Scandinavian Indie Digest Vol.4 Issue #21 [The Scandinavian Indie]

Digest

Vol.4 #21

May 6th, 1997


There are 43 messages totalling 1320 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. emmaboda (3) 2. Bear Quartet, Stickboy and some other bands concert.. 3. smog and others at lollipop.. (3) 4. me 5. Bear Quartet + Stickboy Concert 6. Cardigans news (2) 7. Sin's SIB Gig Guide [22-Apr-97] 8. Trastockfestivalen (2) 9. Konepaja Rock '97 10. Skrikhult Tour List _Update_ [23-Apr-97] 11. harry lime (3) 12. Cardigans 13. Sound Affects 14. Sin's Music on the TV [25-Apr-97] 15. Wannadies (2) 16. Cardigans news + Starmarket (3) 17. Yvonne in Stockholm 18. News from Latvia (2) 19. Eggstone (was: Sin's SIB Gig Guide [22-Apr-97]) (2) 20. Mana Mana concert 21. Cardigans News, the band's version. 22. a couple of questions to bandmembers 23. Starmarket (3) 24. Bizarre live (2) 25. Stolen from the Internet: Cardigans 26. Motor Tour List _Update_ [30-Apr-97] 27. Sin's Music on the Radio [05-May-97] --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 06:55:11 +0000 From: Mats Larsson Subject: Re: emmaboda Chris Forsberg wrote: >> dim sounds a bit like the cranes or miranda sex garden maybee. > > Mats, > Do you know if they have anything out? Sounds like a must-hear for me! just demos. you can order them from their homepage. http://hem.passagen.se/dim/ /mats ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 14:36:39 +0200 (MET DST) From: Petter Tiilikainen Subject: Re: Bear Quartet, Stickboy and some other bands concert.. According to chief@lysator.liu.se: > Hey - if you find out more about this event - like for example what > other bands are playing, please post it to the list, thanks! Ok, saw a poster for it today.. Bear Quartet, Stickboy, Elephantine, Sun Boy, 55 SEK, 19:00-21:00, Sporthallen, Lulea. I haven't heard Elephantine and Sun Boy, so it will be interesting, I guess these bands are some kinda pop bands.. Petter ------------------------------- Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 14:41:58 +0200 (MET DST) From: Petter Tiilikainen Subject: smog and others at lollipop.. Hey, heard this on another list... Smog is apparently booked to play lollipop, YAY!! It was also said that they are working on getting bands like Folk Implosion, Fuxa and Built to Spill and others.. Which makes me hope they try to get Modest Mouse to play... !! Cheerio, Petter -------------------------------- Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 13:49:33 +0000 From: Mats Subject: me well, i've been asked a couple of times who the hell i am. guess it's time to introduce myself... born 1970. i live in malmo. in the daytime i work as a mechanical designer for a very big mobile phone company in lund. in the evenings i rehearse and make songs with a band called bent spanner, arty banner. or you can find me at the bar tempo at mollevangen in malmo. i buy a lot of records, and have always done. likes just about everything. if i'm forced to name any favourites i can name the birthday party, can, televison and devo. okidoki. have a nice weekend, /mast -------------------------------- Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 19:20:31 +0100 From: Isabella Subject: Re: Bear Quartet + Stickboy Concert Petter Tiilikainen wrote: > > > Hey - if you find out more about this event - like for example what > > other bands are playing, please post it to the list, thanks! > > Ok, saw a poster for it today.. Bear Quartet, Stickboy, Elephantine, > Sun Boy, 55 SEK, 19:00-21:00, April 30, Sporthallen, Lulea. > I haven't heard Elephantine and Sun Boy, so it will be interesting, > I guess these bands are some kinda pop bands.. > > Petter Sunboy are a couple of young boys (look who's talking:-) 16-17 years. they play pure pop, mostly influated by BQ and early Popsicle. /Isabella ------------------------------- Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 19:06:31 +0100 From: Michael Rehnstrom Subject: Re: Cardigans news >Read in todays paper that Nina is splitting from the cardigans to go >solo. I can scan piccies if anyone wants :) and transcribe ...and >there is an article in this months "Cafe" magazine about the >Cardigans..havent seen it tho... Lots of rumours/truths, or whatever it is, about Cardigans spreading around. I have heard that they were planning to take a break to do some solo projects, but nothing about them splitting up. And the last thing I heard was that these plans have been cancelled too, they are making a new effort (as Cardigans, with Nina) in USA instead. I do not know if this is the real truth but - splitting up - no, don't think so. /Micke -------------------------------- Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 18:43:30 +0100 From: Michael Rehnstrom Subject: Re: Sin's SIB Gig Guide [22-Apr-97] Chief wrote: >Eggstone > 9/5 Linkoping, Skylten Do you know if this is some kind of "members only" appearance or something. If it is, it might be worth the money becoming a member of Rock D'Amour, I guess. It seems a bit odd that eggstone should do two appearances so close to each other here in Linkoping. /Micke, also wondering if there are any Cornershop recordings available here in Sweden -------------------------------- Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 19:23:54 +0200 (MET DST) From: Petter Tiilikainen Subject: Re: Trastockfestivalen According to chief@lysator.liu.se: > On Sat, 19 Apr 1997, Torsvall > wrote about: Trastockfestivalen > > > Does anyone know the dates for this year's festival? > > No, nothing in fact. Strange that - but I'll see what I can find out. > If anyone finds out - please post to the list! Maybe it has something to do with last year's controversy with the police, right after the festival they said they'd keep a much lower profile the next year.. Petter -------------------------------- Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 00:31:43 +0300 (EET DST) From: Timo Riitamaa Subject: Konepaja Rock '97 oranssi ry proudly pretends: ------------------- * KONEPAJA ROCK '97 * ------------------- Zen Cafe Plump Freak-Ed Rubber Jay Box Holiday Come Inside -------------------- Sat. 10/5 from 17.00 --> Tickets 20 mk (cheap) Katajanokka's old engineering works Tram number 4, right next to the prison. ------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------- Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 07:56:59 +0000 From: Mats Subject: Re: emmaboda chief@lysator.liu.se wrote: > > On Mon, 21 Apr 1997, Mats L wrote about: emmaboda > > > two more bands ready for emmaboda. dim and sobsister. > > Nice - I didn't think Sobsister were still with us - I haven't > heard a thing from/about them since... well, last year. Do you > know if they have released anything, demos etc? They're not > signed to a label are they? they havn't released anything. a 7" single have been delayed and delayed, but are on it's way. they are not signed to any label. why i don't understand. the latest year they have rehearsed, got better, written new songs, and played some gigs. mainly in malmoe/lund. they recorded a demo at tambourine studios a month ago. 4 songs, that are great! one of em' will be on the emmaboda compilation album. and see them tonight in maloe. ok? /mats ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 07:27:44 +0200 (MET DST) From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: Re: Cardigans news On Thu, 24 Apr 1997, Chris Forsberg wrote about: Cardigans news > I just picked this off the Bjork/Sugarcubes mailing list. It's from > a girl in Sweden...has anyone heard corroborating stories?? > I'm sending this cos I haven't heard anything here about it... > > ******** > Read in todays paper that Nina is splitting from the cardigans to go > solo. I can scan piccies if anyone wants :) and transcribe ...and > there is an article in this months "Cafe" magazine about the > Cardigans..havent seen it tho... > > Love you longtime / Lina the lunargirl No no no... what is the point of starting rumors like these? That girl didn't read the full article. She should be slapped for it too. What the article does say is that this autumn, the band is taking a six month break from touring, recording, promoting, whatever. They're tired of spending almost every day on the road - and who wouldn't be? Bengt och Peter will put together a hard rock band and play during this break. All Nina said about a solo career is that if she got an interesting suggestion or idea, she would think about it. But, of course, only during their six month break. It's pretty far between "Nina is splitting from the cardigans" to "the band is taking a six month break this autumn". I sure hope someone makes her translate the article.. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 07:26:43 +0200 (MET DST) From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: Skrikhult Tour List _Update_ [23-Apr-97] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie Skrikhult Tour List Update Scandinavian Indie April 23rd, 1997 by Erik Soderstrom (chief@lysator.liu.se) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- SCANDINAVIAN: BRAZZAVILLE (S) - Deaf'n Dumb / Border 31/5 Eskilstuna Bla New Date CANDYSUCK (S) - StarTracks / House of Kicks (co-op with Hipshot Prod.) 3/5 Angelholm Gottwalds New Date 26/5 Fredriksstad (N) TBA New Date 28/5 Uppsala Grand New Date 31/5 Stockholm Mera Hitlatar New Date COCA CAROLA (S) - Beat Butchers / MD 31/5 Stockholm Mera Hitlatar New Date 26/7 Trelleborg TBA New Date KOTTGROTTORNA (S) - Beat Butchers / MD *NEW* 31/5 Stockholm Mera Hitlatar RIVIERA (S) - Trampolene / Polygram *NEW* 14/5 Stockholm Tantogarden TURBONEGRO (N) - Boomba / House of Kicks *NEW* 10/5 Ludvika Art&Noise festival ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- The COMPLETE Skrikhult Production Tour List is posted once/month ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------- Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 07:27:28 +0200 (MET DST) From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: Re: harry lime On Wed, 23 Apr 1997, johang@isp.su.se (Johan Gille) wrote about: harry lime > as for the wellmeant not being able (or aBLe, i don't really know ;-) to > contact them - i have no idea why. yes, they are busy men, working, > studying, raising kids, but if you really want to get hold of them, you > always can. Perhaps they're (The Wellmeant) isn't trying hard enough? But according to the band, they (Harry Lime) said they would come and see the band perform in Stockholm at Kulturhuset last week, but they never showed up. Which in turn made the band think the label wasn't interested in them any longer. > btw, how is honey is cool's new CD? i've seen it, but not had the time to > even listen to it in the shop. My thoughts exactly. I've also just seen it, but .. There are so many records out I want to listen to at the moment, but I just haven't got the time. I did buy the new Eggstone EP "April And May" (and of course The Charlatans new album) yesterday, but I knew I would love them anyway so I didn't have to listen first. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 07:28:16 +0200 (MET DST) From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: Cardigans Here ya go - some Cardigans news/report ___taken from the UK Indie list___ credits go to the people who are listed after "From:", so you know it isn't me who wrote/reported it, right? :-) ---> ----------------------------------- Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 16:52:25 -0000 From: n0-0ne Subject: feile - more news more bands for the feile 1 day line up so now it's the prodigy foo fighters the cardigans reef kula shaker manic street preachers fluke ? ------------------------------------ Date: Thu, 24 Apr 1997 13:02:43 +1000 From: Mark Dorset Subject: Cardigans show in Sydney Hiya, Saw the cardigans last night, managed to get front row, near centre, which is something I haven't bothered trying to do since ummm 1994 for the Pet Shop Boys. The support, "Eat the Menu" want to be the Sugarcubes so badly - even the dress that the lead singer wore looked like something bjork would wear. I'm not sure if it was my frontline position or not, but the mixing effort sounded quite close to horrible - I could barely hear Nina's vocals, or the lead guitarist, while the bass guitar and drums were loud. This improved as the set went on though... Magnus the bass player lost his balance during one of his wild rock-abouts and knocked over his amp/speaker stack behind him - It was kind of amusing as they had to kinda cut the song short and the drummer did a bit of fill-in drumming type stuff while a pack of roadies tried to fix it. Magnus was quite red-faced but they all took it quite well. Overall, they appear to have a good time on stage, and not take things too seriously (see: Mansun) - For some reason when Mansun went into rawk-out frenzy mode at the end of their set they were shameful and embarrasing, but when the Cardigans do it, it's cool and funny... Comment of the night was from Nina who announced "Rise & Shine" by saying in a tongue-in-cheek kind of way, something along the lines of "This is one of our older songs, from when we were an indie-pop band, before we became `mainstream`". It seemed that they were a little reluctant to play lovefool. ace. Anyway, the band was a lot of fun, Nina chatted to the crowd a little, and did "kissy-kissy" noises to the crowd through the mike at the end. A couple of points of trivia which I got from Nina when I spoke to her after the show; - - The studio where the Cardigans recorded their last album and where Saint Etienne have just finished recording their new album is owned by Eggstone (another ace swedish band if you havent heard of them). - - The record label from Sweden that is now called "Soap records" was previously called "Snap records" - The reason they changed the name is because of the band "Snap" (the crappy dance band of the early 90s). ;-) mark =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Mark.Dorset@world.net (mark@suburbia.com.au, colaboy@cola.net) AUSNet Services Sydney, Australia =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==--=-=-=-=-=-=-= ------------------------------- Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 07:27:16 +0200 (MET DST) From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: Re: Sound Affects On Wed, 23 Apr 1997, beluga@wineasy.se wrote about: Sound Affects > Hi all > Just noticed that the Sound Affects/Close up, site is open: > http://www.wineasy.se/sound-affects Yes, it was definitely time to get it up and running, so after JL decided we wouldn't include any sound-clips from the demo/single/album of the issue from the start on friday last week, it "only" took about 4 hours to send the whole thing (about 300 files) to Wineasy. And then there's these layout problems with Macintosh browsers, but it's up and running, and I'm working on the layout problems. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 07:28:38 +0200 (MET DST) From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: Sin's Music on the TV [25-Apr-97] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie MUSIC ON THE TV Scandinavian Indie April 25 -> May 1 by Erik Soderstrom (chief@lysator.liu.se) Day Date Artist/What TV Program Channel Time --- ----- ---------------------- ------------------- ----------- ----- Fri 25/4 Mark Owen Live'n'Direct MTV Europe 18.30 Sat 26/4 En Kv{ll Med Luuk En Kv{ll Med Luuk TV 4 16.30 R George Michael Unplugged MTV Europe 23.00 R Sun 27/4 Video Top List Toppen ZTV 17.15 Talent hunt Nordens Talang SVT 1 19.00 Mon 28/4 Pulp, Lenny Kravitz, Iggy Pop, Terry Hall & Tricky, Nick Cave & PJ Harvey White Room ZTV 19.15 Fireside Present ZTV 21.00 Tue 29/4 Fireside Present ZTV 18.15 R Video Top List Toppen ZTV 19.15 R Musikmagasinet Musikmagasinet ZTV 20.00 Fugees Live'n'Loud MTV Europe 21.30 Alternative Nation Alternative Nation MTV Europe 00.00 Hotel Babylon Hotel Babylon TV 4 01.30 R Wed 30/4 Talent hunt Nordens Talang SVT 1 14.00 R Video Top List Voxpop SVT 1 19.20 George Michael Unplugged MTV Europe 00.00 R Thu 1/5 Finnish Top List Lista FTV 17.37 Video Top List Results Voxtopp SVT 1 18.55 Fivel Musikbyr}n SVT 1 19.15 Depeche Mode En Kv{ll Med Luuk TV 4 20.30 Musikmagasinet Musikmagasinet ZTV 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: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 07:27:03 +0200 (MET DST) From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: Re: Wannadies On Wed, 23 Apr 1997, Roberts Galvans wrote about: Wannadies > Hi! > I just want say that lsat week John Peel played track from Wannadies... > I dont remember the name but it was about weekdays or smth That would be "Hit" - which really _is_ a hit IMHO. The elaborate plug at the end of the video was pretty cool - the whole song sort of tellin' stories about the album cover. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 15:03:47 +0200 From: Michael Rehnstrom Subject: Re: Cardigans news + Starmarket Chief wrote: >What the article does say is that this autumn, the band is taking a >six month break from touring, recording, promoting, whatever. They're >tired of spending almost every day on the road - and who wouldn't be? >Bengt och Peter will put together a hard rock band and play during >this break. All Nina said about a solo career is that if she got >an interesting suggestion or idea, she would think about it. But, >of course, only during their six month break. >It's pretty far between "Nina is splitting from the cardigans" to >"the band is taking a six month break this autumn". I sure hope >someone makes her translate the article.. This is what the evening newspapers in Sweden is saying too and, even if it hurts to say anything good about these papers, it seems to be the truth. At least Expressen seemed to have been in contact with someone who knows the band. New subject: Starmarket live, at Herrgarn, was exactly as I had expected - totally brilliant. I think that they put some extra efforts in their appearance because of the fact that their friends in Cloudberry Jam were in the audience. When speaking with Starmarket I got the impression, even if they did not say it out loud, that they were a bit disappointed about their new album selling so badly in Sweden. And they should be. "Sunday's worst enemy" is the only swedish album I am already sure will be on my "best of 1997" list. If you have a feeling that you have not given this band a decent chance, listen to "Repetition", "Worn-out", "Teenicider" (all from the already mentioned album), "Amber" and "Your style" (from their first, s/t, album) and realize - this is World class popcore! /Micke ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 14:51:15 -0700 From: gillet Subject: re: Wannadies Roberts Galvans wrote: > Hi! > I just want say that lsat week Jihn Peel played track from Wannadies... > I dont remember the name but it was about weekdays or smth Yes, on his BBC world service show he played Hit (which by the way is a bit of a hit in England: last week it was number 20 in the charts). he said that he didn't usually like the wannadies records very much, but that het did like this one and that it was remixed by someone from 3 colours red (uk-punkband). Joris Gillet http://home.pi.net/~gillet/joris.html --------------------------------- Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 18:28:58 +0200 From: Torsvall Subject: Re: smog and others at lollipop.. Petter Tiilikainen wrote: > heard this on another list... Smog is apparently booked to play > lollipop, YAY!! > It was also said that they are working on getting bands like > Folk Implosion, Fuxa and Built to Spill and others.. Which makes > me hope they try to get Modest Mouse to play... !! Jag har hort att aven Palace music kommer :-) Jonas ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 18:50:53 +0200 (MET DST) From: Petter Tiilikainen Subject: Re: smog and others at lollipop.. According to Torsvall: > > heard this on another list... Smog is apparently booked to play > > lollipop, YAY!! > > It was also said that they are working on getting bands like > > Folk Implosion, Fuxa and Built to Spill and others.. Which makes > > me hope they try to get Modest Mouse to play... !! > Jag har hort att aven Palace music kommer :-) (I've heard that Palace music will play too) Oh that's great! Will Oldham decided not to record and perform under the Palace moniker anymore though.. Petter -------------------------------- Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 14:01:48 -0500 From: mqo4365@is4.nyu.edu (Martin Olson) Subject: Re: Cardigans news + Starmarket At 3:03 PM 4/26/97, Michael Rehnstrom wrote: >the audience. When speaking with Starmarket I got the impression, even if >they did not say it out loud, that they were a bit disappointed about their >new album selling so badly in Sweden. And they should be. "Sunday┬┤s worst >enemy" is the only swedish album I am already sure will be on my "best of >1997" list. If you have a feeling that you have not given this band a >decent chance, listen to "Repetition", "Worn-out", "Teenicider" (all from >the already mentioned album), "Amber" and "Your style" (from their first, >s/t, album) and realize - this is World class popcore! Thing is, in my opinion at least, their sound has changed considerably between the two albums, enough that maybe that would scare away a fan or two. On the first album you could hear a lot more of an indie-rock influence (I remember someone from the band actually cited Superchunk, the posies and Archers of Loaf as his main influences for the first album) but the second album goes almost more of a pop-punk route, with a much more edgy production job... Don't get me wrong though, I still think the second album is good, but in a lot of ways it might as well have been put out by a different band. It wasn't really the followup I'd wanted (ditto for the calendar ep...) Another shame about this band is the almost non-existent press they've gotten here in the states. Though maybe their first album would've gone over better, I haven't really heard much about them over here (and it's impossible to get their stuff in stores here, even though you can get some dolores stuff like Randy) except for a review of Calendar EP in Punk planet that ripped it to shreds... I think they might've gotten a decent review in Maximum Rock and Roll, but still, it's not much... Anyway, enough of my ranting. What it all comes down to is that I'd love to see 'em live but it'll probably never happen 'cause I live in the states... later, Martin. ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 27 Apr 1997 11:23:20 +0200 From: Jan.Sundstrom@ekuc.se (Jan Sundstrom) Subject: Yvonne in Stockholm Anyone going to see Yvonne at Studion this friday. They're doing two shows, a matine at 15.00 and the normal late nite thiing. (afaik) Is Marten, Robert, or anyone else of the scan-ers going?! Jan Sundstrom ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 27 Apr 1997 12:12:30 +0200 From: Jan.Sundstrom@ekuc.se (Jan Sundstrom) Subject: Re: News from Latvia se51097@lanet.lv,Internet writes: > Jan Sundstrom: He was in Riga, and brought 30 CD of Swedish indie on > radio show (he made an interview too) [more info. from himself] Yeah right. I'm a lazy poster, but i thought i'd share this. Robert knows a guy on the _nation-wide Latvian Radio_! So he has this evening show with indie stuff, and we popped in the studio just before broadcast time. So this guy gave me an hour to present swedish indie, live on the air, all over Latvia! My playlist: Popsicle - Soft (the loong version) Yvonne - For Her Pleasue Kent - Kram Bob Hund - En rikedom av sandkorn Soundtrack OOL - Instant repeater 99 Di Leva - Everyone is Jesus and a bunch of other tracks, Fireside, Instant Life, etc. OK, not sooo indie all of it, but good music at least. And we talked inbetween the tracks, about Bob Hund gigs, about Kent's magic show at lollipop, whatever. So it was a great day in Riga, Roberts managed to tape 5xC90 of my CDs, and i got a bunch of latvian indie tapes with obscure stuff. Review later. Jan --------------------------------- Date: Sun, 27 Apr 1997 11:01:12 GMT From: johang@isp.su.se (Johan Gille) Subject: Re: harry lime the chief said: >Perhaps they're (The Wellmeant) isn't trying hard enough? But according >to the band, they (Harry Lime) said they would come and see the band >perform in Stockholm at Kulturhuset last week, but they never showed up. >Which in turn made the band think the label wasn't interested in them >any longer. if you talk to them again, tell them not to lose faith. we've had similar things happen to us. i've probably told the guys on the label how i feel about it, how strongly i object to that kind of behaviour, but now i guess i'll have to give them another reading... btw, i don't know how they feel about wellmeant, i just know how they have behaved in the past. they ignored us, and a couple of months later they signed us. >> btw, how is honey is cool's new CD? i've seen it, but not had the time to >> even listen to it in the shop. >the time. I did buy the new Eggstone EP "April And May" (and of course >The Charlatans new album) yesterday, but I knew I would love them >anyway so I didn't have to listen first. listen to the lyrics to "april and may"! per sunding sings something along the lines of "sara and june", right? well, he is actually singing about sara reis, eggstone fanatic supreme, fozzie editor and concert arranger with kalmar nation. you should have seen her face when she played that passage of the album this christmas! wow. np. colin blunstone _some years: it's the time of colin blunstone_ johan. --------------------------------- Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 04:03:35 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Eggstone (was: Sin's SIB Gig Guide [22-Apr-97]) On Fri, 25 Apr 1997, Michael Rehnstrom wrote about: Re: Sin's SIB Gig Guide [22-Apr-97] >> Eggstone >> 9/5 Linkoping, Skylten > > Do you know if this is some kind of "members only" appearance or something. > If it is, it might be worth the money becoming a member of Rock D'Amour, I > guess. It seems a bit odd that eggstone should do two appearances so close > to each other here in Linkoping. Could be - well, I hope it is at least. I agree that it is somewhat strange that they're playing twice in Linkoping with only a couple of weeks between, though I can think of a number of explanations for that. 1. There's no communication between Rock d'Amour and Rock The Nation. 2. Their gig at Herrgar'n was only available to students (who normally never visit Skylten, mostly due to the fact that Rock d'Amour doesn't want them to), 3. It has got something to do with the Student Orchestra Festival (SOF) which starts on May 7th and ends on May 11th. In any case - you should always support your local rock scene, so it definitely is a good idea to become a member of Rock d'Amour. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 04:04:14 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: emmaboda On Fri, 25 Apr 1997, Mats wrote about: Re: emmaboda >> Nice - I didn't think Sobsister were still with us - I haven't >> heard a thing from/about them since... well, last year. Do you >> know if they have released anything, demos etc? They're not >> signed to a label are they? > > they havn't released anything. a 7" single have been delayed and > delayed, but are on it's way. they are not signed to any label. why i > don't understand. the latest year they have rehearsed, got better, > written new songs, and played some gigs. mainly in malmoe/lund. > they recorded a demo at tambourine studios a month ago. 4 songs, that > are great! one of em' will be on the emmaboda compilation album. It's good to hear that they're alive and well. I liked what I heard last year, and if they're even better now, they should have that contract in their hands soon enough, if there's any justice in the world. :-) Regarding Emmaboda - Do you know who's playing at the promo CD release party in Vaxjo? The reason I ask is that I just heard some alarming news that the arrangers changed their minds about The Wellmeant playing at the party, and a rumour that Stargazer (Energy Rekords) took their place. If that is true, I'm starting to get second thoughts about supporting that festival. You just don't tell a band they're going to play and then change your mind a month later because some label pushed (or whatever happened) harder for another band. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 04:04:03 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: Trastockfestivalen On Fri, 25 Apr 1997, Petter Tiilikainen wrote about: Re: Trastockfestivalen >>> Does anyone know the dates for this year's festival? >> >> No, nothing in fact. Strange that - but I'll see what I can find out. >> If anyone finds out - please post to the list! > > Maybe it has something to do with last year's controversy with the police, > right after the festival they said they'd keep a much lower profile the > next year.. That's true - but they don't have to be this quiet about it, do they? I can't go this year either unfortunately, but I still want to know who's playing. While we're talking about festivals - anyone going to Roskilde? And if anyone finds out on what day The Charlatans will play at the Hultsfred festival - please let me know! Thanks! //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 10:08:23 +0300 From: Pete Korhonen Subject: Mana Mana concert Hi Mana Mana will play in Riihimaki (fin) in May 9th. Also playing Unborn SF and Brain Drain. Pete /enter http://www.media.jns.fi/enternet -------------------------------- Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 10:24:12 +0200 From: Nicolas Moch Subject: Cardigans News, the band's version. Hello everyone ! I read with fear and horror the bad rumours about the Cardigans splitting up. It is absolutely wrong ! I just got a letter from the band telling me to deny fiercely all these rumours. They were not even sure of the break this Fall, and they say it won't be 6 months, either. According to the management it has nothing to do with a misunderstanding, just another bad rumour to sell more newspapers. So here you have the "official" version of the thing. Regards, ------------------------------- Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 04:27:08 PDT From: "Valerie Solanas" Subject: a couple of questions to bandmembers Hi, this has nothing to do with scan-indie, so stop reading if you don't feel like helping me. I just wonder if you who play in bands can answere a couple of questions. The answeres will be used in a small schoolpaper. And I need the answeres before Wednesday. This is how it'll look like: (just fill in the answeres and send to me, thanks a lot in advance.) 1 popstar answers 2 questions concerning recycling. 1. Do you buy 2nd hand clothes? 2. Do you play covers? Name, position in which band (e.g. bono, singer in u2) 1. Yes/no. Short comment 2. Yes/no. Short comment Answeres in Swedish prefered... otherwise English. Thanks again. Bye. Elin (I'm usually elin@algonet.se but this address works too) -------------------------------- Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 18:48:00 +0200 From: Michael Rehnstrom Subject: Re: Starmarket Martin Olson wrote >Another shame about this band is the almost non-existent press they've >gotten here in the states. Though maybe their first album would've gone >over better, I haven't really heard much about them over here (and it's >impossible to get their stuff in stores here, even though you can get some >dolores stuff like Randy) except for a review of Calendar EP in Punk planet >that ripped it to shreds... I think they might've gotten a decent review in >Maximum Rock and Roll, but still, it's not much... Their first album got a very good review in an american fanzine called "Beacon" or something. They (the fanzine) had expected another swedish band trying to sound exactly like some american band but, to their surprise, they found that Starmarket had a sound that didn't sound like anything else. /Micke -------------------------------- Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 22:12:47 +0300 (EET DST) From: Hendrik Luuk Subject: Bizarre live On thursday this week (30 april) Bizarre are performing live in Tallinn. They are doing 2 30-minute sessions - the longest ever Bizarre concert. It takes place in "Von Grahl" - a theatre&club (2in1). The concert will include all the songs from Cafe De Flor + 3 or 4 new tracks. Tristan from the band said that he didn't know if they'll bother to do such a long live again (usually they play only 5-6 newest songs). There is also a finnish band performing, but regrettably I've forgotten the name (maybe someone can help on this one??). The concert is organized by the biggest Estonian commercial radio Radio 2. and that's it! hendrik --------------------------------- Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 21:49:57 +0200 (MET DST) From: Petter Tiilikainen Subject: Re: Cardigans news + Starmarket According to Martin Olson: > influence (I remember someone from the band actually cited Superchunk, the > posies and Archers of Loaf as his main influences for the first album) but > the second album goes almost more of a pop-punk route, with a much more > edgy production job... It is beyond me how people can talk about Starmarket's influences and fail to mention Husker Du. Petter --------------------------------- Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 08:05:25 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Stolen from the Internet: Cardigans Stolen from the Internet, (Beck and Atari Teenage Riot parts cut out) ---> CONCERT REVIEW: Beck / The Cardigans / Atari Teenage Riot - Lang Whitaker When the Riot finally subsided, The Cardigans took the stage. They appeared to be the anti-Riot. What was so appealing about The Cardigans was that they played with all the posturing and preening of the Riot, but with their tongues firmly planted in cheek. Their set was an equal mix of songs off of their latest album, _First Band On The Moon_, and their earlier American release _Life_. Lead singer Nina Persson had enough moxie to make up for her trying to hide behind the mike stand the entire time, and guitarist Peter Svensson was really impressive. They opened with what had to be the happiest version of Black Sabbath's "Ironman" ever played. The rural crowd wasn't very familiar with The Cardigans' tunes, but when The Cardigans ended their set with the ubiquitous "Lovefool", the audience finally began to feel at home. ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 08:06:11 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Motor Tour List _Update_ [30-Apr-97] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie Motor Tour List UPDATE Scandinavian Indie April 30th, 1997 by Erik Soderstrom (chief@lysator.liu.se) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- SCANDINAVIAN: Liberator Burning Heart + Voodoo Glow Skulls (US) 11/6 - 26/6 11/6 Oslo (N) - Rockefeller New Date 12/6 Hultsfred - Festival New Date 13/6 Copenhagen (DK) - Loppen New Date 23/6 Nijmegen (NL) - Doornroojse New Date 24/6 Einhoven - Effenaar New Date 25/6 Rotterdam - Nighttown New Date 26/6 Amsterdam - Melkweg New Date Millencolin Burning Heart 12/5 Zurich - Wasserwerk New Date 28/5 Wiesbaden - Shlachthof New Date 29/5 Stuttgart - Longhorn Date Changed 29/5 Herford - Kick Cancelled 9/9 Rio de Janerio (BR) New Date 10/9 Santos New Date 11/9 Sao Paulo New Date 12/9 Campinas New Date 13/9 Belo Horizonte New Date 14/9 Victoria New Date 17/9 Curitiba New Date 18/9 Porto Alegre New Date 19/9 Buenos Aires (AR) New Date 20/9 Buenos Aires (AR) New Date ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- NON-SCANDINAVIAN: Voodoo Glow Skulls (US) Epitah/Border *NEW* + Support Liberator 11/6 Oslo (N) - Rockefeller 12/6 Hultsfred - Festival 13/6 Copenhagen (DK) - Loppen ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- FESTIVALS: Hultsfred Festival 1997 12-14 June Rockparty/Motor New Artists: ------------ Backyard Babies, Biohazard (US), Cool Breeze (UK), Damn!, FatBoy Slim (UK), Flesh Quartet+Titiyo+Stakka Bo+Naid, Helmet (US), Him Kerosene, Planetary Assult, Talvin Singh presents Anokha (UK/IN), System (UK), Jimi Tenor (SF), The Wannadies. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- The COMPLETE Motor Tour List is posted once / month to the list. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------- Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 08:06:38 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Starmarket (was: Cardigans news + Starmarket) On Sat, 26 Apr 1997, Michael Rehnstrom wrote about: Cardigans news + Starmarket > New subject: Starmarket live, at Herrgarn, was exactly as I had expected - > totally brilliant. I think that they put some extra efforts in their > appearance because of the fact that their friends in Cloudberry Jam were in > the audience. When speaking with Starmarket I got the impression, even if > they did not say it out loud, that they were a bit disappointed about their > new album selling so badly in Sweden. And they should be. "Sunday's worst > enemy" is the only swedish album I am already sure will be on my "best of > 1997" list. If you have a feeling that you have not given this band a > decent chance, listen to "Repetition", "Worn-out", "Teenicider" (all from > the already mentioned album), "Amber" and "Your style" (from their first, > s/t, album) and realize - this is World class popcore! I totally and utterly agree with all of the above - Starmarket's latest album is _ace_, and they're just a fantastic live band. All true. Though I have the feeling, regarding the low sales of the album, that it depends on Dolores. I'm not that informed on how much they have promoted the album, but from what I have seen in papers/tv/radio/whatever, it hasn't been very much. And, unfortunately, Starmarket records doesn't sell by themselves (however you write that in english.. - you know what I mean), but only to their, still somewhat few, fanatic fans. How about a video to one of the songs, for example? Anyone seen one? I'm sure Honey Is Cool will sell loads of copies of their album, just because their ad campaign on ZTV is just everywhere. See what happened with This Perfect Day for example. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 08:07:05 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Starmarket (was: Cardigans news + Starmarket) On Sat, 26 Apr 1997, mqo4365@is4.nyu.edu (Martin Olson) wrote about: Cardigans news + Starmarket > Thing is, in my opinion at least, their sound has changed considerably > between the two albums, enough that maybe that would scare away a fan or > two. On the first album you could hear a lot more of an indie-rock > influence (I remember someone from the band actually cited Superchunk, the > posies and Archers of Loaf as his main influences for the first album) but > the second album goes almost more of a pop-punk route, with a much more > edgy production job... I'm not sure I agree about the "punk" part, though I definitely agree that they have changed their sound. I love their first album, but loathe "Calendar", and love their new album. I would agree on the "punk" part when it comes to Calendar, but not the new album. In my ears, it's got more of a hardcore/metal feel. --And then Petter Tiilikainen wrote: > It is beyond me how people can talk about Starmarket's influences and fail > to mention Husker Du. Ha ha! That is true, but only for their first singles/EPs and album IMHO. Sunday's Worst Enemy is far away from Husker Du/Sugar, and Calendar.. well, it is definitely nowhere near Bob Mould. > Anyway, enough of my ranting. What it all comes down to is that I'd love > to see 'em live but it'll probably never happen 'cause I live in the > states... Don't sweat it (is _that_ a cheezy expression or what!? :-)) - before you know it, they'll play in your town. Keep your eyes on the gig guides. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 08:07:19 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: News from Latvia On Sun, 27 Apr 1997, Jan.Sundstrom@ekuc.se (Jan Sundstrom) wrote about: News from Latvia >> Jan Sundstrom: He was in Riga, and brought 30 CD of Swedish indie on >> radio show (he made an interview too) [more info. from himself] > > Yeah right. I'm a lazy poster, but i thought i'd share this. Robert > knows a guy on the _nation-wide Latvian Radio_! So he has this evening > show with indie stuff, and we popped in the studio just before > broadcast time. So this guy gave me an hour to present swedish indie, > live on the air, all over Latvia! Whoa! I would have been both happy and sad if I got that chance. There are just too many songs I would have wanted to play! I still hope you managed to squeeze in some Eggstone, Fidget, Cloudberry Jam, Aquadays, The Wellmeant, ... eh, heh, well, I better stop now. :-) //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 08:07:43 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: harry lime On Sun, 27 Apr 1997, johang@isp.su.se (Johan Gille) wrote about: harry lime > if you talk to them again, tell them not to lose faith. we've had similar > things happen to us. i've probably told the guys on the label how i feel > about it, how strongly i object to that kind of behaviour, but now i guess > i'll have to give them another reading... btw, i don't know how they feel > about wellmeant, i just know how they have behaved in the past. they > ignored us, and a couple of months later they signed us. That is truly a strange way of showing appreciation / interest in a band, but no worries, I'll tell them. Though as two of the guys in the band have another (punk) band, which they are mighty successful with (they're going on a european tour this summer) - I have a feeling they will concentrate on that band after the number of disappointing events (not Hultsfred, not play at the Emmaboda release party, Harry Lime not showing up at the gig, and so on), which is _so_ sad. I hope they get some good news soon. They will at least play in Stockholm again pretty soon (with Aquadays at Tre Backar on May 23rd). >> the time. I did buy the new Eggstone EP "April And May" (and of course >> The Charlatans new album) yesterday, but I knew I would love them >> anyway so I didn't have to listen first. > > listen to the lyrics to "april and may"! per sunding sings something along > the lines of "sara and june", right? well, he is actually singing about > sara reis, eggstone fanatic supreme, fozzie editor and concert arranger > with kalmar nation. you should have seen her face when she played that > passage of the album this christmas! wow. Heh heh heh - isn't that just wishful thinking on her side, or is it _really_ true? It might just as well be "Sara & June" - the two girls singing those .. umm, pre-school pop "things", you know... It's a fantastic, gorgeous and beautiful song though. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) NP: Eggstone - "April And May" :-) ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 08:07:59 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: Eggstone On Mon, 28 Apr 1997, I wrote about: Eggstone > Could be - well, I hope it is at least. I agree that it is somewhat > strange that they're playing twice in Linkoping with only a couple > of weeks between, though I can think of a number of explanations for > that. 1. There's no communication between Rock d'Amour and Rock The > Nation. 2. Their gig at Herrgar'n was only available to students > (who normally never visit Skylten, mostly due to the fact that Rock > d'Amour doesn't want them to), 3. It has got something to do with > the Student Orchestra Festival (SOF) which starts on May 7th and > ends on May 11th. ... or, it just might be because we're such a great audience. :-) //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 08:08:15 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: Bizarre live On Mon, 28 Apr 1997, Hendrik Luuk wrote about: Bizarre live > On thursday this week (30 april) Bizarre are performing live in Tallinn. > They are doing 2 30-minute sessions - the longest ever Bizarre concert. > It takes place in "Von Grahl" - a theatre&club (2in1). > The concert will include all the songs from Cafe De Flor + 3 or 4 new > tracks. Oh! (I can't think of anything else to say, because I miss the whole thing, and Bizarre is at no.1 on my "Best album of 1996" list...) > There is also a finnish band performing, but regrettably I've forgotten > the name (maybe someone can help on this one??). Do you know if they are in the same "genre" as Bizarre? If they are, I seriously need to know the name of the band! > The concert is organized by the biggest Estonian commercial radio Radio 2. But wait a second - if it's organized by a radio station, does that mean they will record / broadcast it? And does that mean that someone, somewhere will have a recording of this night? //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 08:08:33 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sin's Music on the Radio [05-May-97] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie MUSIC ON THE RADIO Scandinavian Indie May 5 -> 8 by Erik Soderstrom (chief@lysator.liu.se) Day Date Artist Recorded --- ----- --------------------------------- -------------------------------- Mon 5/5 The Wannadies Ume}, Universum 07-Feb-97 Tue 6/5 Louise Hoffsten, Lasse Englund w/Esbj|rn Svenssons Trio Stockholm, Fasching 19-Mar-97 Wed 7/5 Biosphere Copenhagen, 09-Nov-96 Thu 8/5 Machine Head Stockholm, Cirkus 30-Apr-97 This list covers the Swedish National Channel P3's "Live" - at 21.03-22.00 or 18.03-19.00 where marked with a '*'. 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