We're back after a weekend in Stockholm where we had a blast at Södra Teatern at an event that was all about music. It was also our second time playing with Peter, Bjorn & John and who knows - maybe there will be more gigs together in the future. We had no bourbon this time but instead we had a nice dinner with our label where we tried fusion food (THE CRIPSY RICE BALLS WITH SHROOMS AND CHILI WERE A HIT!) and had drinks. Always spoil your friends, and yourself too. Treat yo'self.
The guys over at Teenage Engineering were playing at the event too and were more than happy to talk about their gadgets that we are keeping our eyes on. One day they will be ours. All of them. They also shared a clothing hack; always be naked under your overalls. It looks better that way. But we can't share any pics from that.
We're pretty much done with the upcoming single, our cover has been approved and right now Anders is fixing cables in the studio so that we can record using too rooms without an open door. He's got the worlds shakiest hands but we are praying for him and so should you.
UNTIL NEXT TIME
It’s Wednesday and we’re continuing our studio-streak with recording vocals and making everything neat for the single. Today we’ve also got Elsa in the studio, the little dog that we sometimes look after and are very fond of.
Tomorrow we’re playing with Peter Bjorn & John at Nefertiti in Gothenburg - a stone throw’s away from the studio and everyone should come! Tickets are available here (Swedish link): http://kulturbolaget.se/konserter/2016/peter-bjorn-and-john-gbg/
We’ll be playing a few unreleased songs ourselves so if you want to get a vibe for what the upcoming album is going to be about - SEE YOU TOMORROW! BRING GOTT HUMÖR!
We are alive! We’ve had some fun days out on tour here in Sweden as well as visiting Copenhagen, Denmark for the first show. The grand finale was at Pustervik in our hometown Gothenburg and it was very heartwarming to see so many new faces and to meet some of you after the gigs. With us during the whole tour we had filmmaker Johan Stolpe who previously shot the music video for Real Thing. Despite the critical lack of sleep we enjoyed every second of it. We’ve now had a few days of sleep since as well as failing exams (as one should do from time to time) and playing computer games.
We are now back in the studio and will be here for the coming days as we wrap up a single, and songs for the upcoming album. It’s all very exciting and we definitely feel that it’s about time we let the monsters we’ve kept under construction loose soon enough. Our first album was released back in May 2015 and looking back it feels like a very long time ago and THANK GOD FOR THAT so that we could get the time to….
... go on a European tour as four people with FULL backline in a HATCHBACK CAR.
... seduce bass players
... see producer Anders become a taken man
... move to new places
... ditch our stinky rehearsal room for a nicer one
... fill the freezer with ice-cream and eat it all.
... become a CARD PRO in Hearthstone
... write lots and lots of demos for our next album
... try drugs
UNTIL NEXT TIME
We have been busy this week, working on prepoductions in the studio, and moved to our new rehearsal room where we'll live our lives the coming months.
We shot the video for Real Thing together with talented Johan Stolpe over the course of a few days with a lot of work and very little sleep. The shots in the forest were filmed at 4 am - 17 hours into our work day if not more - with the batteries of the flashlights draining just in time when we got the last shot. Needless to say, we are in love with the finished video! Here are some behind the scenes photos, and the video itself.
And so it was time for live shows. This time we played at The Lexington, London and Byscenen, Trondheim. We did the sleeping at the airports and while flying, all of our flights were delayed but we did get a warm chocolate chip cookie when checking in to one hotel and the beer was good everywhere we went.
DANGEROUS BAND FROM SWEDEN
Our cowbell is the best. We love sweat and holy grails. Our guitarist can headbang at 2040 bpm (bangs per minute) but you will never see it.