Scandinavian Indie Digest Vol.97 Issue #01 [The Scandinavian Indie]

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Vol.97 #01

November 12th, 1997


Today's Topics: News from Estonia... OK! KENT Komeda Re: Komeda Re: The *new* list LAST MINUTE: Yvonne, Grand Tone Music live Re: Komeda The new list Re: KENT (plug, sort of) yvonne @ rock-sm hultsfred tonight New Bob Hund EP? Re: LAST MINUTE: Yvonne, Grand Tone Music live Re: New Bob Hund EP? Re: LAST MINUTE: Yvonne, Grand Tone Music live S.P.O.C.K. review Happydeadmen??? peachfuzz and libido Re: Happydeadmen??? updated Work in progress? Shallow/Swoon demo review Re: Shallow/Swoon demo review IPU_light_at_sjogras_wednesday_12 Baxter? Mazarine Street release party Sin's Music on the Radio [17-Nov-97] Re: Mazarine Street release party Girilal Baars gig Re: Mazarine Street release party Bob Hund Cry quits Administrivia: To unsubscribe from the Scandinavian Indie Digest mailing list: * send e-mail to: scan-indie-d-request@lysator.liu.se * with the Subject: unsubscribe To post to the Scandinavian Indie mailing list: * use the address: scan-indie@lysator.liu.se Digest back issues can be found in the [SID] section at the Scan-Indie website: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/scan.html () Please take care not to include the entire digest in your () reply, only the message(s) you are replying to. ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 00:00:26 +0200 (EET) From: Lauri Liivak Subject: News from Estonia... Sally Cinnamon Music - small label from Tartu/Estonia has released a second compilation tape of Estonian underground "Sue Darling is back to meet Forwards" - a logical follow-up to the "Sue Darling" (released in 1993). At that time another bunch of Estonian unsigned bands were recorded for the "Sue Darling 2", but due to the financial problems Sally couldn´t release it. "Sue Darling is back to meet Forwards" includes eight bands recorded in 1993 - Sue´s Side 1. the Chance - Remember theTime 2. Anacrones - Venus 3. Delusion - A Dream About You 4. Beat Boy - Girl 5. Karpeetor - Piping Frogman 6. Psychoterror - Ebanormaalne 7. Tik - T.A.K.E. 8. Afternooning Plague Family - Sue´s Seeds as well as eight bands recorded in 1996/97 in Forwards Studio - Forwards´ Side 1. Isadora Flore - Make Up & Martini 2. the Chance - The Way Your Mind Looks Through 3. Nyrok City - Watcha Back 4. Bizarre - Barcode Warrior 12 5. Pedigree - Red Angel Case 6. Flag - New Gear 7. von Suck - Vajuv Vesi 8. A.P.F. & Bizarre - Laizy Sun Actually the instrumental part of 'Laizy Sun' was recorded by Afternooning Plaque Family in 1993 & the vocals added by Bizarre in summer 1997. Any questions & suggestions send please to: lauri@forwards.ee More information about Sally Cinnamon will be soon available in: http://www.halo.ee/sallymon/ Bizarre homepage : http://www.halo.ee/bizarre/ Best regards, Lauri Liivak ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 6 Nov 1997 23:06:32 +0100 (MET) From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: OK! NOW - the list is working okay again. The subscribers of the Digest list will receive a pretty strange first Digest this time due to the fact that I had set the access variables to a couple of files for the new automatic mail server wrong - but they have to live with that. From now on, they will receive all the messages as is. It took me 2 hours (and I probably missed half of tjhe S.P.O.C.K concert) to find the tiny tiny bug. But it was worth it. Let's post! ;-) //Erik ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 01:29:12 +0100 From: totte.pop@swipnet.se (Totte Pop) Subject: KENT hi, trying the new list! i've listened to kents new album isola today, and i know next week we will have reasons the discuss it on this list: just like to say its their best by far and i consider it one of best swedish albums this year, great songs through out the whole album, even the slow ones..also a much bigger and more dynamic sound (radiohead-ish?)???? and they gave up the suits this time around! congrats, totte totte.pop@swipnet.se (Totte Pop) ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 06 Nov 1997 20:38:01 -0800 From: ? Subject: Komeda i need komeda stuff. if anyone knows something about komeda please e-mail me. i wanna know their web sites, if you have pictures, please send me pictures of them (specially of Lena). please tell me anything and everything you know about komeda. i have visited some sites but they have nothing or don't exist. ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 09:13:50 +0100 (MET) From: per@nons.se (Per Helin) Subject: Re: Komeda You can visit Komeda's homepage at www.ts.umu.se/~king/komeda. If you want poster's, shirt's or other stuff please contact their label on: nons@nons.se >i need komeda stuff. if anyone knows something about komeda please e-mail >me. i wanna know their web sites, if you have pictures, please send me >pictures of them (specially of Lena). please tell me anything and >everything you know about komeda. i have visited some sites but they have >nothing or don't exist. *nons records, box 119, 901 03 Umeĺ, Sweden, tel:+4690775576, fax:+4690129963* ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 11:19:57 +0100 (MET) From: Karl Morten Dahl Subject: Re: The *new* list http://www2.passagen.se/benno/Home/Stokage/15_Stokage/Reviews/untitled.html Motorpsycho "Angles & Demons At Play", CD Stickman Records/Birdnest, 1997 Norwegian three-piece who did an awesome appearance at last years Arvika-festival. Seems to have gone through some slightly changes here, from that guitar-based, "lo-fi" thing we received on their last album "Blizzard" to the more innovative and varied sound of "Angles & Demons At Play". The title itself is excellent, in fact it says something about what's going on here. Motorpsycho still have their influences on the other side of the Atlantic ocean. But with "Angles..." they take a small step away from that noisy, uncurled guitar-pop, to some extent towards the sound of bands like Fugazi and Sonic Youth. This is not easy listening and the fact that the voice's kind of lame, that there's not much of a personality shown, doesn't make it easier. It sure takes some time before the melodies get to you, and even then some of the material feels a bit divided, like there's to many possible ways to go but nobody knows exactly which one to choose. But that could be a challenge, if you're willing to accept it. AASE BENGTSSON Karl Morten Dahl - Computer Science, NTNU E-mail: karlmort@stud.ntnu.no Web: http://www.stud.ntnu.no/~karlmort/ ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 13:01:54 +0100 From: j.sundstrom@ekuc.se (Jan Sundstrom) Subject: LAST MINUTE: Yvonne, Grand Tone Music live Just read that grand Tone Music are playing tomorrow (sat) at Squashhallen, St Eriksplan 9-11 Sthlm. It's the opening of new Bottleneck club called Fritz something. Apparently some late nite thing starting 23.30 until 3 am And posters announcing Yvonne at BZ (sthlm) on 12/11 have been seen. I think that Dwarves (US?) will be playing there too, it's a Sound Pollution showcase... ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 13:37:11 +0100 From: j.sundstrom@ekuc.se (Jan Sundstrom) Subject: Re: Komeda scan-indie@lysator.liu.se,Internet writes: >From: ? >i need komeda stuff. if anyone knows something about komeda please >e-mail >me. Heh, I went to the same school as Uje Brandelius, I believe he sometimes plays keyboards for Komeda, but is more wellknown as Dr Kosmos. ;-) He's a funky guy, but i know the other chaps in his "Starlightorkestern " better. Me and Catrin were classmates for six years! Well, this is not really Komeda related, but I couldn't resist bragging... >if you have pictures, please send me >pictures of them I got the old school catalogues with Uje somewhere, if that could be of any interest??? ;-) Jan ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 14:48:20 +0100 (MET) From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: The new list If you receive an error message or if you notice something strange about the list - please e-mail me and let me know. I believe some of you have received error messages stating that you were not allowed to post to the list, but your messages got through to the list anyway - right? //Erik ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 14:54:21 +0100 From: j.sundstrom@ekuc.se (Jan Sundstrom) Subject: Re: KENT (plug, sort of) scan-indie@lysator.liu.se,Internet writes: >i've listened to kents new album isola today, and i know next week we >will >have reasons the discuss it on this list: Good stuff... I checked out the official Kent Homepage for the first time and it's actually quite good (not what you expect from an "official site" huh!) So i found out about some cool promotion stunts, record shop signings etc. Read it at: http://www2.passagen.se/kentbmg/index1.html Jan ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 07 Nov 1997 15:49:51 +0200 From: Elin Subject: yvonne @ rock-sm hultsfred tonight I'm kind of curiuos so if anyone goes to the rock-sm-event in Hultsfred tonight and see (among others) Yvonne... could you please tell me which songs they played? Elin - who recently updated the Yvonnepage; www.algonet.se/~elin/yvonne ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 16:21:05 EST From: Cardigans1 Subject: New Bob Hund EP? is it true that Bob Hund is supposed to release an EP within the next week or so? anyone know what it's called? jason ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 8 Nov 1997 00:01:43 +0200 From: beluga@wineasy.se Subject: Re: LAST MINUTE: Yvonne, Grand Tone Music live >And posters announcing Yvonne at BZ (sthlm) on 12/11 have been seen. I >think that Dwarves (US?) will be playing there too, it's a Sound >Pollution showcase... I have heard that "Me First & the Gimme Gimmes" will also be playing, and another band which I can't remember. The Dwarves are fun kick ass punk, from the USA, they are known to play very short sets, (ca 20 min) that probally why there are a lot of bands playing. it cost only 60 or 70kr. ################## and for a little bit more scan punk news: The new issue of Moshable is out! ############################ articles on The Grinners, A-Bombs, Larry and the Left Handed, Backyard babies, Mother Superior etc. and a few new releases: Gluecifer - Dambuster 7" (Bad Afro) Turbonegro - Suffragette City 7" (Bad Afro) Hellacopters/Electric Frankenstien - Split 7" (Frank Records) coming very soon the long a waited 7" with "Henry Fiats Sore" see cover on my site Trevor PS, There is a new 7" with "Bob Hund" coming in very soon from the USA, I will post some more info soon. ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 8 Nov 1997 00:43:26 +0100 (MET) From: Micke Rehnstrom Subject: Re: New Bob Hund EP? Jason wrote: >is it true that Bob Hund is supposed to release an EP within the next week or >so? anyone know what it's called? According to their record companys, Silence Records, home page (can be found at www.cabal.se) BOB HUND are supposed to release a three-track CD, produced by Nille Perned, in early November. No further info is given. Also, it seems as if there might be a new full-length album out early next year, according to Silence Rec. /Micke, smiling his way all the way through PAPAS FRITAS "Helioself" ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 08 Nov 1997 11:20:27 +0100 From: Joris Gillet Subject: Re: LAST MINUTE: Yvonne, Grand Tone Music live okay, this gives me a chance to see if the new list-thing is working. you see, i got the welcome-message twice, but after that it seemed to go very well.... you wrote: >I have heard that "Me First & the Gimme Gimmes" will also be playing, and >another band which I can't remember. word on the street (well, on the dutch punk and ska ml..) is that Me first and the gimme gimmes have cancelled their european tour, so you might wanna check before you go if you're especially interested in this one.... joris gillet@geocities.com ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 9 Nov 1997 01:21:03 +1000 From: Micke Rehnstrom Subject: S.P.O.C.K. review Another thursday and another gig at Herrgarn. But a quite extraordinary one this time. Those of you who have been to a S.P.O.C.K (the dots left out from now on) gig know what I mean - I have never heard of a gig where this space synth trio has played at a less than over-crowded venue. So I was prepared, but that didnt help. My mouth went wide open when I found Herrgarn in total chaos three hours (!!) before the gig: people everywhere and the sweat flushing down on the personnel. Someone had even made a model of starship Enterprise which he carried around and later handed over to the band. One hour before the gig the space (!) in front of the stage was filled with people singing, shouting and showing the "spock sign" in the air. Before the gig started the, usually very timid, Herrgarn audience also managed to knock down the fence in front of stage and during the gig the band had to take a short break to ease the pressure for those people standing in the front row. For uninvited I guess this may sound like a SPICE GIRLS concert but there is one difference: SPOCK has never been close to any hit lists and they probably never will. This is a cult happening and, especially, a _live_ happening. The music is not very exciting and most songs sound the same: light and catchy synth pop tunes with texts about Star Trek, ET:s and why klingons cannot be trusted. Their records will never go to history as high-qualitative and/or exciting but live we are talking something completely different. Every inch of Herrgarn was filled with people (my guess is that there were more than 300 people, which is supposed to be the upper limit at Herrgarn) bouncing to the music and during the "hits" - "ET phone home", "Astro girl", "Alien attack" and "Never trust a klingon" - the crowd sang louder than the band. We also got a hilarious synth pop version of TWISTED SISTERs "Were not gonna take it". Add to it that SPOCK is one of the few bands that really tries to establish contact with the audience - telling witty jokes, anecdotes etc - and this is certainly entertainment, and mass hysteria, well worth the money. You might probably lose some weight through perspiaration, too. /Micke, puzzled over why the sweater he wore at the SPOCK gig was one inch longer after the gig than it was before?? ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 9 Nov 1997 01:42:15 +1000 From: Micke Rehnstrom Subject: Happydeadmen??? If anyone attended the "Ettnollett" release party it would be nice to read a review of the fabulous HAPPYDEADMEN playing live there. I read in "Popoga" that there might be a solution coming up, concerning the distribution, in Sweden, of their latest album, btw. So we will perhaps not be the last ones in the World to hear it, but it sure is strange that such a great band should have such difficulties to get a distribution deal for their own home country. /Micke ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 09 Nov 1997 16:19:48 +0100 From: Joris Gillet Subject: peachfuzz and libido anyone perhaps can tell me anything more about these two norwegian bands ?? they've got a song each on the last two Fierce Panda com- pilation-singles and that's about all i know... thanks joris gillet@geocities.com ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 08:42:34 +0100 From: totte.pop@swipnet.se (Totte Pop) Subject: Re: Happydeadmen??? this is how it is with major labels.. DAMN THE MAN! go indiependent, stay indiependent! >it sure is strange that such a great band should have such difficulties to get >>a distribution deal for their own home country. Thank you very much totte.pop@swipnet.se (Totte Pop) ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 09:33:00 +0200 From: iggystooge.livevid@mailbox.swipnet.se Subject: updated hi if anyone are intrested in music videos, to trade, feel free to check out my newly updated video site: http://surf.to/rockvideo and if anyone see this mail in the mailing list just send me this mail in return, please, since i hardly ever get my own mails back for some unknown reason... j.n ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 20:32:45 +0100 (MET) From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: Work in progress? Hey, just found a homepage for Freak Scene (label, record store and mailorder place in Stockholm) together with a homepage for The Hellacopters (for those about to rock..) - on Spray (web design bureau). Suppose these pages are "work in progress" but hey, that's even more fun isn't it? Check it out at: http://www.spray.se/~matti/freak/ //Erik ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 01:34:27 +1000 From: Micke Rehnstrom Subject: Shallow/Swoon demo review SWOON from Kumla - the band formerly known as SHALLOW - celebrated their new name by releasing a demo tape a couple of months ago. "Goodsign ep" is the title of it. SWOON/SHALLOW is one of those bands that have been placed in the "dreampop"/shoegaze genre with references like RIDE, MY BLOODY VALENTINE and CHAPTERHOUSE. But this new demo shows a quite wide variety in sound. It contains four songs which all sound quite different from one another. But of course, if you have listened to any of their first two demos, you will still recognize the band. "Goodsign" is a quite happy-sounding, up-tempo song which reminds about the Manchester scene from the early 90s, with the same groove in it. A good song; as usual this band manages to put the best song first on the tape. "Cerebral" is even more up-tempo (I guess it is speed metal in comparison with how shoegaze music normally sounds) but without the groove and, therefore, I feel quite indifferent about it. In "Aquanaut" we slow down and get back to the "dreampop" - suggestive guitars and Ola Ljunggrens bright voice kind of floating above it. The kind of song that makes you bow down your head (in my case just to realize that I did not wear any shoes to gaze at). It is my second-hand favourite on the tape but it does not quite reach the same heights as the most dreamy songs - "Mendacity grows" and "Princess Gourgeous" - from their first two tapes ("Shallow" and "Cerebral"). The last song - "To break my heart" - I do not like very much at all. You see, when SWOON lists their favourite artists they also mention J Mascis among them and sometimes they decide to do a "lo-fi shoegaze" thing. That means that they play their guitars in the most disharmonic way they can while the vocals are still of the "dreamy" sort, which is the case in this song. The guitar play does not seem to fit very well with the vocals either, it sounds like they are performing two different songs, and when the song ends with several minutes of guitar harrassment my ears start aching. Perhaps a good song to end gigs with but here it is just boring. Two good songs and two not as good - an OK demo by a band which is definitely talented. Perhaps uneven but when they are at their best it turns out quite nice. "Goodsign" and "Aquanaut" are definitely worth attention. Contact: John Haard (guitars, backing vocals) at E-mail: toe.hard@swipnet.se /Micke, mad about "P3 Live" deciding to postpone the Matthew Sweet concert for the second time (is there really anyone who is still interested in _listening_ to a U2 gig???) ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 08:22:00 +0100 From: "PETER." Subject: Re: Shallow/Swoon demo review >Contact: John Haard (guitars, backing vocals) at >E-mail: toe.hard@swipnet.se And! Do not forget their oh so good homepage: www.harald.net/shallow-swoon alright! /peter ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 18:32:18 -0000 From: mikael matsson Subject: IPU_light_at_sjogras_wednesday_12 On wednesday 12/11 International Pop Underground will be spinning records at Restaurang Sjogras (Timmermannsg. 24 stockholm). Club IPU light will take place every wednesday from 20.00 to 1.00. The music will be both twee and shambling, cutie and whimp! Club IPU ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 20:16:46 +0100 (MET) From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: Baxter? Has anyone heard or seen Stockholm band "Baxter" ? Apparently Nina Ramsby (ex-Salt, now Grand Tone Music) is one of the members of that band (!) Extremely interesting info can be found on Chrysalis Music's "unsigned bands" pages: http://www.chrysalismusic.com/noframes/unsigned/baxter.html //Erik ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 23:22:59 +0100 (MET) From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: Mazarine Street release party My goodness... Mazarine Street will have the release party for their new album "Thirteen Reasons To Believe" tonight (13/11) at "Nya Bottleneck" (S:t Eriksplan 9-11) in Stockholm. It starts at 22.00 and ends around 03.00. Free entrance and they also have "guests". Anyone going? //Erik ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 03:34:09 +0100 (MET) From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: Sin's Music on the Radio [17-Nov-97] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie MUSIC ON THE RADIO Scandinavian Indie November 17 -> 20, 1997 by Erik Soderstrom (chief@lysator.liu.se) Day Date Artist Recorded --- ----- --------------------------------- -------------------------------- Mon 17/11 Ume}, Popstad 97 Ume}, Popstad 97 Fest. Tue 18/11 John Hiatt Stockholms Konserthus 29-Sep-97 Wed 19/11 Chemical Brothers Stockholm, Lollipop Jul-97 Thu 20/11 Smashing Pumpkins Denmark, Roskilde Festival -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 site at: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/uprad.html ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 10:18:47 +0100 From: "claes@funbase.se" Subject: Re: Mazarine Street release party Erik Soderstrom wrote: > > My goodness... Mazarine Street will have the release party for > their new album "Thirteen Reasons To Believe" tonight (13/11) > at "Nya Bottleneck" (S:t Eriksplan 9-11) in Stockholm. > > It starts at 22.00 and ends around 03.00. Free entrance and > they also have "guests". Anyone going? That party sounds interesting, cause I know their drummer and som efriends of them. Do you know exactly when they start, cause I´m going to another party, arranged by Virgin, with Minimalisterna.... You want a rewiev ? ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 11:41:03 +0100 From: baars@bahnhof.se (Girilal Baars) Subject: Girilal Baars gig Greetings and I hope you don't object to some self-aggrandizing promotion... Me, myself and I, Girilal Baars, will be performing in Stockholm's first - some say only - shopping mall, Gallerian this Saturday, 15th Nov. I'm due on at about 15.00. So, if you're out shopping - drop by! The music is wholly acoustic, the songs are terrific and the weather doesn't matter. Hope to see you. Girilal Baars ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 12:33:22 +0100 (MET) From: Petter Tiilikainen Subject: Re: Mazarine Street release party > That party sounds interesting, cause I know their drummer and some > friends of them. I know Mats from Backstreet Boys, isn't that cool?! :) Petter ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 19:36:52 +0100 From: Joris Gillet Subject: Bob Hund my swedish isn't that good, but as fas i could understand, there was something on p3 this evening about Bob Hund releasing a new ep (with 4 songs) at the end of november. the title was something like 'rock'n'roll (here is where my knowledge of the swedish lan- guage was insufficient...) ...... for me'. i thought some people here might be interested in this. joris gillet@geocities.com ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 21:01:33 +0100 (MET) From: Micke Rehnstrom Subject: Cry quits Gothenburg rockers CRY have decided to split up after seven years of rockin, rollin, destroyed amplifiers and smashed bass guitars. Apparently three of the members (including L-P Andersson) have already formed a new band and started to record new material. Source: Popoga (www.algonet.se/~popoga) /Micke "I thought I could organize freedom - How Scandinavian of me!" (Bjork) -------------------------------- End of scan-indie-d Digest V97 Issue #1 ***************************************
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