anyone knows what's happening in any of the three > baltic countries these days? I don't think we have _one_ subscriber > from any of those countries even, which I feel is really sad. Dunno about the other two and, um, it seems I don't know too much about what's going on in Estonia these days either, but I do know that I received a parcel from Tallinn the other day, containing the "Hello" comp. tape from a while back, the Dallas tape "Raj Kapoor" which came out in November last year, and also the brand new Borax tape! I realize there might be some people out there who are not familiar with these bands so I'll try and elaborate a bit (and I guess this is going to be long): DALLAS come from Tallinn, and they've been around for a good few years now, it seems. They have a couple of tape releases behind them by now, the ones I have are a split-tape release with Zahir (the Dallas side was called "Dubbing Good Morning") and the new 8-song tape which in my opinion blows away almost anything I've heard by an Estonian band, ever. Their sound could be described as sometimes fragile, sometimes noisy, often tremendously catchy and almost always somehow foreign - as in exotic, not frighteningly alien or anything:) The vocal duties are handled mainly by, hm, a girl whose name escapes at the time of this writing, but really she does have the sweetest gentle voice, occasionally reminding me of Sinead O'Connor even. (The other vocalist is Holger - also on guitar - whose half spoken/half sung mutterings I find somewhat harder to stomach.) Dallas are a good example of a band that I find extremely easy to respect: they are never afraid of experimenting or being noisy and weird but they still can write the most heartbreakingly cute pop songs when they like. They sound so innocent and genuine. BTW, the band a now on a break as their singer just had a baby, but Holger informs me that a new ep should be coming out in a few months' time. Here's hoping... BORAX are also very good, although slightly different in sound. Their brand new 12-song tape "C" (if I understand correctly) features some of the greatest tunes The Boo Radleys never wrote between "Everything's Alright" and "Giant Steps" - I mean, I've never heard anyone sound as much like Sice as Leslie Laasner does. Unfortunately, it would seem that Borax also have something of a heavy metal penchant, judging by some of the riffs they use in certain songs... However, there are plenty of real gems amongst these 12 tracks so as to make "C" great value for money. Okay, okay, I'll quit right here. If anyone would like further information, do email me! And don't forget about the tape chain! Sami trsaro@uta.fi ------------------------ Date: Fri, 26 Jan 1996 12:47:36 -0500 (EST) From: Chris Forsberg Subject: Re: The Cardigans in the footsteps of Salt On Fri, 26 Jan 1996, Kimmo Saaskilahti wrote: > I'm not quite sure about how 'indie' Minty Fresh really is... I think > they have a distribution and manufacturing deal with some major > (perhaps our US readers can enlighten?). This will probably mean > another one million Cardigans CD's will find a new home :) It might be DGC, because Veruca Salt's "American Thighs" came out on that label, but on the back on the CD it also has the Minty Fresh logo. Now, a question: does anyone know, or can anyone speculate if the Cardigans being on Minty Fresh now means that their back catalog will now be available over here in the States? Do you think they'll re-release "Emmerdale" and/or "Life"? I have neither of these, but I really want to get "Emmerdale". The problem is I don't know if I should wait and see if Minty Fresh will put it out, or if I should special-order it as an import, or trade for it with Erik (when his funds look a little healthier :-) ANy ideas??? ------------------------ Date: Fri, 27 Jan 1995 02:46:33 +0000 From: John Boqvist Subject: Allen and so Hi you all! > Err..nothing, as I am at the University computer room right now. But > in the morning the first thing I played (again) was "Something Strange > Happen" by Allen Clapp, because of the lyrics that go something like > "sun came up this morning, for the first time in a long time...", > because that's exactly what happened yesterday! It was a pleasure to see that some people appreciate the wondrous Allen Clap. I can just highly recommend this tremendous piece of "lo-fi"? pop music. The drums recorded in a parking lot, need I say more. And, why do sting suck, is that a title or what? Bye from John-0, just waiting for stevepops at studion, Superchunk (finally) at Studion, Foetus (again) at studion and the Naked party at K (2/2, just maybe...) ------------------------ Date: Sat, 27 Jan 1996 14:17:20 +0200 (EET) From: trkisa@uta.fi (Kimmo Saaskilahti) Subject: a couple of thingies Hello there! I found a couple of interesting CD's the other day - a second hand CD store was selling some of their stock with a 50% reduction, and I was lucky enough to find the following: Addis Black Widow: The Battle of Adwa I had heard one track ("Innocent") on the radio around Christmas time, and as soon as I saw this CD I grabbed it! (The 30 Fmk price helped too, along with a recommendation in the Berrykin fanzine). And I was pleasantly surprised - this is the best hip-hop/trip-hop/whatever groovy stuff I have heard for a long time! It's on the Swedish Breakin' Beat label, if memory serves (don't have the CD around at the moment). Could someone out there give some info about this group? Is this their first album? That "Innocent" track rules my world at the moment! Tommy 16: Shauna This was another great surprise, as I had only heard one track by them before: it was "Radio Girl" on some West Side compilation CD; I remember it being quite OK, but nothing to write home about. This album is however much better!! Soundwise it has some similarity with The Bear Quartet's "Everybody Else", it's kind of relaxed and laidback most of the time. The similarity is kind of understadable, as both albums were done together with Mr. K. Nasten up in Skelleftea. I can't help comparing this lot to Teenage Fanclub, and why not Big Star and Replacements, which have probably influenced the Fannies too. So, a nice surprise, and only 20 Fmk!! :) I also got a CD which has Swedish bands covering Prince's Purple Rain album in its entirety, but I really haven't had an opportunity to listen to it properly, so more about that later, perhaps. Kimmo trkisa@uta.fi ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 27 Jan 1996 17:49:45 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sin's Melony Interview [25-Jan-96] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie Presents: A short interview with M E L O N Y by Erik S|derstr|m (chief@lysator.liu.se) after a gig at Herrg}r'n, Link|ping, Sweden, 25-Jan-96. Melony are: Peter Kvint (guitar & vocals) M}ns Eriksson (drums & vocals) Gunnar Nord‚n (bass) (c) 1996 Scandinavian Indie If the answer is "A." it was answered by the group as a whole, if the answer is "ST." it was their sound technician who answered the question and if the answer is "UW." it was their manager who answered the question. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q. WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT THE GIG TONIGHT? A. This was the best gig we've had so far! It was really great, and no pressure at all. Not like at Hannas and at Gino, where we filled in for Cinnamon when they should have played there with Honey Is Cool and Singer, in Stockholm. Everyone was there! Popsicle, Wannadies, journalists.. Enough to make everyone really nervous! GN. My cord got stuck on Peter's guitar! But I just went over to him and removed it. PK. Yeah! And you were pretty cool doing it too! Ha ha. GN. Well, slow and easy is the name! ME. After the first song I really wanted more bass, but it took a while before our sound technician noticed me... ST. I know I know.. I always stand with my head looking down at the mixing table. ME. But one of the guys working here saw that I wanted something, so he helped out. Q. SO IS THIS THE FIRST TIME YOU'VE PLAYED WITHOUT THAT KIND OF PRESSURE? PK. No, we've played in Uppsala at Kalmar Nation and in Gothenburg at Underground, without journalists. But we really enjoyed the gig tonight. We could relax, you know? Q. WHAT SONGS DID YOU PLAY? PK. We played 'My Corona', 'Skycracker', 'Barbra Streisand Nose', 'November Blues', 'Supersonic Baby', 'Silicon Soul', 'Dial Heaven', 'Wearing Shades on Rainy Days', 'Mirror on The Freeway', and the two extra numbers were 'Stagediver' and 'Swoop Soup'. Q. WHEN DID MELONY START? PK. Almost two years ago. In March 1994. But we played "indie pop" back then, and the record labels never wanted to hear it. Q. WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT PLAYING? ME. I'm a music producer. Sound technician. And I also work with animated pictures, as dub-producer. GN. Music producer. PK. I work with animated pictures and I'm a music producer as well. And I'm moving right now. That's hard work! Ha ha! Q. ANYTHING YOU HAVE PRODUCED THAT ONE MIGHT KNOW? PK. I'm the producer for Pineforest Crunch together with Gunnar. Gunnar is also the producer for Sive (on EMI). They sound like Brandgul, heavy and with swedish lyrics. Q. HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH YOUR NAME? PK. We used to be called "Honey" but you know there are a lot of bands using that word in their names. Think of it, when we played with Honey Is Cool at Gino, how would that look like? Ha ha! Anyway, our label also wanted us to change our name, so ]sa, who sings in Pineforest Crunch came up with Melony and we grabbed it. Q. SO HOW DID YOU GET SIGNED TO SOAP? PK. Well, we sent our demo tapes to a lot of labels at first. Four demos to be exact. And Soup liked the fourth one, and made the EP "Skycracker EP" straight from it! We didn't have to re-record anything. Q. HOW ABOUT RELEASES? PK. That's it. Ha ha. the Skycracker EP on Soup, but we have rehearsed a new song that's probably going to be released as a single in May and we have recorded sixteen songs in the Atlantis Studio for a full-length that will be released in August. Most of it is recorded live, because we feel it sounds a lot better that way. [The songs on the 'Skycracker EP' are: Mirror on The Freeway, Barbra Streisand Nose, Swoop Soup, Silicon Soul, November Blues.] Q. IS IT A GOOD CONTRACT YOU HAVE WITH SOAP? PK. We think so. It's not a life-time one, only for one EP, one single and one full-length, so we feel pretty free anyway. Q. ON SOAP, YOU'LL SOON HAVE YOUR OWN HOME PAGE? UW. They're working on it right now. It'll be up on IUMA pretty soon. Q. HOW ABOUT INFLUENCES / WHAT DO YOU LISTEN TO? GN. I'd have to say Supergrass! JK. Pavement, Pixies and Beatles! Q. WHAT ABOUT SWEDISH GROUPS? JK. Yes of course. Fireside, Bob Hund. And Salt! Q. ARE YOU TOURING RIGHT NOW? JK. No, but we play in V{xj| tomorrow (26/1), and we'll be home on saturday for a dinner. Q. A DINNER? JK. Yeah, we learned about it just the other day. It's a dinner with a record label from Taiwan! ME. Think about it! Made in Taiwan. Ha ha! Q. ARE YOU GOING TO PLAY AT ANY FESTIVALS THIS YEAR? JK. We're not sure. If any, it'll probably be Hultsfred or Lollipop Stockholm. Q. ANYTHING YOU'D LIKE TO END THIS INTERVIEW WITH? GN. MNW have their own Internet office in the southern part of Stockholm, and that office also has a bar! You should come there and visit some time! Only, most of the time, they only serve coffee. Ha ha! Scandinavian Indie Melony interview 25-Jan-96 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie - your Internet guide to scandinavian independent music E-mail: scan-indie-request@lysator.liu.se WWW: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/scan.html E-mail: chief@lysator.liu.se Phone: +46-(0)13-175042 Snail-mail: Erik S|derstr|m, Bj|rnk{rrsg. 13 B:34, 582 51 Link|ping, Sweden ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------- Date: Sat, 27 Jan 1996 18:00:44 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Suredo/Aloon/New Band At the Melony gig yesterday, I met Ulf Stenport, the drummer from old Suredo and asked him about Aloon and the future of the rest of the band, because Aloon is really only Myrnerts' project, according to Ulf. The rest of Suredo are still playing together, using Cloudberry Jam's drummer, Per Bystr|m, on drums, (I think Ulf was now on guitar?) though they don't have a name for the band yet. He refused to say anything about new demos, gigs or recordings unfortunately, so I gather it's kind of a new thing, and we'll just have to wait and see. He didn't care much for Aloon though. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------ Date: Sat, 27 Jan 1996 18:01:09 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Upcoming Gigs at Herrg}r'n The now fully booked schedule for Herrg}r'n in Link|ping, for February looks like this: 1/2 Mite 8/2 Sludge Nation 15/2 Popsicle 22/2 Chester Copperpot 29/2 Ludo X And on the bright side for April (!): 18/4 A Shrine ** All gigs at Herrg}r'n with information can be found on the Scandinavian ** ** Indie WWW: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/herrgarn.html ** //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) -------------------- Date: Sat, 27 Jan 1996 18:01:25 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Melony mingling notes Some Melony mingling notes: * Peter Kvint (Melony) confessed that he used to be in the same class as M}rten Sahlen on this mailing list, and that "he's a really nice guy". :-) He also revealed that he only had Swervedriver's first album "Raise" (out of the three existing ones). * Jennie Medin (Cloudberry Jam) came clean and told me no-one in the band had a copy of their "Cloudberry Jam" CD, only released in Japan, but that she'd really like one. She also enjoyed the Melony gig a lot. I think I heard something about Henrik and her going back to Japan again pretty soon? * The Sound Technician (Melony) admitted that he subscribes to a t-shirt club, where the subscribers get new and cool t-shirts in the mail every month, while wearing a brand new "Teddybears Sthlm" t-shirt. * Pelle Valsinger (Cloudberry Jam) cursed the old members of Suredo for stealing their drummer, Per Bystr|m, and promised to never again tell a lie about Pleasurehouse (for the 3.767.834.633rd time). * Gunnar Nord‚n (Melony) didn't know who Slowdive were, and he's the one in the band who has access to the Internet. * Melony (the whole band) signed their first EP later that night with the following line of text: "This is the first (yes, it's true) EP that Melony signs". They also managed to add some good words about themselves to the posters around at the venue. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------ Date: Sat, 27 Jan 1996 18:01:43 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sin's Selected News [27-Jan-96] Scandinavian Indie's Selected News [27-Jan-96] Naked - were featured in an article in Svenska Dagbladets friday edition, City yesterday. Among other things, they talk about how they started, what they do when they're not playing (walk around town), that they have only had 15 gigs, that they will play at Rockbj|rnsutdelningen February 12th, that their single "Left Alone Again" can be heard in the swedish movie "Vinterviken" and that their full-length "Naked" will be released on March 4th. ** All selected news can be found on the Scandinavian Indie WWW ** ** http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/selnews.html ** //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------ Date: Sat, 27 Jan 1996 18:02:02 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Motor Tour List Update [24-Jan-96] Motor Tour List (_Update_) January 24th, 1996 The Cardigans Stockholm Records 11/2 Wien - Wuk New Date Gordon Roligan 22/2 Gothenburg - Underground New Date 23/2 Helsingborg - ¸ngf„rjan Support for Millencolin 23/3 Stockholm - Studion New Date 9/4 Ystad - MF Chorus New Date Liberator Burning Heart 27/1 Frederiche - Venue 96 New Date Popsicle Telegram/Wea 1/2 Sundsvall - Medborgarhuset New Date -------------------------------------------------------------------------- K`s Choice (B) Sony 28/2 Stockholm - Studion New Date Smashing Pumpkins (US) Virgin special guest : Filter (US) Wea 9/4 Copenhagen - KB-Hallen New Date 10/4 Stockholm - Isstadion New Date 11/4 Oslo - Spektrum New Date Tripping Daisy (US) Polygram 8/3 Copenhagen - Loppen New Date 9/3 Stockholm - Studion New Date ** The full Motor Tour List can be found at the Scandinavian Indie WWW ** ** http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/motor.html ** //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------- Date: Sat, 27 Jan 1996 18:06:04 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Melony I just wanted to say that these guys are _great_. I fully agree with Marten about them being one of the surprises on the Swedish "indie" scene, together with Mouth and Loosegoats. Live, they really kick ass. Though I'm not sure what to compare themto? And I think that's probably the reason I like them as much as I do. Bought their EP "Skycracker EP" last week, and it has been spinning inside my CD player the whole week (and, while I'm at it, that about what one's listening to _right now_ - it's Melony! :-)) If you have a chance to catch them live, do not miss it! More information about the band will be posted, and I'll add a couple of pictures to the Interview page on the WWW pretty soon. //Erik ----------------------------- Date: Sat, 27 Jan 1996 18:12:44 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Scandinavian Indie - Island Island - Salt's label in the US you know, will send invitations, information and "something special" to the subscribers of the Scandinavian Indie mailing list (not the Digest one though) - regarding the upcoming Salt tour. What it is / when it'll be sent / etc. I don't know. :-) //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) --------------------------- Date: Sat, 27 Jan 1996 18:20:15 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Upcoming Music on the Radio [27-Jan-96] Scandinavian Indie's Weekly Updated Interesting Music on the Radio List January 29th -> February 4th --------------------------------- Swedish National Radio Channel P3 --------------------------------- Day Date Artist Recorded --- ----- ----------------------------------- ----------------------------- Mon 29/1 Louise Hoffsten Lule}, 18-Nov-95 Tue 30/1 Little Feat 03-Dec-95 Wed 31/1 Aloof, Renegade Soundwave Roskilde Festival -95 Thu 1/2 Almighty Hultsfred Festival -95 Sun 4/2 Joey Tempest (R) Liseberg, Gothenburg 23-Aug-95 P3 Live - always at 21.03 This list is also available on the Scandinavian Indie WWW pages. //Erik ----------------------------- Date: Sat, 27 Jan 1996 18:28:05 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Melony - lucky guess Okay, this will be the last message about Melony from me today (I promise!). I just had to let you know about a funny thing that happened when they played. First they played 2 songs, and I was thinking, I _want_ to hear "Barbra Streisand Nose" all the time. So when there was a pause between the 2nd and 3rd song, Peter said: "..okay.. and here's a song about..." And I just said: "Barbra Streisand's Nose!" And Peter (stunned of course. :-)) said: "why... that's right!" and they started to play Barbra Streisand Nose. The people around me just looked at me like I was a die-hard-fan or something, even though most of them were my friends. :-) Oh well, it was just a lucky guess... //Erik ---------------------------- Date: Sat, 27 Jan 1996 18:49:11 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Time / Latvian music Robert asked where I found the time to write all the messages - well I steal the time from my girlfriend. :-) That is, she thinks I spend way to much time writing stuff for the mailing list. And I neglect my philosophy studies as well. Well well well. :-) Baltic music - FINALLY, I've managed to get in touch with a Latvian "underground" record label, with e-mail, who were pretty surprised there were almost nothing about the Baltic indie scene on the WWW pages, and promised ot to help out with info, news, and whatever. I'll be back with more when I know more. :-) //Erik ------------------------- Date: Sat, 27 Jan 1996 16:06:02 -0500 (EST) From: Chris Forsberg Subject: Re: Scandinavian Indie - Island On Sat, 27 Jan 1996 chief@lysator.liu.se wrote: > Island - Salt's label in the US you know, will send invitations, > information and "something special" to the subscribers of > the Scandinavian Indie mailing list (not the Digest one > though) - regarding the upcoming Salt tour. YAAAAAAAY Erik!!!!!! YAAAAAAAAY Scan-Indie!!!!!!!!! YAAAAAAAY Island!!!! -Chris, who is closely monitoring his INBOX :-) ------------------------- Date: Sat, 27 Jan 1996 18:50:31 +0100 (MET) From: Erik S|derstr|m Subject: Smashing Pumpkins / Filter (non-scan sort of) I managed to get tickets to the Smashing Pumpkins / Filter gig in Stockholm in April, and I was just wondering if anyone else on the list is going? If so (I know it's early), maybe we could plan something before the whole lollapalooza? I just can't wait. :-) //Erik ------------------------- Date: Sun, 28 Jan 1996 00:50:35 +0100 From: perhin95@student.umu.se (Per Helin) Subject: News # Ray Wonder plays on Iceland 22/2 (support: Cardigans) # Refused new fullength-CD rules ! ------------------------- Date: Sun, 28 Jan 1996 04:29:09 +0100 From: pong@algonet.se (Magnus Astrom) Subject: Scandinavian Easy Sorry, I miay be out of line, but I have to comment: >That's what I think too. They have The Legendary Jim Ruiz Group in >their roster too - recommended listening for all you bossanova/easy >listening fans out there! For all you Stockholmers on the list: since a couple of months, me and a friend of mine are playing the Essence of Easy Listening at Sturecompagniet every other Thursday. We're there from 5 til midnight, playing the best music by renowned artists such as Joe James, Ray Coniff, Soleado, Boston Pops Orchestra, Mystic Moods, and, needless to say, Herb Alpert and James Last. I can't believe I haven't realized that there might be people on this list who are into this... Anyway, we'd love to see you there! Come, sit in a sofa, drink soothing cocktails, and, listen to music that won't disrupt your conversation. And be sure to let me know you're there! Sheesh, I'd almost even play Mike Flowers Pops if it'd make you feel good! ;-) Thursdays With A Beat! Magnus pong@algonet.se ------------------------- Date: Sun, 28 Jan 1996 13:33:18 +0100 From: allfn@algonet.se (Magnus Jansson) Subject: Re: News ># Ray Wonder plays on Iceland 22/2 (support: Cardigans) ># Refused new fullength-CD rules ! Hello Per Yes Thats true. The new Refused album is really great. Here is some tour-info: 28/2 G|teborg 29/2 Link|ping 1/3 Lund 2/3 Halmstad 3/3 V{xj| 5/3 Uppsala 6/3 \stersund 7/3 Karlstad 8/3 \rebro 9/3 J|nk|ping 10/3 Stockholm They are doing this tour with support from Fireside and Entombed. All shows will be all-ages and will not cost that much. The Refused album will be released 12/2, and the new cd-s from Fireside is released the same date. For more info contact Startrec & Management Box 49100 100 28 Stockholm --------------------------- Date: Sun, 28 Jan 96 15:24:54 +0100 From: robert@astro.su.se (Robert Cumming) Subject: Cinnamon at Studion... Passed by Studion yesterday (past the crowds waiting to see 59 Times the Pain, just after I'd been to 'Kids' at the cinema: surreal experience) and noticed that Cinnamon are to support the Oyster Band at their Studion gig on (if I remember right) February 5th. Robert, as Helen of Troy ----------------------- Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 03:01:19 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: TV Playlists (just for fun) Just for fun, here's some interesting placings / groups on the play list for ZTV's week 3: Place Artist Video Times played 1 Naked Left Alone Again 22 2 Roxette June Afternoon 14 3 Nordman Be Mig 14 4 Popsicle Not Forever 13 5 Ro-Cee Gettin' All Da' Babes 11 6 Everything But The Girl Missing (Remix) 10 12 Blur The Universal 7 Oasis Wonderwall 7 23 Brainpool Tomorrow 5 Garbage Queer 5 Mouth Hole of Your Head 5 Pulp Disco 2000 5 Whale Kickin' 5 On MTV Europe, the interesting ones / compared to ZTV are: Artist Video Times played Rank Everything But The Girl Missing (Remix) 25 Heavy Oasis Wonderwall 25 Heavy Bj|rk It's Oh So Quiet 18 Active Garbage Queer 16 Buzz Bin Pulp Disco 2000 16 Buzz Bin Blur The Universal 16 Buzz Bin Roxette June Afternoon 14 Breakout You'll also see The Cardigans "Sick & Tired" on The End? //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) --------------------------- Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 03:02:00 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sin's Upcoming Music on the TV [29-Jan-96] Sorry about the late posting, but my internet provider just couldn't keep their modem server up for me to be able to post it. :-( Scandinavian Indie's Weekly Updated Interesting Music on the Television List January 26th -> February 1st ------------------- Various TV Channels ------------------- Day Date Artist/What TV Program Channel Time --- ----- ----------------------- ------------------- ------------- ----- Fri 26/1 Foo Fighters Live In London MTV Europe 21.30 Janet Jackson Saturday Night Live ZTV 22.00 Sat 27/1 Pop & Indie Pop & Indie ZTV 14.00 Green Day Live in Chicago ZTV 15.30 N|jesrevyn N|jesrevyn SVT 1 23.50 R Sun 28/1 Bj|rk Unplugged MTV Europe 19.30 Toppen Toppen ZTV 20.50 R Alternative Nation Alternative Nation MTV Europe 22.30 Pulp Do You Remember... ZTV 00.10 Mon 29/1 Toppen Toppen ZTV 19.50 Tue 30/1 Pop & Indie Pop & Indie ZTV 19.15 Toppen Toppen ZTV 21.00 Guide To Alternative.. Guide To... MTV Europe 21.30 Toppen Toppen ZTV 00.50 R Wed 31/1 Musikrevyn Musikrevyn SVT 1 19.15 Hole Unplugged MTV Europe 21.30 Thu 1/2 Guide to Alternative.. Guide to... MTV Europe 21.30 N|jesrevyn N|jesrevyn SVT 1 22.30 R = Rerun This list is also available on the Scandinavian Indie WWW pages. //Erik ------------------------- Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 03:02:24 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: BEAT BUTCHERS 1996 Promo Contest! ------------------------------------------------- Announcing the BEAT BUTCHERS 1996 Promo Contest ------------------------------------------------- The Beat Butchers WWW contest is now open! A pretty easy contest with questions for you to answer, and where you can win a copy of the Beat Butchers 1996 promo CD, not available anywhere else! And with tracks not available anywhere else! Complete information about the contest, the questions and answers form, and information on the 1996 Promo CD including Sound Samples can be found at: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/beatcont.html The contest closes on March 31st, 1996! Then the lucky 20 winners will be drawn, by the label, and announced on the contest pages as well as on the Beat Butchers News pages and on the Scandinavian Indie mailing list. The winners will also be contacted through e-mail. Good Luck! Beat Butchers ( a hint in case you're unsure what to answer on the questions is to ) ( check out the Beat Butchers WWW pages at: ) ( http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/beathome.html ) ------------------------ Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 03:05:58 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Popsicle contest winner: Kimmo! I just glanced at the Popsicle WWW pages and noticed that it was Kimmo who won "special CD" in their contest! Congratulations! Have you received it yet? //Erik --------------------------- Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 05:10:08 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Teddybears release "matine" I met Ulf Waldecrantz, Marketing Manager at MNW, who were traveling with Melony when they played here last thursday, and he revealed what was going to happen on the Teddybears release "matine" at the movie theater Sibirien the next day, but also that I couldn't tell anyone! :-) I wonder if it's okay now, or maybe Marten (was it you?) would like to tell everyone? //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------ Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 09:54:39 +0100 From: Nicolas Moch Subject: Re: The Cardigans in the footsteps of Salt Chris Forsberg wrote: > On Fri, 26 Jan 1996, Kimmo Saaskilahti wrote: > > > I'm not quite sure about how 'indie' Minty Fresh really is... I think > > they have a distribution and manufacturing deal with some major > > (perhaps our US readers can enlighten?). This will probably mean > > another one million Cardigans CD's will find a new home :) > > It might be DGC, because Veruca Salt's "American Thighs" came out on that > label, but on the back on the CD it also has the Minty Fresh logo. Now, a > question: does anyone know, or can anyone speculate if the Cardigans > being on Minty Fresh now means that their back catalog will now be > available over here in the States? Do you think they'll re-release > "Emmerdale" and/or "Life"? I have neither of these, but I really want to > get "Emmerdale". The problem is I don't know if I should wait and see if > Minty Fresh will put it out, or if I should special-order it as an > import, or trade for it with Erik (when his funds look a little healthier :-) > ANy ideas??? Hello, Well, the Cardigans are definitely releasing Life (AMERICAN version) in February (original schedule 20th of Feb) on Minty Fresh. I think this label is owned by Geffen. As you perhaps know, there are a few versions of Life circulating. The American one will be roughly the same one as in the UK (a 'compilation' of Emmerdale and Life) plus a bonus track called 'Happy Meal'. (BTW, does anybody know when the 'Tambourine Collection' will be out ?) I know of some indie-pop records store that have ordered Emmerdale and the other version of Life. So it SHOULD be easier and easier to find these CD:s. However, Emmerdale is VERY expensive as import... If you would like some more information, e-mail me, or visit The Cardigans Home Page : http://www.mech.kth.se/~moch/cardigans/cardi.html Greetings, ----------------------- Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 12:15:28 +0200 (EET) From: trkisa@uta.fi (Kimmo Saaskilahti) Subject: Re: Popsicle contest According to chief@lysator.liu.se: * I just glanced at the Popsicle WWW pages and noticed that it was * Kimmo who won "special CD" in their contest! * * Congratulations! Have you received it yet? Thanks! I was mightily surprised to hear I won - I thought the questions were rather difficult for a non-Swede. Anyway, I guess I was lucky :) I haven't received it yet, but I've been just told that it is in the mail and I should receive it in a matter of days. I'll let you know what makes the cd so special, when I get it (provided I feel like bragging then :) Kimmo ----------------------- Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 13:30:48 +0100 From: Marten.Sahlen@eua.ericsson.se (Marten Sahlen) Subject: Re: Teddybears release "matine" chief@lysator.liu.se wrote: > I met Ulf Waldecrantz, Marketing Manager at MNW, who were traveling > with Melony when they played here last thursday, and he revealed what > was going to happen on the Teddybears release "matine" at the movie > theater Sibirien the next day, but also that I couldn't tell anyone! :-) > > I wonder if it's okay now, or maybe Marten (was it you?) would like > to tell everyone? Well, it started already at 15:00, and since I'm working I couldn't get there until 16:30. So the party had been going for awhile when I arrived. Some of the plans for this event apparently didn't work out. The brewery that were supposed to sponsor the beer, as well as some hired studio musicians that should play Teddybears' songs, both withdrew in the last minute, so everyone had to settle for hard liquor and Teddybears themselves playing instead. In my opinion, both these changes were for the better :) So when you got there, you got a box containing some food, peanuts, and a mini bottle of Vodka. Plus everone got a promo 7" single in green vinyl. Really neat! Then you could mingle in the crowded lobby of the theatre, and pick up new drinks at the bar. Pat Scab DJ'ed in the movie salon, and after some time the band jammed themselves into a tiny platform on the stairs up to the second floor. They played four songs from the upcoming album (Feb 26) which sounded really good. Then in the evening the party continued at a different place, but that's another (wet) story. Since Jan already has rattled a few times about me knowing Pat, I can tell that I was at his place last night. He told me that they had to ship back the new album "I Can't Believe It's Teddybears Sthlm" to the record plant because it had the wrong cover. But kind as he is, he gave me a copy of this version with erroneous cover that he happened to have at home. Might become a collectors item, he he. I also got a copy of the just released CD single, so the Teddybears section in my record collection rapidly grew this weekend. ------------------------- Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 14:39:22 +0100 From: d-sunjan@jmk.su.se (Jan Sundstrom) Subject: Re: Petrol/3 years' deal >>>I'm curious...I always thought bands are signed for a number of >>>*albums*, not years? (Or even album sides, hence the contract-killing >>>double live LP's of the past :) This sounds like they have been sort >>>of 'hired' or 'employed' to work as 'pop stars' or something... >det dom skrev p} med Warner var ett f|rlagskontrakt (d.v.s Warner {ger >l}tarna) inget riktigt skivkontrakt. Det {r ett optionskontrakt vilekt >inneb{r att om inget skivbolag nappat inom 3 }r f}r de tillbaka l}tarna. >Dock var Telegram intresserade av att ge ut skivor och troligen blir det >skivkontrakt med dem snart. De trodde de skulle f} ut en singel innan >April. I'll see if i can explain this in english ;) This deal was about that Warner owns the right of their songs for three year, they're not obliged to release anything. If nothing is released in 3 years, Petrol get their songs back. But since Warner works with Telegram, it's meant that Telegram is going to release thier stuff. If they do, there will be a "real" record deal. Probably a single out by april. Jan Sundstrom ------------------------- Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 23:38:54 +0100 From: ehrnst@energy-rekords.se (Hakan Ehrnst) Subject: Energy Tour List [29-Jan-96] Energy Tour List [29-Jan-96] Ludo X (DK) Beat That! Records 15/2 Malm| - KB New 16/2 Uppsala - Kalmar Nation New 24/2 G|teborg - Underground New 29/2 Link|ping - Herrg}rn New 22/3 V{xj| - MF Vinterbadarna New Infam (D) Energy Rekords 1/3 Malm| - Numbers/Eter New S.P.O.C.K Energy Rekords 8/2 Lund - Mejeriet (Popstad 96) New LCD Cascade 27/3 G|teborg - Underground New Sindy Kills Me Beat That! Records Together with: Supersuckers & Loosegoats 2/2 Lund - Sm}lands Nation New ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Other interesting concerts Lustans Lakejer 16/2 Lund - Blekingska Nationen Chevy Together with: Loosegoats & Colurbrids 1/3 Lund - Blekingska Nationen ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ For more information please contact: Energy Rekords V{stergatan 23 S-211 21 Malm| E-mail: ehrnst@energy-rekords.se Fax: +46 - 40 - 306 336 ---------------------------- Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 05:53:54 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: FWD: Canadian University Radio Forwarded mail: > From: leblanrf@umoncton.ca > Date: Sun, 28 Jan 96 19:05:31 -0100 > To: scan-indie-request@lysator.liu.se > Subject: to any alterno-pop swedish band > X-Url: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/whatsnew.html > > Hi my name is Marc Xavier LeBlanc I'm from Moncton, New-Brunswick (CANADA). > I have a radio show at my University's radio station CKUM-MF it's called the > "Polychromatic Show", I play lots of indie cassettes and 7 inch records, > I also have a "sept cassettes set" every week on my show (sept means > seven in french) I also work for an underground magazine called "VALLIUM" > we've had interviews with bands like "ERIC'S TRIP", "SLOAN" and "STEREOLAB" > to name a few, if any band wants to send me stuff demo's albums or press > kits I'd really appreciate it. I'm just getting started to get familiar > with swedish bands (it's great), the stuff I already have includes "THE > CARDIGANS", "POPSICLE","STINA NORDENSTAM", "REBECKA T|RNQVIST" and "WHALE" > but I want to broaden my Swedish musical horizon so please send me anything > you think would help me in my quest for great music. > > Here is my home address: Marc Xavier LeBlanc > 15 Gaston Crescent > Moncton, New-Brunswick (CANADA) > E1A 5A2 > > e.mail address: LEBLANRF@UMONCTON.CA ----------------------- Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 05:53:07 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sin's Selected News [30-Jan-96] Scandinavian Indie's Selected News [30-Jan-96] Arvika Festival 96 - in Sweden will be held on June 19-20 this year. No artists have been announced yet. Keep an eye on the Scandinavian Indie "Festivals in Sweden 1996" WWW page for more info. Salt - the swedish band on the MVG and Island label will have a new webside ready in mid-February, a part of the new MNW website. So be sure to tune in to http://www.cabal.se/mnw around that time for the new MNW experience. Salt's pages will be at the above address, plus /mvg/salt/ of course. More Salt: the band debuted on the Billboard Modern Rock Charts at #32 for the week ending February 03rd, 1996. The "Bluster" video can now be seen on MTV-USA's Alternative Nation and 120 Minutes. They are in the process of making a new video to the song "Honour Me", which will be directed by Klas Ahlen from Teddybears Sthlm. ** All news bits are also available on the Scandinavian Indie WWW ** ** at http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/selnews.html ** //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------ Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 05:53:26 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Motor Press Release Fri, 26 Jan 1996 M O T O R P R E S S R E L E A S E THE POPSICLE TOUR PREMIERE, YESTERDAY WAS A BIG SUCCESS!!!!!! THE POPSICLE GIG YESTERDAY NIGHT AT MAGASIN 3 IN GOTHENBURG WAS SOLD OUT AND A BIG SUCCESS. BOTH OLD AND NEW FANS WERE SWEATING AT THE CRAMPED VENUE WHEN POPSICLE SHOWED THAT THEY STILL ARE ONE OF SWEDEN'S BEST LIVE BANDS. AFTER A REALLY SUCCESSFUL START THE BAND ARE NOW MOVING ON FOR A LONG TOUR OF SWEDEN. QUESTIONS? : CONTACT ANNA JOHANSSON OR JESPER KUMBERG TEL +46-31-7742595 , FAX +46-31-7742590 //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) -------------------------- End of SI Digest #3.08 **********************
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