A Non-Existant New Album – Great Remix & An Ape Instead!

21 Feb

So according to certain blogs (like one of my favourites Dödselectro) today would be the day that Bag Raiders release their new album, but as it seems; there’s no new album. Seems as if they haven’t checked the information properly. Reading on the Bag Raiders Myspace for example, it seems as if they’re just about to release a new album…but checking the dates when it was written it’s old news. Unfortunately I didn’t see this either until now, when I actually started to look for the new album. As it seems, their “new album”, is the debut album that was released in October 2010. So, I’m a little disappointed that there’s not any other new album coming out!

But, as a little treat in the so called “non-treat” of a non-existant new album, there’s an awesome remix that’s also free to download. Bag Raiders – Sunlight (Stopmakingme Remix). I posted it on my Facebook the other day, but it should also be recommended here! Except that, I also found (it’s been out a while though) one of their music videos. It’s good music and an awesomely cute ape, is there really any better combination?

So, maybe I’m wrong now, and there’s actually another new album coming out (that would be great..) but I think I’m right. Anyhow, enjoy their music, cause it’s definitely great!

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2011: the Year of Music

20 Feb

2011 is all about music. So many awesome record releases already; Cut Copy, Radiohead, Mogwai, Bright Eyes, Isloée (and so many more!) With a start like this, I wonder where this can possibly end! It feels like it’s only gonna get better.

Another thing that’s making me overly excited is the amazing spring packed with concerts I have ahead! This week I went to Bright Eyes on Debaser Medis in Stockholm. It was a really good concert. Amazing with all the love from the audience. Such a mix of people as well. The audience consisted of all from 16 year old emo kids to 60 year old businessmen. Awesome. And Conor Oberst really gave it all. He definitely seems to love being on stage. This is a typical concert that is perfect in a small place like Debaser Medis, the intimacy between Bright Eyes and their audience is what makes it so special. The highlight of the evening was when Conor sang the song Lua together with the warm up band First Aid Kit (two extremely talented girls with voices to die for). That was a truly magic moment.

Concerts coming up this spring are amazing. Next one is the Gothenburg duo JJ, playing here in Norrköping! I was so excited buying the tickets I was almost shaking. I’ve got great expectations for this concert, don’t doubt a second they will meet them and probably go beyond them.
After this we have, oh yes this is true – CUT COPY! Anyone who’s read anything on this blog knows how much I like Cut Copy, and now I’m finally gonna see them! 11th of March on Strand in Stockholm.

Yesterday I was also about to faint when I saw that my two other favorite australian musicians are coming here this spring as well! ANGUS & JULIA STONE, playing at Nalen in Stockholm on the 18th of May. Sweet! That’ll be a very special. I had to, like with JJ and Cut Copy, buy the tickets before I knew if anyone would come with me. But since I have friends with an extremely good taste in music; they do.

Ok, well. Enough with all the swaggering. I’m just so excited, 2011 couldn’t have started in any better way! (also have a trip to London and one to Berlin behind me this year). There’re so many concert I won’t go to unfortunately, like Mogwai and Hercules and Love Affair on Debaser Medis. I need to hold on to a little of that money, so that the summer will be just as amazing as the spring!

So last but not least. One thing that’s not new for 2011, but new for me! I just found the band Bruce Peninsula and I’m loving it! Beautiful, emotional and highly addictive.

Check them out on Spotify or Myspace.

Make sure you don’t miss out on all the great concerts ahead! Check Luger for some great tips!

Lots of love!

Australian and Kiwi Films on the Schedule

25 Jan

If you have read my blog before you probably know that I’m a big fan of music from Australia and New Zealand, groups like Cut Copy and The Naked and The Famous are some of my favorites. Talking about film though, I’ve seen very little from these two countries. It might be time to sort that out. What I’ve heard there are some real jewels. One called The Castle (Imdb) was repeatedly recommended by Australian friends. From New Zealand there are also some real good ones, I absolutely love the classic Once Were Warriors (Imdb); and I would recommend anyone to see it!

The other week I saw a film with Clive Owen, about a family that faces a very unfortunate destiny. It’s a beautiful narration of a dad who becomes a single parent. The film is called The Boys Are Back (2009) and it’s definitely worth a watch.

Anyhow, there’s also another film on Bio Harlekinen here in Norrköping that I’d love to see. It’s called The Tree and it’s a French/Australian production. The story is quite similar to The Boys Are Back, only this time it’s a mother and her children’s grief after the tragic loss of her husband.

Trailer for Hela Havet Stormar

24 Jan

Today is a very exciting day indeed! The first trailer for the film Hela havet stormar is finished!

The film has been produced within a local talent development project called Eastwood, and is one of the three productions of 2010-2011! A very talented friend of mine, Anna Häll, is the director and the short film, which is a children’s movie, will be shown prior to ordinary screenings on Bio Harlekinen in Norrköping after its premiere on March 4th!

The film was produced outside of the city of Norrköping during the fall of 2010 and it was quite an intense working period! I worked on the production as the script supervisor and got the privilege to work with some really talented people! It was truly an experience, first time working on a slightly larger film production, and this one including both kids and animals (known to be a big no, no – right?). Anyhow, it’s extremely exciting to see the trailer, since I haven’t seen any of the material since the recording during the fall! Really look forward to the premiere and the final result!

So, check out the trailer! (Unfortunately I have to link you to the Facebook page.)

http://www.facebook.com/v/10150136237084384

Infidels Of The World Unite

20 Jan

Always good with some Fisherspooner! Even better when it’s been remixed by Mustard Pimp!
This remix makes my flat the coolest club in town. (No, there’s not many cool clubs in town.)

The Springtime Revival

20 Jan

Seriously my Christmas Countdown must have been the lamest ever. I do appologize for that, honestly I don’t even know why I tried! This blog is for writing when inspired, not when forced to. But anyway, it’s a new year and many cool things ahead!

I’ve already been on a trip to London visiting a couple of friends, tried to take some nice pictures with my new SLR, but I think I was walking around with a constant hangover. It clearly didn’t help my creativity. I’m going to Berlin in a couple of weeks to see one of the European capitals that I’ve only heard good things about and also to visit a festival called Transmediale. It most definitely will be good for the creativity to surround oneself with innovative and impressive new media, performances and awesome music!

Check it out on their homepage, transmediale.de

I will finally start going to gigs again as well! The awesome group Den Svenska Björnstammen next week, Bright Eyes on Debaser Medis in Stockholm on the 16th of February and my favorites Cut Copy on Strand in Stockholm on the 11th of March!! Awesome times!

Except this, I will actually create something else than hangovers for myself too. We’re working on a music video for the unsigned group Sunset Sailors, and I will also work with the cover for their first EP. Really exciting!
I’m also working with another really interesting project, that will go on until July-August together with a mexican electro group called Girl is Tough. THAT will be awesome! I’ll let you know more about this soon!

So, the blog has been a bit quiet because life hasn’t! But, I’ll try an update it with all the cool stuff ahead!

Until then, a little list of the music obsessions of the week:

CocoRosie – Fairy Paradise (spotify)
La Fleur Fatale – I Wanna Be Adored (Spotify)
Active Child – When Your Love is Safe (Spotify)
Cut Copy – Time Stand Still (Spotify)

Tate Modern in London

One picture I took at Tate Modern in London. The photo’s not great, but the ideas was!

8 Days til Christmas – A Tribute to Awesome Times

16 Dec

Ok, I admit. I’m lousy at doing a christmas countdown. I missed yesterday, but what’s so cool about 9 days until christmas anyway?

Right now, here in Sweden, everything is white. The cloudy sky, the snow and my flat with it’s white interior design. Everything is white everywhere. So colorless. It’s making me go mildly crazy. Last time this year I was in Mexico, enjoying the sun, with colors and life surrounding me.

This is a litte tribute to that memory. And also to my friends, with whom I’d love to spend christmas on a beach with. We need a little light, a little hope and a little warmth. So, for the 16th of December let’s enjoy this beautiful video by Villeneuve.

Villeneuve – The Sun (feat. Nili)


Music : The Sun by Villeneuve http://www.villeneuvemusic.com
Directed by Jérémie Duriez
Featuring Villeneuve & Alexandra Valet
http://www.villeneuvemusic.com

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