Scandinavian Indie Digest Vol.4 Issue #02 [The Scandinavian Indie]

Digest

Vol.4 #02

January 15th, 1997


There are 45 messages totalling 1149 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Invitation to the release of Euro Pop Book 2. Mail Order (2) 3. Upcoming Underground gigs 4. From Scan to Brazil 5. videotrades? 6. Sin's Music on the Radio [13-Jan-97] 7. pop on virus 8. Finnhits vol.1 (3) 9. Sin's Selected News [09-Jan-97] 10. Gig Schedule - Herrgar'n, Linkoping, Sweden (5) 11. Moshable (3) 12. jimi tenor (2) 13. Latvian Tape 14. other tape chains 15. finnish tape chain (2) 16. More Moshable 17. Underground (3) 18. Sin's Music on the TV [10-Jan-97] 19. Sin's Demo Reviews - Bob [10-Jan-97] (2) 20. finnish tape on radio (4) 21. The Finnihits tape (2) 22. POPSITE 23. Viva la! (2) 24. Mazzy in Alternative Nation 25. Vive la Eggstone! 26. Herrgar'n Gig Schedule --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 22:45:54 +0100 (MET) From: hans.lindell@rockfile.se Subject: Invitation to the release of Euro Pop Book You are all invited to the release of the Euro Pop Book 97 at MIDEM in Cannes ( in case you will be there ) Sunday 19th at 17.00pm, stand B100 (Espace France). This year Euro Pop Book are divided in three books + a special book with artist VOL I : RECORDING - Major Companies - Independent Record Companies - Music Publishers - Distribution - CD, Tape & Vinyl Manufactures - Recording Studios - Producers - Video Production VOL II : ORGANIZATIONS & MEDIA - National Press - Music Press - Radio - TV - Freelance Journalists - Organizations - Performing Rights Societies - Industry Conventions - International Music Contest & Award VOL III : TOURING & SERVICES - Festivals - Clubs, Venues & Local Promotors - College Circuits - Artist Managements - Promotors - Booking Agents - PR & PROMO Services - Sound System - Lightning Systems VOL IV : ARTISTS - Artists + Groups Books prices: Vol 1 Recording $40 Vol 2 Organizations & Media $40 Vol 3 Touring & Services $50 Special package (limited edition) the 3 volumes + extra Artists & Index $100. See You There Hans Lindell ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 23:49:25 +0100 (MET) From: Ola Lundkvist Subject: Mail Order Someone asked for Record shops with mail order service. I suppose Pet Sounds and Hot Stuff, that were mentioned, are quite nice. But they are both usually a bit expensive. I would try Bengans (http://www.bengans.se/) and Skivhugget (http://www.skivhugget.se/ (only in Swedish though)) first. /Ola --------------------------------- Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 00:01:32 +0100 (MET) From: Ola Lundkvist Subject: Upcoming Underground gigs Upcoming GIGS at Underground (G÷teborg). Check http://www.partyguiden.com/underground/ for latest info. Januari: Sat 11 Cry Fri 17 Green Jesus Saviours Sat 18 Gula Febern Sat 25 Hellacopters Fri 31 Monster Februari: Sat 08 Chavez (USA) + Railroad Jerk (USA) Sat 15 Archers of Loaf (USA) Wed 19 Nada Surf (USA) Fri 21 Eggstone Sat 22 Lightning Seeds (UK) Fri 28 Fly /Ola ------------------------------- Date: Tue, 07 Jan 1997 22:46:42 -0800 From: Marcel Plasse Subject: From Scan to Brazil I'm totally new to your list. It's actually my first day in the list. I discovered the joys of the scan-indie thru Cardigans, of course. Then I bought The Wannadies and Stina Nordenstam (not really indie) and I just can't get enough. I publish a Brazilian music magazine called Virus (we already did a Cardigans piece) and I would like to know if someone in the list can write a piece about this scene for us in Brazil. -- racer x (marcel plasse) virus@cyberspace.com.br --------------------------------- Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 01:53:37 +0100 From: iggystooge.livevid@mailbox.swipnet.se Subject: videotrades? is there anyone in this list that are in to trading bootleg videos? feel free to email your list to me//j.nilsson ---------------------------------- Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 20:49:26 +0000 From: beluga.tsg@stockholm.mail.telia.com Subject: Re: Mail Order >Someone asked for Record shops with mail order service. >I suppose Pet Sounds and Hot Stuff, that were mentioned, are quite nice. >But they are both usually a bit expensive. >I would try Bengans (http://www.bengans.se/) and Skivhugget >(http://www.skivhugget.se/ (only in Swedish though)) first. > >/Ola Beluga Music also do mailorder! mostly US imports but some Swedish: Nomads/Cry/Hellacopters etc. E-Mail for list: beluga.tsg@stockholm.mail.telia.com we haven't a www site yet, does anyone want to do one for us? Also don't forget you can also get the new "Larry and the left handed" single from us! And the new number of Moshable, which should be out any day now. --------------------------------- Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 05:59:58 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sin's Music on the Radio [13-Jan-97] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie MUSIC ON THE RADIO Scandinavian Indie January 13th -> January 16th Day Date Artist Recorded --- ----- --------------------------- -------------------------------------- Mon 13/1 Brainpool Uppsala 30-Nov-96 Tue 14/1 Jololi Revew Stockholm, Cirkus 12-Nov-96 Wed 15/1 Groove Collective Stockholm, Skansen J&B Fest. 05-Jul-96 Thu 16/1 Ministry Hultsfred, Festival -96 This list covers the Swedish National Channel P3's "Live" - at 21.03-22.00 or 18.03-19.00 where marked with a '*'. (R) = Rerun ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- This list is also available on the Scandinavian Indie WWW pages at: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/uprad.html ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------- Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 06:00:27 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: pop on virus On Mon, 6 Jan 1997, Kimmo Saaskilahti wrote about the pop on virus: >> Nevertheless, dada girl was 1000 times better than supperheads. They didn't >> put on such a show, but they had Really well-crafted pop songs. > > Couldn't agree more; Antti Pinomaki really knows how to write a pop gem. > They were really good and played a mix of old and new material: three songs > from their first demo and a couple of songs that I hadn't heard before among > others. A while ago they have also recorded a new demo which has three > songs: 'Cecilia' (_not_ a Simon & Garfunkel cover), 'Are You Ready Eddie?' > (or something...) and a new-ish track the name of which I don't know. Yummy! Do you mean that they played all the three new songs, as well as other new songs? I can't wait to hear the demo, and I know it should be on its way here now too... my mailbox is under constant observation :-) By the way, what is this I hear about All Stars snatching Cucumber Farmer member Mikko? Manu can't be very happy about this development... //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 06:00:48 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: Finnhits vol.1 On Tue, 7 Jan 1997, Timo Riitamaa wrote about Finnhits vol.1: > Finnhits vol.1 The ever amazing, disturbing, brilliant, sick, spectacular, > low-fidelity, near-perfect introduction to the wonderfull world of finnish > fringe music! [snip] > Including these bands: 22-Pistepirkko, Jimi Tenor And His Shamans, > Larry And The Lefthanded, CMX, Rinneradio, Keuhkot, Cybermen, Aavikko, > Karkkiautomaatti, Thee Ultra Bimboos, Deep Turtle, Sweetheart, Circle. [snip] > I didn't know that there allready is a comp. tape of finnish fringe, but if > somebody want's this, here it is. send me a cool bootleg or an empty 60 > minutes. or if a lot of people want this we can tree it. tai voihan taman > hakea mun kotoakin. asun tossa ihan eduskuntatalon vieressa. Hell, I'd love to hear this tape! I've only heard some of them before, and would like to hear the rest as well. And I bet I'm not the only one either, so if you want, and have the time, I vote: make a tape chain for it! Anyone else think this is a good idea? //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 06:01:09 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sin's Selected News [09-Jan-97] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie SELECTED NEWS Scandinavian Indie January 9th, 1997 by Erik Soderstrom (chief@lysator.liu.se) "Remember where you heard it first" Contents: Aquadays, Dorian Records (x2), Harry Lime Records, Lemonator, Pimms, Red Sleeping Beauty, Sandy Lyle. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Aquadays - are back! They have made three new songs during the holidays, and will play at the Goteborg Film Festival at Folkets Hus, "Kinski Bar", "Jarnet" on February 4th at midnight (00:00)! Be there! (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Dorian Records - latest compilation "True To You" is here! The first few copies arrive next week, which means that the participating groups will have their copies within a week after that. It will take another week or two before you will be able to find it in the record stores. In case you missed previous news about it, take a look at previous Selected News columns. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Dorian Records - again (a first for the Selected News!): The next, and third compilation is scheduled for release late March. No name has been decided for it yet, but a couple of bands are ready. Previously mentioned in this column are: Eggstone and Dada Girl (SF). Added bands: Riders (with actress Eva Rydberg's son Carl (can we start to see a pattern?), who also caught the ears of Charlatans' manager when playing at Hannas in Stockholm recently, and apparently things are happening there), Halibut and Piles Gold (who had a Charlatans-sound on their first demo, but a Simply Red sound on their second one!). Bands who are on the way to be included on the compilation (ie. not completely sure yet) includes: Maelstrom (Stockholm), Bloober, Tightrope City, Twigs (N), Coo (SF) and Lemonator (SF). (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Harry Lime Records - latest compilation "A Twist of Lime" is also here! The first copies arrived last week, and you can expect to find it in the stores extremely soon (if not already!). If you can not remember which bands are on it, please check previous Selected News columns. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Lemonator - (Warner) have been mixing their debut album the last couple of days, and everything should, according to the band, be ready now! Though we will still have to wait until February to hear the result. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Pimms - is a new band from Stockholm you will probably hear more about in the very near future. Sounding similar to Suede and Radiohead with Kent-guitars, they have caught the ears of record companies MCA, EMI and Warner, and they will (the rumours say) be magazine Pop's demo of the issue in the next issue (with a picture and everything). The band throws a _showcase_ for the mentioned labels in Stockholm at Tre Backar on January 31st. Check with the venue if you want to know at what time they will play, as this was not decided at this time. Related news - Dorian Records will release a single with the band "as soon as possible", before one of the major labels signs them, to avoid publishing/broadcasting/recording problems. Expect the single in February. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Red Sleeping Beauty - Siesta have moved the release date for their new and upcoming album "Soundtrack" from January to February, so it looks like we are going to have to keep calm for a couple of additional weeks. (Source: Siesta Records) Sandy Lyle - have also pushed the release date for their debut CD5 "Rock" forward a bit. The final mixing was made this week, and the master has been sent to the pressing plant, which means that the release lies about two-three weeks into the future. (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: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 06:01:44 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Gig Schedule - Herrgar'n, Linkoping, Sweden ---------------------------------------------------- Gig Schedule for venue: Herrgar'n, Linkoping, Sweden ---------------------------------------------------- Jan 16th - Smash Hit Wonders They're back! Second time at Herrgar'n, but now with a debut album released. Definitely a night to book in your calendar. Time for another interview - the last one was made over a year ago. Jan 23th - The Pusjkins Linkoping's coolest popsters, with their debut album soon out on L-Style. My personal Linkoping favourites, only second to Cloudberry Jam! Don't stay at home - GO THERE! Jan 30th - Monster Hmm... soon every SKA-band in Sweden has played at Herrgar'n... Feb 6th - Archers Of Loaf (US) Well, everyone knows about these guys... 1997 will definitely bring great pleasures to Herrgar'n! Feb 13th - Gallondrunk (UK) I'm sorry to say that I don't know much about this band. Can someone post some info? Feb 20th - Speaker Speakerrrr is here. It was just a matter of time before the ex-Green-sters would re-appear on Herrgar'n's stage, but this time, you can bet your pants on a long, cold, queue so be there early! //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: 09 Jan 1997 08:08:51 +0100 From: Robert Cumming Subject: Moshable In article , beluga.tsg@stockholm.mail.telia.com wrote: > And the new number of Moshable, which should be out any day now. What a _brilliant_ name! Who are they? Robert --------------------------------- Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 05:43:31 -0500 From: Mo Holkar / UKG <100745.3625@compuserve.com> Subject: Re: Finnhits vol.1 > Hell, I'd love to hear this tape! I've only heard some of them before, and > would like to hear the rest as well. And I bet I'm not the only one either, > so if you want, and have the time, I vote: make a tape chain for it! > Anyone else think this is a good idea? I certainly do... Timo, if you do decide to chain it, I'll send you the Oxford music as discussed anyway, OK? Mo ----------------------------------- Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 05:43:33 -0500 From: Mo Holkar / UKG <100745.3625@compuserve.com> Subject: Gig Schedule - Herrgar'n, Linkoping, Sweden >Feb 13th - Gallondrunk (UK) > I'm sorry to say that I don't know much about this band. > Can someone post some info? Hmm, I've never seen them, but they've been around the UK small-venue scene for several years... playing a sort of folk-influenced pub rock I think. Mo ----------------------------------- Date: 9 Jan 97 12:06:29 +0000 From: "toby" Subject: RE: Moshable I'm not sure "They" is the adequate word for a danish fanzine, but thats what it is. Denmarks finest in indierock, sort of like a mix between the swedish fanzines Sound Affects and Close-Up. Good writers, lotsa lofi and hardcore, good fun if your into it. Toby ----------------------------------- Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 11:18:43 +0000 (GMT) From: Sean Kyle-Price Subject: Re: Gig Schedule - Herrgar'n, Linkoping, Sweden On Thu, 9 Jan 1997, Mo Holkar / UKG wrote: >> Feb 13th - Gallondrunk (UK) >> I'm sorry to say that I don't know much about this band. >> Can someone post some info? > > Hmm, I've never seen them, but they've been around the UK small-venue scene > for several years... playing a sort of folk-influenced pub rock I think Um, I wouldn't describe Gallon Drunk as folk-influenced. Not close, really. They're kind of a psychotic blues. Their biggest influence would probably be the Birthday Party. Sean ----------------------------------- Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 13:33:00 +0000 From: beluga.tsg@stockholm.mail.telia.com Subject: Re: Gig Schedule - Herrgar'n, Linkoping, Sweden >>Feb 13th - Gallondrunk (UK) >> I'm sorry to say that I don't know much about this band. >> Can someone post some info? > >Hmm, I've never seen them, but they've been around the UK small-venue scene >for several years... playing a sort of folk-influenced pub rock I think. > >Mo I've heard one cd with Gallon drunk "From the heart of town" They sound very very much like Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Trevor ---------------------------------- Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 16:53:25 +0200 (EET) From: Roberts Galvans Subject: jimi tenor girls and boys I'd just like to let ya know that yesterday (Jan 7th) on german TV -- VIVA TV was the alternative and indie music show 'WAH WAH' (it is broadcasted every week = TU 23.10 and rerun FR 2.00 (all times in cet)) and there was a video from finnish tekno/alternative dewd JIMI TENOR called 'take me baby' from 'take me baby' EP ---- I'd say it was a tekno tune. regards RoberC //se51097@lanet.lv ------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 17:09:35 +0200 (EET) From: Roberts Galvans Subject: Latvian Tape hmmm... actually a bit info about Latvian Tape = CD it's ready on 95% = there's need to find some cool trax on decent quality ---- other stuff is on DAT and CDs and we have to rerecord them on CD-r aprox. it would be completely ready in the end of January (probably) more info about _what is on Latvian Tape_ and _who is on Latvian Tape Chain_ will follow later RoberC //se51097@lanet.lv ---------------------------------- Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 17:03:12 +0200 (EET) From: Roberts Galvans Subject: other tape chains huh... so could ya tell me please --- what is progress of 'estonian tape' and 'finnish tappe #2=CD' ??? and maybe there 's any new tape out now ? thanx RoberC //se51097@lanet.lv ----------------------------------- Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 16:59:43 +0200 (EET) From: Roberts Galvans Subject: finnish tape chain ...oh it's me again I meant that I'm last on finnish tape chain --- and I'd add a couple ppl to chain = Michael from Sweden, and 'dewd from usa' = Julian Minervini in NY. both are added and also I added Dave from Seattle... but I really didn't get about Chris--- it seem she was already on tape chain as #3 and it seems that he got a tape as #5 ?? am I wrong ?? cheers RoberC //se51097@lanet.lv ----------------------------------- Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 10:10:47 -0500 (EST) From: Chris Forsberg Subject: Re: finnish tape chain On Wed, 8 Jan 1997, Roberts Galvans wrote: > I meant that I'm last on finnish tape chain --- and I'd add a couple ppl > to chain = Michael from Sweden, and 'dewd from usa' = Julian Minervini in > NY. both are added and also I added Dave from Seattle... but I really > didn't get about Chris--- it seem she was already on tape chain as #3 and > it seems that he got a tape as #5 ?? am I wrong ?? Huh???? I'm totally confused! Did the Finnish tape chain get split into 2 separate branches like the Swedish one? Kimmo assured me that I am #3 on the tape chain, yet I *have not received it*, and you are saying that the chain is nearly done except for these guys you mention above....so what happened? Am I missing something here? Or perhaps losing my mind?? :-0 hmmmm....well I guess it'll all get sorted out... //Chris ---------------------------------- Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 17:12:14 +0200 (EET) From: Timo Riitamaa Subject: Re: Moshable >> And the new number of Moshable, which should be out any day now. > >What a _brilliant_ name! Who are they? It's actually a zine for fringe music. Since there seems to be a reasonable group of people who want this tape i'll tree it.... Now if somebody just tells me how i go about with this treeing business. i've never done this before. I almost got the new Pavement album "Brighten The Corners" 3 (three!) months before it's release, but it didn't happen (aargh.) Pavement is playing at Gino in Stockholm on Sunday 4/6. does anybody know when the tickets go on sale? and how can i get my hands on them? (can i phone them or something, and who do i phone?) the new pavement will rock. Timo -------------------------------- Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 17:28:25 +0200 (EET) From: Timo Riitamaa Subject: Re: jimi tenor At 16.53 8.1.1997 +0200, you wrote: >girls and boys > >I'd like just let ya know that yesterday (Jan 7th) on german TV -- VIVA >TV was alternative and indie music show 'WAH WAH' (it comes out regulary >= every week = TU 23.10 and replay FR 2.00 (all times in cet)) and >there's a video of finnish tenko/alternatie dewd JIMI TENOR called 'take >me baby' from 'take me baby'EP ---- I'd say it was tekno tune Nowadays Jimi does music that sounds to me like a bad prince impersonation. not that prince would be any good either. the song that is on the tape sounds at first like something from U2's Zooropa, but then it changes into something indescribably cool. Timo ------------------------------- Date: Thu, 09 Jan 1997 17:23:16 +0100 From: jan.jonson@communique.se Subject: Re: Finnhits vol.1 Mo Holkar / UKG wrote: >> Hell, I'd love to hear this tape! I've only heard some of them before, and >> would like to hear the rest as well. And I bet I'm not the only one either, >> so if you want, and have the time, I vote: make a tape chain for it! >> Anyone else think this is a good idea? > > I certainly do... Timo, if you do decide to chain it, I'll send you the > Oxford music as discussed anyway, OK? > > Mo I'm interested too. Isabella --------------------------------- Date: 9 Jan 1997 20:00:40 -0000 From: "Trevor Beluga" Subject: More Moshable >In article , >beluga.tsg@stockholm.mail.telia.com wrote: >> And the new number of Moshable, which should be out any day now. > >What a _brilliant_ name! Who are they? Moshable is a Danish magazine, which has been going for 10 years, They write about mostly undrground bands, Last issue was about: Mono men, Larry & the lefthanded, Turbonegro, Hellacopters,, Hot Damn, Lazy Cowgirls, Teengenerate, and short stories, coffee-shopping in amsterdam. I don't know whats in the new issue but I know it's coming out very soon (it's at the printers). They are also behind the record label "Bad Afro". we "Beluga Music " try to help them sell their records. Bad Afro also have a 7"singes club: Coming attractions: Larry & the left handed (SF), The Nomads (S), Isebel's Pain (SF), Submerged (SF), Cry/Mother Superior (S), Gluecifer (N) 100 DKK/SEK/NOK will get you 3 hip singles. As they say at Bad Afro, "Pushing Scandinavian Rock to the Man!" check them out! Trevor beluga.tsg@stockholm.mail.telia.com we will mail some singles to Scandinavian indie to reveiw. ---------------------------------- Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 04:01:18 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: Underground On Wed, 8 Jan 1997, Ola Lundkvist wrote: > Eggstone - 21/2 Goteborg, Underground Hmm, are you sure about this date? If so, it means that they have changed their previous date (20/2) to 21/2? Wonders, //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ----------------------------------- Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 04:01:51 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sin's Music on the TV [10-Jan-97] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie MUSIC ON THE TV Scandinavian Indie January 10th -> January 16th Day Date Artist/What TV Program Channel Time --- ----- ---------------------- ------------------- ----------- ----- Fri 10/1 Smashing Pumpkins Musik Z-TV 19.00 R Musikmagasinet Musikmagasinet Z-TV 20.50 R Sat 11/1 Unplugged Unplugged MTV Europe 23.00 Sun 12/1 Musikmagasinet Musikmagasinet Z-TV 22.00 R Mon 13/1 - Tue 14/1 Soundgarden Live'n'Loud MTV Europe 21.30 Musikmagasinet Musikmagasinet Z-TV 22.00 Alternative Nation Alternative Nation MTV Europe 00.00 Wed 15/1 Video Top List Voxpop SVT 1 19.20 Unplugged Unplugged MTV Europe 00.00 Thu 16/1 Finnish Top List Lista FTV 17.36 R = Rerun ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This list is also available on the Scandinavian Indie WWW pages at: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/uptv.html ----------------------------------------------------------------------- //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------- Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 04:02:15 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sin's Demo Reviews - Bob [10-Jan-97] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie DEMO REVIEWS Scandinavian Indie January 10th, 1997 by Erik S|derstr|m (chief@lysator.liu.se) "Never paid, always honest." Contents: Bob - "The Most Refreshing Satellite Headache From NASA" ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Bob - "The Most Refreshing Satellite Headache From NASA", 1996, Time: 28.01 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Slow Motion Day (Sombrero) (9.19) 2. Dragshow Artist View Of Life / Love (4.21) 3. Perfumed Christmas Cigars (5.26) 4. Coffee Ballerina (3.13) 5. Porcelina Soul (And The Daffodil Cried) (5.37) Scandinavian Indie Review: This band with the cool name of _Bob_ comes from Vimmerby, not far from here, and they have played together for about two years, which means they started pretty early considering their average age of 18-19. We have Johann (guitar & vocals), Wallman (bass), Lars (Guitar) and Carlos (drums). This their third demo, starts, strangely enough, with a three minute _instrumental_ session before the actual "song" part begins. Pretty interesting I thought when listening to it the first time, though pretty risky, considering most people in the music business listen to the first two-three minutes of a demo, and then turn it off. Anyway, this is perhaps a good "live session" starter to play before the band hits the stage, to continue with the non-instrumental part? Maybe a gimmick? Well, the second part brings thundering guitar-walls behind an ever present lonely electric guitar thread. Good vocals - always a plus, and a relief - a bit eerie, kind of _Seattle_-style in its calmer habitat. With _Dragshow Artist_..., the _Nirvana_ sound, musically, vocally and lyrically (!), comes to credit. Musically due to the way the song is built up, slow and calm intro moving towards the heavy guitar artillery and chorus. Nirvana's 'Rape Me' comes to mind, for example. Vocally because of the long, dragged-out vowels. Low, blurry Cobain-like vocals. And lyrically it is pretty close to, just 'Rape Me' - "Fuck Me, My friend. Blow Me, Again" is just one example. It is built up like the previous song, second part, but it is way more thought through, and my second favourite on the demo. _Perfumed Christmas Cigars_ brings a beautiful single-string electric guitar, bass and drums in break beat rhythm which push deep, low, silent and addictive vocals right where they belong. It is an extremely beautiful, easy, tapping-my-feet breeze in fact, which goes into guitar-wall heaven with a twist, quirk, break, call it what you want, but it is utterly gorgeous. Even if they had left out the guitar-wall parts, everything would still be perfect, fantastic! Good lord, this is good! My absolute favourite on the demo! Coffee Ballerina is actually pretty uninteresting, considering the three previous songs. Slow, simple parts going to guitar-walls and back, like before, but here without any point that I can find. Maybe it is the wah-wah guitar, maybe it is the whiney guitar. Maybe it is the strange lyrics which says "slow-motion time, slow-motion day" - something I expected to find in the first song on the demo, "Slow Motion Day", but it makes no sense here. Then, to my surprise, I find _Porcelina Soul_ with two acoustic guitars accompanying _Johann_'s story which he sings in a low, soft and sad voice. And then, suddenly, _female_ vocals are added to the male - and what a perfect combination! Yummy! Two beautiful, male and female, voices singing "Hold me again, hold me my friend" and I recognize the girl's voice! But she is not credited anywhere, not on the tape and not in the information sent with it. A very beautiful and perfect end to the demo I must say. As I have already picked out the first two favourites, this one would be the third, though in the soft and beautiful music genre, this one is definitely first. (January 1997 Review by: Erik S|derstr|m) Contact: Johann Krantz, Kastanjegatan 7, 598 36 Vimmerby, SWEDEN Email: bobfanmail@hotmail.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- All Demo / Tape reviews are available on the Scandinavian Indie WWW: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/reviews.html ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------- Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 13:36:46 +0200 (EET) From: Roberts Galvans Subject: finnish tape on radio girls and boys as always at thursdays is alternative and indie show on latvian radio and there's kinda very international show this week--- including 2 songs from Canada. 2 from Finland. 1 - Poland annd as always lotta stuff from britain,usa and Latvia playlist: 22.44 KITCHEN SINK 'Fussion" 23.17 22-PISTEPIRKKO "Birdy" [dj --- Peteris loved gitar-playing in song "fussion" and he think that "Birdy" is amazing song] cheers RoberC //se51097@lanet.lv ------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 16:13:38 +0200 (EET) From: Timo Riitamaa Subject: Re: finnish tape on radio >playlist: >22.44 KITCHEN SINK 'Fussion" >23.17 22-PISTEPIRKKO "Birdy" > >[dj --- Peteris loved gitar-playing in song "fussion" and he think that >"Birdy" is amazing song] I hope they play the long version of birdy with the full-length birds singing part. birdy was the song that made 22-Pistepirkko known to the "large" public. Timo --------------------------------- Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 19:17:53 +0200 (EET) From: solaris@sci.fi (Kimmo Saaskilahti) Subject: Re: finnish tape on radio Some time ago, Timo Riitamaa wrote: * >playlist: * >22.44 KITCHEN SINK 'Fussion" * >23.17 22-PISTEPIRKKO "Birdy" * I hope they play the long version of birdy with the full-length birds * singing part. birdy was the song that made 22-Pistepirkko known to the * "large" public. Well, if those two songs were played from the Finnish Tape that I compiled (as I infered), they did play the long version, as I seem to remember it was the one that I put on the tape. So there you go :) Kimmo --------------------------------- Date: Sat, 11 Jan 1997 15:08:32 +0100 From: jan.jonson@communique.se Subject: Re: Underground Is there anyone who has a complete list of bands at "Popstad 97" in Umeň. I know that Eggstone, Blithe and some others but I would like to know some more. so I thought that all you people on the list might fill me in. Thank you, Isabella --------------------------------- Date: Sat, 11 Jan 1997 15:20:32 +0200 (EET) From: Timo Riitamaa Subject: The Finnihits tape These are the people who want the tape. if you are backing off, or want to be included, or i have forgotten you, send me an e (an english friend told me that i should always make it clear that i mean e-mail, and not ecstasy, becuse she thought i was talking about the drug) Mo Holkar (england) Christoforos Kakkos (greece) Michael Rehnstr÷m (sweden) Erik (sweden) Isabella (i lost your message, where are you from?) Scott Carpenter (usa) Marc Xavier LeBlanc (canada) Timo --------------------------------- Date: Sat, 11 Jan 1997 19:34:57 +0100 (MET) From: hans.lindell@rockfile.se Subject: POPSITE >Is there anyone who has a complete list of bands at "Popstad 97" in >Umeň. >Thank you, Isabella Check out their homepage. I think you will some useful information at: http://www.sr.se/p3/program/pop1997/ Hans Lindell ---------------------------------- Date: Sun, 12 Jan 1997 07:54:58 -0500 From: Mo Holkar / UKG <100745.3625@compuserve.com> Subject: The Finnihits tape >send me an e (an english friend told >me that i should always make it clear that i mean e-mail, and not ecstasy, >becuse she thought i was talking about the drug) "e's are good, e's are good..." as The Shamen used to say. Mo ----------------------------------- Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 11:45:17 +0200 (EET) From: Roberts Galvans Subject: Re: finnish tape on radio >> playlist: >> 23.17 22-PISTEPIRKKO "Birdy" > > I hope they play the long version of birdy with the full-length birds > singing part. birdy was the song that made 22-Pistepirkko known to the > "large" public. hmm... it's played from "Finnish Tape" = cassette, and I donno whether it was long version or what :-) RoberC ----------------------------- Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 22:49:23 +0200 From: "teir, philip" Subject: Re: Gig Schedule - Herrgar'n, Linkoping, Sweden I think Gallondrunk sounds something like like jon spencer meets the evil superstars... well , i understand they're quite big, actually, Toby has played them on alternative nation too. Could someone please help me? I've searched everywhere for a tocotronic (the german band) album, and I havent found one yet. I know they have an album, but where can one order it? Also... Timo, please put me up for a casette, but give me your adress so that I can send a blank tape. philip and yes, Archers of loaf are playing in umeň right? Does anyone have any information on this? ----------------------------------- Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 18:34:43 +0100 (MET) From: Ola Lundkvist Subject: Re: Underground >> Eggstone - 21/2 Goteborg, Underground > >Hmm, are you sure about this date? If so, it means that they have changed >their previous date (20/2) to 21/2? I guess I should have mentioned, that all dates are not that certain. Dates change and bands cancel. I just copied the dates from the www-page. We'll have to wait for someone to confirm one of the dates for now I guess. /Ola ---------------------------------- Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 10:30:38 +0100 From: totte.pop@swipnet.se (Totte Pop) Subject: Viva la! Hi, does someone have any comments regarding Eggstone's new album? Thank you very much totte.pop@swipnet.se (Totte Pop) -------------------------------- Date: Tue, 14 Jan 97 12:00:58 +0100 From: ludde@kore.lk.se (Ludvig Borgne) Subject: Viva la! > does someone have any comments regarding eggstone's new album? I saw them playing 3 or 4 new songs from it at Pet Sounds last Saturday, and they sounded okish I guess, though not exiting enough to make me buy it. Instead, I bought a (really cheap) second hand copy of Rumble City, Lala Land (22-Pistepirkko). Really good. I only had Bare Bone Nest on tape earlier, which is OK, though a bit silly at times. I've seen second hand copies of the (fairly) new remix album too. Is it any good? /Ludde ----------------------------- Date: 14 Jan 1997 16:37:54 From: filskov@post3.tele.dk (Henrik Filskov) Subject: Mazzy in Alternative Nation Alternative Nation of MTV-Europe has Mazzy Star listed in the playlist today, Tuesday/Wednesday at 0:00-2:00 CET... Probably "Flowers In December"... Haven't seen it yet... ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 14 Jan 97 21:21:00 -0100 From: johan.jeppsson@p255.lurivax.ct.se (Johan Jeppsson) Subject: Vive la Eggstone! TP> does someone have any comments regarding eggstone's new album? "Il trascurato" - as beatiful as "Happiest fool" or "Diesel smoke" "Head around" - I don't think they've rocked as hard ever before "Supermeaningfectlyless", "April and May" - classic eggstone material "Still all stands still" - ought to have been put out as a real single "Taramasalata" - just check out the intro "Never been a better day" - eggstone goes Byrds, a song that's grown on me "Neil", "Marabous" - not my favourites but hey, it's eggstone "Birds in cages" - the critics seem to go for this one, better live I saw them live at the "Nojesguiden"-party in Malmoe. Concert of the year. (So far :)). And it's time again Saturday. ------------------------------------ Date: Wed, 15 Jan 1997 08:21:44 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: Sin's Demo Reviews - Bob Forwarded: > Date: 10 Jan 97 09:48:33 +0000 > From: "toby" > Subject: Re: Sin's Demo Reviews - Bob Just a quick thought, probably the band is unaware of the absolutely fab brittish band Bob which inspiered such wonderful publications as "Smash Hit Wonder" and "Grimsby Fishmarket". Probably the best fanzines to ever grace the counters of recordshops worldwide. Bob played the jangliest of pop and I'd rank them way up there among anorak legends such as the mighty Chesterf!elds and McCarthy. And Kristina of Red Sleeping Beauty ranks them as the best band in the World ever. Hope this new batch of Bobs know what they're up against if they want to live up to the expectations of their chosen moniker. take care / Toby -------------------------------- Date: Wed, 15 Jan 1997 08:22:27 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: Herrgar'n Gig Schedule About Gallon Drunk - thanks to all of you who posted info about this band! This is what I managed to get out of the "discussion": > This band has been around the small-venue scene in the UK for several years. > Their CD "From The Heart of Town" sounds very very much like Nick Cave & > the Bad Seeds, and the band has been featured on MTV Europe's Alternative > Nation. Some say they play folk-influenced pub rock. Some describe their > sound as "a psychotic blues" where their biggest influence would be the > Birthday Party. Then others say they sound something like Jon Spencer Blues > Explosion meets the Evil Superstars. Is this a good description of the band? //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ End of SIN Digest #4.02 ***********************
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