Posts Tagged gig

Date: February 13th, 2016
Cate: new releases

Viagra Boys | Consistency of Energy 12″

Stockholm punks Viagra Boys have finally released their first record. It’s a monster of an EP and everything  I could have hoped for after seeing them live in Malmö last summer. “Can’t Get It Up” is a modern classic and right up there with the best of Black Time. It’s the Swedish label Push My Buttons who are behind this excellent release, which is a welcome return to form after that amazing Outer Minds release. Check out the video for “Research Chemicals” below, recorded at a bar in Södermalm. The band will be back in Malmö next weekend for a gig organized by Rundgång Records.

Check out my article for HYMN on Viagra Boys.

Date: November 30th, 2015
Cate: Music

Gig photos

I’ve been to some great shows this autumn, as HYMN’s press representatives. Total Control, Burnt Ones, Protomartyr, Boogarins, Destruction Unit, La Luz, Sonny & the Sunsets, Golden Pelicans and Wand just to name a few. Here are my favourite photos from these shows.







Golden Pelicans live


Date: September 2nd, 2015
Cate: Music

Golden Pelicans & The Pandoras

I’ve done some gig photography for HYMN recently. Here are some photos from Golden Pelicans not-so-well-attended Copenhagen gig. They actually played in Malmö too – a shame I missed that. Their new record is really ‘all killer no filler’.

Golden Pelicans @ Loppen 2015

I was a bit worried about seeing a reformed Pandoras, but turned out the Kim Shattuck-led version were brilliant. Here are some photos from their KB18 gig, the first on their European tour.

The Pandoras @ KB18

Date: June 3rd, 2014
Cate: new releases

Chain & the Gang w/ Phasing Out


You haven’t missed the new album from Chain & the Gang have you? It’s called Minimum Rock n Roll and is released on Ian’s new label Radical Elite. The label doesn’t seem to have a website yet, but you can find it via their distributor Dischord or their friends at M’Lady’s. This time Brett is not in the live line-up, which might be because he’s been touring with Tyvek recently. It’s a great record and I’m very happy that the band is coming to Malmö again, thanks to Get Daun who’ve made the poster above for it. Last time I played records post- and pre-gig, but this time I’m proud to be joined by Lauren Miller. Together we are Phasing Out.

Date: August 5th, 2011
Cate: Music
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Back on the clock

I just returned from my UK trip, with carry-on luggage filled to a near burst with 45s, perhaps most notably the new Sea Lions EP on Violet and Claire. One of the highlights was seeing the great Higher State live for the first time and meeting the wonderful Paul Messis, who’s recent longplayer on 13 O’Clock is a moody garage scorcher. Here‘s a nice video of one song from The Higher State’s set at Studio 24 in Edinburgh, and Not Unloved have some appreciative words to say about it too. Another highlight was dancing to Greek indiepop DJs The Boys Who Couldn’t Stop Dreaming in the marquee at Indietracks. My favourite band at the festival was probably Amor de Días, who’s debut album Street of the Love of Days is out on Merge.

I spent almost a week in Glasgow, and between all the catching up with people I did, I managed to have a look at 2/3rds of British Art Show 7, currently split between the CCA, the Tramway and GoMA. The most fascinating works were Wolfgang Tillmanns’ extensive Truth Study Centre (could have been exhibited better though), and Haroon Mirza’s Regaining a Degree of Control based on the Joy Division song “She’s Lost Control”.

By far the most impressive work however, was Christian Marclay’s The Clock. There’s plenty written about it so I won’t go into detail about its nature, but suffice to say the ½ hour I watched out of the total 24 was enough to leave a lasting impression. So much so, that even though I hadn’t heard about the work prior to this, I’m not at all surprised to hear Marclay was recently awarded the Golden Lion for best artist in Venice for this film and sound montage. (Incidentally Mirza won the Silver Lion!) I haven’t seen an art work in which I’ve recognised so much of myself for a while and if you have the opportunity to visit a 24 hour screening I suggest you do so!

Date: March 8th, 2011
Cate: new releases


I still think it’s quite incredible that Tyvek played in Malmö last night. I managed to get a few good shots since I was literally inches from their singer. Daniel captured “4312” on his phone, and someone actually filmed the whole set but don’t know for what purpose. I think I most enjoyed hearing “Sidewalk” and “Frustration Rock” – old faves from when I heard their first cdr three years ago. Picked up a copy of their tour 7″ on Les Disques Steak, which you can get here.

Date: February 27th, 2011
Cate: Music

Momus in Malmö

Had a busy night yesterday, first at Southern Kitchen and a gig with Malmö’s own Chocolate Barry, then at Brogatan for an intimate and fascinating performance by Momus. More photos on Flickr.

Date: February 2nd, 2011
Cate: graphic design, new releases

Momus in Sweden

I’d like to alert you to the fact that Momus is heading towards Sweden, with a number of performances coming up:

February 24th 2011
Stockholm, Sweden
Mother / Tona Serenad presents
Momus in concert at Sodra Bar
Sodra Teatern
Mosebacke 1
116 46 Stockholm

February 25th 2011
Lund, Sweden
Lecture at Lund University Department of Architecture 16:00
Momus: 17 Lies About an Important Shed in Lund
Following his own maxim that “every lie creates a parallel world in which it is true”, Momus sets out to describe the far-reaching influence of a little-known but important shed in the town of Lund.
CONFIRMED; this lecture is open to the general public as well as students

February 26th 2011
Malmo, Sweden
Momus concert at Brogatan

Mother / Tona Serenad presents
Momus in concert at Södra Bar

25/2 LUND
Lecture at Lund University, Department of Architecture 16:00
Momus: 17 Lies About an Important Shed in Lund

26/2 MALMÖ
Momus concert at Brogatan

Hopefully the new ep on Tona Serenad will be ready for the Stockholm event. Otherwise his most recent work is the Hypnoprism album from last year, designed by Practise.

Date: January 13th, 2011
Cate: graphic design, new releases


Tension builds as we wonder if La Sera can live up to the expectations on their self-titled album, out in a month. New single “Devils Hearts Grow Old” suggests it will, and although I don’t really like the cover art for the album (above) it sure is a lot better than the single! Have a look, and download the a-side, at Hardly Art HQ. Whether “Dedicated to the One I Love” on the flip is a Shirelles cover, we will find out on Tuesday when the single is released.

A few days prior to the album release, La Sera will be doing their first gig in Sweden, and their only date here on their short tour. At first they weren’t going to play here at all but after an email to Debaser in Malmö they soon turned up as Azure Ray’s support act on Feb 10.  I had planned another RECORD TURNOVER event soon, but instead my next dj set will be at this gig. Safe to say, you can expect my selections to fit better with La Sera’s set than Azure Ray. Or judge for yourselves, here’s my playlist of Spotify’s best of last year.

I Heard You In 2010...

Date: November 18th, 2010
Cate: Music
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Top Sound & Death and Vanilla

I’m putting on a gig for two Swedish bands on Saturday. Top Sound are from Stockholm, with a release on Friendly Noise; Death and Vanilla are a local group who have a praised ep on the Beko label. The video above was created by Swedish artist Henrik Haukeland for Top Sound’s most recent composition “Your Summer Was Over In June”.

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Death and Vanilla @ Don’t Die On My Doorstep
Top Sound @ Don’t Die On My Doorstep