Scandinavian Indie Digest Vol.4 Issue #22 [The Scandinavian Indie]

Digest

Vol.4 #22

May 14th, 1997


There are 54 messages totalling 1343 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. harry lime 2. News from Latvia 3. Cry in Gothenburg 4. Coming out. 5. new swedish artist..? (4) 6. Upcoming GBG events in May (4) 7. the Bear Quartet show.. + other stuff 8. John Peel bootleg cds (2) 9. more bear quartet (4) 10. NOW: charlatans on P3 11. other stuff 12. Silverbullet! (3) 13. Eggstone (2) 14. Jeopardy-Aquadays 15. emmaboda (2) 16. Sin's Music on the Radio [12-May-97] 17. Quick Note - May 8th 18. Kartegen, Lulea May 10, 1997 19. yvonne this weekend (2) 20. robot + surreal gig at underground, Goteborg tonight 21. More bear quartet and more 22. New Bear Quartet Home Page (2) 23. yvonne correction! 24. about Robot/Surreal 25. Bear Quartet concert 26. sisters of mercy to arvikafestival? (2) 27. Oven & Stove (2) 28. What to do in Sweden july 1-9? (2) 29. Sobsister (was: More bear quartet and more) (3) 30. Nomads with Afro's! 31. tuesday night in stockholm 32. Starboy 33. Starboy recordings --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 09:31:50 GMT From: johang@isp.su.se (Johan Gille) Subject: Re: harry lime once i was like: >> 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. to which the chief naturally went like: > 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. not according to per sunding! yours is the natural interpretation, obviously, but let's go with per's version, ok? it would make sara so sad if that little bit of recognition was taken away from her... np. mary lou lord _mary lou lord_ (thanks again, toby!) johan. -------------------------- Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 14:59:38 +0200 From: Jan.Sundstrom@ekuc.se (Jan Sundstrom) Subject: Re: News from Latvia chief@lysator.liu.se,Internet writes: >> 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, Hmm, I broght the two first EPs from Eggstone to the studio, but i believe nothing went on air, there was not enough time. And concerning the rest, i must admit that i don't have much of those particular bands on CD, just tapes. Sorry everybody ;-) Umm, I pesuaded Roberts to tape a copy of the brilliant synth/body-album "The Guide" with Scapa Flow (of Uppsala fame). A far shot from indie, but nevertheless epic. If you haven't heard them yet, check them out. Roberts, did you like it!? Jan --------------------------- Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 16:41:02 +0100 From: Johanna Hillgren Subject: Cry in Gothenburg After all the talk about Gothenburg rocksters Cry on the list, I feel a need to express my feelings about them. Yesterday they played a short gig at Harrys Playground here in Gothenburg. It was actually at the releaseparty of Chunks, but since they share the same label (Velodrome) Cry got to perform as well. And IMHO didn't do it particularly well. They play loudmouthed rock'n'roll without any kind of finesse, without dynamics and with a singer who desperately tries to squeeze every bit out of his very limited charisma. Sorry guys. I really like rock'n'roll but Cry are just a rockband-by-numbers. Daniel ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 01 May 1997 16:23:32 +0200 From: Johan Weitner Subject: Coming out. Hi. Suppose I've lurked enough on the list now, (hello BSAB-Mats). My name is Johan Weitner and I live in Malmo, (formerly known as Boogie Town). I'm currently neglecting my studies at the Dept of Education, Lund University, and eagerly awaiting spring. I'm in a band called Elevator Adam, which holds the Swedish record in "recording-demos-not- sent-anywhere", I believe. Our latest will be posted however; (we finally woke up from our official coma and accepted an invitation from Tambourine, and the result IS satisfying for a change). We did release an overly produced EP - Alcomoon - two years ago, but not many cared much. Someone voted for the video on ZTV's "Toppen" though. Dunno who or why - it stunk. But...we're happy...really... I'm mostly into the American stuff myself, (you know; Replacements, Husker Du, Pixies, Posies, AMC, B.Tom, and so on), but Sweden is coming along nicely these days I think. I still do detect an unpleasant Brit-hype-mania-over-nothing-tendency here and there though. But one can't deny the brilliance of bands like Eggstone and Wannadies. And now for a little treat especially for you guys :-) Be the first to visit the not-yet-official EA homepage! Go to: http://www2.sbbs.se/hp/hiss Pics, sound clips and divine reviews in one place! See you. ~Johan Weitner mailto:mkv96jow@lustudat.student.lu.se Until May 12th, then for some reason: mkv96jow@student2.lu.se ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 2 May 1997 09:04:14 -0400 (EDT) From: Chris Forsberg Subject: new swedish artist..? >From Intergalactic Garage's new arrivals list: > SARA SARA CD (UK) $24.95 > SWEDISH. A new Swedish artist, sounding like BJORK, PJ HARVEY, and > DIAMANDA GALAS Hey all, Saw this posted on another list I'm on.....anyone at all heard, or heard of, Sara Sara? First I've heard of them... thnx, Chris ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 2 May 1997 20:34:39 +0200 (MET DST) From: Ola Lundkvist Subject: Upcoming GBG events in May Some upcoming events in GBG: Underground: Fri 2 Psychore Sat 3 Silverbullet Fri 9 Robot + Surreal Sat 10 Sludge Nation + Carpe Wade Wed 14 Hellfire Club Thu 15 Servotron Fri 16 Backyard Babies Sat 24 Honey is Cool Wed 28 Jungle Nite Out Sat 31 Chunks V}gen: Wed 7 Waveparty I: The Herbaliser, DJ Ollie Teeba, DJ Melachi, DJ Food, DJ Amon Tobin. Wed 14 Waveparty II: Dirty Beatniks, Les Rythmes Digitales, The Wiseguys. 21-02, 90 SEK for one night, 150 SEK for both. Liseberg: Fri 23/5 Soundtrack of Our Lives Sat 31/5 Petrol Chalmers: Fri 6/6 Soundtrack of Our Lives Finally - don't miss Shallow Soundwave at Harry's Playground 15/5. /Ola -------------------------- Date: Fri, 2 May 1997 21:28:04 +0200 From: Petter Tiilikainen Subject: the Bear Quartet show.. + other stuff Hi, I just thought I'd write a few things about the show that took place 2 days ago at Sporhallen, Lule}. At 8 Elephantine, from Kiruna, started playing. It was not so interesting, sort of like a sloppier Fireside. About 1 hour later it was Sun Boy's turn (who I of course have heard before, since they played 2 songs on TV4 Norbotten) played pretty nice jazzy pop, a bit boring at times though. They ended with "R.O.C.K" by Sha-Boom which was more funny than good. They were done around 10 pm, and annoyingly enough, those Hockey dorks "Ebba Blitz" didn't start playing before 11 pm. ("Ebba Blitz" is a band consisting of hockey players from Lule} Hockey and 2 of their girlfriends or something, and they play Ebba Gr|n and Th}str|m covers.. Do I need to say anything more?) Ok, a short while after midnight the Bear Quartet started playing, they played the at least 7 year old song "Spoon", which funnily enough was written by Johan Forsling (who isn't in the band anymore, he was at the show though :). A lot of songs from Moby Dick (His Spine, Machine Gun, Before the Trenches) and a pretty weird version of "I never saw the ban". They ended with a 15+ minutes long version of "If you have a heart". Well however, this was the first time I saw them playing with their new drummer and he and the rest of the band did great. Too bad only about 100 showed up, but i think getting people to come to a drug free show on Valborgsm{ssoafton is pretty hard. Kinda silly that they had rented a place with room for more than 2000 people for the whole event. Ok, on to other things... Doesn't anyone know anything about the 7" the Bear Quartet released in Japan? I was supposed to get a copy but I never did :/ I will update the discography pretty soon, and maybe I'll make it look a little bit less boring. Check out a Bear Quartet fan page at http://hem.passagen.se/b4/bq, it looks pretty nice. Kind of funny that on the picture on the first page is Niclas from Him Kerosene (who DID play for them during at least one show), and I can't decide on if the guy on the right side of Mattias is Kristian from Breach or if that really is Urban Nordh (who is no longer in the band). In kommer G|sta, Petter ---------------------------- Date: Fri, 2 May 1997 23:40:53 +0200 (MET DST) From: Petter Tiilikainen Subject: John Peel bootleg cds Hie again, Guess what? The Bear Quartet's Peel session seems to be available on CD at http://www.thefinest.com/fine4f.htm Petter ------------------------------- Date: Sat, 3 May 1997 19:31:52 +0200 (MET DST) From: Petter Tiilikainen Subject: more bear quartet Just forgot to mention that TV4 Norrbotten played their video for "Before the trenches" and interviewed Mattias and Jari last week. I taped it.. And there was a whole page in Aftonbladet yesterday(friday) about them.. Petter ---------------------------- Date: Sun, 4 May 1997 18:08:23 +0200 From: Jan.Sundstrom@ekuc.se (Jan Sundstrom) Subject: NOW: charlatans on P3 Charlatans are playing/interview on Swedish p3 at the moment! Jan ----------------------------- Date: Sun, 4 May 1997 18:27:55 +0200 From: Jan.Sundstrom@ekuc.se (Jan Sundstrom) Subject: Re: other stuff burrito@ludd.luth.se,Internet writes: >In kommer G|sta, >Petter ...vill du ha kaffe? (Sorry, couldn't resist it! :-) The line is from Philemon Arthur and the Dung, the forefathers of swedish experimental hippie weird stuff... inspiration for Bob Hunnd and many others. ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 4 May 1997 19:55:51 +0200 From: Michael Rehnstrom Subject: Re: new swedish artist..? Chris Forsberg wrote: >>From Intergalactic Garage's new arrivals list: >> SARA SARA CD (UK) $24.95 >> SWEDISH. A new Swedish artist, sounding like BJORK, PJ HARVEY, and >> DIAMANDA GALAS > >Hey all, >Saw this posted on another list I'm on.....anyone at all heard, or heard >of, Sara Sara? First I've heard of them... thnx, >Chris I recall that there was a female solo artist, called Sara, who released an album some months ago. I guess this is her. I haven't heard anything from her but according to a review I read it should be some kind of hippie-inspired pop/rock. Not bad, according to the reviewer, but sometimes a bit too much flower power over it. And 25 dollars would be considered expensive even in Sweden! /Micke, amazing himself and, mostly, his friends by buying four records totally lacking (authentic) guitars at a record fair in Linkoping this last weekend ---------------------------- Date: Sun, 04 May 1997 20:12:47 +0100 From: Johanna Hillgren Subject: Silverbullet! Last night, saturday, Silverbullet conquered Underground here in Gothenburg. The best gig I've been to in a long time. Full-on rock'n'roll from the very first note. They really have come to terms with how to look like a band on stage and this time not only the fantastic singer Simon Ohlsson attracted roars from the crowd. They all looked so cool. And they really sounded great. Probably they got a bit of a confidence-boost after all the good reviews of the album. Catch up with them, even if you've seen them a million times before. The best night out you can have. Daniel ----------------------------- Date: Mon, 5 May 1997 16:54:21 +0200 (METDST) From: Joakim Naeslund Subject: Re: new swedish artist..? >> Chris Forsberg wrote: >> >> Hey all, >> Saw this posted on another list I'm on.....anyone at all heard, or heard >> of, Sara Sara? First I've heard of them... >> thnx, >> Chris > > I recall that there was a female solo artist, called Sara, who released an > album some months ago. I guess this is her. I havenīt heard anything from > her but according to a review I read it should be some kind of > hippie-inspired pop/rock. Not bad, according to the reviewer, but sometimes > a bit too much flower power over it. And 25 dollars would be considered > expensive even in Sweden! Sara got a track "Forecast of doomsday" on the Compilation "Defenders of the oppressed breed" (VEG001) released by Nordiska Samfundet mot pl}gsamma djurf|rs|k, Dolores etc. and distributed by MD. A CD "Sara" is suppose to be out now on SOME PEARLS Records and distribured by Border. /joakim ---------------------------- Date: Mon, 5 May 1997 18:22:57 +0100 From: Michael Rehnstrom Subject: Re:Eggstone Guess there ain't too many people on this list who are interested in an Eggstone-gig in Linkoping but for those who are - the gig this friday seems to be cancelled. According to some tour guides and Eggstone's own record company there should have been a gig at venue Skylten but it is cancelled (says Vibrafon, the record company). The strange thing is that the people at Skylten (and at Get Back, a local record store with connections to Skylten) seemed to be totally unaware of the fact that Eggstone was about to host them, they thought that the concert was to be held somewhere else in Linkoping!!? Strange, isn't it? /Micke -------------------------------- Date: Mon, 5 May 1997 20:20:23 +0200 From: Michael Rehnstrom Subject: Re:Eggstone > totally unaware of the fact that Eggstone was about > to _host_ them, > /Micke Of course Eggstone was about to _visit_ Skylten, it would be highly uncomfortable the other way around. Sorry, also trying to quit the crack ;-). /Micke --------------------------- Date: Tue, 6 May 1997 05:40:44 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Jeopardy-Aquadays I hope everyone's watching Jeopardy tonight (the Swedish one on TV4) when Martin Aamot is playing (he's been on the show since friday last week - and is the champion since). Martin Aamot is a member of the wonderful band Aquadays of course. Another note - no Music on the TV list this week, as you probably have noticed by now. The reason for this is that I have spent the last 9 days moving house, and I have finally been able to hook up my computer today. I'll be spending another week unpacking and doing that kind of stuff, so I'll be pretty transparent for a while. Talk amongst yourselves. :-) //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 06 May 1997 10:50:40 +0000 From: Mats L Subject: Re: emmaboda chief@lysator.liu.se wrote: > Regarding Emmaboda - Do you know who's playing at the promo CD release > party in Vaxjo? What I've heard, is that the party is cancelled. sorry for the late reply.... /Mats ------------------------------- Date: Wed, 7 May 1997 03:08:44 +0200 (MET DST) From: magnus@lousy.pp.se (Magnus Johansson) Subject: Re: emmaboda First chief@lysator.liu.se wrote: >> Regarding Emmaboda - Do you know who's playing at the promo CD release >> party in Vaxjo? Then Mats L wrote: > What I've heard, is that the party is cancelled. Hmm... I talked to Ulf Ekeroth today (yesterday actually) and he talked about it like it was going to happen. /Magnus -------------------------------- Date: Wed, 7 May 1997 05:18:06 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: re: new swedish artist..? On Fri, 2 May 1997, Chris Forsberg wrote about: new swedish artist..? >> From Intergalactic Garage's new arrivals list: >> >> SARA SARA CD (UK) $24.95 >> SWEDISH. A new Swedish artist, sounding like BJORK, PJ HARVEY, and >> DIAMANDA GALAS > > Hey all, > Saw this posted on another list I'm on.....anyone at all heard, or heard > of, Sara Sara? First I've heard of them... Umm, some of the listies have already replied to this one, but I just wanted to say that Sara has released one album and one 6-track single (so far). The album is s/t and the single is called "Liberation". The single was released at the end of 1996 and the album on January 10th this year. And as someone else said, she's on the "Some Pearls" label (Slask Records - slask@algonet.se). When it comes to what she sounds like, I'm not sure what to say though. One can of course find references to all of the above mentioned artists, but in a much more spaced-out way than you'd probably imagine. With titles like "Forecast Of Doomsday", "Echoes Of Doomsday" and "Infected Obsession", it would be enough when describing a death metal band, but when it comes to Sara, I'd say it's enough to describe what she feels when she's singing, or perhaps want the listener to feel. What I do know is that I had to turn off the album after five songs, wait a while, and then listen to a couple more. Just because I couldn't handle all of it at once. I didn't want to go crazy. Harsh words perhaps, but that's just me and my opinion. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 7 May 1997 05:18:42 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: John Peel bootleg cds On Fri, 2 May 1997, Petter Tiilikainen wrote about: John Peel bootleg cds > Guess what? The Bear Quartet's Peel session seems to be > available on CD at http://www.thefinest.com/fine4f.htm Neat! But I can't "surf" at the moment :-( Any chance you could pull the info on these CDs off the site and post it? Or perhaps better yet, send it to me privately (I'm sure everyone else on the list has checked it out on the net by themselves by now). How many Peel Session CDs are available by the way? And what's on them? And how much do I have to shell out for one? I have loads of questions, don't I?! :-) //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 7 May 1997 05:18:27 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: Upcoming GBG events in May On Fri, 2 May 1997, Ola Lundkvist wrote about: Upcoming GBG events in May Hey Ola - thanks again for posting these updates! It really helps (at least me) out when deciding if/when one should say 'what the hell, it's only 600 SEK' and go there. It also helps out with the gig guides of course - I see the Chunks gig at Underground has been moved a week for example. The people at various (no names) booking agencies are way lazy when it comes to updating their lists - some never even notice changes like these. > Finally - don't miss Shallow Soundwave at Harry's Playground 15/5. And I second that - mostly because I can't go myself, and I want a bunch of gig reports posted to the list! :-) //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) - NP: Honeymoons "This Coherent Excitation" (which has been spinning in my cd player for about a week now - I'll say it now, and I'll say it again: GET IT!) ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 7 May 1997 05:18:54 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: more bear quartet On Sat, 3 May 1997, Petter Tiilikainen wrote about: more bear quartet > Just forgot to mention that TV4 Norrbotten played their > video for "Before the trenches" and interviewed Mattias and > Jari last week. I taped it.. Heh, yeah, it's a way cool video. BQ style. Did anyone see the TV program Present with Fireside last week? They showed about a minute from a really really old BQ video which they gave the award "worst video ever". After a minute they turned it off, only because it was so bad. :-) > And there was a whole page in Aftonbladet yesterday(friday) > about them.. And where Matti is forced to reveal that he reviews records in a newspaper... He actually gave list member band Gentle Tuesday a good review in it not long ago. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 7 May 1997 05:19:12 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: Silverbullet! On Sun, 04 May 1997, Johanna Hillgren wrote about: Silverbullet! > Last night, saturday, Silverbullet conquered Underground here in > Gothenburg. The best gig I've been to in a long time. Full-on > rock'n'roll from the very first note. Talking about Silverbullet - does anyone know if it is really true that they are going to "tour" with the Beavis & Butthead movie here in Sweden, and play during the film? That's at least what I have heard from someone who should know, but I thought it might be a good idea to ask on the list as well... //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 7 May 1997 05:19:51 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sin's Music on the Radio [12-May-97] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie MUSIC ON THE RADIO Scandinavian Indie May 12 -> 15 by Erik Soderstrom (chief@lysator.liu.se) Day Date Artist Recorded --- ----- --------------------------------- -------------------------------- Mon 12/5 Nada Surf G|teborg, 1997 Tue 13/5 Hoven Droven Ume}, Folkmusikfestival Mar-97 Wed 14/5 Larry Heard Hultsfred, Festival -96 Thu 15/5 Earth Crisis Sundsvall, Pipeline 02-May-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 '*'. (R) = Rerun ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- This list is also available on the Scandinavian Indie WWW pages at: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/uprad.html ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------- Date: Wed, 7 May 1997 05:19:33 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Quick Note - May 8th Quick Note (a killer Selected News is on the way, but this just had to ---------- be posted today - last date thing and all that) : If you are in Stockholm (Sweden) tomorrow (May 8th, 1997) - you can (and will :-)) go to The Gwen Stacys' release party held at Studion! Performances from: The Gwen Stacys, The Super Eight Group and ------------ The Roadrunners. If you are in Linkoping (Sweden) tomorrow (May 8th, 1997) - you will obviously miss the release party, but go to the This Perfect Day outdoors gig at Herrgar'n (who's opening??) instead. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 7 May 1997 16:25:04 +0200 (MET DST) From: Petter Tiilikainen Subject: Re: more bear quartet According to chief@lysator.liu.se: > Heh, yeah, it's a way cool video. BQ style. Did anyone see the TV > program Present with Fireside last week? They showed about a minute > from a really really old BQ video which they gave the award "worst > video ever". After a minute they turned it off, only because it was > so bad. :-) Bleh, I missed it. I *like* that video... But sure, it's kinda bad. > And where Matti is forced to reveal that he reviews records in > a newspaper... He actually gave list member band Gentle Tuesday > a good review in it not long ago. Yep, Norbottenskuriren (www.nkuriren.se), he can be pretty cruel sometimes! ;-) Petter -------------------------------- Date: Wed, 7 May 1997 16:32:55 +0200 From: Petter Tiilikainen Subject: Kartegen, Lulea May 10, 1997 The Wannadies, Magnum Bonum + Factory, Javlar Anamma + a bunch of other bands are playing at Kartegen, Lulea.. The festival area opens at 18.00 and it costs 200 sek to get in (170 if you buy your ticket in advance). I'm kinda annoyed that I can't find any info on who else plays, because there is supposed to be several stages, so there is definately more bands than just the ones above.. Oh well, I will be there anyway. Petter --------------------------------- Date: Wed, 7 May 1997 18:27:42 +0100 From: totte.pop@swipnet.se (Totte Pop) Subject: Re: more bear quartet hi, for those who live close to eskilstuna, dont miss BQ at BLA tomorow 8/5... im sure BQ will give us a great show and then i'll spin the turntables 'upside down' so come down and say hi..... totte.pop@swipnet.se (Totte Pop) ------------------------------- Date: Fri, 9 May 1997 09:52:09 +0100 From: totte.pop@swipnet.se (Totte Pop) Subject: yvonne this weekend hi, dont miss yvonne this weekend, they are playing at smaland nation tonight in Lund and tomorow with eggstone in Jonkoping.....doors open at....22.00? the new album is out and if you liked yvonne live before, you wont be disappointed, they are better then ever! there are 6 more dates for you to see them this time! totte.pop@swipnet.se (Totte Pop) ------------------------------- Date: Fri, 9 May 1997 10:36:38 +0200 From: Ptrik Nyborg Subject: robot + surreal gig at underground, Goteborg tonight Hi! What kind of sound are these bands into? Are they nifty livebands? When does the concert start? Ip! veganboy ------------------------------- Date: Sat, 10 May 1997 00:52:53 +0200 (MET DST) From: Jens Agren Subject: Re: yvonne this weekend On Fri, 9 May 1997, Totte Pop wrote: > hi, > dont miss yvonne this weekend, they are playing at smaland nation tonight > in Lund and tomorow with eggstone in Jonkoping.....doors open at....22.00? Tobbe. I have to say you're wrong. They're NOT playing smalands nation. It's Blekingska. Not that I really care but I think the people who arrange the concert do... // Jens --------------------------------- Date: Thu, 8 May 1997 09:24:14 +0200 (MET DST) From: Starck Erik Subject: More bear quartet and more >> And there was a whole page in Aftonbladet yesterday (friday) >> about them.. > > And where Matti is forced to reveal that he reviews records in > a newspaper... He actually gave list member band Gentle Tuesday > a good review in it not long ago. And of course, the latest number of Pop (the best Stockholm-based swedish music-magazine in the universe), has a couple of pages about them. I got it in my mail yesterday. It also says that Teddybears STHLM are recording a new album, so is Sobsister. And the guitarist from Broder Daniel nowadays plays in a band called Fiesta. Maybe something to be looking forward to? Erik Starck ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 10 May 1997 17:54:04 +0200 (MET DST) From: Ola Lundkvist Subject: Re: Upcoming GBG events in May On Wed, 7 May 1997 chief@lysator.liu.se wrote: > Hey Ola - thanks again for posting these updates! It really helps (at > least me) out when deciding if/when one should say 'what the hell, it's > only 600 SEK' and go there. Actually if you take the bus (SWEBUS EXPRESS) the cost between STHM - GBG is 190 SEK (140 SEK if you are a student). If you only go to/from Linkoping (either way) it is of course a little cheaper. AND, you could get a coupon which gives you a free ride back. I don't know where to get the coupons though. I just got three with my newspaper (GP). /Ola ------------------------------- Date: Sun, 11 May 1997 12:39:40 +0200 From: "Daniel Hansson" Subject: New Bear Quartet Home Page I've finally managed to put up a Bear Quartet page at: http://hem.passagen.se/b4/bq/ /Daniel -------------------------------- Date: Sun, 11 May 1997 19:24:20 +0100 From: totte.pop@swipnet.se (Totte Pop) Subject: yvonne correction! >On Fri, 9 May 1997, Totte Pop wrote: > >> hi, >> dont miss yvonne this weekend, they are playing at smaland nation tonight >> in Lund and tomorow with eggstone in Jonkoping.....doors open at....22.00? > >Tobbe. I have to say you're wrong. >They're NOT playing smalands nation. It's Blekingska. Not that I really >care but I think the people who arrange the concert do... hi, oops, i was dead wrong here....i should have known better! the show was great though at blekingska with lots of people, yvonne presented a magic set with songs from the new album, but i must say that songs like Wires, Modern Love, Cut a smile, Protect me, Viens and Broken parts where simply smashing and made the audiens go crazy. in the middle of the show girls in the front where pushed down to the floor like it was an punk concert...... again im sorry for not knowing my home work! p.s by the way my name is not tobbe, its simply totte....d.s totte.pop@swipnet.se (Totte Pop) ------------------------------- Date: Sun, 11 May 1997 20:27:59 +0200 From: Carl Subject: Re: New Bear Quartet Home Page At 12:39 1997-05-11 +0200, Daniel wrote: >I've finally managed to put up a Bear Quartet page at: >http://hem.passagen.se/b4/bq/ > >/Daniel And it's a nice page too - though you should probably try to compress some of the images a bit more (370 k is a bit hard for us using only a modem). I was especially impressed by the fact that the lyrics are there. How did you do that? I mean, it's not like it's real easy to hear what is sung, especially not on the earlier albums. (Some of you might remember a brief discussion about TBQ lyrics about a year ago, where I used Elvis Beach as an example. "Mumble, mumble, mumble, mumble, on Elvis Beach...") Keep up the good work! Carl -------------------------------- Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 12:34:22 +0200 From: Magnus Skarbo Subject: about Robot/Surreal Patrik Nyborg wondered about Robot/Surreal: Went to Starboy's showcase in Stockholm. Surreal's opening song sounded great, then it all fell remarkably - but there is a potential there. I also wish they would show that they were a bit more alive on the stage! Robot - A jokingly 80's synth-pop-kitch band in the spirit of Superswirls. More fun than good. And finally, a band called Freinds. Superb power-rock a la Jon Spencer and MC5. Extremely good. A band that's really alive! magnus skarbo -------------------------------- Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 14:20:45 +0200 From: Torsvall Subject: Bear Quartet concert Last Saturday I was at the Bear Quartet's gig at Studion. It was the first time I've seen them live and I was not dissapointed. They rocked! The songs were a lot rockier than on the albums and it worked great. Except for "who's knocking", which I think they destroyed with some new drumcomp. They played mostly new songs. One or two from each old album except "cosy den" and the rest from "moby dick" or the "before the trenches" single. The set finished with the 15-minute version of "if you have a heart". Amazing! Jari must be Sweden's best rock guitar player. New drummer Jejo Perkovic was great too. I don't know if this is true, but it seemed to me as if Mattias Alkberg hid behind faces and silly gestures in the beginning. But he soon relaxed and started dedicating songs to various people; his daughter, old friends, new friends and other bands in the audience. There were rather many people there but it wasn't crowded. (Studion can take around 350 people, I think). I'm really looking forward to seeing them again on June 1st (They're playing at bottleneck for only 30 crownes :-) Jonas BTW, great page Daniel! ------------------------------- Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 16:04:50 +0200 From: iggystooge.livevid@mailbox.swipnet.se Subject: sisters of mercy to arvikafestival? does anyone here know if the rumours i've heard about sisters playing at arvika festival is true or not? j.nilsson ------------------------------- Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 16:20:59 +0200 From: Jan.Sundstrom@ekuc.se (Jan Sundstrom) Subject: Re: sisters of mercy to arvikafestival? iggystooge.livevid@mailbox.swipnet.se,Internet writes: > does anyone here know if the rumours i've heard about sisters playing at > arvika festival is true or not? Haven't heard anything about arvika, but SoM are doing several other gigs this summer, so it might be a chance. I know three festival gigs in Germany at the end of may + three gigs in England in June. If arvika doesn't come off, I might go to Manchester 11/6 instead. jan ---------------------------------- Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 16:32:56 +0200 From: Jan.Sundstrom@ekuc.se (Jan Sundstrom) Subject: Oven & Stove Hey! I just found an album of pre-Bob Hund pranksters Oven & Stove, I believe it's called "The men who understood women". It's a test pressing with a cue sheet. Anyone seen this before? Is it rare? Jan ----------------------------------- Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 11:03:38 -0500 From: mqo4365@is4.nyu.edu (Martin Olson) Subject: What to do in Sweden july 1-9? Hey there, Being the little ol' swede-in-exile in New York that I am, I'm psyched as hell that I'm going back to Sweden this summer for a bit. Thing is though, my trips to Sweden tend to degenerate into mad record shopping sprees for great swedish music I can't get over here, but usually just stuff I buy on impulse without having heard much about. So, enough introduction, basically why I'm writing is to ask if anyone has any major recomendations of good swedish pop or punk to pick up while I'm there (or anything they might need me to pick up for them) AND if there's any particularly good shows going on in the stockholm or uppsala areas... I realize there's a gig list posted to this list every once in a while, but I'm not sure who most of the bands are, so it doesn't do me that much good... So thanks in advance for any suggestions you might have. If you want to e-mail me in person (mqo4365@is4.nyu.edu) rather than cluttering up the list with it, that's cool too! later, Martin ------------------------------------ Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 05:43:15 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: What to do in Sweden july 1-9? On Mon, 12 May 1997, mqo4365@is4.nyu.edu (Martin Olson) wrote about: What to do in Sweden july 1-9? > So, enough introduction, basically why I'm writing is to ask if > anyone has any major recomendations of good swedish pop or punk > to pick up while I'm there (or anything they might need me to > pick up for them) AND if there's any particularly good shows going > on in the stockholm or uppsala areas... I realize there's a gig > list posted to this list every once in a while, but I'm not sure > who most of the bands are, so it doesn't do me that much good... Well, I'd love to recommend a bunch of records - but when it comes to concerts/gigs in July - I'd say it's a bit early yet. My top (now-ish) three genre Swedish record recommendations would be: Hard: Play Dough (on Dolors Records) - anything you can find with them. As far as I know they have only released an album (CD), but what a devastatingly good album it is! Kind of like Salt but harder and w/male-female vocals. Not one bad song on the whole album. A pity the band split up after this was released... Medium: Salt (on MVG Records) - well, they release their last album ever today (May 13th), which contains 6 previously unreleased songs + a bunch of b-sides. Even though I haven't heard it yet, I know it's a classic. Light: Honeymoons (on NONS Records) - actually, pretty much everything with this band is highly recommended if you like the early 90's Manchester / UK pop scene. They just released their new album, which apart from the gorgeous cover/sleeve, delivers the kind of pop I want pop to be like. Of course bands like Yvonne, Bob Hund, Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Eggstone, The Bear Quartet, etc. etc. are always recommended. I think I'll leave it up to other list members to continue to recommend records now.. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 05:42:39 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sobsister (was: More bear quartet and more) On Thu, 8 May 1997, Starck Erik wrote about: More bear quartet and more > And of course, the latest number of Pop (the best Stockholm-based swedish > music-magazine in the universe), has a couple of pages about them. I > got it in my mail yesterday. It also says that Teddybears STHLM are > recording a new album, so is Sobsister. And the guitarist from Broder > Daniel nowadays plays in a band called Fiesta. Maybe something to be > looking forward to? Hmm, they interviewed Sobsister on Musikjournalen Pop on Swedish national radio yesterday, and they didn't say anything about an album being recorded. They did say that they were going to release a 7" single called "Hey Mike" (w/Promenade as the second track) (on Freak Scene) late May, and that they have recorded a new demo in the Tambourine studio, but that was about it (as far as I heard). It isn't surprising to hear that Pop wrote something that isn't true, as they have done so on several occasions (Yvonne, The Charlatans etc.) but I'd rather know the truth before I add this one to the list. That is to say - does anyone know if they are recording an album, and if so, on what label will it be released? //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 05:42:57 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: Upcoming GBG events in May On Sat, 10 May 1997, Ola Lundkvist wrote about: Upcoming GBG events in May >> Hey Ola - thanks again for posting these updates! It really helps (at >> least me) out when deciding if/when one should say 'what the hell, it's >> only 600 SEK' and go there. > > Actually if you take the bus (SWEBUS EXPRESS) the cost between STHM - > GBG is 190 SEK (140 SEK if you are a student). If you only go to/from > Linkoping (either way) it is of course a little cheaper. AND, you could > get a coupon which gives you a free ride back. I don't know where to get > the coupons though. I just got three with my newspaper (GP). You're right - I have a couple of those coupons here somewhere. So it'll only be 140 SEK there and back, STHLM-GBG, right? So LNKPG-GBG-LNKPG should be a lot cheaper, as it is 200 kilometers closer to GBG than STHLM is... I better check this out. Thanks for reminding me! //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 05:42:09 +0200 (MET DST) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: FWD: Silverbullet! Forwarded (due to the nature of the message - I think it was meant for the whole list) message: > Date: Wed, 07 May 1997 10:55:51 +0100 > From: Johanna Hillgren > Subject: Re: Silverbullet! chief@lysator.liu.se wrote: > Talking about Silverbullet - does anyone know if it is really true > that they are going to "tour" with the Beavis & Butthead movie here > in Sweden, and play during the film? That's at least what I have > heard from someone who should know, but I thought it might be a > good idea to ask on the list as well... I can tell you this. The last time I spoke to Simon (the singer) he said that they were asked about the Beavis & Butthead thing, though he didn't know if the band was going. Perhaps they didn't think it was the right thing to do? That is as far as I know about this. What I do know is that Silverbullet are playing Roskilde Festival this year. Cool! Gives you another reason to visit this fantastic festival. DANIEL --------------------------------- Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 08:47:21 +0200 From: beluga@wineasy.se Subject: Nomads with Afro's! Hi all, some hot news Bad Afro have done it again, released yet another outstanding record, this time with the nomads, Ive heard that this is the last 7" single this year that the band will release? and will probably be sold out within the month! all nomads fans should check it out (fast). The Nomads "Loves Gone Bad" b/w " Leaving Here" 7" (fro-004) - Two Brand new recordings of two old motown songs from sweden's garage punk kings! suave full colour bowling sleeve. also out: "Pack of lies" 7" (ltd ed of 1500) on Estrus Records more Bad Afro stuff: Larry and the Lefthanded "Johnny the Void" b/w "Torremolinos"/"Stiletto" 7" (Fro-003) - Lo-fi garage/SURF WEIRDNESS FROM FINLAND. THE HELLACOPTERS "MISANTHROPIC HIGH" B/W "I GOT A RIGHT" 7" (FRO-002) - fuel injected action rock from Sweden. the Third and final pressing on bloody red wax! TROUBLE BOUND GOSPEL "SHAKIN RAY" B/W "BISCUITS" 7" (FRO-001) - TRIPPING BLUES-PUNK FROM FINLAND (SOON SOLD OUT!) cheers! Trevor -------------------------------- Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 08:55:47 +0200 (MET DST) From: Starck Erik Subject: Re: Sobsister > Hmm, they interviewed Sobsister on Musikjournalen Pop on Swedish national > radio yesterday, and they didn't say anything about an album being recorded. > They did say that they were going to release a 7" single called "Hey Mike" > (w/Promenade as the second track) (on Freak Scene) late May, and that they > have recorded a new demo in the Tambourine studio, but that was about it > (as far as I heard). Sorry, my mistake. It was just songs for a demo. They were recording it "for a major record company who wants to take the puls on Sobsister". The songs all start with a 'w', like "Weeo", "Wicked Hi", "Wishes for Fran" and "Wilent". And, as you were saying, it was recorded in Tambourine Studios. Sorry about the mix-up... :/ Erik Starck http://oden.rsn.hk-r.se/altmusic.html --------------------------------- Date: 13 May 97 11:46:56 +0000 From: "toby" Subject: tuesday night in stockholm tonight at K (underneath Hannas Deli), far up north in Stockholm Sweden the merry folks at benno will throw one of their sweet parties. real indie records will be played (courtesy of sound of suburbia, gospel! and little town crier), guitars will be strummed and disco dancing will be endorsed. hey we'll even sell stuff (like the new ninotchka 7" on grimsey, and the blistering "hey hey girl" by rocketship) say yes! to participation will be the que-word of young stockholm, stop by and say hello! if our only copy of the fab teen anthems 7" won't put a smile on your face then you do not deserve to be there.... toby knowing that he's found the young idea -------------------------------- Date: 13 May 97 11:40:04 +0000 From: "toby" Subject: Re: Oven & Stove > I just found an album of pre-Bob Hund pranksters Oven & Stove, i > believe it's called "The men who understood women". It's a test > pressing with a cue sheet. > > Anyone seen this before? Is it rare? well, testpressings are always sort of rare though i wouldn't pay more for it than a regular album. but speaking of the album, i might be hard to find but since it was released on WEA and, unfortunatly, only sold about 500 copies there should be alot of Oven & Stove albums out there somewhere. "pre-Bob Hund pranksters" - don't let this fool any of you. Oven & Stove were one of the finest bands Sweden has ever produced. They were dead on Devo, including the jerky rythms, bizarre lyrics, wonderful analogue buzzing and some of the coolest clothes ever worn on swedish stages. and their live shows put Bob Hund to shame (well, almost). I've seen Mats Wigerdahl pass out on stage from bouncing up and down on stage, at Stockholms Cityhallen, severely bruising his head from hitting the roof too many times. and alot of the moves Thomas Oeberg has practiced into perfection during the many Bob Hund shows first appeared at the Oven & Stove shows. and the songs are all classic hits - "potatoman", "wrong lola", "amalgam sam"... the list could almost go on forever. and the video for "wrong lola" even had cia berg (now famous whale frontperson) in a car running down famous swedish popstars. oohh, the days were merrier then, they even smashed and set one of their synthezeisers on fire at their Hultsfred show to close the gap between the guitardominated rockfestival crowd and their own brand of sci-fi bopping new wave.... get the album while you still can! keeping with the young idea - toby ------------------------------- Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 13:20:47 +0200 From: Magnus Skarbo Subject: Starboy Does anyone know who are behind Starboy Records? mas ------------------------------- Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 13:20:10 +0200 From: Calle Jershed Subject: Re:Starboy recordings Starboy rec. is a newly started label with Hansi Friberg, Linda Norrman-Skugge and Johan Skugge at the wheels. Three singles have been released so far, with the bands Robot (swinging better than the sinus curve), Surreal and Freinds. There'll be a homepage at www.starboy.se soon, but somewhat before that some info will be available on homepage.calypso.net/~ci-15461 (my completely crazy homepage). Regards Calle J. -------------------------------- Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 07:12:43 +0000 From: Mats Subject: Re: Sobsister (was: More bear quartet and more) Nope, Sobsister is not recording any new album right now. Too bad though... There is a 7" on freak scene on it's way. And they recorded a very good 4 song demo at tambourine studious.. /Mats --------------------------------- End of SIN Digest #4.22 ***********************
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