Swedish hardcore vets Skitkids and Danish act Hjertestop are teaming up for what will be both bands' final show on December 3 at Dortheavej 61 in Copenhagen: http://www.ungeren.dk/kalender/2011/december/312-11.aspx
Danish punks Hjertestop are keeping a tour diary on their latest US jaust, currently underway as we speak: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=70425655&blogId=540255953
Dates are now starting to be confirmed for Hjertestop's US tour in November: http://www.myspace.com/hjertestop
Hjertestop has posted some more details for their upcoming 7" EP "Musik for dekadente ører", due out soon via /: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=70425655&blogId=538201191
Lots of new tourdates too, but I'm too lazy/busy to reformat/repost.
Danish hardcore act Hjertestop will be back in the US in late October for a month-long tour, including an appearance at No Way Fest in Richmond, VA. Preliminary dates at myspace: http://www.myspace.com/hjertestop
Also look for a new 7" from the band to be released via in the US, in Europe in the not-so-distant future.
Danish label will be doing a 5-way split 7" featuring some of the best DK hardcore going right now: Death Token, Night Fever, Love Potion, Ripping Headache and Hjertestop. No idea exactly when that's happening, but soon...
I fully did not expect Hjertestop to make it to the Pacific NW on their current US jaunt, but when 5pm rolled out yesterday evening I got a last-minute show announcement on my local email list so of course I went. How could I not? It was within easy walking distance and the weather was downright summery yesterday. They're still one of my least favorite bands doing that "diagonal punk" thing right now (it's a design thing more than just a sound; Hjertestop has the latter more than the former), but that's not saying much because they're still 100% solid and they proved it last night by delivering an equally solid set. As expected, it was no-frills hardcore punk performed with machine-like efficiency in that way that only the Scandinavians seem to master. My favorite: "Illegalt signal". Every break, every triplet: total precision. Even though it had me out until 1am on a Monday, I regret nothing.
Hjertestop - Illegalt signal
Danish punkrockers Hjertestop are giving away their discography as a free download: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=70425655&blogId=478988811
As they say, buy the records if you like it -- personally, I can only get behind about half of the LP, but I know a lot of other people really like them so download, listen and decide for yourself.
Danish punks Hjertestop will be coming to the US in April. Not all dates are 100% confirmed, but check myspace for details: http://www.myspace.com/hjertestop
Here's the playlist for this week's radio show:
01. Detektivbyrån - Partyland
02. TALK 1
03. Björn Kleinhenz - At night we die
04. Hjertestop - Illegalt signal
05. Idoru - Chase
06. TALK 2
07. Fever Ray - If I had a heart (instrumental edit)
08. Champagne Riot - Scandinavian warfare
09. Caesars Palace - Only you
10. José González - How low
11. TALK 3
12. Alarma Man - Nightwolf
13. Adolf Filter - 1982
14. Brick - Ha ha ha
15. TALK 4
16. Auton - El Dorado
17. Gutted String - Feeling small
18. The Bombettes - It ain't me babe
19. Tiger Lou - Trust falls
20. I'm from Barcelona - Headphones
21. TALK 5
22. Kite - Ways to dance
Reminder: my show airs on Sirius Left of Center (channel 26) at 11pm ET with repeats on Monday at the same time.
Swedish käng-punk act Fy Fan has a new 7" and split 7" with Nitad on the way from Danish hardcore label Adult Crash. Look for a new 7" from fellow Swedish Quick Fix as well, along with an EP comp of K-Town hardcore featuring Death Token, Hjertestop, Love Potion, Night Fever and Ripping Headache. Details to come.
Most of the dates for the upcoming Hjertestop tour are now posted: http://www.hjernespind.com/shows.php
The new "Vi ses i Helvede" LP from Danish punkrockers Hjertestop is confirmed for release on August 14 to coincide with the Shit-Town Festival in Copenhagen. The American LP + CD version (with bonus EP material) will be available around the same time as well. Samples and more tourdates: http://www.myspace.com/hjertestop