So so so so so so grateful and proud that we won SKAP's and Manifest's prize 'Composer of the Year', for our album Devotion. We were really shaky and hadn't prepared a speech since we didn't thought we would win, but we want to send a BIG thank you to both SKAP and Manifest for believing in us, and to Manifest who does this gala, emphazising Swedish indie music like this. We were also nominated as Rock of the Year but that prize went to much well-deserved ShitKid.
The jury's motivation in Swedish:
"Motivering: Med små medel skapar de låtar som är betydligt större än summan av dess delar. De har lyckats med konststycket att skriva musik som låter bekant men ändå har ett helt eget uttryck.
Vinnare i kategorin Årets kompositör: Pale Honey – Devotion (Bolero Recordings) Kompositörer: Tuva Lodmark, Nelly Daltrey, Anders Lagerfors"
Photo by Carolina Mendozza/Popmani.
The new year is here, and while I've been spending the holidays sick in bed for the most part since coming home from touring (that's three weeks I've been sick guys, and it's not going away!) it feels goooood to start the year with a tour. After the P6 Beat Rocker gig we're heading to Reykjavik to support IRON & WINE for the first of seven dates. We'll see you on at least one of these dates, right?!
I had a nice chat with Swedish Musikermagasinet about drumming, Devotion and a bit more. I love answering interviews, especially when there is some thought behind the questions I get. If you're one hell of a Swedish reader, the interview is up on Musikermagasinets website:
I have never felt as a drummer and still feels strange when others think that drumming is all I do. It's probably the other way around, I feel comfortable drumming by myself but it rarely happens as I find myself always coming up with something new to do or keep myself busy with something else. I love the fact that I'm a bad drummer, I love the playfulness of just sitting by the drum set smashing the floor tom and making it sound like the best thing in the world. Also, my snare is amazing and holy hell how it sounds good in some places.
MORE ABOUT THAT IN SOME OTHER INTERVIEW PERHAPS
Denmark, we're coming back to you and will play alongside some of the baddest badasses in the business. We are BEYOND WORDS as the tickets are already sold out. What the hell Denmark!
The day after the show at Koncerthuset we're heading to Iceland for the second time to open for Iron & Wine - touring is continuing after the holidays and we've only got good things to look forward to. And what better way to start the year than with the bang that is P6 Beat Rocker? WE DON'T KNOW.
After opening for The Sounds in Malmö, Sweden we packed our things into the car and drove up to Gohenburg to get on a plane to NEW YORK CITY. We have never been in the US before, and suddenly we're here in Brooklyn feeling like home. This evening we will be playing at Baby's All Right together with some of the coolest acts from Sweden. We've already gone out for burgers and beer with the big crew of Swedes and soon we'll go to the venue to soundcheck and continue rocking.
RSVP below if you are in NEW YORK, the show is FREE
As if P3 Guld wasn't enough, we've also been nominated for the Swedish Gaffa prize in no less than three categories. We're incredibly grateful for the admiration and support, we love doing what we do, and it's unbelievable that others do too.
⭐️⭐️⭐️ The categories we're nominated in are the following:⭐️⭐️⭐️
Album of the Year,
Pop/Rock of the Year
Group of the Year
Head to gaffa.se/priset to vote!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the love.
Photograph by kamisjolin: instagram.com/kamisjolin
We have been nominated for the Swedish P3 Guld award - this is a big thing for us and exciting as P3 has been following us since the start of the band. It was P3 that premiered our first release "Fish" a few years back and the singles have kept on spinning since, and the love has kept coming from the radio channel as well as the public in Sweden.
❤️ The two categories we've been nominated in are ❤️
Rock of the year
Group of the year.
You can cast your vote at www.p3guld.se/ (note that it is a Swedish website) until Thursday the 14th of December. The winners will be announced at the P3 Guld gala in January 2018 which we've already put in our calendars. Thank you for the endless support, always.
Long time no see. We have been busy living and releasing our second album!!
10 tracks that we are super proud of and it feels wonderful. We celebrated the release with champagne and pizza, and the day after we played a couple of songs at Bengans, a record store in Gothenburg that distribute our albums. Devotion is out on both LP and CD so GET IT NOW GUYS we have worked on this album for two years and now we're only continuing.
More about the album later - now we're back to living.
OUR SECOND ALBUM IS COMING OCTOBER 13TH!
Exciting times ahead, our second album goes under the name Devotion and will be out on the dangerous date of Friday October 13th. Vinyls and CDs will be available, hopefully for the release day. THIS IS INSANE!!
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.