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Skurkarna album preview

Coming October 5, the debut album "A crimewave escapade" from Swedish instrumental act Skurkarna via . Hear some older full-length cuts via Bandcamp.

Heptown signs The Troubled Three

has signed Swedish rockabilly trio The Troubled Three and will be releasing the band's new album "Moving on" on February 17. Samples and tourdates at the band's website:

2012 Manifest Award nominees

The nominees for the 2012 Manifest Awards, Sweden's alternative/indie Grammy, have been announced:

Marin/Marin – Småfolket ()
Merit Hemmingson – EQ ()
Navarra – Nya fönster ()
Siri Karlsson – Gran Fuego ()

Skudge – Samlad årsproduktion ()
Jonsson/Alter – Samlad årsproduktion ()
The Field – Looping State of mind ()
Pallers – The Sea Of Memories ()

Sju Svåra År – Storma varje hjärta ()
Obnoxious Youth – The Eternal Void ()
Vånna Inget – Allvar ()
Black Feet – Black Feet ()

Mofeta & Jerre – Briljanter & Smaragder ()
Ison & Fille – För evigt ()
Mohammed Ali – Vi ()
Roffe Ruff – Barrabas ()

Hans Appelqvist – Sjunga slutet nu ()
Hanna Hartman – H ^ 2 ()
Ophir – Opus Operatum ()
Midaircondo feat. Michala Østergaard-Nielsen – Reports on the Horizon ()

In Solitude – The World. The Flesh. The Devil ()
Opeth – Heritage ()
Terra Tenebrosa – The Tunnels ()
The Haunted – Unseen ()

Syster Sol – Kichinga! ()
Simone Moreno – Planetas ()
Kapten Röd – Fläcken Som Aldrig Går Bort ()
OK Star Orchestra – The Beat and the Melody ()

Azure Blue – Rule of thirds ()
Jonathan Johansson – Klagomuren ()
Korallreven – An album by Korallreven ()
Loney Dear – Hall Music ()

Pascal/Mattias Alkberg – Allt det här ()
Kajsa Grytt – En kvinna under påverkan ()
Bob Hund - Det överexponerade gömstället ()
Tramp – Indigo ()

Henric de la Cour – Henric de la Cour ()
Necro Facility – Wintermute ()
Mr Jones Machine – Monokrom ()
Covenant – Modern Ruin ()

Jonas Holgersson – Snick Snack ()
Parti & Minut – Från klart till halvklart ()
Priming Orchestra – Deep Blue ()
The Splendor – Delphian Palace ()

Best Unsigned:
Death By Armborst
Schizo and the Personalities

Brothers of End – Mount Inside ()
Ane Brun – It All Start With One ()
Promise & the Monster – Red Tide ()
Lars Bygdén – Songs I Wrote ()

Best live act:
Kriget ()
This is Head ()
Graveyard ()
Mattias Alkberg ()

Interesting to see and dominating their respective niches. Winners will be announced on February 3 at a ceremony at Nalen in Stockholm. Read more:

Vånna Inget album preview

has posted Vånna Inget's entire debut LP "Allvar" for streaming at SoundCloud:
If you like melodic Swedish punk (and you should!), this record is well worth hearing.

Vånna Inget LP on the way plus tour update

has confirmed that Vånna Inget's debut LP "Allvar" will be released in mid-September and apparently will be doing the CD version. Look for the band on tour in October:

10/07 - Mejeriet, Lund (SWE)
10/08 - Grüner Jäger, Hamburg (GER)
10/09 - help wanted (GER)
10/10 - help wanted (GER)
10/11 - AK44, Giessen (GER)
10/12 - help wanted (GER)
10/13 - tbc, Dresden (GER)
10/14 - Cortina Bob, Berlin (GER)
10/15 - Bastard Club, Osnabrück (GER)

Fubbix - Utanför systemet

Quality trallpunk from Fubbix, a new (?) band on whose album "Utanför systemet" was just released this week. I'm into it, totally achieves the right balance of rawness and melody.

The Untamed - Dolores

Grab a new single from Danish rockabilly/garage-punks The Untamed courtesy of :

Snutjävel sells out

will be releasing the new Snutjävel CD "Aldrig i Helvete" on April 8, the Swedish punk band's first actual release on the circular plastic format. Samples and more info:

Cherry Overdrive - Go prime time, honey!Cherry Overdrive
Go prime time, honey!
Heptown Records


It's an up-and-downer, this second full-length from the Kjøbenhavn girls. You know, one of those albums where some tracks are great and some are just... pfft! That said, when this shines, it really does shine! Tracks such as "Lay me down" and "Leave my town" are wonderful, retro-fueled classics that are exemplary in their execution and, indeed, many of the 12 tracks on here can boast the same. Where the album falters a little is more in certain aspects of the vocals, which sometimes sound a bit out of place and not delivered in the same spirit as the tune in which they reside. It's a minor flaw that's only evident on parts of a few tracks, but it's there nonetheless. Add to that the inclusion of a few songs that seem like filler, and the standard reached by Cherry Overdrive on their debut fails to be bettered this time around. Still, it's solid enough for the most part, and the girls could well be on their way to bigger and better with future releases.
- John Norby