måndag 28 september 2020

LIVE: Hagatrion med Amanda Werne.

 I lördags spelade Amanda Werne och Hagatrion live i en lada !! i Kviberg. Inget Slowgold -psykedelia utan folk och blues. Publiken dansade uppsluppet i ladan. Kul och annorlunda upplevelse. Detta var lite av en undergroundspelning med särskilt inbjudna gäster (inklusive mig).

Betyg: 3,5




söndag 27 september 2020

Vecka 40-41

 

                            Det australiska bandet Thibault spelar som nummer 2.


Här kommer tio nya spännande låtar. 

1 Bruce Springsteen (US) New single “Ghosts” is a salute to lost bandmates and love letter to rock. A probable future live favorite when concerts resume, “Ghosts” is simultaneously a tribute to lost bandmates, a vow to carry on and a love letter to rock & roll itself. After Max Weinberg’s drum intro, Springsteen sings, “I hear the sound of your guitar,” before slashing electric chords prove him right. Recorded with the E Street Band, the song feels like a revved-up version of rockers from The River such as “Two Hearts,” complete with prominent back-up vocals from Steve Van Zandt on lines including “I turn up the volume/ and let the spirits be my guide.” The Rolling Stone

 2 Thibault (Aus) is the long-awaited new project for Melbourne musician Nicole Thibault. Her drily-titled debut album Or Not Thibault is full of harmonic invention, unexpected arrangements, and atmospheres so lush they make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Her drily-titled debut album Or Not Thibault is full of harmonic invention, unexpected arrangements, and atmospheres so lush they make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. It moves seamlessly from humour to genuine pathos, from spacious mystery to kinetic energy. Muckypegrecords

 3 Doves (UK) The Britrock survivors’ first album in 11 years is the sound of men in their 50s channeling the memories of their teens through the music of their 30s.As most of their peers have either shuttered or grown into the middle-age MOR tag, Doves seem to see their own continued existence as a form of defiance. Pitchfork

4 Bergen (SWE) Fredrik Norberg fortsätter att skriva personlig gitarrpop som aldrig skriker och gapar men slår an mängder av ömma känslotrådar. Allra starkast är ”Tom på dig”, en heartbroken roadmovie genom Västerbottens inland på väg mot norska gränsen och ett nytt liv. Låten lyfts lite extra av att Norberg får sällskap vid micken av Cecilia Nordlund, som han en gång sjöng duett med i Souls ”Ladybird” (för övrigt producerad av nämnde Albini). Aftonbladet

5 Fleet Foxes (US) On his fourth album, singer-songwriter Robin Pecknold refines and hones Fleet Foxes’ crisp folk-rock sound, crafting another musically adventurous album that is warm and newly full of grace. Shore, the fourth album from Fleet Foxes, brings gratitude back into the fold as Pecknold ascends to a graceful new plateau. The record’s mood is born largely from existential worries and the shadow of death, common concerns of Pecknold, who, now 34, has spent his career transforming anxiety into euphoria with towering, wall-of-sound choruses. Pitchfork

6 Deftones (US) Ohms review – fighting time and tide with undimmed ferocity.
Deftones’ dedication to expanding the boundaries of metal has set them apart from their contemporaries. Nonetheless, their experimental bent doesn’t dampen their music’s equally potent hit of 1990s nostalgia: their ninth album, Ohms, feels more pre-9/11 America than Fred Durst’s backward caps. The guitars thrash, the drums are punishingly thwacked, and everything is presented with that slick-on-the-ear nu-metal production style once helped the genre become a pop-culture phenom. The Guardian

 7 Rome ( LUX) A self-evident career high point and a fantastic way to infiltrate new territories, "The Lone Furrow" is the sound of a cult hero edging towards the light; still uncompromising, but increasingly impressive and quite possibly irresistible. JEROME REUTER's idiosyncratic outfit have been churning out profoundly atmospheric and often startling records since 2006. But, "The Lone Furrow" promises to be many metal fans' first taste of the band. Blabbermouth

 8 Torsson (SWE) Att lyssna på Torssons nya album är som att betrakta ett sällsynt museiföremål: Tänk att sådana fortfarande finns! Har du växt upp i en ort med färre än tusen invånare, en Konsum-affär och ett fotbollslag i division 6 har du på sätt och vis redan träffat Torsson. Det spelar ingen roll om du ens känner till Lundabandet, eller bara har hört ”Det spelades bättre boll” i tv-sporten.

För Torsson är en mentalitet, mer än någonting annat.

Sångaren Bo Åkerström – till vardags professor i medicinsk kemi – är enda kvarvarande originalmedlemmen. Det är en bragd att han, efter 44 år, fortfarande står på scen med sitt Torsson. En kollektivets vinst i motvind mot ett samhälle där alla ska satsa solo och odla varumärke.  Torsson är som bäst när Åkerström hudlöst skildrar en färglös, ljusskygg vardag i ”Pianot”.Aftonbladet

 

9 Deap Lips (US) Musical iconoclasts with a penchant for the avant-garde, The Flaming Lips are no strangers to proffering strange yet oddly enticing collaborations to the public (all in the name of experimentation of course). To describe their oeuvre as unpredictable would be an understatement. So, when it was announced that they were teaming up with Deap Vally, the riotous Cali-rock sisterhood, one couldn’t help but anticipate with equal parts intrigue and scepticism at what would be brought to the table. TLOBF

 

10 Moon Attendant (UK) Brighton’s indie psych collective Moon Attendant emerge to release their debut LP One Last Summer. A new band featuring old friends. Brothers from critically acclaimed psych-space rock group Black Hearted Brother. The line up is completed by Big Potato mainstay McCutcheon (Slowdive/ Mojave 3) on percussion and guitarist and songwriter Molyneux. Moon Attendant’s psychedelic grungepop debut LP wields deranged analogue synths within a cozy jacket of fuzzy guitars and over saturated sonics. Imagine if Colin Blunstone and Klaus Schulze had released Pebbles-esque garage. Words & production walk a starry eyed tightrope between childish endeavour and mature lamentation. Songs about Death, Power, Drugs and Despair have never felt so pop! Rough Trade


Ni har två veckor på er som vanligt. Sista dagen är söndag den 11 oktober. Här är länken: 

Blues Pills vann

 



Svenska Blues Pills (bilden) vann med låten Proud woman. Kul, tycker jag. Härlig sångerska också. 

De två övriga som gick till delfinal är REIN, också svenska samt Secret Machines.

Tack Eva, Claes och Henrik som röstade. Jag hoppas att antalet deltagare som röstar ökar lite för 

nu är vi på gränsen.

Vecka 38-39

IB

CK

EG

HL

Totalt

1

Proud woman

Blues Pills

5

5

3

4

17

2

Bodyhammer

REIN

4

3

4

5

16

3

Everything´s under

Secret Machines

4

4

4

4

16

4

Jo´s got papecuts

Jim Bob

4

3

4

4

15

5

Hate this pain

Tricky, Maria

5

2

3

4

14

6

Got to be tough

Toots &The Maytals

4

3

3

3

13

7

Waited all my life

Heavy Feather

4

3

2

3

12

7

Machine Guns and peacock feathers

Ulver

4

4

2

2

12

9

Set up to fail

Girls in synthetis

5

2

2

2

11

10

Valleys

Working Men´s Club

4

3

2

2

11


Moon Attendant - kort intervju


                                         One Last Summer heter Moon Attendants debutalbum

Pitched somewhere between shoegaze and Sixties garage-rock, One Last Summer is the debut studio album from Brighton-based collective Moon Attendant on Big Potato Records. Featuring label head Neil Halstead (ex-Slowdive) among their ranks, it's an ear-catching labour of love created by old friends." Så står det på Wikipedia om bandet Moon Attendant, som finns med som nr 9 med sången "Hot power".
Jag gillar den mycket, så jag tänkte skicka en fråga till bandet. Och inom en halvtimme kom svaret. Här är det:

Au really like "Hot Power" and the song is one of ten songs, that is included in my Top Ten list of new contempoIrary pop music. Would you tell me a little about how "Hot Power" was made?

Thanks Ingemar. The band wrote the song while on tour in US with Black Hearted Brother, seeing first hand how post Obama, the new big orange face’s partisan politics was beginning to divide the country, then coming back to UK and seeing it here too. We recorded live at truck studios in Oxford (owned by the Bennett Brothers, founders of Truck Festival) and then produced it our own analogue studio, the oaki room, we’re very proud of this track, it’s our letter to the world and we’re glad you like it too x

söndag 13 september 2020

Vecka 38-39

 LaH 2016 | Attityd deluxe när Rein spelade på East West – Örebroguiden.com


Ny poplista med spännande musik. Hela tre svenska akter, t.ex. den häftiga REIN. Se bilden.

Och så säger vi R.I. P. till Toots Hibbert, en av reggaens största, som dog i veckan och som samtidigt 

har premiär på Poplistan.


1Rein (SWE) I många av de artiklar som skrivits om electrodrottningen Rein har det berättat om hur hennes pappa, italodisco-stjärnan Paul Rein, tog med henne på Kraftwerk-konsert i unga år. Än mer upprepad är historien om när hon för första gången fick se favoritbandet Nitzer Ebb.  Även detaljen att de brittiska EBM-legendarerna då, med Kourtney Klein i sättningen, för första gången hade en kvinnlig trummis.Nitzer Ebb är fortfarande en viktig referens när Rein nu, snart fem år in i karriären, släpper första fullängdaren Reincarnated. Albumets tredje singel ”Bodyhammer” är precis vad titeln antyder. En hommage till japanska kultrullen ”Tetsuo II: Body Hammer” och en blytung bodystänkare på adrenalinnivå med husgudarnas landmärke That Total Age (1987). Gaffa

2 Secret Machines (US) One of rock music’s former Next Big Things returns with a propulsive, stream-lined album that has the modest charm of fan service. If the concept of “krautrock, but with choruses” is no longer novel in 2020, it’s at least fresh on Awake in the Brain Chamber—even as their vision of planetarium-ready rock receded almost entirely from the public imagination, Now Here is Nowhere maintained its cult appeal in large part because there really hasn’t been anything remotely like it since. Pitchfork

3 Tricky, Marta (UK) After a string of misfires, the UK musician’s 14th album translates unimaginable loss into some of his most darkly moving music in years. Fall to Pieces, which contains some of the most darkly moving music that Tricky has produced since that debut album, was produced in the shadow of tragedy. Tricky’s daughter Mazy died in 2019 as he was beginning work on a new record. Here, on his 14th studio album, he translates that unimaginable loss into moments of nauseatingly raw emotion. “Hate This Pain,” one of the first songs Tricky worked on after his daughter’s death, channels the sickening depth of his loss into music of visceral simplicity. Pitchfork

4 Jim Bob ( US) His press release says these are brand new songs written by a man who can’t escape being compared to Jim Bob from Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine… That’s because he is fuckin’ Jim Bob from Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine! Jo’s Got Papercuts starts with a classic chug and crescends into a top as fuck chorus filled with pianos and cutting lyrics; “And every day she’s doing her best to say sober, but people keep fucking her over” Great stuff! Louderthanwar

5 Toots & The Maytals (JAM)  show off their pride for their native Jamaica in the new animated music video for “Got to Be Tough,” the group’s latest single. “Got to be tough when things get rough/You got to be tough and this is a warning/You got to be smart, living in this time/It’s not so easy to carry on.” Rolling Stone

OBS!  Just I detta nu meddelas det att Toots har avlidit. R.I.P.

                                                

6 Blues Pills (SWE)  Retro Swedish soul-rockers Blues Pills continue to swing on third album, Holy Moly! Sometimes, it’s not about where you are, but where you’re at. Even if, in the case of Swedish retro-rockers Blues Pills, where you are is already rather covetable. To record the follow-up to 2016’s magnificent Lady In Gold – an album which took them to Number One in Germany – Elin Larsson and her be-flared band headed to Närke, far out in the Swedish countryside, where they could freak out in (relative) peace, in their own analogue studio, with no distractions, recorded by guitarist Zack Anderson. But as idyllic as this sounds, on Holy Moly!, Blues Pills are actually miles and decades away from where it was created. This is actually the super-swinging sound of 1960s California, a sunny delight that invokes the golden age of psychedelia, the Playboy Mansion party from Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Kerrang

 

7 Girls in Synthetis (UK) For anyone whose been following their feverish rise since conception, the arrival of Girls in Synthesis debut full-length album Now Here’s An Echo From Your Future, is something to get excited about.

he title Now Here’s An Echo From Your Future, in itself is loaded with postmodern suggestion. An echo, something which usually follows, instead reverberating back. It is the perfect title. The influences are apparent – the restless agit-prop of anarcho-punk and the nervous twitch of many of post-punk’s finest. But it takes that foundation to make something fresh, blasting backwards from a vortex of the future in a manner which feels perfect for the current era.  Louder than war

8 Heavy Feather (SWE) is a rock quartet from Sweden. The album we have at hand is their debut effort, “Debris and Rubble” – an album that promises a raw and heavy riff-based rock. Just by looking at the font style they used for their name on the album artwork, you'll know they're old school. The album also has a bluesy shade and some share of country sound, and those two elements are both present in “Waited All My Life”. The solo of this song is so reminiscent of EAGLES’ “Midnight Flyer”.  Metal-Temple’

9 Working Mens Club (UK) Talking about the track, Syd from the band said: “Valleys is probably the most honest song on the record and I guess sets a premise for the rest of the album, growing up in a small town and trying to escape. It was one of the last songs we finished, we couldn’t quite get the right string sound despite layering up about 4 synths up then Ross brought in his fixed LE string synth and it sounded perfect for the song.Heavenlyrecordings

10 Ulver (NOR)  has gone through so many evolutions that it hardly seems worth it to relitigate what genre they were at what point. Lately, the group has found something of a niche within the realm of dark synthpop, and their latest record, Flowers of Evil, sees the band grasping for a natural conclusion to this exploration that seamlessly blends with the group’s long past black metal days. Though pervasive, dark synths are the sound of the record, there are also moments of levity that pierce through the darkness like a ray of light through storm clouds. Both “Machine Guns and Peacock Feathers” and “Apocalypse 1993” utilize bouncier synth sounds and engaging vocal techniques to bring in a not insignificant bit of pop. Musicmxdwn

Ni har som vanligt två veckor till er att rösta. Senaste dagen är söndag den 27 september. Här är länken