Scandinavian Indie Digest Vol.3 Issue #51 [The Scandinavian Indie]

Digest

Vol.3 #51

November 26th, 1996


There are 21 messages totalling 908 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Sin's LOUSY Contest Closed! (5) 2. Cardigans gig 3. 1/2 japanese 4. Hardy Nilsson 5. Benno party on the 30th of November 6. finnish chain vol. 2 (3) 7. Eels ticket probably for sale 8. Sin's Music on the Radio [25-Nov-96] 9. cure without support 10. Sin's Selected News [25-Nov-96] 11. icy icy tape 12. jesper larsson (2) 13. Gentle Tuesday 14. info from fi --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 22 Nov 96 10:27:32 +0100 From: etxsahm@cyber.ericsson.se (Marten Sahlen) Subject: Re: Sin's LOUSY Contest Closed! solaris@sci.fi (Kimmo Saaskilahti) wrote: > Some time ago, Elin Olson wrote: > > * > Title Suggestion: "Ignorance Is Bliss" > > * Ok, Jellyfish was not exactly what I had in mind. > * My "Ignorance Is Bliss" is a Divine Comedy song... Am I still one of the > * winners? > > Isn't it also (and originally?) from the George Orwell book "1984"? Just want to point out that "Ignorance is Bliss" is also a song by the Ramones, from their 1989 album Brain Drain. > not that it is really important... This seemed very important to me :) Another thing, the second prize in the Lousy contest was awarded to the suggestion "Jesper Larsson". What's so amazing with that name... should I know someone called that? I have a feeling I missed out on something of vital importance... ------------------------------ Date: 22 Nov 96 06:16:53 EST From: Mo Holkar / UKG <100745.3625@CompuServe.COM> Subject: Cardigans gig Hi all, I went to see the Cardigans in London on Wednesday, and had a jolly good time thanks. Annoyingly I missed Eggstone altogether (they were first on) but saw most of Popsicle - they seemed a bit, I don't know, uncertain, nervous, and weren't keeping time together very well at all, but they got a good clap at the end. And the bassist uses the same bass as me but has this strange jerky wrist movement... looks very painful. The Cardigans themselves took a few songs for Nina's voice to warm up, but once they got going the audience were leaping up and down a bit. They played most of the new album plus five or six songs off Life, and a couple of older things I didn't know - still with those funny chord progressions that make their music sound 'Cardigany'. The main surprise for me, I'd not seen them live before, was how ordinary they looked: I'd expected a bit more glamour (perhaps the costumes they wear on Life!), but they were all just in street-type clothes. Peter was leaping about like a mad thing, though, and got a huge cheer for the guitar solo on Sick and Tired: and he put in a few backing vocals too, although not as much as on the records. A very good evening, anyway, despite not being able to get home because London's underground network wasn't working (apparently _twenty_thousand_people_ were trapped under ground when the electricity failed), so all you other non-Scans on the list, see them soon! love Mo ----------------------------- Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 15:36:15 +0100 (MET) From: Petter Tiilikainen Subject: 1/2 japanese I found this on http://www.aftonbladet.se/puls/livesve.html: Half Japanese Duo: Vxjo 16/11 Is this really the Jad Fair band Half Japanese? I doubt it since no one mentioned it on the list, but I thought I'd ask anyway. 1,000,000 kisses for 1,000,000 girls, but no kisses left for you. Petter -------------------------------- Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 18:34:16 +0100 From: micre215@knuten.liu.se (Michael Rehnstrom) Subject: Hardy Nilsson This morning, on the radio, I heard the new Hardy Nilsson song for the third time and, also for the third time i mistook it for a new Jumper song. Can anyone tell me if this is because Jumper has done a rip-off, because Hardy Nilsson has done a rip-off, or because Im just damned tired at nine o' clock in the morning (funny, but I think the two previous times Ive heard the song has been about the same time!)? /Micke, who - after having watched the Flesh Quartet play live yesterday - intends to wish for a violin as a christmas-present ---------------------------------- Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 19:10:47 +0100 (MET) From: magnus@lousy.pp.se (Lousy) Subject: Re: Sin's LOUSY Contest Closed! Elin Olson wrote: >* > Title Suggestion: "Ignorance Is Bliss" >* Ok, Jellyfish was not exactly what I had in mind. >* My "Ignorance Is Bliss" is a Divine Comedy song... Am I still one of the >* winners? Yes, you are. :) It's still a Jellyfish song. :) Though one probably can't tell from the way we sound, we're fanatic fans of Jellyfish. :) And Marten Sahlen wrote: >Another thing, the second prize in the Lousy contest was awarded to the >suggestion "Jesper Larsson". What's so amazing with that name... should >I know someone called that? I have a feeling I missed out on something of >vital importance... Don't worry, you haven't. We haven't got a clue about who "Jesper Larsson" is, we just thought that it was a fun title suggestion. Oh yeah, and some time ago Toby Thorsen wrote: >best debut this year? though it's not an album realy, i'd take my hat >off to lousy and their 7" EP. refreshing, ultimately thrilling and >with an awsome attitude, their micromailorder catalogue is like a >great big popkiss... Just in case someone missed it. ;) Take care, Magnus ----------------------------------- Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 19:29:27 +0100 (MET) From: Jens Agren Subject: Re: Sin's LOUSY Contest Closed! On Fri, 22 Nov 1996, Lousy wrote: > And Marten Sahlen wrote: > >Another thing, the second prize in the Lousy contest was awarded to the > >suggestion "Jesper Larsson". What's so amazing with that name... should > >I know someone called that? I have a feeling I missed out on something of > >vital importance... > > Don't worry, you haven't. We haven't got a clue about who "Jesper Larsson" > is, we just thought that it was a fun title suggestion. The one who searches, will find it..... It's written among the stars! // Jens Agren ------------------------------------ Date: Sun, 24 Nov 1996 20:41:10 +0100 From: Ivar Johansson Subject: Benno party on the 30th of November "Benno", the digital music magazine throws in a totally analog party with Smash Hit Wonders, Dr Kropp and The Poppers Date: the 30th of November Time: 20.00, first band starts at 21.00 Where: Tantogarden, Stockholm (T-Zinkensdamm) Fee: 30 kronor THE BANDS: - smash hit wonders the pride of skovde, very hot with their debut album "love your wife" - dr. kropp oskarshamns coolest band ever, hardcorebossa meets brutal jazz - the poppers (ex the surfing cherrypoppers) stockholms best and fastest cherry-poppers plays rock Welcome!! Have a look at: http://www2.passagen.se/benno/ Or sent a mail to: benno@benno.mc.hik.se IVAR /Bennos staff ---------------------------------- Date: Sun, 24 Nov 1996 23:09:54 +0200 From: "teir, philip" Subject: Re: finnish chain vol. 2 >Yeah, kids, remember this CD is not available in any shops! :) > >Thanks to everybody who have already subscribed; others are welcome to >sign up as well, I wouldn't mind some Finns joining the chain too... > >Kimmo Actually, you could sign me up for the finnish cd Philip Teir Bjornholmsv. 8 68600 jakobstad Finland And Is Mess the same mess that comes from Vaasa? Do they know about this? Should i call them, as at least I would like to know if my band was put on the same cd as 22PP? Does everybody on the list like lemonator? I just can't stand them. they put on the most boring show. All the songs sound alike, but maybe i've heard too little. And another band really don't like is the supperheads, i mean they don't have anything of their own, everrything sounds like a popsicle that can't get kappahl out of their system, still partly influenced by Brian Adams, and the accent isn't very charming either. I'm sorry about this, but i really can't see the "indie" in any band that actually IS a kappahl commercial. Well now i'll tell you what i DO like, cause I DO like finnish "indie": Piano, Rumpu ja Kukka. there you have it. Right there next to the Velvet underground. Sorry for coming out as such an "indier than thou" kind of person. I'm too tired and i orkar not rewrite this completely useless post. Hate me. philip ------------------------------- Date: 24 Nov 1996 21:42:44 GMT From: Elin_Olson@skola.agora.se (Elin Olson) Subject: Eels ticket probably for sale Hi, this has nothing to do with scan-indie really, I just hope you don't mind too much... This is the way it is: I don't want to sell a ticket for the Eels-concert at Gino in Stockholm on Thursday, but I think I'll have to. That is if I'm not able to find out a way to somehow get in there eventhough there is a stupid rule that says I have to be over 20. I didn't check that when I bought the ticket and thought that "well, it won't be too long until I'm 18 and I hope they'll be kind enuogh to let me in". But now... I don't know... I'll try to call Gino and hear what they say. If there is no possibility for me to see Eels (which I've been waiting for since I first heard Novocaine for the soul) I'll have to let someone else take the ticket... sad but true. Or perhaps shall I go there and see what happens? Hmm... Advice please... Do you think they'd let me in? And let me know if you're interested in the ticket. Elin ------------------------------------ Date: Sun, 24 Nov 96 22:48:00 -0100 From: johan.jeppsson@p255.lurivax.ct.se (Johan Jeppsson) Subject: Sin's LOUSY Contest Closed! >> * Ok, Jellyfish was not exactly what I had in mind. >> * My "Ignorance Is Bliss" is a Divine Comedy song... Am I still one of >> the * winners? Isn't it also (and originally?) from the George Orwell >> book "1984"? MS> Just want to point out that "Ignorance is Bliss" is also a song by MS> the Ramones, from their 1989 album Brain Drain. And also a track off Living Colors album "Stain". :) Johan Jeppsson ---------------------------------- Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 06:07:49 +0100 (MET) From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: Re: finnish chain vol. 2 On Thu, 21 Nov 1996, solaris@sci.fi (Kimmo Saaskilahti) wrote: >> But, wait a second, why no Russian Love? I received their new album >> "Gala Brutale" today, > > Because I did not receive it and I really don't have money to go out > and buy everything. This is why there isn't a track from either the > new Candy Darling album or the Supperheads one. I did go out and buy > the Larry & The Lefthanded cd though for this purpose, but I should > have gotten that a long time ago anyway... Sorry, I didn't mean that you should go out and buy everything - I guess I was just taken bu surprise that it had already been made! >>> Wilma: Pahanilmanlintu - from the "Suuri valkea" CD >>> ...the Finnish version of Garbage or something, this one goes out to Erik >>> the listmeister... >> >> The Finninsh version of Garbage?! No no, in my ears they're not even close >> to Garbage! > > Well, the other tracks on that album do not sound at all like Garbage, > but I can't help spotting some similarity with this song and some > Garbage. Heh, you know, when I listen to that particular song now again, you're quite right! It's got the same muffled "du tu tu tu" voice in there. Though I really like the songs 'Kavpunki Meren Rannalla' and 'Ruthinas' (sorry about the spelling, I'm not sure it is correct) the most on "Suuri Valkea". Both songs just sticks to me like glue. They did the first time I heard them, and now they pop up in my head once in a while. Extremely good songs in fact. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 06:08:34 +0100 (MET) From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: Re: Sin's Music on the Radio [25-Nov-96] On 21 Nov 1996, Elin_Olson@skola.agora.se (Elin Olson) wrote: >> Sun 1/12 Jive With Clive, Boys Of T And O ? > > Jive with Clive was recorded at Mejeriet in Lund the last Thursday of > October. I was there and I have not much to say more than: Don't miss > P3 Live 1/12! Thanks! That would be October 31st if I have figured it out right? > Jive with Clive were great but I do think they should rename their band. > Don't ask me what they sound like, I can't compare them to any other bands, > but I'm sure they're not alone in this genre (I guess it's some sort of pop). > They have a fantastic female singer and the average age in the band is 18. > They have appeared on Musikjournalen Pop twice I believe, and that's about > all I know. It definitely sounds like something not to be missed! Thanks for posting the information! //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 06:09:31 +0100 (MET) From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: Re: cure without support On Thu, 21 Nov 1996, fardella@estense.global.it (alessandro fardella) wrote: > hi, i've been at the italian concert and there wasn't a support band, cos > they make a 3h show, you know it's the 20th anniversary so they made a lot > of old stuff, in my concert only 8 songs from WMS, the other all old > wonderful hits, so if you go can you tell me how it was and the songlist? I'll go to the concert in Stockholm on saturday, though I'm not sure I'll be able to remember three hours worth of Cure songs. :-) But wait a second, isn't their 20th anniversary _next_ year? Anyway, it'll definitely be a night to remember! //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 06:10:14 +0100 (MET) From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: Re: Sin's LOUSY Contest Closed! On Fri, 22 Nov 1996, Jens Agren wrote: >> Don't worry, you haven't. We haven't got a clue about who "Jesper Larsson" >> is, we just thought that it was a fun title suggestion. > > The one who searches, will find it..... > > It's written among the stars! Even more clever! You should start some sort of contest with those excellent hints you know... :-) //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 06:10:55 +0100 (MET) From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: Sin's Selected News [25-Nov-96] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie SELECTED NEWS Scandinavian Indie Nice Size November 25th, 1996 Nice Size Issue by Erik Soderstrom (chief@lysator.liu.se) Issue "Remember where you heard it first" Contents: aBLe, Aquadays, Backfish, Billboard Magazine, Cessna, Coo, Dreamphish, Fivel, Lemonator, Leslies, Merrymakers, MIDEM Cannes 97, Petrol, Red Sleeping Beauty, Russian Love, Sandy Lyle, Shredhead, Siesta Records, Slowball Records, Supperheads, Yvonne. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- aBLe - (H.Lime) and Leslies (H.Lime) released their debut albums, Prestigeless Lovesounds and Totally Brilliant, in Japan last week on the label "L'appareille Foto" (under Nippon Columbia). As usual these releases are different from the Swedish ones when it comes to the sleeves as well as the songs! We'll be back with information on what really is different in the next installment. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Aquadays - are no more. Yes that's right. The band decided that they would drop their name, and never play their old songs again. All due to the member who quit earlier this year, Klara Albinsson. But, they will select a new name for the band in the near future and start all over together with new member Sara Assbring on vocals. Interesting enough the band (Aquadays) appears in Japanese magazine Lib Arts first Internet (WWW) issue released December 1st with an article and sound clips (RealAudio in ISDN format). So check out the URL: http://www.sumai.or.jp on December 1st! (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Backfish - (AWSF) debut album producer, Posies own Ken Stringfellow, has arrived in Skelleftea! Media in Sweden just woke up and realized what was happening, so you will probably get to see a lot of interviews, reports and whatnot in the papers and on the TV in the near future. Ken has produced a bunch of bands/records in his past, including This Busy Monster: 1st 7" on Barsuk Rec. (co-produced w/Jon), Sky Cries Mary: _Until The Grinders Cease_ LP on New Rose Rec., France, (co-produced w/Jon & Roderick), Ross: _Sugar_ LP on Munster Rec., Spain. Produced/Engineered/Mixed, Parkinson DC: _Albanige_ LP on Munster Rec., Spain P/E/M, Teer: 2 songs on _Hullabaloo_ LP P/E/M, White Flag: _Against White Flag_ 7" on Munster Rec., Spain Produced/Mixed. So if someone have all of these and can spot a red thread, maybe we'll all know how the Backfish debut will sound! (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Billboard - the US music business magazine will have a special issue on Sweden called (amazingly enough) "Sweden Special". The issue is released on December 14th, 1996. (Source: ExMS News) Cessna - the indiepop chameleons from Tampere in Finland have recently finished recording for what will be their debut CD titled "Bordeaux", to be released on the US label Radio Khartoum. This 13-track package is expected to be out some time after New Year. If everything goes as planned, January 1997 will also see the release of the four-track 7" EP "Holiday on Ice", on an other US label, Jigsaw Records. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Coo - from Finland played together with Supperheads in Jyvaskyla on November 23rd, and will play in their hometown Tampere together with Romantic Visions and Tuna Flakes at Tulliklubi on December 20th! If you live somewhere even remotely near there, you better go! (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Dreamphish - is a new and interesting band from Estonia. The band formed about a year ago. The founding members Arpeau (guitars, bass) and Jan (guitars, bass) had played together for about three years when they found their genius female members Kaddi (vocals), MarjuSass (vocals, trumpet) and their drummer Margus. They have made some home recordings in the past, but is now at a point where they are able to work in a real studio. This can be heard on their latest demo "The First Band Session" which has two songs, 'Midnight Comes Around' and 'Ancestors'. Both songs are definitely in the jangly guitars / eerie female vocals / Simon Scott drums field, which should create some interest around these parts if I'm not mistaken. The band recently entered the Estonian radio chart at 4th place (in Tallinn) and 10th place (in Estonia) with the song 'Midnight Comes Around'. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Fivel - (NONS) are on tour in Sweden at the moment. They played in Goteborg on November 11th, Eskilstuna (w/bob hund) on the 23rd. Next up is Linkoping and Herrgar'n on thursday. After that they play in Lund at Smalands Nation (w/bob hund) on December 5th, Vaxjo at Kafe Kristina at December 6th, where P3 Live will record the concert to be broadcasted early next year, and finally in Hultsfred at Metropol together with bob hund on December 7th. Highly recommended gigs. The band entered Z-TV Video Top List "Listan" this week at 7th place with their video to the song "Convict Grass", which looks like Curve's "Missing Link" video only there's no rain. Instead the whole band and the room they are in is filled with mud! (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Lemonator - (Warner) spent four days recording a video for the song "Superb" from their latest single with the same name a few weeks ago. Apparently it features the band as "Lemonhumanoids" who lands on the earth to paint objects yellow, animatronics, and a live section where they play on a very very small stage in the middle of an empty soccer stadium. The video will be ready for release by the end of this week. Currently, the band has yet again entered the studio in order to record their upcoming full-length album to be released in February next year. The plans for the full-length includes "three fast punkpopsies and the rest will be moodier stuff, except for one country flavored popsicle and two slow, moody and melodic Kentish/Posies songs" according to the band. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Merrymakers - have dropped their production company StockHouse and their record label CNR Music. Instead, the band will concentrate on the interest they have received from the international market. Negotiations are currently being held with Virgin/ Japan. The band is not sure if they want to find another label in Sweden or not at the moment, or go ahead on their own. Something that has proven fruitful for several other Swedish bands in the past. Time will tell. Check out their homepage while you wait: http://www.lillpite.pitea.se/merrymak (Source: Scandinavian Indie) MIDEM Cannes 97 - the Swedish representation at the yearly French riviera music business gathering, which takes place January 19th to 23rd 1997, is already bigger than ever, and there is still time to register! So far 48 companies (39 in 1996), and 126 representatives (103 in 1996) have registered. (Source: ExMS News) Petrol - (Studio Bla) released their debut single "Walk By" on the Diesel sub-label "Studio Bla" on November 4th. The single was produced by Magnus Frykberg and pressed in 5000 copies. It is hopefully currently available from your local record store. The two girls write all the material themselves, but had to receive help from extremely known musicians to record the single, as they do not yet have a fully dedicated band. At the moment they are trying out a band called "Y-Front" in order to manage the gigs planned for the band before Christmas. If you are a faithful Selected News reader, you already know that their sound can best be described as a mixture between Lush and the Cardigans, only with a large portion of pop thrown in the blender as well. If you want to read more about them, check out the latest issue of Nojesguiden or Pop magazine. If you want to see them, why not take a look at Z-TV program "Tryck Till" where their video, cut by Stakka Bo, to the song "Walk By" will appear very soon, or keep an eye open on TV4's "Sen Kvall Med Luuk" in December, where they might just appear one night if everything goes as planned. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Red Sleeping Beauty - the amazing Swedish band from Stockholm finished the mixing of their new album called "Soundtrack" a week ago. The album will be released on Spanish fab label Siesta Records in January 1997. At the same time, the album will also be released in Japan. Songs included on the new album are: Side One: Side Two: The Young Pretenders Certainly Soul Provider How Do You Kill Your Food? The Things I'd Say It Happens Nervous Your Opinion Summer At It's Best The Light That Guides You Enough You're All There Is Casino Classic And if you didn't know it before, RSB are: Kristina Borg (vocals), Mikael Matsson (guitars, keyboards and bass), Niklas Angergard (vocals, guitars, keyboards and bass) and Carl-Johan Nasstrom (bass and guitars). Additional musicians on the new album are: Johan Fagelstrom (trombone), Jan Fernkvist (trumpet), Jakob Blomback (flute), and Dennis Lindqvist (drums). The new album was recorded at Acetone Studio, engineered by Hakan Gostas and produced by Red Sleeping Beauty. (Source: Siesta News) Russian Love - (Zen Garden) from Finland have released their first single from their forthcoming album "Gala Brutale" only on the Internet! The song released is called 'That's What They Tell Me When I Sleep' and is available at the official Russian Love homepage in RealAudio, Shockwave and normal WAV file formats. Note that this single will not be available anywhere else. URL: http://mimas.otol.fi/~matron/russianlove.html. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Sandy Lyle - spent the weekend between November 15th and 17th recording five new songs for a CD5 called "Rock" which the band will release themselves around December 9th, 1996. The band has changed somewhat, from the nicer and friendlier sound to a not so nice and more guitar filled sound. If you have read the Scandinavian Indie reviews of their earlier demo tapes, you have some idea to what they sound like anyway. Only 500 copies will be made, so if this sounds interesting, you can order the EP directly from the band by contacting Rami: rami@hem.passagen.se. You might also be able to find copies at Pet Sounds in Stockholm late December. The price will be about 50 SEK / copy. Songs on the CD5 are: 'Your Stone', 'The Only One', 'Moon Queen', 'Illusions', and 'Stars Burn and Fall Inside of Me'. Check out their homepage at URL: http://www.e.kth.se/~e95_rni/sandy.html. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Shredhead - (NONS) quits! Yes, after four years, two albums, one mini album and two singles, the Umea jazz/rock/hardcore/funk/punk/popsters throw in the blanket, put down their basses, tune down their guitars to minor, pack the snare drum, sell the tour bus and shut the door to their rehearsal room. The members feel that they have pushed their own, quite special, genre as far as they could, and have therefor reached an end. An end that comes when they are at the top. (Source: NONS News) Siesta Records - the fab record label in Spain have started to move in on the Swedish music market. The label has established close contacts with, among others, list favourites Harry Lime Records and North Of No South! This has opened up a whole new chance for everyone involved to check out each country's healthy moments of cool breeze pop. At the moment, this new contact making has made it possible for two of Siesta's best bands, "La Buena Vida" and "Minema" to appear on the new Harry Lime compilation CD "A Twist Of Lime" which was to be released on November 28th, but will now probably be pushed a bit into December. You won't regret paying Siesta's homepage a visit: http://www.get.es/siesta/index.htm (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Slowball - the Stockholm based record label, have updated their information presented in the last Selected News. The Push Kings 7" single can now be found at Freak Scene, Pet Sounds, Melotronen, Dolores and probably Jukebox in Lund as well. Outside Sweden, you can find it from: Apartment Records (Norway), Naptime (Holland), Studio Muscle (Belgium), Cargo UK and Rough Trade (UK), Surefire, Cargo, Darla, Get Hip, Sqealer, Parasol (USA), Outside Music, Sonic Unyon, Scratch (Canada). The compilation tape is available outside Sweden from Bacchanalian Revel (UK), Studio Muscle (Belgium), Naptime (Holland), AJAX, Road Cone, Blackbean & Placenta, Squealer, Jigsaw (USA), Scratch (Canada). If you'd rather get the 7" and cassette from the label directly, the prices are: 7" 40 SEK, MC 30 SEK in Sweden. Scandinavia (but not Sweden): 7" 45 SEK, MC 40 SEK. Outside Scandinavia 7" 5, MC 4 (UK Pounds). All prices includes postage & packaging. Distributors are welcome as well. Please check previous Selected News about Slowball for more information on these items. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Supperheads - (Warner) released their new album "Lunch" about two weeks ago and a new single called "Umbrella Song" a bit earlier. The album has an apparent title considering their previous album which was called "Breakfast" (released on Tangerine Records). The new album is a bit rougher on the edges, but it is definitely still pop! The band has also received a completely new official homepage: http://www.presspyroo.fi/supperheads. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Yvonne - (Energy) a close friend of the band has confirmed somewhat airy rumors spread earlier this month. These rumors said that the band had started to plan their next album, and were looking for a possible producer. Possible was apparently Jorgen Cremonese (from Whipped Cream) who went to Dalarna with the band last week to try out and test ideas with only analog equipment. These now confirmed rumors also said that the band's second album should be out around March/April 1997. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- All news always at: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/selnews.html Quote the source, _and the link_, if Scandinavian Indie is the source! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------- Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 10:17:42 +0200 (EET) From: Roberts Galvans Subject: icy icy tape girls and boys so unfortunetly Peteris P. didn't play anything from icy icy tape, coz I made a little mistake :-) anyway at thursday was 31th (/29th ???) bitrhtday of BJORK anyway she's looks like 16-year-old-girlie... and he played 3 tracks *violently happy*, *visur va...blah blah (soory I dont speak icelancic)* and *hyperballad* btw cassette's sent to Mo, and Julian Minervini added to chain (but I wasn't sure abt zip code!!! send it on list/Mo) RoberC //se51097@lanet.lv --------------------------------- Date: 25 Nov 96 10:45:48 +0000 From: "toby" Subject: jesper larsson "....written amongst the stars...."?????? c'mon give us all a break, this hint just brings out what is so lousy about swedish popjouralism (and their british counterparts and compadres in crime). for those who do not know it jesper larsson is one of the writers of sound affects, swedens longest living fanzine, though the staff seem to hate the word and are opting for the more credible magazine. though he's not an all that bad writer jesper is the one on the SA staff that most frequently and proudly affiliates himself with the bands he interviews and sort of elevates himself to their level. HE is one of them, a star in his own right just cause he gets to share their beers after the shows and let sony pay his trips to germany to hang out with brainpool for a week. and that starlike attitude sucks. which actually makes the song title even better, hating someone you've never met. i might be a stepping over the line here, but the lofty attitude just gets me so mad. jestper isn't a bad guy, he's quite nice actually even though his attitude sucks. but.....i guess thats what seperates the mice from the men and the FANZINES from the glossy pages filled with correct language but lacking soul and spirit and the URGENCY of popmusic. to quote the ab fab boyracer, who define the word attitude... "it gets me so hard...." take care toby --------------------------------- Date: 25 Nov 1996 11:27:12 +0100 From: Robert Cumming Subject: Re: jesper larsson In article , "toby" wrote: > for those who do not know it jesper larsson is one of the writers of > sound affects, [...] HE is one of > them, a star in his own right just cause he gets to share their beers > after the shows and let sony pay his trips to germany to hang out with > brainpool for a week. and that starlike attitude sucks. which actually > makes the song title even better, hating someone you've never met. > i might be a stepping over the line here, but the lofty attitude just > gets me so mad. jestper isn't a bad guy, he's quite nice actually > even though his attitude sucks. Ah well, but hobnobbing with the stars is just so much _fun_, it's no wonder some people make a big thing about it. Hell, I exchange email with a major Finnish rock star called Kimmo Saaskilahti ... ;) > but.....i guess thats what seperates the mice from the men and the > FANZINES from the glossy pages filled with correct language but > lacking soul and spirit and the URGENCY of popmusic. Damn, I guess it's too late for me to review bob hund's single 'Dusseldorf' then. Call it corporate sell out for them to release a single at all, but it's got 'Horlurar' on it, which is the most gorgeous bob hund goes Kraftwerk meets vocoder thrashes guitar song you ever heard in your entire life. Just brilliant. > to quote the ab fab boyracer, who define the word attitude... > "it gets me so hard...." Ehhh, so _that's_ why you get so excited about it all. ;) There's way too little about scan-indie music that gets me hard, no, not even the other guys in Broder Daniel... Robert --------------------------------- Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 14:02:53 +0200 (EET) From: Kimmo Saaskilahti Subject: Re: finnish chain vol. 2 Erik wrote: > Sorry, I didn't mean that you should go out and buy everything yeah, I understand it must be difficult to remember that there still are some mortals who will actually pay for their records... :) >>>> Wilma: Pahanilmanlintu > Heh, you know, when I listen to that particular song now again, you're quite > right! It's got the same muffled "du tu tu tu" voice in there. Indeed, just like in "Queer" by Garbage; otherwise it reminds me of "Only Happy When It Rains". > ...the most on "Suuri Valkea". Both > songs just sticks to me like glue. They did the first time I heard them, > and now they pop up in my head once in a while. Extremely good songs in fact. Well, the songs themselves might be OK, but the production is just too polished and not 'risky' enough...just too 'mainstream' and 'safe' for me to get really excited about. The track I put on the CD was okay though. Kimmo -------------------------------- Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 22:18:44 +0100 From: totte.pop@swipnet.se (Totte Pop) Subject: Gentle Tuesday hi, Gentle Tuesday, a fresh popband from Eskilstuna, Sweden is currently focusing on their new release 'Gentle Tuesday e.p', Dorian Rec, 2 december. * I keep on doin it * Life has its charm * Make no mistake * I never gonna love you again The best elements of Style Council, Beautiful South, June Brides, Great melodies, Easy Listening, Swedish fresh colour and excitement described the sound of Gentle Tuesday, extra ingredients like Organ, Piano, Vibes, Cello and horns makes this band certainly special. Swaggered with self confidence they have everything a great pop band should have, "It is a remarkably lovely band that manages to transcend its blindingly obvious influences just by being so damned good and the songs are brilliant, particularly I mostly enjoy the hedonistic atmosphere and those adorable vocals flying over the trumpets" as someone said. for more info, please e-mail me... Thank you very much totte.pop@swipnet.se (Totte Pop) ----------------------------------- Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 23:16:07 +0200 From: "teir, philip" Subject: info from fi I took it as my official calling to write something about the scene here in Finland. First of all, yes I know mess. They have arranged some gigs for us in Vaasa, and we have arranged something for them here in Jakobstad. Actually that was called poppaloora, maybe some of you have heard about it. Well, last weekend there was a band competition held in vaasa, and the finalists are playing next weekend. The winner will get to make a cd. There are some really promising bands there: Toothpik, sonic youth influenced, VERY much so and very talanted, two guitars bass drums and nasal singing, they should have a demo, and I can't say too many good things about them. Sgt pepperoni, which is a diesel-smelling pure rock band from my town, really , really good live, they have good chances of winning with songs like: Ecstasy on the highway, and Pussy is my buisiness. Mess are also amongst the Finalists, and they play rock--pop anti- capitalism SY influenced, with a guitarist that adores the manics, ... messy music. There is a band here in Jakobstad called SNAIL, and they are really ok. they have a good songwriter, perfect female AND male singer, they play, as they call it, folk-rock. They sound a BIT like lemonator, only with juliana hatfield on vocals, and they have much more diversity in their songs. In Febuary a compilation cd will appear, at least for promotion, with different bands from Jakobstad, and this cd will be really interesting, as there are some really good bands from here, of course not only "indie" bands. Our band will also be on this cd with two songs, and I can't explain what we sound like, because first of all all our songs are quite different, and everyone in the band is Influenced by different music, which makes a mixture of something like this: a Jarvis Cocker influenced singer on vocals, and a seBADoh, deep turtle, pistepirkko, sonic youth +more influenced rest of the band. I could send a demo to you Kimmo if you like. Sorry for the long post, if you got through all of this then you really should get something better to do. philip ----------------------------------- End of SI Digest #3.51 **********************
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