Here below you can find a slideshow with pictures from the evening. The majority of them taken by Jonas Förare, and a couple by Magnus Jäderbo. Thanks for sharing!!!No slides are available.
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Next stop on my Soundshine release tour is London! See you on March 31 at Pugwash, David Myhr & Farrah @ The Borderline!
After having celebrated the release of my album Soundshine in Japan in January which was documented in a series of blog posts starting here and and in Spain just last week the time has now come to my home country Sweden! This will be celebrated on March 21 at a restaurant on hip and happening Södermalm, Stockholm, called Strand Hornstull.
You can read more about the release concert (in Swedish) by clicking the poster below or join the Facebook Event here – and everybody’s welcome!
I will be performing with a full band which of course always is a luxury. This time the band is consisting of Johan Bergqvist (The Genuine Fakes), Robert van der Zwan (Poplabbet), Michael Ottosson, Erik Jonsson (The Fix), and Zacharias Ahlvik. The show will feature guest appearances from a couple of my co-writers on the album, Peter Morén (Peter Bjorn and John) who co-wrote “Icy Tracks” with me and Stefan Petersson (Mother James) who co-wrote “Wanderlust” with me. Both potential future singles according to rumors within my own band! Also Jenny Sandgren who sings backing vocals on “Got you where he wanted” will help us out on the particular song.
The album is released in Sweden by Lojinx – a label which I’m very happy to have signed with – this coming Monday and it will be distributed in Sweden by Border Music. Also Lojinx is releasing the album simultaneously in the rest of Europe (excl Spain). Pre-orders can be made already now (shipping all over the world!) at the store on this very web page.
A splendid time is guaranteed for all!
They say Spain is the only European country you come back to Sweden from with a jet-lag. It’s the same time zone but still somehow it’s not because of some culture differences when it comes to lunch, dinner, and bar-visiting hours…
Last week I was fortunate enough to enjoy life in Spain since I have been on a promotional tour for the release of Soundshine there which is taken care of by the ultra cool record label Rock Indiana Records. As you have read earlier in the rest of Europe (including my home country Sweden) the record will come out on the English also ultra cool record label Lojinx which I’m talking more about in this previous blogpost.
From Wednesday to Friday I made three acoustic concerts together with Spanish artist Lukah Boo (ex-member of Happy Losers) in Bilbao, Madrid, and Burgos as well as three radio interviews and performances.
The first interview was made by PacoPepe Gil for Plástico Elástico at Onda Madrid and you can listen to it here. The second one was made in Bilbao by Joseba Martin at Radio Euskadi for the program La Jungla Sonora which you can listen to here (starting at 24.50). In the future there will be a video clip available from this mini concert featuring myself playing no less than three songs on guitar and piano. The third and last interview was and was made by Santiago Alcanda for the program Como lo oyes in Radio 3 (national radio) and you can listen to it here. Also this interview features a small acoustic performance. I happened to film this with my iPhone and here’s the video from this occasion:
I also had the opportunity to visit some a couple of record dealers in Madrid that now are selling some Soundshine to the wonderful people of Spain. Below is a picture of Inés from the legendary record shop Escridiscos and a picture of me and Gabriel at Fnac (who you might remember from this previous blog post from Madrid).
I would have loved to write more in detail about the three gigs I made and the great people I met there. The first one in Bilbao, the second one at Moby Dick in Madrid, and the last one at Carabas in Burgos. But I really do need to get back to preparing for this weeks big event: The Soundshine release party in Sweden which also has it’s on Facebook Event.
Here’s a collection of photos from the same show:
I would like to finish by saying thank you to everyone in Spain who was involved in this promotional tour. The great Pablo Carrero from Rock Indiana who put it all together, my tour partner Lukah Boo, the very warm and welcoming radio people I’ve met and all of those who are playing my songs in their programs, the organizers of the different shows, the audience that listened to my music both on radio and in concert, my Spanish friends, and my Spanish family. Muchísimas gracias a todos! Espero que nos vemos pronto!
With the release of my solo debut album Soundshine only two weeks away – here’s another song in my small series of acoustic cover versions that is available for free download. This time I’m paying tribute to “the greatest band you never heard of” – The Mommyheads!
Please enjoy my version of their precious song “Jaded”!
I bought their brilliant self-titled album “The Mommyheads” back in the 90′s and I fell in love with it. Above all with the brilliant opening track “Jaded”. I never got it out of my head and it became one of my all-time favorite songs. However the career of the Mommyheads, although signed to Geffen at the time and having their album produced by Don Was, didn’t seem to take off. Surely because of record company issues because there was definitely nothing wrong with the music. Anyway – although the song stayed closed to my heart I kind of forgot about the band until suddenly in 2010 they showed up, re-united, on tour to Sweden! I got excited and immedaitely wrote to the band, one thing led to another, and suddenly I had Mommyhead’s own Michael Holt appearing on my own album Soundshine that I had just started to record. It’s Michael’s cool electric piano solo that you can hear on for instance “Got you where he wanted”. Later this spring I will be sharing the bill with The Mommyheads on a live show in Stockholm (June 2, Södra Teatern).
Just like in the case of my earlier acoustic cover versions of ABBA’s “Happy New Year” and Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” this is a very stripped down recording – one voice – one guitar. Usually I find it very tempting whenever I record to double-track my vocal, add layers of harmony vocals, lots of guitar and keyboard overdubs. To see what it sounds like with only one voice and one guitar is a scary experience of course, but it’s always good to remind yourself of that old cliché that “a good song should work even when accompanied only by an acoustic guitar”. And that certainly goes for “Jaded”.
Follow the Mommyheads on their official MySpace profile (including upcoming Swedish tour dates)
Any plans this weekend? If not, it might be the perfect moment to read the brand new David Myhr interview for J-Pop World!!! Just click on the screen dump below… enjoy!!!