Scandinavian Indie Digest Vol.4 Issue #12 [The Scandinavian Indie]

Digest

Vol.4 #12

March 7th, 1997


There are 36 messages totalling 1203 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Looking for Pineforest Crunch lyrics 2. gentle tuesday 3. Sin's Music on the TV [21-Feb-97] 4. Un rayo de sol 5. Well, here's the news! 6. Sin's Music on the Radio [03-Mar-97] 7. Sin's Music on the TV [28-Feb-97] 8. Net: Drain review 9. Net: Plum (SF) (3) 10. Sin's Music on the Radio [10-Mar-97] 11. Luger Tour List (Complete) [04-Mar-97] (3) 12. Copy of: Scandie bands in Q (2) 13. Underground (gbg) gigs, March 97 (4) 14. Oblivians & Revelators on tour 15. Un Rayo de Sol (my favourites) (2) 16. The living mail-office is back 17. Komeda 18. TBQ questions (3) 19. La Buena Vida 20. Red Sleeping Beauty 21. Un rayo de sol. Siesta. 22. Jimi Tenor 23. Oxford tape 24. Sin's Music on the TV [07-Mar-97] 25. Luger Tour List _Update_ [07-Mar-97] --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 10:09:54 -0800 From: Ataru Moroboshi Subject: Looking for Pineforest Crunch lyrics Hi.. I'm looking for lyrics from Pineforest Crunch's album Make Believe for a Japanese pen pal of mine.. could someone please point me in the right direction? Thanks... -------------------------------- Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 21:07:06 +0100 From: totte.pop@swipnet.se (Totte Pop) Subject: gentle tuesday hi, just like to spred the word that GENTLE TUESDAY will 'bubble' on the ZTV progam TOPPEN this sunday 23/2...check it out totte.pop@swipnet.se (Totte Pop) -------------------------------- Date: Sat, 22 Feb 1997 06:29:53 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sin's Music on the TV [21-Feb-97] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie MUSIC ON THE TV Scandinavian Indie February 21 -> February 27 by Erik Soderstrom (chief@lysator.liu.se) Day Date Artist/What TV Program Channel Time --- ----- ---------------------- ------------------- ----------- ----- Fri 21/2 - Sat 22/2 Swed. Grammy Awards Swed. Grammy Awards TV 4 13.15 R Unplugged Unplugged MTV Europe 23.00 R Sun 23/2 Eggstone, Tam. Studios Musikbyr}n SVT 1 12.50 R Video Top List Toppen Z-TV 17.15 Lightning Seeds S|ndags|ppet SVT 1 19.15 Mon 24/2 White Room White Room Z-TV 19.15 Present Present Z-TV 21.00 Tue 25/2 Present Present Z-TV 18.15 R Video Top List Toppen Z-TV 19.15 R Musikmagasinet Musikmagasinet Z-TV 20.00 Alternative Nation Alternative Nation MTV Europe 00.00 Wed 26/2 Video Top List Voxpop SVT 1 19.20 Unplugged Unplugged MTV Europe 00.00 R Thu 27/2 Video Top List Results Voxtopp SVT 1 18.55 Musikmagasinet Musikmagasinet Z-TV 20.30 R Alternative Music Guide To... MTV Europe 21.30 R = Rerun ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This list is also available on the Scandinavian Indie WWW pages at: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/uptv.html ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------- Date: Sat, 22 Feb 1997 11:18:44 +0200 (EET) From: Hendrik Luuk Subject: Un rayo de sol Just wanted to inform you that The compilation of artists on Spanish labels Siesta and Elefant reached me yesterday in very good condition. I haven't listened to it properly yet but it certainly sounds promising. I'll try to dub it and send on to Roberts Galvans by monday or tuesday. I'll post a review too then. hendrik ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 07:11:47 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Well, here's the news! Well, here's the news: 1. The mailing list works. 2. Verve is back together again - and it brings happy tears to my eyes. (has anyone noticed that Richard almost laughs one time when he is repeating the line 'Another drink and I won't miss her' in "So It Goes" on the gorgeous A Northern Soul album? - just wondering, I think it's pretty neat..) 3. My vcr is eating up MTV Europe's Alternative Nation Icelandic special with loads of Gus Gus (both videos, live performances, interview), Bellatrix, UnUn (they did spell it like that, right?) etc... 1 + 2 + 3 = Everything is just fine Please note that it will take another week before the Web-pages are back online and working again, but the mailing list and my e-mail works okay from now on. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 07:33:05 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sin's Music on the Radio [03-Mar-97] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie MUSIC ON THE RADIO Scandinavian Indie March 3 -> 6 by Erik Soderstrom (chief@lysator.liu.se) Day Date Artist Recorded --- ----- --------------------------------- -------------------------------- Mon 3/3 Uno Svenningsson G|teborg, Konserthuset 13-Dec-96 Tue 4/3 Mynta N{mforsen, 1996 Wed 5/3 Ardis Sundsvall Thu 6/3 Unsane, Hellacopters Stockholm, Studion 29-Mar-96 & Stockholm, Gino 02-Oct-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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------- Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 07:33:48 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sin's Music on the TV [28-Feb-97] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie MUSIC ON THE TV Scandinavian Indie February 28 -> March 6 by Erik Soderstrom (chief@lysator.liu.se) Day Date Artist/What TV Program Channel Time --- ----- ---------------------- ------------------- ----------- ----- Fri 28/2 - Sat 1/3 Best of Unplugged MTV Europe 23.00 R Sun 2/3 Video Top List Toppen Z-TV 17.15 Mon 3/3 Pulp, Portishead White Room Z-TV 19.15 Tue 4/3 Video Top List Toppen Z-TV 19.15 R Musikmagasinet Musikmagasinet Z-TV 20.00 Icelandic special Alternative Nation MTV Europe 00.00 Wed 5/3 Video Top List Voxpop SVT 1 19.20 Best of Unplugged MTV Europe 00.00 R Thu 6/3 Finnish Top List Lista FTV 17.36 Video Top List Results Voxtopp SVT 1 18.55 Dance music Musikbyr}n SVT 1 19.15 Musikmagasinet Musikmagasinet Z-TV 20.30 R R = Rerun ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This list is also available on the Scandinavian Indie WWW pages at: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/uptv.html ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------- Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 07:34:17 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Net: Drain review Picked up on the net: REVIEW: Drain S.T.H., _Horror Wrestling_ (Enclave) - Linda Scott Picture a Swedish band and what comes to mind? Roxette? Ace of Base? These pop music bands are popular in Sweden and with MTV and its crowd of music watchers. Drain S.T.H. is a woman's quartet from Stockholm, but you won't see them singing pseudo-dramas on the box. Drain is a heavy metal band influenced more by Black Sabbath than Abba. Along with most hard rockers, their music and videos aren't getting airplay. In this alternative and rap-controlled state, those that rock hard depend on the clubs and music sales for their audiences. _Horror Wrestling_ - the title refers to wrestling with problems and horrors of life. Twelve tracks of dark lyrics underscored by throbbing bass and crashing riffs make up this first full length Drain album. Lead vocalist Maria Sjoholm and drummer Martina Axen come up with these raw lyrics out of who knows what experiences. Guitarist Falvia Canel blasts the occasional speed metal riff and bassist Anna Kjellberg makes the bass pound. _Horror Wrestling_ is for metal and hard rock lovers only with its harmonies that remind one of Alice in Chains and the distant sounds of Sabbath. Current band favorites are Sepultura and Pantera, and their current Type O Negative tour cements their position as pounding rockers - not Swedish cotton candy pop. The band came together in 1993, but Axen and Canal have been working together for twelve years. They were quickly signed by MVG in 1994 and put out an EP and _Horror Wrestling_ in Europe. _Horror Wrestling_ is now available in the States, and if you live for the sharp edge of metal, get a copy. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 07:34:44 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Net: Plum (SF) Collected on the net: If you are in Austin, Texas on March 15th, then you have a great chance to see a genuine Finnish indie band "Plum"! Information from http://www.sxsw.com date: Saturday March 15th venue: Maggie Mae's West bands: La Gusana Ciega (Mexico City, MEXICO) - 9:00 p.m. * Plum (FINLAND) - 10:00 p.m. Warm Jets (London, UK) - 11:00 p.m. dEUS (Brussels, BELGIUM) - 12:00 a.m. Arno (Brussels, BELGIUM) - 1:00 a.m. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------- Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 07:35:43 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sin's Music on the Radio [10-Mar-97] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie MUSIC ON THE RADIO Scandinavian Indie March 10 -> 13 by Erik Soderstrom (chief@lysator.liu.se) Day Date Artist Recorded --- ----- --------------------------------- -------------------------------- Mon 10/3 Hanne Boel Stockholm, Gino 25-Nov-96 Tue 11/3 La Bottine Souriante Denmark, T|nderfestival Aug -96 Wed 12/3 Morcheeba Stockholm, Studion 15-Feb-97 Thu 13/3 Left Hand Solution Sundsvall 05-Jul-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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 07:35:22 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Luger Tour List (Complete) [04-Mar-97] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie COMPLETE Luger Tour List Scandinavian Indie March 4th, 1997 by Erik Soderstrom (chief@lysator.liu.se) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- SCANDINAVIAN: BREACH (S) - Burning Heart / MD Apr 11 Lulea (S) Sporthallen CLOUDBERRY JAM (S) - Nons / Border Apr 09 Nagoya (J) Club Quattro Apr 10 Osaka (J) Club Quattto Apr 11 Fukuoka (J) Crossing Hall Apr 13 Tokyo (J) Blitz Apr 14 Tokyo (J) Club Quattro Apr 15 Nagano (J) TBA DISMEMBER (S) - Nuclear Blast / House Of Kicks Mar 14 Uppsala (S) Grand Mar 28 Hallsberg (S) Grottan Apr 11 Hassleholm (S) Perrong 23 Apr 12 Angelholm (S) Gottwalds DISSECTION (S) - Nuclear Blast / House Of Kicks - Appearing March 25 - 31 on "Gods Of Darkness" festival with Cradle Of Filth, In Flames and Dimmu Borgir Mar 25 Hamburg (D) Markthalle Mar 26 Osnabruck (D) Hyde Park Mar 27 Berlin (D) Huxleys Mar 29 Werdau (D) Stadthalle Mar 30 Ludwigsburg (D) Rockfabrik Mar 31 Koln (D) Live Music Hall ENTOMBED (S) - Music For Nations / MNW ILR + NINE (S) Startracks/House Of Kicks Mar 11 Uppsala (S) Sten Sture Mar 12 Linkoping (S) Skylten Mar 13 Stockholm (S) Studion Mar 14 Vaxjo (S) Elvagarden Mar 15 Helsingborg (S) Tivoli FIRESIDE (S) - Startracks/BMG / House Of Kicks Mar 14 Pitea (S) FH Apr 11 Lulea (S) Sporthallen LOOSEGOATS (S) - Startracks / House Of Kicks Mar 14 Stockholm (S) Studion w/Starmarket (S) Mar 15 Koping (S) Smedjan w/Starmarket (S) Mar 25 Stockholm (S) Kafe 44 w/Starmarket (S) Mar 26 Orebro (S) TBA w/Starmarket (S) MONSTER (S) - Startracks / House Of Kicks Mar 07 Boras (S) Rockborgen w/Burning Heads (F) Mar 08 Trelleborg (S) Klubb Allan Mar 14 Motala (S) Folkets Park Mar 15 Lund (S) Wermlands Nation Mar 22 Eskilstuna (S) Bla Apr 04 Karlstad (S) Cafe Cinema REFUSED (S) - Startracks / House Of Kicks Apr 11 Lulea (S) Sporthallen Apr 26 Vanersborg (S) A-hallen SPACE AGE BABY JANE (S) - Telegram / WEA Mar 05 Stockholm (S) Electric Garden Mar 21 Stockholm (S) Studion STARMARKET (S) - Dolores / MD Mar 07 Falun (S) Ungdomens Hus Mar 08 Sandviken (S) Kungen Mar 14 Stockholm (S) Studion w/Loosegoats (S) Mar 15 Koping (S) Smedjan w/Loosegoats (S) Mar 25 Stockholm (S) Kafe 44 w/Loosegoats (S) Mar 26 Orebro (S) TBA w/Loosegoats (S) Apr 04 Hulstfred (S) Metropol (Puben) Apr 25 Uppsala (S) Kalmar Nation ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- NON-SCANDINAVIAN: BURNING HEADS (F) Play It Again Sam / MNW ILR Mar 06 Svendborg (DK) TBA Mar 07 Boras (S) Rockborgen w/Monster (S) Mar 08 Helsingborg (S) PIR 16 FAITHLESS (UK) - Cheeky Records/Orange Records - Scandinavian Records / SMD Mar 25 Lund (S) Mejeriet w/Olive F.Y.P. (US) - Recess Records / Import Mar 22 Kumla (S) TBA Mar 23 Stockholm (S) Kafe 44 MISFITS (US) - Geffen / MCA co-operation between Skrikhult Production and Luger Apr 25 Lund (S) Mejeriet Apr 26 Vanersborg (S) A-hallen Apr 27 Stockholm (S) Studion ROSA MOTA (US) - 13 hours / Mute - MNW ILR / MD Apr 05 Lund (S) Wermlands Nation SICK OF IT ALL (US) - EastWest / WEA May 11 Copenhagen (DK) Pumpehuset May 13 Stockholm (S) Studion May 14 Oslo (N) So What May 15 Helsingborg (S) Tivoli TRANS AM (US) - City Slang / Border (DK + S), MuDi (N) Mar 06 Copenhagen (DK) Rust Mar 07 Oslo (N) So What Mar 08 Stockholm (S) Studion WILCO (US) - Reprise / Warner Apr 02 Malmo (S) KB Apr 03 Stockholm (S) Electric Garden ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Luger Tour List _UPDATE_ is posted to the mailing list every week. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------- Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 04:43:56 -0500 From: Mo Holkar / UKG Subject: Copy of: Scandie bands in Q Hi all, The latest issue of Q (the biggest UK music mag) has reviews of albums by four of this list's bands! Day Behaviour get ** (average) for Adored. It's described as 'warmed-over St Etienne-meets-Dubstar... [without] those bands' swinging 60s soundtrack atmospherics and gossamer grooviness, mostly end[ing] up with insipid electro-pop lite.' So not wholly favourable: they think 'Hello' is the only decent song on it. The Genius of Komeda also gets **. 'If the tunes were more dynamic, the singing of Lena Karlsson more than a monotone, and their studied, lo-fi sophistication more convincing, they might pull it off. Unfortunately... tongues are stuck so firmly in cheeks that it hurts.' Panasonic get another ** for their Kulma album. 'Minimalist analogue flatulence... Kulma replaces good old musical values with what sounds like sonic theory, Kraftwerk gasping for one - just one - sweet melody. Not quite fast or annoying enough to be classified 'nosebleed', for all of Panasonic's technicald aring, they ooccasionally induce a slight ear infection.' By contrast, Jimi Tenor's Intervision, his first album on Warp (home of Aphex Twin etc) gets **** (excellent). 'Mixes 70s funk, analogue-era synth pop and jazz into strange, lo-fi styles. He's immediately installed himself as a techie cabaret artist who coils cigarette smoke around his machine pop rather than dry ice. This album extende beyond the songwriting format... Joe Meek would have been proud of Tenor's take on the standard "Caravan"... the jazz fade-out of "Atlantis" is a suitably boggle-eyed, alien finale to a pop record.' Mo ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 11:47:54 +0100 From: totte.pop@swipnet.se (Totte Pop) Subject: Re: Net: Plum (SF) hi, superswirls did some shows some years ago calling them self 'plum'....and they where shoegazing too. hope the list work now, totte pop ------------------------------- Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 12:52:51 +0100 (MET) From: Ola Lundkvist Subject: Underground (gbg) gigs, March 97 A bit late, but here it goes: Sat 01 Waterbug + Mody Prudence Fri 07 Mutts + Fissy Prozac Fri 14 Standards Sat 15 Dj Ian Brown (The Stone Roses) Fri 21 Psychoneta Buckdown Sat 22 Super 8 Group Thu 27 Oblivience (USA) + The Revelators (USA) Fri 28 [house party] Looks like Underground is following the trend of bringing UK DJ:s... Anyone with info on a few of the bands above? Please inform the rest of us - it will certainly be apreciated. /Ola ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 5 Mar 97 13:07:07 +0100 From: etxsahm@cyber.ericsson.se (Marten Sahlen) Subject: Re: Underground (gbg) gigs, March 97 Ola Lundkvist wrote: > Thu 27 Oblivience (USA) + The Revelators (USA) ========== > Anyone with info on a few of the bands above? Please inform the rest of > us - it will certainly be apreciated. This should be Oblivians... which is an incredibly sleazy garage rock band from the States. They also play at Tantogarden in Stockholm, and I'm sure the guy from Savage knows more about it. --------------------------------- Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 13:29:27 +0100 (MET) From: Jesper Sandvad Subject: Re: Underground (gbg) gigs, March 97 On Wed, 5 Mar 1997, Marten Sahlen wrote: > Ola Lundkvist wrote: > > > Thu 27 Oblivience (USA) + The Revelators (USA) > ========== > > This should be Oblivians... which is an incredibly sleazy garage > rock band from the States. They also play at Tantogarden in Stockholm, > and I'm sure the guy from Savage knows more about it. We've booked them at 1000fryd the 26th, and I've heard a few songs - sounds really cool. No bass, only two guitars, vox and drums. They got rave reviews in Moshable, should be a treat for garage rock fans. Both bands are on Crypt. js ------------------------------- Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 14:21:59 +0100 From: akesson@canit.se (Olof Akesson) Subject: Re: Oblivians & Revelators on tour SAVAGE MAGAZINE Proudly presents OBLIVIANS and THE REVELATORS tour of Sweden 27/3 Underground, Göteborg 28/3 Tantogĺrden, Stockholm (With Nix from the Nomads as DJ) YASS INDEED!!! Straight from Soulsville USA (that's Memphis, in case you didn't know) comes the trio responsible for the the most asskickin' r'n'r album of -96, "Popular Favorites". Out on everyones favorite label: Crypt. Once you've heard the soulful and scorchin' twin guitar, no bass, big beat sound of the Oblivians - You're hooked, baby! Discovered by Jon Spencer and like the Blues Explosion they're throwing elements of r&b, rockabilly, soul, blues, garage and punkrock in the melting pot and coming up with a unique and intense sound making 'em THEE hottest rock'n'roll band in existence today! Don't miss 'em 'cause once they hit the stage they gonna party all over yo' mamas ass!! Also, check out the interview with Greg Oblivian in Savage #2. As if witnessing the greatness of the Oblivians on one night isn't enough you're ALSO gonna get the chance to see and hear one of the newest bands on Crypt - The Revelators from Missouri USA. They come to challenge all of you prozac-poppin', whinin' sissies with their brand new, extra bold LP "We told you not to cross us..."! With a sound bearing some similarities to the Oblivians but, if possible, even rawer they surely won't disappoint you. And IF they do - Stick your lame, non-exciting, artsy-fartsy "brit-pop" or pathetic "grunge". "Alternative"....Yeah, right.... Mvh/Yours truly Olof Akesson Savage: http://www.canit.se/~akesson This is hip, pretty baby! --------------------------------- Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 15:35:05 +0200 (EET) From: Hendrik Luuk Subject: Re: Un Rayo de Sol (my favourites) It's high time I wrote something about the compilation of bands on Spanish label Elefant and Siesta. I think I'll just list my favourites and an overall opinion. The best in my mind were "Minema"(Spain). What made them my faves were probably ingenious synthesizer bits. Their 2nd song "Loveless" got the highest rating of all. Nice pop thing although the songs didn't sound absolutely 'right' to me. Maybe they lacked some kind of structural originality. Second favourites were They Go Boom! from UK. Another popband with good prospects in the future I think. Their songs had that very essence of pop which is sometimes really hard to find. But here I'd also like to state that it would be nicer if they had more character and courage to experiment. A good job, though. The third were "Club 8" which reached their position thanks to quite good guitar playing and that quiet swedepop feel. I personaly think that Cinnamon is better in doing that than they, but nevertheless it was okay. The other bands were of a bit lower level. What struck me too often was monotony and a sense of boredom when listening to the rest of the compilation. What I mean is that easylistening must be something more than just that. There has to be some kind of 'vibe' or 'groove' that gets you going. To me it's the most important aspect in popmusic. I sent the compilation to Roberts Galvans in Latvia a week ago. Roberts- have you received it?? Respect to Kimmo for his nice work and commitment. cheers, hendrik ------------------------------- Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 17:51:10 +0100 (MET) From: Michael Rehnstrom Subject: The living mail-office is back I have copied Trevors "Juicy Fruit"-compilation and it is now on its way to Christoforos Kakkos in Athens, Greece (very nice country, indeed :-)). I haven't had time to listen to all of it yet. When I tried to listen to it, this weekend, I was interrupted by someone who wanted me to throw frisbee with him (yes - it is true, yes - our neighbours thought we were crazy, yes - I caught a cold). So far, though, I haven't heard anything that sounded really exciting, just some rather good contrubutions from Pancy Division and Juliana Luecking. And to Olof Akeson I have to say that I found the Oblivians contribution on the tape about as non-exciting as I guess he would find my favourite bands ;-). But - as I said - I haven't had time to listen to the tape enough to make a fair review of it. I will be back later with that. Ho! /Micke --------------------------------- Date: Wed, 05 Mar 1997 19:08:52 +0100 From: jan.jonson@communique.se Subject: Re: Luger Tour List (Complete) [04-Mar-97] Just a little question, who is suporting Fireside in Pitea (March 14)? I've heard that there is a lot of bands but I don't know which. Isabella --------------------------------- Date: Wed, 05 Mar 1997 19:27:07 +0100 From: jan.jonson@communique.se Subject: Komeda The genius' in komeda is going to play in Lollapalozza. This proves that the north is tha best again(Fireside):-) Isabella --------------------------------- Date: Wed, 05 Mar 1997 19:52:20 +0100 From: jan.jonson@communique.se Subject: Re: Net: Plum (SF) chief@lysator.liu.se wrote: > Collected on the net: > > If you are in Austin, Texas on March 15th, then you have a great chance > to see a genuine Finnish indie band "Plum"! > > Information from http://www.sxsw.com > > date: > Saturday March 15th > > venue: > Maggie Mae's > West > > bands: > La Gusana Ciega (Mexico City, MEXICO) - 9:00 p.m. > * Plum (FINLAND) - 10:00 p.m. > Warm Jets (London, UK) - 11:00 p.m. > dEUS (Brussels, BELGIUM) - 12:00 a.m. > Arno (Brussels, BELGIUM) - 1:00 a.m. > > //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) Hi Eric Just wanted to say that it's netiquette to always name the sourse when you have snipped something. I'm sure Jani wont mind but....:-) Isabella -------------------------------- Date: Wed, 05 Mar 1997 22:24:03 +0100 From: Torsvall Subject: TBQ questions Does anyone on the list now how (if) you can get a copy of the Bear Quartet's Peel seassions and what songs they did ? And has anybody heard their new single ? How does it sound ? Are they still as good as before ? Jonas, waiting for Moby Dick --------------------------------- Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 23:53:04 +0000 From: siesta@get.es Subject: Re: La Buena Vida L A B U E N A V I D A "Soidemersol" Siesta-Mercury. February 1997. With the compliments of siesta, please enjoy the deluxe souvenir edition of Soidemersol, the letany of sophistication created by La Buena Vida. In a matter of few years La Buena Vida has become the best band on the South side of the Pyrenean mountains. The masters of the three minute pop-song release now! their long-awaited third album after a year and a half's silence. Soidemersol displays a wide range of innovative orchestral arrangements, exotic jazz, and romantic bossanova moods. La Buena Vida have the originality and class to make universal their appeal but if you are willing to have comparative references. Gainsbourg, Nick Drake, Beatles, Astrud Gilberto, Love, Ben Watt, Scott Walker. The album was recorded in San Sebastián, Madrid and London, with the exacting coordination of the maestro Louis Philippe, during the summer of 96'. The French songwriter recruited gifted string and brass sections from the London area to warrant the most sensual interpretation of the arrangements. In addition the Basque band seem to share the facet of unique vocal performances with Philippe. If Los mejores momentos and Magnesia were rough diamonds this is the one carved with a kaleidoscope. The sunny pop simplicity of their previous releases has rapidly developed into the finest work. A fascinating timeless classic that demonstrates the growing maturity in LBV's work as they present an irresistible mixture of innocence through experience. The record is still pure pop but orchestrated in the grand tradition of arrangers like Burt Bacharach or Les Baxter. Listen to the crystal clear production of Pacifico, the piano tunes of Verano or the majestic Desde hoy en adelante, in summary, let the gently lapping waters of this LP bathe you... Well, this is another haven for pop fanatics created by our top act. siesta@get.es http://www.get.es/siesta/index.htm ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 23:53:07 +0000 From: siesta@get.es Subject: Red Sleeping Beauty Red Sleeping Beauty: Soundtrack (siesta 54) february 1997 Soundtrack is indeed the kind of intimate gossamer ticket to guide us all through our days and ease us towards dreams at night. Dipping into "Soundtrack" is like emerging from a cold, blustery day into a house where you sit by the fireplace with a steaming mug of cafe au lait in your hands. Your CD player never had it so good! Thirteen songs of lilting pop brilliance wrapped up in horns, flutes, handclaps and sealed with a kiss from Stockholm. RSB is a fabulous group of scintillating kids delivering short (to leave the listener wanting more) guitar or synth-melody pieces chock full of hooks and catchy bridges. Ooh, don't forget some of the finest-sing a-long choruses to be found anywhere! They are a breath of sonic beauty; I simply can't fathom why they aren't wildly famous and loved beyond a loyal cadre of pop aficionados, college djs and those indie fans who patrol small shops looking for the manic pop thrill of song and fable. Having Siesta, one of the best indiepop labels, behind then will be a great boon to their getting the audience they are both ready for (they've been around since '89), and worthy of. . Do not hesitate to give this album a long look. We live in times that seem to look askance on pure pop music, as if we had overdosed in the sixties & seventies when the radio was awash with flat out pop bands and haven't cleared our heads yet. There seems to be a deep suspicion about bands that deal in melody, chorus and hooks - the inescapable charm of a well written love dressed in jangly guitars and haunting vocals is almost something to be mistrusted or at the very least held out at arm's length. NO! Reach out and embrace. RSB is a band that is unafraid to ride that wave of pure melody. Just check out Summer At It's Best, Soul Provider, Certainly, Young Pretenders and you'll find yourself amidst unabashed pop that looks at the everyday world of being in love, contemplating the seasons, riding a bike or even one's choice in food with refreshing clarity and with tunes that you'll be humming for weeks. This is a band which has consistently met and even surpassed my expectations for the past 4 years. Shimmering girl/shy boy vocals, guitars that glisten & jangle, cool infectious bass lines, and orchestration that puts you into a swoon! How can you not get swept up in the deliciousness of it all? Simply put, Red Sleeping Beauty is a very romantic, dreamy band that has earned a reputation for putting out some of the catchiest material while avoiding the pitfalls of being sweet or cloying. They are a definite part of what's making Scandinavia a very cool place to look for some fine, fine music! RSB is a band that makes the music that you'll be wanting to live your life to - don't be foolish enough to deny yourself the exquisite pleasure of being caught up in the splendor! siesta@get.es http://www.get.es/siesta/index.htm "best album of the year??? jackie girl (louis philippe), ready steady go (holiday) or nouvelle (club 8)" ---------------------------------- Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 23:52:56 +0000 From: siesta@get.es Subject: Re: Un rayo de sol. Siesta. > Just wanted to inform you that > The compilation of artists on Spanish labels Siesta and Elefant > reached me yesterday in very good condition. I haven't listened to it > properly yet but it certainly sounds promising. > > I'll try to dub it and send on to Roberts Galvans by monday or tuesday. > I'll post a review too then. Hi Apparently some of you have shown interest in our activities. We feel so flattered... I will try to keep you updated over our releases. If you need any further information about the following acts do not hesitate to contact us: La Buena Vida, Red Sleeping Beauty, Arabesque, Louis Philippe, Minema Club 8, Daily Planet, They go boom, April March, Tramway, Moving Pictures, El Joven Bryan Superstar, Pastel Collision... love Mateo & Sara Siesta siesta@get.es http://www.get.es/siesta/index.htm ---------------------------------- Date: Thu, 6 Mar 1997 18:57:25 +0100 From: "Daniel Hansson" Subject: Re: TBQ questions Jonas Wrote: >Does anyone on the list now how (if) you can get a copy of the Bear >Quartet's Peel seassions and what songs they did ? >And has anybody heard their new single ? How does it sound ? Are they >still as good as before ? > >Jonas, waiting for Moby Dick Well, I can't help you with the first question, but try to send an e-mail to Matti (alkberg@communique.se), he never checks it, though. The new single, "Before The Trenches" sounds, according to my brother, as "tigher, more poppy (no country rock!), richer guitar sound, but not so introvert." The single features 5 songs and just one is a vacuum cleaner song. /daniel http://hem.passagen.se/b4/ ------------------------------ Date: 06 Mar 1997 20:24:45 From: filskov@post3.tele.dk (Henrik Filskov) Subject: Jimi Tenor .. one quick question: Does the new Jimi Tenor album, Intervision, include: 'Touch Me Baby' ? ------------------------------- Date: Thu, 6 Mar 1997 22:40:14 +0200 (EET) From: Timo Riitamaa Subject: Oxford tape Wow, this is running again... i've got the Oxford tape, and am ready to send it to Johan Helmstad... Timo ------------------------------- Date: Fri, 7 Mar 1997 06:29:09 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: Un Rayo de Sol (my favourites) On Wed, 5 Mar 1997, Hendrik Luuk wrote about Un Rayo de Sol (my favourites) > It's high time I wrote something about the compilation of bands on Spanish > label Elefant and Siesta. I think I'll just list my favourites and an > overall opinion. A very good idea, and even though I am not on this tape chain, I have heard a bunch of songs with the bands included (thanks to Kimmo and Siesta), and I thank you for bringing up the following bands! > The best in my mind were "Minema"(Spain). What made them my faves were > probably ingenious synthesizer bits. Their 2nd song "Loveless" got the > highest rating of all. Welcome to the club! :-) Minema is one of my Spanish favourites as well (after Silvania - yes yes, I know they are from Peru, but they live in Spain!), and I know a lot of others' too. They were interestingly enough included on the latest Harry Lime compilation CD called "A Twist Of Lime" here in Sweden, and if I haven't said it before (I know I have.. :-)) that compilation is worth every penny, cent, |re or whatever, if not for The Wellmeant alone, then for Minema. Well, enough about that - what I like the most about Minema is their mix of male/female vocals, the occasional synth/organ. My favourite Minema song (so far) is "Plastic Glam" - I don't know if you included that one on the tape or not Kimmo? It's a gem. > Second favourites were They Go Boom! from UK. Another popband with good > prospects in the future I think. Their songs had that very essence of pop > which is sometimes really hard to find. Totally agreeing with you about that. I don't know what/which song(s) Kimmo included on the tape, but I suspect that it might have been "This Gift" and/or "Candy", right? I actually think that's the only two songs I have with They Go Boom!! but somehow I have the feeling there's a tape here somewhere with a couple of others.. well, anyway, I love the dreamy and light male vocals, which kind of reminds me of the UK pop scene back around 89-90, and the music definitely adds to that feeling. Light and beautiful. If you want to find most of their stuff, Siesta and Sunday are the labels to contact. > The third were "Club 8" which reached their position thanks to quite > good guitar playing and that quiet swedepop feel. I personaly think that > Cinnamon is better in doing that than they, but nevertheless it was okay. Oh, you have really picked three of my (and I know Kimmo's) absolute favourites. Club 8 _is_ gorgeous, light, like an easy breeze, but also a bit rough on the edges, which I only find to be appealing. It is really the beauty of it. And when a band is mixing male/female vocals, they go right into my heart. It doesn't matter if it is Karolina or Johan who sings, it still sounds wonderful. Just compare the two songs "Breakdown" and "She Never Calls Me" for example - both just as fantastic pop gems, even though Karolina sings in the first and Johan in the second. Karolina's voice really reminds me of Jennie Medin's (Cloudberry Jam) at times, though I suspect I'm referring to their earlier work as Jennie's voice has become a lot stronger these days. Anyway, I definitely recommend their Siesta album "Nouvelle" released last year. Who's with me trying to arrange a gig with Club 8 and Red Sleeping Beauty?? Two of Sweden's most hidden treasures. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------- Date: Fri, 7 Mar 1997 06:27:46 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sin's Music on the TV [07-Mar-97] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie MUSIC ON THE TV Scandinavian Indie March 7 -> March 13 by Erik Soderstrom (chief@lysator.liu.se) Day Date Artist/What TV Program Channel Time --- ----- ---------------------- ------------------- ----------- ----- Fri 7/3 - Sat 8/3 Unplugged Unplugged MTV Europe 23.00 R Sun 9/3 Dance music Musikbyr}n SVT 1 12.15 R Video Top List Toppen Z-TV 17.15 Mon 10/3 White Room White Room Z-TV 19.15 Tue 11/3 Video Top List Toppen Z-TV 19.15 R Atomic Swing Musikmagasinet Z-TV 20.00 Alternative Nation Alternative Nation MTV Europe 00.00 Wed 12/3 Video Top List Voxpop SVT 1 19.20 Unplugged Unplugged MTV Europe 00.00 R Thu 13/3 Finnish Top List Lista FTV 17.36 Video Top List Results Voxtopp SVT 1 18.55 Atomic Swing Musikmagasinet Z-TV 20.30 R R = Rerun ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This list is also available on the Scandinavian Indie WWW pages at: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/uptv.html ----------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------- Date: Fri, 7 Mar 1997 06:29:37 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: Luger Tour List (Complete) [04-Mar-97] On Wed, 05 Mar 1997, jan.jonson@communique.se wrote about the Luger Tour List (Complete) [04-Mar-97] > Just a little question, who is suporting Fireside in Pitea (March 14)? > I've heard that there is a lot of bands but I don't know which. > Isabella Good question, though their booking management doesn't list a support act for any of their gigs. But then again, according to them, the band was supposed to tour in the US during February and March! Doesn't seem to have happened. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 7 Mar 1997 06:28:45 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: Underground (gbg) gigs, March 97 On Wed, 5 Mar 1997, Ola Lundkvist wrote about Underground (gbg) gigs, March 97 > Sat 01 Waterbug + Mody Prudence > Fri 07 Mutts + Fissy Prozac > Fri 14 Standards > Sat 15 Dj Ian Brown (The Stone Roses) > Fri 21 Psychoneta Buckdown > Sat 22 Super 8 Group > Thu 27 Oblivience (USA) + The Revelators (USA) > Fri 28 [house party] Umm, did anyone see the Waterbug gig? I'd love to hear what it was like! And "Super 8 Group" .. Hmm, is that _the_ "Super 8" with, I think, four 7" singles released on a bunch of small labels like Orgasm, Rutland, Fluff and Wireless Toothache? Kimmo? Do _you_ know anything about this?! //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 7 Mar 1997 06:29:57 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: TBQ questions On Wed, 05 Mar 1997, Torsvall wrote about: TBQ questions > Does anyone on the list now how (if) you can get a copy of the Bear > Quartet's Peel seassions and what songs they did ? I know I have a note about what songs they performed somewhere here, but I'm sure burrito (Petter - the walking Bear Quartet discography :-)) can tell you faster than it would take me to find it. Right Petter? About where to get a copy... I know West Side is sitting on all the Peel sessions - they've included a Mufflon 5 one on a promo compilation. > And has anybody heard their new single ? How does it sound ? Are they > still as good as before ? I was also starting to wonder about that - I haven't even seen it in the stores yet, and believe me, I have looked for it. > Jonas, waiting for Moby Dick Hear hear.... //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------- Date: Fri, 7 Mar 1997 06:28:23 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: Copy of: Scandie bands in Q On Wed, 5 Mar 1997, Mo Holkar / UKG wrote about Copy of: Scandie bands in Q > The latest issue of Q (the biggest UK music mag) has reviews of albums by > four of this list's bands! Hey! Thanks for posting the reviews! > Day Behaviour get ** (average) for Adored. It's described as 'warmed-over > St Etienne-meets-Dubstar... [without] those bands' swinging 60s soundtrack > atmospherics and gossamer grooviness, mostly end[ing] up with insipid > electro-pop lite.' So not wholly favourable: they think 'Hello' is the only > decent song on it. Hmm, I also have a sneaky feeling about the album - their singles are way better by themselves (just like I feel about Petrol..), but their live performance really knocks those feelings away. Even though I have only seen them once. > The Genius of Komeda also gets **. 'If the tunes were more dynamic, the > singing of Lena Karlsson more than a monotone, and their studied, lo-fi > sophistication more convincing, they might pull it off. Unfortunately... > tongues are stuck so firmly in cheeks that it hurts.' What?! Okay, I don't have the album, so I probably shouldn't open my mouth, but I have heard a load of songs on various compilations and live, and it's just absurd to give them a measly **. I really suspect that the reviewer has no clue to the band's history, and didn't get what they and their music is all about, because let's face it, if you're a Blur, Pulp, Oasis, whathaveyou buff, you're really not suspecting a genuine and serious band like Komeda. Komeda is simply not on your menu, but that doesn't mean they're not any good! //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 7 Mar 1997 06:30:19 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Luger Tour List _Update_ [07-Mar-97] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie Luger Tour List UPDATE Scandinavian Indie March 7th, 1997 by Erik Soderstrom (chief@lysator.liu.se) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- SCANDINAVIAN: BREACH (S) - Burning Heart / MD Apr 11 Lulea (S) Pontushallen New Venue CLOUDBERRY JAM (S) - Nons / Border Mar 20 Uppsala (S) Sten Sture New Date w/Bo Kaspers Mar 27 Stockholm (S) Studion New Date DISMEMBER (S) - Nuclear Blast / House Of Kicks Mar 28 Hallsberg (S) FH New Venue THE HELLACOPTERS (S) - White Jazz / HOK *NEW* Jun 12 Hultsfred (S) Festival Jun 13 Karlshamn (S) Festival KOMEDA (S) - Nons-MD / PLR / Minty Fresh *NEW* Supporting Ben Folds Five. Have also just been confirmed as their support in the USA April 8-May 2. Dates on this to be announced next week. Mar 07 London (UK) Astoria Jun 12 Hultsfred (S) Festival LOOSEGOATS (S) - Startracks / House Of Kicks Apr 17 Flekkefjord (N) TBA New Date w/Starmarket Apr 18 Bergen (N) Hulen New Date w/Starmarket Apr 19 Moss (N) Krakereiret New Date w/Starmarket May 03 Visby (S) TBA New Date w/Starmarket May 22 Linkoping (S) Herrgar'n New Date Jun 12 Hultsfred (S) Festival New Date MINDJIVE (S) - Burning Heart / MD *NEW* Apr 10 Stockholm (S) Kafe 44 STARMARKET (S) - Dolores / MD Apr 17 Flekkefjord (N) TBA New Date w/Loosegoats Apr 18 Bergen (N) Hulen New Date w/Loosegoats Apr 19 Moss (N) Krakereiret New Date w/Loosegoats Apr 24 Linkoping (S) Herrgar'n New Date May 03 Visby (S) TBA New Date w/Loosegoats ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- NON-SCANDINAVIAN: F.Y.P. (US) - Recess Records / Import Mar 21 Umea (S) Galaxen New Date SICK OF IT ALL (US) - EastWest / WEA + VISION OF DISORDER (US) - Roadrunner / Edelpitch May 14 Oslo (N) Rockefeller New Venue ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- The COMPLETE Luger Tour List is posted to the mailing list now and then. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------- End of SIN Digest #4.12 ***********************
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