Premium Swedish noiserockers EL-SD have officially joined forces with (Traktor) for the release of an upcoming 4-song 7" EP. No exact release date has been set yet, but they say to expect it around October and, if the rough mix samples I've heard so far are any indication, it will seriously rule all.
Swedish noiserockers Traktor have a new tune up at SoundCloud off their forthcoming split 10" with Antigua & Barbuda: http://soundcloud.com/traktorbiz/traktor-omega
Swedish noiserockers Traktor will be putting out a split 10" with Antigua & Barbuda in April via : http://atlasrec.wordpress.com/atl002/
They'll be touring together as well -- details at the aforementioned link.
Swedish noiserockers Traktor will release their new full-length "Early adopter" on November 1. 12" LP only plus download.
It's a Trap! Clubnights at Debaser Malmö are coming back this fall and our first one on Friday, October 8 is gonna be a big one! Three great Swedish acts (Bad Hands + Alarma Man + Traktor) plus special guest DJs (tba) equals good times. Keep an eye out for more details to be announced soon!
Traktor have cancelled the European tour they had scheduled for October.
Traktor are one of the proud few Swedish noiserock bands left carrying the torch in 2010 and "Where water goes" is their new single, the first from their forthcoming album due out this fall (via , I believe). As is so often par for the course, expect lots of subtely discordant melodies, sharp rhythmic turns, shouted vocals and, in Traktor's particular instance, a heavy reliance on single-note guitar lines. When they do break out the chords, it's well-employed for emphasis; otherwise the track is surprisingly spacious. It's that level of intricacy and attention to detail that makes this a decent listen, otherwise it's kind of lacking in dynamics and is most certainly way too long. Not sure the video adds much either, but it's worth a gander.
Direct link to the video: http://vimeo.com/11522336
Traktor - Where water goes
Here's the playlist for this week's radio show Sirius XMU:
01. Kråkesølv - Skredder
02. TALK 1
03. Lama - Curses and broken glass
04. Underachiever - No rain (arson)
05. Originalljudet - The oral solution (with pear)
06. Lögnhalsmottagningen - Lumpettrick
07. TALK 2
08. Masshysteri - Låt dom hata oss
09. Den Svenska Tystnaden - Reaktor
10. Simian Ghost - Star receiver
11. Kobert - Recipe
12. TALK 3
13. Traktor - Where water goes
14. Disco Ensemble - Protector
15. Hooded Menace - Night of the deathcult
16. TALK 4
17. Menfolk - From the horse's mouth
18. Mattias Alkberg - Nerverna
19. Khoma - Osiris
20. TALK 5
21. Baby Alice - Piña colada boy
Reminder: my show airs every week on Sundays and Mondays at 11pm ET on Sirius XMU. That's channel 26 on Sirius, 43 on XM and 831 for DirecTV subscribers.
Swedish noiserockers EL-SD have recruited Fredrik Degerman aka Degis of The Sound O.E as their new guitarist. He will make his live debut with the band on May 5 at Lilla Hotellbaren in Stockholm where they will be playing with like-minded fellows Traktor.
Upcoming tourdates for Traktor:
05/05 - Fritz's Corner @ Lilla Hotellbaren, Stockholm (SWE)
05/07 - Raw, Eskilstuna (SWE)
05/13 - Dog's Home, Tampere (FIN)
05/14 - Semifinal, Helsinki (FIN)
05/15 - Sosis, Turku (FIN)
05/18 - Café Mic, Vänersborg (SWE)
05/19 - Cairo, Würzburg (GER)
05/20 - KTS, Freiburg (GER)
05/21 - Schokoladen, Berlin (GER)
05/22 - Zoro, Leipzig (GER)
05/24 - Venster, Vienna (AUS)
05/25 - Alte Welt, Linz (AUS)
05/26 - Papperla, Bolzano (ITA)
05/27 - PMK, Innsbruck (AUS)
05/28 - Cobra, Solingen (GER)
05/29 - Sächsischer Bahnhof, Gera (GER)
Traktor's new single "Where water goes" is now up at myspace: http://www.myspace.com/traktorbiz
Swedish noiserockers Traktor will be releasing the new 7" single "Where water goes" on May 5, just before they hit the road for a 2-week tour. Dates at myspace, hopefully the a-side soon too: http://www.myspace.com/traktorbiz
There's a nice noise-hardcore-scene vibe going around Stockholm with some amazing bands gigging in basements and bars and such, under the radar of -- or underestimated by -- the established clubs; these bands are getting their gigs by themselves and getting together a group of friends in a hole in the ground serving beer. Anyone paying attention will recognize that most members tonite are the usual suspects and this one featured, among others, members of Traktor, Emerson Fittipaldi, Seven Feet Four and Bruce Banner, on stage and in the audience.
Axe kicked off the night with some ferocious hardcore-noise-punk in the vein of Brick and that old hardcore band from Sigtuna that I can't remember the name of right now. They were really cool. They've got hooks! Check out their myspace and you'll see what I mean (the song "Firmafest" is an amazing stand-out!). They also are not afraid to go mid-tempo for some noise-intensity. The live-experience was great, yet lacking some volume and conviction, but hopefully they'll iron this out. If they do, this band will be a force to be reckoned with.
EL-SD were a bit more heady, recalling early Unwound, Sonic Youth, even early Quagmire (!) as well as sporting "Yank crime"-era Drive Like Jehu song lengths. I was blissing out ofc, with the amazing gzzz-ing and no-wave picking guitars of David Fried right in front of me and bumping into Frippe going crazy wielding the bass. Good shit, this.
Karpis went metal on me, taking noise-rock down drop-tuning with growling even. They were bringing it, but I was kind of done unfortunately, trying to flirt, drink beer and stuff instead. I'll catch more of your set next time guys, promise!
So, fellow travelers, when in Stockholm, I humbly suggest you forgo established venues, constantly applying the one-size-fits-all-indie-dancefloor after every damn concert, for the basement jovial hardcore-scene-experience. Get your promille up and cheer for your new-found favourite underground band! You can even pogo a bit if u'd like.
- Mathias Rask-Andersen
Traktor (SWE) and Heroes & Zeros (NOR) will be teaming up for some European tourdates:
03/09 - MTC, Köln (GER)
03/10 - AKW, Würzburg (GER)
03/11 - Ampere, München (GER)
03/12 - Chelsea, Wien (AUS)
03/13 - Magnet, Berlin (GER)
03/14 - Grüner Jäger, Hamburg (GER)
Upcoming livedates for Swedish noiserockers Traktor:
11/29 - Showdown @ Henriksberg, Göteborg (SWE)
12/04 - 13 Eins, Ansbach (GER)
12/05 - Juz, Weiden (GER)
12/06 - Juze Treff 9, Heidenheim (GER)
12/07 - Stadtwerkstatt, Linz (AUS)
12/08 - Rotes Gugl, Leitersdorf (AUS)
12/10 - Verso, Luxemburg (LUX)
12/11 - Sonic Ballroom, Köln (GER)
12/12 - Lokal, Berlin (GER)
12/13 - Club Adorno @ Laden, Copenhagen (DK)