Scandinavian Indie Digest Vol.3 Issue #17 [The Scandinavian Indie]


Vol.3 #17

April 4th, 1996

There are 24 messages totalling 1007 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Motor Tour List _Update_ [26-Mar-96] 2. Sin's Upcoming music on the Radio [08-Apr-96] 3. Stina Nordenstam 4. Fidget day 5. STEREO LAB 6. Sin's Selected News [30-Mar-96] 7. Sin changes postal address! 8. Pet Sounds (2) 9. Hello! 10. FWD: Pete from California -> Denmark - Help? 11. Sin's Music on the TV [29-Mar-96] 12. ...on a field trip to Latvia 13. He's moving... 14. Grass-Show Question? 15. Eggstone - Question? 16. Sin's Demo Reviews [March 1996] 17. Bob Hund back (officially like) 18. Kent (Was Re: Bob Hund back (officially like)) (2) 19. things on vinyl 20. tapes 21. record news from finland 22. things on vinyl (bob hund) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 28 Mar 1996 01:38:21 +0100 (MET) From: Subject: Motor Tour List _Update_ [26-Mar-96] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie Motor Tour List Scandinavian Indie Update: 26 March 1996 by Erik S|derstr|m ( ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 59 Times The Pain Burning Heart 24/4 Copenhagen - Stengade 30 New Date 13-15/6 Hultsfred - Festivalen New Date Gordon *NEW* Roligan 6/4 H{ssleholm - Perrong 23 Liberator *NEW* Burning Heart 13/4 Copenhagen - Stengade 30 13-15/6 Hultsfred - Festivalen Millencolin Burning Heart 15/4-12/5 USA Changed dates No Fun at all Burning Heart 13-15/6 Hultsfred - Festivalen New Date Roffe Wikstrom - Solo *NEW* MNW 15-16/4 Gothenburg - Pusterviksteatern 17/4 Norrk|ping - Arbetets Museum 18/4 G{vle - Lattings 19/4 Karlstad - J{ger 20/4 J|nk|ping - Eldslandet Satanic Surfers Burning Heart 24/4 Copenhagen - Stengade 30 New Date Stakka Bo Sonet 6/4 ]rhus - Blitz New Date 24/5 Ume} - Br{nnbollsyran New Date 22/6 Skellefte} - Festivalen New Date ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 24-7-Spyz (US) *NEW* Profil 15/5 Copenhagen - Stengade 30 Rancid (US) *NEW* Epitaph/Border 29/5 Copenhagen - Gr} Hall 30/5 Lund - Mejeriet 31/5 Olso - Rockefeller 1/6 Fagersta - Bergslagsrocken 2/6 Helsingfors - Tavastia The Walkabouts (US) *NEW* Virgin 9/4 Odense - Rytmeposten ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- The complete Motor Tour List can be found on the Scandinavian Indie WWW : ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------- Date: Thu, 28 Mar 1996 01:37:58 +0100 (MET) From: Subject: Sin's Upcoming music on the Radio [08-Apr-96] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie MUSIC ON THE RADIO Scandinavian Indie April 8th -> April 14th Day Date Artist Recorded --- ----- -------------------------------- --------------------------------- Mon 8/4 Patrik Tanner (R) Sundsvall, 08-Dec-95 Tue 9/4 Pat Travers Olofstr|m, 17-Dec-95 Wed 10/4 MC Mello, Call O Da Wild Stockholm, Solnahallen, 21-Oct-95 Thu 11/4 Refused, Fireside Sundsvall, 06-Mar-96 Sun 14/4 Levellers (R) Hultsfred, Festival, 11-Aug-95 This list covers the Swedish National Channel P3's "Live" - always at 21.03 (R) = Rerun ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- This list is also available on the Scandinavian Indie WWW pages at: //Erik ( -------------------------------- Date: Wed, 27 Mar 1996 20:07:07 -0500 (EST) From: Chris Forsberg Subject: Re: Stina Nordenstam On Wed, 27 Mar 1996, Mats Liljengren wrote: > Maybe it isn=B4t very much worth to discuss which of Stinas two albums who was > the best. I must say though that I'm surprised to hear that you (Chris) finds > the voice of Stina to be more interesting on the first album. On "And she > closes her eyes" it was her voice that really captured my attension while the > lyrics were doing it on "Memories of a color". Here, I have to admit that I really don't pay much attention to lyrics, usually. And so, I have no opinion on which album has the better lyrics! :-) > So you say that melodies were memorable on the first album. That I don=B4t > find very surprising. The melodies of the second is just not easy to "sing" > or "hum" to (call it whatever you want), while "Memories" is a bit more > "pop:ier" (I wouldn't call it more commercial, that's the wrong word). I'll go along with that. > I can't understand that you dislike her second album. Most of the people I > know like both of them, and I find it kind of strange that you don't like > "And she closes...". Stinas style is maybe not that unsual but the style of > the two albums is not very different. I guess *I* need to rephrase now.....heheh...ok, I don't *dislike* her second album, actually. It's just that I can't help but compare it to the other one, and when I do, it just somehow falls flat in my eyes. I keep wanting her voice to DO MORE, it just sounds so damn monotone! ANd I love her voice, so it's frustrating to hear her put such limits on it. Mind you, I'm talking about the album as a whole.....there are some individual tunes on there that I like a whole lot (more than some others on the OTHER album!). If I said I disliked it, I was misleading.... > What kind of music do you listen to when you're not playning Stina? Heh, ok, you asked for it: Bjork, Sugarcubes, The Brand New Heavies, Jane's Addiction, k.d. lang, David Sylvian, Billie Holiday, Joy Division, early Heart, late 70s Doobie Brothers, Mr. Bungle, Salt, the Cardigans, Dead Can Dance, loads of 70s funk like Parliament/Funkadelic, George Clinton, Juliana Hatfield, Scratch Acid, Bob Marley, Kate Bush, John Coltrane, Faith No More, Mudhoney, the Sundays, Frente!, lots of Icelandic stuff like Unun, Bellatrix, Reptile, etc,......I guess that gives you an idea.... .......yes, I'm a deranged individual! > I don't hate top 40, what is popular music for you? Stina is popular music > for me. How would you describe Stinas' music? I don't know. Is Stina really popular in Sweden? I didn't know. Here (the States) she is pretty much unknown. If someone held a gun to my head and forced me to describe Stina's music, I suppose I would call it some sorta adult ambient jazzpop. Being an ex music journo myself, I always try to compare to other bands ;-) but I'm at a loss when it comes to Stina, because although the first time I heard her (esp. "Memories of a Color"), it somehow sounded warm and familiar, yet I still cannot say who it sounds like! To me, that's the mark of a really great artist. Hoping I haven't bored you all, Chris --------------------------- Date: Thu, 28 Mar 1996 18:30:33 +0100 (MET) From: Subject: Fidget day Okay, spent the whole day with Fidget today, and have a massive interview that I will type in tomorrow - because I must to go and see them play tonight too. They were kind enough to let me copy their master CD for their latest demo (which sounds _really_ good), so a review of it will also be posted pretty soon. stay tuned... //Erik ( P.S. And Kimmo - I asked them about the gigs in Finland. :-) D.S. -------------------------- Date: Fri, 29 Mar 1996 14:20:05 +0100 From: P{r H{ggblad Subject: STEREO LAB Well, i bought the NEW STEREOLAB cd today and the sound was really something different. The thing is that i wonder if the old STEREOLAB albums have the same sound as the new one? Cause were i live all of the old albums are sold out so i have no idea how they sound. But i have heard one old song at Z-tv some moths ago and i sounded really great and some different from the new album. bye bye . ------------------------ Date: Sat, 30 Mar 1996 06:17:02 +0100 (MET) From: Subject: Sin's Selected News [30-Mar-96] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie SELECTED NEWS Scandinavian Indie March 30th, 1996 by Erik S|derstr|m ( "Remember where you heard it first" Contents: A Shrine, Carpe Wade, Cessna, Emmaboda Festival 96, Fidget, Herrgar'n, Hultsfred Festival 96, Lousy, Scandinavian Indie, Skylten, Souls, Super, Surreal. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Shrine - (West Side) received a "3" (out of 5) from both evening papers here in Sweden yesterday, for their new album "Unisex" released last monday. Both papers praise the former northern guitar- indiers' decision to make club/dance/experimental music. (Source: Aftonbladet, Expressen) Carpe Wade - (West Side) have recorded at least fifteen new songs the last few weeks, which of course sounds promising. But, they have thrown away about eleven of them because they are changing their style - from hardcore with a bit of pop, to pure pop! The West Siders are-a-changing! (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Cessna - from Finland will appear on a US compilation tape, soon to be released, together with (among others) swedish bands Celeste and Red Sleeping Beauty. More information will be posted when the tape is actually out. (Source: Kimmo) Emmaboda - festival 96, August 9-10 lists the following artists as ready now: Bob Hund, Mouth, Naked, Popsicle, Pineforest Crunch, Sobsister, Silverbullet, Broder Daniel, Fly, Lousy, Brick and Chester Copperpot. A total of 30 artists will play at the festival. (Source: Pop|ga) Fidget - had a very succesful gig in Linkoping on thursday, which resulted in an extra-number - something the band usually do not do, said singer Nina Natri. There's someone in Gothenburg who is working on a homepage (pretty much ready) for Fidget right now, the band said, though they didn't remember the address. Stay tuned to this "column" for it! (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Herrgar'n - the "student" venue here in Linkoping celebrates it's 10 year anniversary in May. Three bands will play on a selected night for the celebrations, and rumours say that two of the bands are Lustans Lakejer and Cloudberry Jam. More info about the festivities will be posted closer to the event. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Hultsfred - festival 1996-goers will also be able to see Chester Copperpot from Gothenburg, who are performing at the festival this year. On the down side, Afghan Whigs cancelled. (Source: Motor Agency, Scandinavian Indie) Lousy - from Tenhult have climbed up to a number 8 spot (from 10 the week before that) on the "most played singles/demos" list at a radio station in Calgary, Canada with the song "Heavy Metal". You can check out the top-list at: (Source: Magnus Johansson) Scandinavian Indie - changes postal address! Though it's just the Zip-Code that changes from "582 51 Linkoping" to the NEW -> "584 36 Linkoping". Skylten - the Linkoping venue run by the local organization "Rock d'Amour" are looking for bands who want to be opening acts for forthcoming gigs at the venue. They say that they will pick local bands first, but sending them (_Not_ Kevin, as told before) a demo cassette/ CD anyway can't hurt. Contact Rock d'Amour at: Rock d'Amour, Oskarsgatan 3, 582 73 Linkoping. (Phone: +46-13-313638, Fax: +46-13-313568). (Source: Kevin) Souls - (Telegram) new album "In Between Bird And Fish" has been delayed once again, and will not be released until August this year. (Source: Z-TV Nytt) Super - from Finland are now recording basic tracks for a forthcoming single. Stay tuned for more information. (Source: Kimmo) Surreal - from Varberg, recorded a new demo at the Recordia Studios at the same time as Fidget recorded their latest one. The new demo contains 6 songs that are a lot heavier than on their earlier demo, said Ulf Cronheim (bass). The band has changed a lot and the only remaining member since those days is Martin Wegland (vocals). New members are Ulf, Tony Karlsson (drums) and Martin Widhag (guitar). Their sound, Ulf said, can be labeled "american rattling, straggly pop with a lot of melodies and choir-singing." A review will be posted soon. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- All news always at: Quote the source, _and the link_, if Scandinavian Indie is the source! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------ Date: Sat, 30 Mar 1996 06:17:40 +0100 (MET) From: Subject: Sin changes postal address! Note about an postal address-change for Scandinavian Indie / me: On monday (April 1st), Scandinavian Indie changes zip-code (no I'm not moving, the Swedish Mail just like to annoy people). The _NEW ADDRESS_ is: Scandinavian Indie Erik Soderstrom Bjornkarrsgatan 13 B:34 584 36 Linkoping <--- note, _NEW_ zip-code SWEDEN //Erik ( -------------------------- Date: Sat, 30 Mar 1996 16:22:29 -0500 (EST) From: Chris Forsberg Subject: Pet Sounds Can anyone please give me the postal address for Pet Sounds in Stockholm? Thanks in advance, Chris ------------------------ Date: Sun, 31 Mar 1996 11:57:15 -0500 From: Subject: Hello! Hi! Just found this list, and I thought I'd say hello! I'm mainly on this list for one band: The Wannadies. I discovered them about a year ago, and basically fell in love with them instantly. I've now seen them twice, here in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Once last October when they supported Sleeper (and in fact they blew Sleeper off the stage), and again in February when they supported Frank Black. What I'm mainly after is to find any similar bands, and I want to find out anything I possibly can about the Wannadies. I know they've released 3 albums, I've got two of them (The Wannadies & Be A Girl). Can anyone help me get a hold of the other lp? I haven't even got a clue as to what it's called. Maybe there are some other people out there in the Newcastle/Tyneside area - we could meet up next time the band play. That's about it! Cheers! JimL ------------------------ Date: Mon, 1 Apr 1996 03:06:32 +0200 (MET DST) From: Subject: FWD: Pete from California -> Denmark - Help? Got this in my mailbox the other day, and I thought it was okay to post it to the list (as he is a subscriber to the list and everything). Could someone in Copenhagen or Denmark help him out? ----------------------------forwarded message----------------------------- > From: > Date: Fri, 29 Mar 1996 20:07:40 -0800 > To: > > Hello Erik, > > This is Pete from California; I need a favor. Could you post this > message on your e-mail list? I'm looking for a room in Copenhagen: > Osterport, Osterbro or Hellerup and a car to rent for 2 months. > > thanks, > Pete -----------------------end of forwarded message-------------------------- //Erik ( --------------------------- Date: Mon, 1 Apr 1996 03:06:07 +0200 (MET DST) From: Subject: Re: Pet Sounds On Sat, 30 Mar 1996, Chris Forsberg wrote: > Can anyone please give me the postal address for Pet Sounds in Stockholm? Here it is: Pet Sounds Records Sk}negatan 53 <-- } = an "a" with a dot above it. 116 37 Stockholm Phone: +46-8-702 97 98 Fax : +46-8-702 14 11 //Erik ( -------------------------- Date: Mon, 1 Apr 1996 03:06:50 +0200 (MET DST) From: Subject: Sin's Music on the TV [29-Mar-96] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie MUSIC ON THE TV Scandinavian Indie March 29th -> April 4th Day Date Artist/What TV Program Channel Time --- ----- ----------------------- ------------------- ------------- ----- Fri 29/3 Broder Daniel Pop Tv Live ZTV 16.00 Bl} T}get Nike SVT 1 20.00 Jag, Peter Jag, Peter ZTV 21.00 Lisa Ekdahl Sen Kv{ll Med Luuk TV 4 22.45 Lucky People Center Synk SVT 2 00.10 R Sat 30/3 Pop & Indie Pop & Indie ZTV 14.00 R PJ Harvey, Nick Cave.. Kurt Weill SVT 1 16.25 Toppen Toppen ZTV 17.05 R N|jesrevyn N|jesrevyn SVT 1 00.30 R Broder Daniel Pop Tv Live ZTV 00.45 R Sun 31/3 Lisa Ekdahl Sen Kv{ll Med Luuk TV 4 13.40 R Bad Religion Artist ZTV 14.30 R Jag, Peter Jag, Peter ZTV 21.45 R Bl} T}get Nike SVT 2 23.10 R Nirvana Unplugged MTV Europe 23.30 R Mon 1/4 Toppen Toppen ZTV 19.15 Eric Clapton Unplugged MTV Europe 22.00 R Tue 2/4 Pop & Indie Pop & Indie ZTV 19.15 Toppen Toppen ZTV 21.00 R Oasis Definitely The Wh.. MTV Europe 22.00 Jag, Peter Jag, Peter ZTV 23.45 R Presidents of the USA Alternative Nation MTV Europe 00.00 Wed 3/4 Musikrevyn Musikrevyn SVT 1 19.15 Bj|rk Unplugged MTV Europe 00.00 R Thu 4/4 REM Rockumentary MTV Europe 08.30 N|jesrevyn N|jesrevyn SVT 1 22.30 R = Rerun ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- This list is also available on the Scandinavian Indie WWW pages at: //Erik ( -------------------------- Date: Sat, 30 Mar 1996 22:26:13 +0200 From: Inese Eistere Subject: ...on a field trip to Latvia Fellows! I'm typing this down from a terminal in Liepaja, Latvia. Sorry, i have to unsub for a while, coz i'm away from my account in Stockholm. Anyway, what's hot in Riga?! I checked out a disco owned by a swede, that was supposed to be good. It wasn't. Boring techo/house on the dancefloor, just like some of the crappy places back home. No latvian music, and certainly no indie. But interesting in one way, almost everybody there were russians. It seems to be some kind of segregation, russians and latvians don't mix. The place is called Omega, but i won't go there again. 3 lats ($5) in entrance was way too much, in baltic terms, i could have had 5 beers for that money. I ended up in a strip club yesterday, sleazy russian ladies... Some super drunk russian gorillas hung around in the bar and paid my bill for the whole night. OK, now i know how the latvian beer tastes, for sure. %) Well, i didn't ask where they got all their money from, but you've all heard about orgainzed crime?! The mafia, they call it.. But i'll resort to my favourite hang-out, the much talked-about Slepenais Eksperiments for future clubbing... If you want to mail me for some reason, you can reach me on the above address until tuesday. More when i come back. Jan Sundstrom -- VAK Green centre c/o Teachers training college Liela iela 14 Liepaja, LV-3401, Latvia Tel. +371-34-27487 Fax. +371-34-24223 ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 1 Apr 1996 16:37:22 +0200 From: (Marten Sahlen) Subject: He's moving... Eh, sorry for mailing this to the whole list(s), but those of you subscribers that sometimes write personal email to me should know that I move on to new tasks within my company, which consequently means I'll be physically moving as well. This means I end up on a another server too, and hence my address will be changed. So, beginning from next week my address will be (yeah I know, how pathetic to call a mail server "cyber", but I didn't choose that name). I will soon be temporarily unsubscribing from the lists, but will hopefully be back again sometime next week. --------------------------- Date: Tue, 2 Apr 1996 06:25:25 +0200 (MET DST) From: Subject: Grass-Show Question? Saw a band called "Grass-Show" on Tryck Till (the rerun tonight)... I'd like to know more about them, if someone on the list can be of help (and I think someone can..) ? Anyone? //Erik ( ------------------------ Date: Tue, 2 Apr 1996 06:25:49 +0200 (MET DST) From: Subject: Eggstone - Question? Do we have any _Eggstone_ fans on the list? If yes - I have a question: Does anyone have all the members' names? Could you email them to me? The reason? Well, I'm kind of curious about a new Digest list-member... Thanks! //Erik ( ---------------------------- Date: Tue, 2 Apr 1996 06:26:12 +0200 (MET DST) From: Subject: Sin's Demo Reviews [March 1996] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie DEMO REVIEWS Scandinavian Indie April 2nd, 1996 by Erik S|derstr|m ( "Never paid, always honest." Contents: aBLe, Blake Carringtons (x2), Cark, Fidget, Morgonen D{rp}, Tongue Gongue ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- * aBLe - "Prestigeless Lovesounds", August 1995, Time: 15.30 1. I Was So In Love (& I Don't Know Why) (3.46) 2. Mercy Beat (2.37) 3. Nightfishing (3.50) 4. ...& A Way To End This Life (5.08) Scandinavian Indie Review: Apart from the basic electric guitars, drums and bass, it definitely takes more than ordinary courage to combine it all with a sometimes creamy, whining, sad, and sometimes screaming, nails-against-chalkboard, lap steel guitar, a clarinet and "oral percussion". It takes an experimental feeling that never recedes from its original thought. And that feeling is exactly what this Uppsala band supply. Beautiful segments with a sad clarinet are neatly tied together with distorted electric guitars and drums speeding down a highway. In "Mercy Beat", I find clear references to the false breaks that Mouth is known for, and in "...& A Way To End This Life", Johan Gille clearly shows that he is both a great singer (his voice somewhat similar to Popsicle-Andreas') and song- writer, "I can't see what we would be, without treachery and lies, all I think about is me, and a way to end this life." is not just direct, it is brilliant! It is probably a feeling most of us have felt at some point in our lives. His voice alone is strong and confident, but together with Lotta Nyblad, with her bright, light, voice, that sometimes reminds me of Jennie Medin from Cloudberry Jam, stretching the vocals, they hit the nail on its head (and you know how much I like male & female vocals together...) Though for the next time, I request more vocals from Johan. I usually select female vocals over male, but not this time. To round this up, I would say that the days when they were compared with Cardigans and Cloudberry Jam are over. Well almost. But for the better! (March 1996 Review by: Erik Soderstrom) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Blake Carringtons - "Eurocrat", August 1995, Time: 11.00 1. Babyboy 2. Extraordinary 3. Princess Crown Scandinavian Indie Review: I accidentally missed most of Uppsala-BC's live performance here in Linkoping in January this year, and boy do I regret that I did! In "Extraordinary", I find distorted hollow guitar riffs, brought together with roaring and thunderous guitar-walls that makes way for Magnus Skarbo's voice, that I feel is best described as PiL mixed with Antony Kiedis. And strangely (?) enough, it sounds great! Single guitar riffs, crashing drums and bass lines are making webs throughout every song, creating a red thread, like glue, that makes it all work together. A turbo powered steam-roller, thundering down one of those american straight stretches in the desert; scary but at the same time devastatingly beautiful. (March 1996 Review by: Erik Soderstrom) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Blake Carringtons - "Hitman", February 1996, Time: 14.20 1. Sgt Pepper My Man 2. Powerbossa 3. Holy Progress 4. A Malething Scandinavian Indie Review: Usually, the second demo from a band gives a better idea to what they really sound like. What they are looking for in their music, and what could be said to be "their sound". In the vocals-departement, the way is clear. Magnus Skarbo chose the path of Antony Kiedis. It is especially evident in "A Malething", where the whiney vocal-stretching is peaking. Even the music is somewhat close to Red Hot Chili Peppers, but not too close. And in "Powerbossa", I find the first and only cow bell break I have heard! The roaring guitar-walls are not gone, but they are scarce, and a lot lighter. The steam-roller has been traded for a Chevy. The single, even sometimes acoustic, guitar riffs are still there, though this time they are guided by the bass (Erik Arner), which has received more attention. Definitely an improvement; it provides a safe ground for the other instruments to stand on, and it is so good it is impossible not to tap your feet to. (March 1996 Review by: Erik Soderstrom) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Cark - "Cark", ? 1996, Time: 18.10 1. Ghostpain 2. Adventure 3. Changed 4. Train Scandinavian Indie Review: The first thing I did when I learned about this band from Gothenburg, was to go to their homepage and download a sound sample. But I was disappointed. Disappointed because all I got was a lot of twanging noise and it sounded like everything had a dist-box connected to it. Then I received this demo, and to my surprise, that was the way it was supposed to sound! Almost. It is the pieces between walls of noise, where Helene sings, that I like. Even though there really is a bit of distortion on her voice there sometimes, it is nothing compared to when the guitars, also distorted, break loose. She has got a pretty voice, why put dist on it? Talking about her voice, I would draw parrallells to Cecilia in Souls and a bit of Karin in Honey Is Cool, and that is enough to make me want to hear more. I would call the music experimental, not quite with a clear direction or background, and I think that is what they need to find, and define. I know it is there somewhere, because sometimes everything falls into place, and it sounds really great. Like the long instrumental end of "Train". (March 1996 Review by: Erik Soderstrom) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Fidget - "Semi-Naked", March 1996, Time: 11.15 1. Semi-Naked 2. Stop Losing 3. Hoovering Away 4. Teddy Scandinavian Indie Review: It is really hard not to write a good review to this demo. It would be better to just surrender and say that it is utterly fantastic, and that it is no wonder that seven or eight record labels called them up the same day they received it in the mail. Nina Natri's voice is so appealing, special and beautiful. Sometimes in what could be described as a finnish accent. Climbing high mountains, just to fall down into a crack the next second. It sounds so honest, and it _is_ so honest. I can not think of anyone that would not fall in love with it. And the music. What can really be said about drifting, slow, effect-boxed electric guitars that just goes on forever and ever, and then they turn into alarming, screaming walls of sturdy concrete when you think you are safe? And what can you say about "Stop Losing" that starts like a "Svensktoppen" song, but evolves into a nasty guitar-filled monster, just like the one you always thought was hiding under your bed? It even ends with Nina purring like a cat! And when I hear a few lines to "Hoovering Away", everything is totally clear to me; "I am hoovering you away 'cos, I can't stand you around me no more. I am hoovering you away 'cos, frankly I don't know if I should give a damn anymore." Fidget will hoover away! Everything and everyone that stands in their way of conquering the world. On their way up in the sky of successful bands. And for me it is too soon! Though I hope they will stay in touch with us down here. (March 1996 Review by: Erik Soderstrom) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Morgonen D{rp} - "Livet, K{rleken", ? 1995, Time: 10.15 1. Jag [r Mint 2. Med Nattbussen Hem Scandinavian Indie Review: I got this demo a long time ago, and never found the time to review it. But better late than never, right? Right! Here we have swedish music with swedish lyrics. Swedish music because it is so close to the music created by godfather Mauro Scocco, both in the old Ratata days and the new solo days. Everything is made with synthesizers, and it is clearly easy-listening pop that one expects to hear on swedish national radio P3 on a rainy sunday morning. Even the vocals are close to Mauro. But I feel I have to get Adolphson & Falk in here somewhere too, because everything gives me that Stockholm-feeling in my gut, just like they did once. I must say that this is beautiful music, even though it is very different from everything else (yet) reviewed here. (March 1996 Review by: Erik Soderstrom) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Tongue Gongue - "Tongue Gongue", ? 1996, Time: 11.30 1. Shut Up Train (Shut Up) 2. Great Women 3. Give It 2 Me Scandinavian Indie Review: Uppsala shows itself to be a town to be reckoned with. When I got the cassette, I had only heard rumours about Tongue Gongue. The rumours said that they were a killer live band, and that they played Ska. Today, I can only say that the second rumour is true. In May, when they play in Linkoping, I will know the rest. Unfortunately my Ska-knowledge is pretty limited, but I do know that this is Ska. Happy Ska infact. Quick, whiney vocals that are clear and crisp. Professional even. A fast beat, with everything to give one that carnival feeling, you know? It sways. It makes you smile. It makes you wonder if it is already summer outside if you open the blinds - two months early? It all sounds so professional that I have to agree with the other ones that have reviewed this demo; where is the record contract? (March 1996 Review by: Erik Soderstrom) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- All Demo / Tape reviews are available on the Scandinavian Indie WWW: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- //Erik ( ---------------------------- Date: Tue, 2 Apr 96 09:14:07 +0200 From: (Robert Cumming) Subject: Bob Hund back (officially like) The new (Stockholm) Studion gig list was hiding in my brevlaada yesterday, and reveals that Bob Hund are playing there on April 27th. The usual two shows, the matinee with no age limit, and a normal evening thing. Anybody got a release date for the album yet?? Robert, who impulse-bought both the Kent and Pineforest Crunch albums on Sunday, and likes them both ------------------------- Date: Tue, 2 Apr 1996 10:13:51 +0200 From: (Marten Sahlen) Subject: Kent (Was Re: Bob Hund back (officially like)) wrote (Robert Cumming): > Robert, who impulse-bought both the Kent and Pineforest Crunch > albums on Sunday, and likes them both I wasn't planning on buing Kent's new album "Verkligen", but when I went to Pet Sounds last week they had some copies of the LP version (ltd to 300) that were autographed. Wooo-boy... that brought out the vinyl fetishist in me again, I picked one up right away. Can you smell collector's item :) I have mixed feelings about it though. It is a good album, no doubt about it, where the single "Kr{m" and some other fast tracks stand out. However there are also some slow ballad-like songs that don't do much for me. Then I read the album reviews in SvD's weekend special City, where Madeleine Levy gave it six out of six possible, and called it "probably one of the best Swedish albums ever". Now that is ridiculuous... poor girl, from now on her credibilty equals zilch. What do other people think? ---------------------------- Date: Tue, 2 Apr 1996 12:36:22 +0200 (MET DST) From: Petter Tiilikainen Subject: Re: Kent (Was Re: Bob Hund back (officially like)) According to Marten Sahlen: > I wasn't planning on buing Kent's new album "Verkligen", but when > I went to Pet Sounds last week they had some copies of the LP > version (ltd to 300) that were autographed. Wooo-boy... that brought > out the vinyl fetishist in me again, I picked one up right away. Can > you smell collector's item :) Wow, I hear the Bob Hund records are (were) available on vinyl too? Anyone know of mailorder companies that still carry indierock-pop type label and/or major label stuff on vinyl here in Sweden? I know a few who carry garage/trash/surf stuff on vinyl, tho. > I have mixed feelings about it though. It is a good album, no doubt > about it, where the single "Kr{m" and some other fast tracks stand > out. However there are also some slow ballad-like songs that don't > do much for me. > What do other people think? Well, I think Kent reminds me too much of Uno Svenningson and his worthless band "Freda'" which isn't a good thing at all. Petter ------------------------- Date: Tue, 2 Apr 1996 13:21:44 +0200 From: (tobbe thorsen) Subject: things on vinyl petter was wondering... >Wow, I hear the Bob Hund records are (were) available on >vinyl too? Anyone know of mailorder companies that still >carry indierock-pop type label and/or major label stuff >on vinyl here in Sweden? I know a few who carry garage/trash/surf >stuff on vinyl, tho. Bob Hunds album is availible on vinyl as is a 7" with some early versions of edvin medvind and two others i think, (haven't listened to it in a whila actually). The album can be obtained from Marcus Torncrantz (for those of you with web access you can find his adress at the bob hund page on Benno http;// - its under bands somewhere). It's cheaper than the CD and it sounds better so there's no reason for not getting it. The 7" is out on diletante and i think it's far gone by now. For record stores i definitly recommend Freak Scene in Stockholm for the best selection of real indie-stuff, and i assume Pet Sounds got more major label junk but i'm not sure since it's not realy my bag. i'll get back to you with some adresses... tobbe ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 2 Apr 1996 13:40:46 +0300 (EET DST) From: (Kimmo Saaskilahti) Subject: Re: tapes According to Marten Sahlen: * Hey, whatever happened to the Swedish/Finnish/Icelandic tape chains? * I got the impression that at least the one from Finland was ready to * be launched already in January. Yeah, you're quite right. And I've got some news for you: incredible as it may sound, I finally managed to overcome my colossal lack of competence and actually got myself organized enough for a brief moment. Hence I have the pleasure and privilege to announce that the Finnish tape is on its way to the first recipient as we speak. It will start its world tour in the US west coast, after which there will be a one-off appearance in the UK, and finally a number of appointments in Sweden. Sorry about being such a slacker... but if you knew about some of my other 'projects' you'd know this is nothing unusual... :) Kimmo ------------------------- Date: Tue, 2 Apr 1996 14:00:12 +0300 (EET DST) From: (Kimmo Saaskilahti) Subject: record news from finland Hi there. here's some news/gossip/rumours about recent/forthcoming record releases in Finland. Pansies have released their second full-length last week, the title being "Fancy the Pansies". It sounds better than their previous effort to me, at least judging by the couple of tracks I've heard. They have a sort of 'softer' sound these days. Maybe they have been listening to Cardigans too. Hmm. There will be a new Aknestik album out this month (good news for Robert C. :) ) - it's called "Saatiedotuksia merenkulkijoille' ('weather forecasts for seamen'), if memory serves. Usually they have a pre-album single too, but so far I haven't run into it. Larry & The Lefthanded are releasing their debut full-length this month too. How lo-fi can they go this time? Time will tell. Candy Darling are said to be practising hard for recording their debut album, but this is only hearsay. Kitchen Sink have a new line-up and will record a single for Tangerine this spring. The debut releases by Fridge were postponed because they needed to re-mix the whole stuff again. Maybe either the EP of the CD is out already at this point, I don't know. Supperheads will have a new single too on Tangerine sometime this spring. I guess that wraps it up for today... I think there was something else I was going to mention, but I can't think clearly, as I am enjoying a rigorous hangover (in case you must know). Kimmo ---------------------------- Date: Tue, 2 Apr 1996 19:03:11 +0200 (MET DST) From: (Lousy) Subject: Re: things on vinyl (bob hund) >Bob Hunds album is availible on vinyl as is a 7" with some early versions >of edvin medvind and two others i think, (haven't listened to it in a whila >actually). The album can be obtained from Marcus Torncrantz (for those of >you with web access you can find his adress at the bob hund page on Benno >http;// - its under bands somewhere). It's cheaper than >the CD and it sounds better so there's no reason for not getting it. The 7" >is out on diletante and i think it's far gone by now. I've got a couple of copies of that 7" so if someone's interested, drop me an e-mail and we'll work something out. Magnus (listening to the new Guided by Voices CD) ------------------------- End of SI Digest #3.17 **********************
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