Bands

A Saga

A two track MP3 release was what we did with her/A Saga. A single that was recorded and produced by Jari Haapalainen, and as nearly all his recordings this was great stuff. Soft, lovely, dreamy, pure wonderful two songs.

 
 
Releases
Empty Words Empty Bottles
A Saga

WeCD 315 / MP3 / 2012
 
 

A west side fabrication (v/a)

We have released a lot of compilations throughout the years.

 
 
Releases
Svenska Ord Från A West Side Fabrication
A west side fabrication (v/a)

WeCDSAM0309 / MP3 / 2009
A West Side Fabrication Play Covers
A west side fabrication (v/a)

WeSAM0410 / MP3 / 2010
A West Side Fabrication Scandinavian Indie Vol 2 Now & Then
A west side fabrication (v/a)

WeSAM 0512 / MP3 / 2012
A West Side Fabrication Play Covers #2
A west side fabrication (v/a)

WeSAM 0612 / MP3 / 2012
Svenska Ord från A West Side Fabrication, del två
A west side fabrication (v/a)

WeSAM 0713 / MP3 / 2013
A West Side Fabrication Play Covers # 3
A west side fabrication (v/a)

WeSAM 0816 / MP3 / 2016
 
 

Albatross

Albatross was formed in the fall of 2010 by four friends with a fascination for the craftsmanship that signified rock music 60’s & 70’s. Two years after the formation the line-up was extended, and the sound was broadened when Arvid’s keyboards joined Teodor, Matti, Simon and Johan – the band as it stands today was complete. The group made a name for themselves by backing established artists from the Gothenburg music scene.

In 2013 the EP Disco Blues was released and the youthful enthusiasm of Albatross’ 60’s inspired rock n’ roll first saw the light of day.

A couple of months after the EP-release an idea of a full length album became more and more prominent in the minds of the band members. In the middle of the hot, Swedish high summer the Albatross went to Hyssna, a village situated deep in the dense forests of Västra Götaland, and the childhood home of the drummer, Matti. Long walks in the woods, sharp-shooting with air-rifles and countless mosquito bites set the band in a happy, relaxed mood while recording their debut album “Groovers’ Maneuvers”.

After being mixed by Håkan Svennson, guitarist of Swedish rock-icons Nationalteatern, and Pär Edwardson, one-time nominee for producer of the year at Zeppelingalan, the record came to be a unique take on the distinguished Gothenburg style of rock music.

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Releases
Groovers’ Maneuvers
Albatross

WeCD 354 / CD / 2014
 
 

Alexander Engström

Alexander Engström is something as unusual as a guy that gets the media to call him instead of vice versa.
After various winding roads came a call to Janne Wännström, at Voicemedia in Skellefteå, asking if he could imagine record a song with a young, almost blind (3% vision), guy. Said and done, Janne volunteered, and Alexander was driven to the studio a chilly autumn day in 2016. Once there, he got to play a song, “The Lake”, which is one of the reasons why you are reading these lines.
With the recording of the song, and a simple video to, this has gone more than well. With over 50k views on Youtube, been on The Breaking News (Filip and Fredrik), SVT Västerbotten/Around the country, and now, this week, on Malou von Sivers at TV4, there is every reason to take this artist and composer in sincere, although he is only 15 years old and in the eighth grade.

To the story we should also mention that Alexander has been playing and singing since he was a very small child. So yes, he’s awesome musical and the music means a lot to him. So we sincerely hope that this also reaches into you, now that you are hereby are allowed to take part of his first two released songs “The Lake” and “Don’t Wanna Fight Anymore”.

Videos: 

 The Lake – Alexander Engström

Don`t wanna fight anymore-Alexander Engström

 
 
Releases
The Lake
Alexander Engström

WeCD 383 / MP3 / 2017
Close to You
Alexander Engström

WeCD 385 / MP3 / 2017
Never Look My Way
Alexander Engström

WeCD 389 / MP3 / 2017
Where is the Sunshine
Alexander Engström

WeCD 394 / MP3 / 2018
Sommarhälsning
Alexander Engström

WeCD 396 / MP3 / 2018
Part of me
Alexander Engström

WeCD 398 / MP3 / 2018
 
 

Alexander Nätterlund

After playing in bands like Stairs, Höga Berget and Höstdroppar. Had a single on rotation on Swedish national radio and is the voice of Örebros hymns. ”Tro i våra hjärtan” and ”Elden inuti” (with hundreds of thousands listenings on Spotify), it is now time for Alexander Nätterlund to stand a little more on his own feet. First out is a five-track solo-EP, written together with his brother Mattias.

The music, which are presented, is relatively low-key with incredibly strong melodies. A bit like an electronic version of the singer songwriter tradition. It is simply stories that are told without stacking of either platitudes or travels of simplified love relations.

If everything goes as it should, this hyperproductive dude will deliver music for many years to come. In what constellation, it remains to be seen.

 
 
Releases
Slag
Alexander Nätterlund

WeCD 387 / MP3 / 2017
 
 

Alexia Enberg

Alexia Enberg has a history that simply does not suprise you when you know that she is a muscian. Born in Brussels, Belgium to two young parents a mother from Australia and a father from Finland they moved to Gothenburg, Sweden when she was 3 years old. At the age of 15, Alexia´s parents called her up when she was at school and informed her that she was leaving for Australia the following day where she was going to live with a relative whom she only had met a couple of times. Without being allowed to say goodbye to her bestfriend, her brother, Alexia realised, while her parents were driving her to the airport, that she was travelling to Australia on her own and for a very long time. To a foreign place and to a stranger without really knowing why.

That is when Alexia Enberg´s adult life started. At the age of 15 sitting on an aeroplane flying to the other side of the planet on her own. That is when music started to play a significant part in her life. Things did not turn out well when Alexia arrived in Australia, after a few months of being tossed around by people who were supposed to look after her she ended up in a youth home where she stayed a few months whilst attending school. Shortly after she landed a part time job where she unfortunately got introduced to the wrong kind of people. It did not take long before Alexia dropped out of school and started to get into drugs which led to her losing her job and in the end becoming homeless.

By the age of 22 she had travelled around Australia three times and had had experiences that most young adults could only dream and fear about. in2005 Alexia decided that she had had enough of the lifestyle she was living, the drugs, the partying the endless nights that rolled into one and so she called her parents telling them that she wanted to come back home. Coming back to Sweden was just as hard for her as leaving for Australia eight years earlier. She had to start her life all over again, adjust to the people that she no longer knew and felt comfortable with. After eight years of trying to find herself in her music she has finally found her signum in her artistry. Alexia´s music will force you inte her world of pain, darkness, loneliness and strenght. Alexia´s music will without a doubt affect you no matter what genre you prefer.

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Releases
For you
Alexia Enberg

WeCD 348 / MP3 / 2014
Save me
Alexia Enberg

WeCD 351 / MP3 / 2014
Burning floors
Alexia Enberg

WeCD 355 / MP3 / 2014
Vi har alltid funnits här
Alexia Enberg

WeCD 382 / MP3 / 2017
Thelma & Louise
Alexia Enberg

WeCD 387 / MP3 / 2017
Göteborg
Alexia Enberg

WeCD 390 / MP3 / 2017
 
 

Amber Oak

Amber Oak is a Swedish band from the Northern city of Skellefteå, which was formed in 2008 by Erik Ekersund, Joseph Dahlberg and Albin Marklund.

They formed the band in the late autumn when the leaves on the threes started to go red-ish, and since they came up with their first song “Turn of Seasons” under an red-leaved oak tree, the name Amber Oak fitted perfectly.

The band was then a more Folk/Pop-based band, and was looking for a “smoother” vocalist than the upcoming Jonathan Eriksson. Although after disputes, bad-mouthing and a negative attitude towards eachother, the band decided to go for Jonathans vocals. They then changed directions towards a more harsh pop/rock-sound and needed a cool bassist. Tryouts were held until they decided to go for Alexander “Alec” Hofverberg, a long time friend and a man who’s insanely good to learn new stuff. He had never really player the bass-guitar nor was he that much of a guitar-player. However, they found out that he was a really good choice not so long after that.

The band began its journey with the release of their five-piece EP “Your Missing Piece” on A West Side Fabrication 2009, an EP from where the song “Audrey” first appeared. A song that a little later was re-released in a new version (radio edit) and then was played on various Swedish radio stations.

2011 the band released their debut album “Illt” which received good reviews in Swedish media. They also released the single “Words” in the same year that was heavily rotated on various Swedish radio stations.

“Illt” was an album filled with mixed emotions and a lot of bitterness, a sort of way to expose theirselves, various happenings and their ways of life. Everyone in the band has somekind of input on either the music or lyrics on “Illt”.This was also the year when guitarist Albin Marklund decided to leave the band.

In 2013 the band joined forces once again and recorded their second five-piece EP, an EP called “Ambivalence”. It received mixed criticism, including some truly great words from US, however it was kind of left in the shade. “Ambivalence” was sort of a flirt with “Your Missing Piece”, a try to get back to their more lo-fi pop-like roots that was more or less left out from “Illt”. And to be honest, the opening track on “Ambivalence”, “Ol Pa´(Work All Night)” could be said as one of their most popular songs, together with “Turn of Seasons” and “Words”.

 

 

Releases;

WeCD 268 “Your missing piece”

WeCD 273 “Audrey (radio version)

WeCD 287 “Words”

WeCD 288 “Illt”

WeCD 331 “Ambivalence”


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Releases
Your missing piece
Amber Oak

WeCD 268 / MP3 / 2009
Audrey (radio version)
Amber Oak

WeCD 273 / MP3 / 2010
Words
Amber Oak

WeCD 287 / MP3 / 2010
Illt
Amber Oak

WeCD 288 / CD / 2011
Ambivalence
Amber Oak

WeCD 331 / MP3 / 2013
 
 

Angelica Lindberg

Young promising girl who writes her own beautiful songs within the pop field.

She grew up in the outskirts of Skellefteå and as the story say, she has sung as long as she have spoken. Hopefully she will keep on writing songs, for a long long time to come.

So far, on her CV, we can see that she went to the final of the national music competition Artistjakten. Music for Angelica is to convey a sense, you will recognize it – anywhere in the texts.

 

 
 
 
Releases
Stupid Love
Angelica Lindberg

BTCD 14 / MP3 / 2017
Wishing that you were mine
Angelica Lindberg

WeCD 397 / MP3 / 2018
 
 

Backfish

Formed back in 1993 under the name Backfish Blue, Kathrine Bergström (vocals, guitar), Anna Wallmark (bass), Nina Åkerlund (drums) and Linda Åkerlund (guitar and vocals) just wanted to write a catchy pop song here and there while killing tome time in their native Sweden. But by 1994, after a demo release and a short tour of their home country, a label bidding war took place resulting that we came up with the best offer and plans, as well as the fact we come from the same city.

After a few changes in the line up they recorded, with producer Ken Springfellow, their debut album “It’s Emily’s”. After that they went on tour, both within Sweden as well as in Germany. A little later it was time for the six track “Fashion Mania” EP to be released, probably their most popular release ever here in Sweden.

Unfortunately they brooke up much to early and after this Fashion Man EP they only come up with a nice single called “How to be a friend”.

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Releases
Fashion Mania
Backfish

WeCD 144 / CDEP
It’s Emily’s
Backfish

WeCD 138 / CD
How To Be A Friend
Backfish

WeCD 152 / CDS
 
 

Bedroom Eyes

Beautifully set beneath the majestic northern lights in the windswept Swedish mountains, deep within the arctic woods, lies the small town of Föllinge. One of the few hundred people calling this placid but enchanting place home is Jonas Jonsson. Under his moniker Bedroom Eyes he dresses up in a slender white suit, armed with songs that aim to be vivid and short compounds of bright melodies and heartfelt matters. Wrapping his exploding indie pop with unrequested love, wishful thinking, unwavering trust in infinite possibilities, wrong roads taken, blissful hopes and a constantly present longing to belong.

Bedroom Eyes debut album was released back in 2010 on A West Side Fabrication. An album that was recorded under supervision of engineer Herman Söderström (The Cardigans, Hello Saferide) in all-analogue studio Ocean Sound Recordings, built inside a small boat house on the sandy Atlantic shores of the tiny Norwegian island Giske. There simply can not have been a more fitting way to have recorded this debut album than out looking the Atlantic Ocean with charming people in sundresses and 60’s shades zooming by the studio’s big glass wall on bicycles. Families and young lovers frolicking and laughing in the ocean water just a few feet away from these brave little songs getting stuck on tape alongside the soft sounds of seagulls tweeting and the North Sea waves trying to kiss the studio wall.

On New Year’s Eve more than two years ago, shoveling snow outside a mountain cabin, Bedroom Eyes decided that the time was right to start recording this debut album. To be able to pay the studio bills he hasn’t bought one single item since then – not even clothes, hair cuts or news papers.

Releasing two demo-EPs for free online download stirred up a massive internet hype (more than 150.000 downloads of the underground hit “Motorcycle Daydream”, during the first month, alone) and numerous large music magazines and newspapers such as Rolling Stone Magazine and Der Spiegel gave the EPs raving reviews. This publicity boom gave the demo songs airplay on radio stations in more than twenty countries worldwide.

A five-piece backing band joins the euphoric live shows, crediting amongst a number of Scandinavian festival performances a critically praised appearance at Norway’s biggest festival Quart.

Sweden has spawned heaps of loud garage rock bands fronted by bigmouthed lead singers and here is the complete opposite. Instead of a black leather jacket and ludicrous attitude – a white suit and an honest intent.

This is pop music from the heart – to the feet.

The live band

Mattias Andersson: bass

Erik Berg: keyboards

Henric Boija: guitar

Kim Fastesson: guitar

Emil Karlsson: drums

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Releases
Hand-In-Hand Grenade
Bedroom Eyes

WeCD 280 / MP3 / 2010
The Long Wait Champion
Bedroom Eyes

WeCD 282 / CD / 2010
 
 

Ben Carbine & the 18 Wheelers

Ben Carbine & the 18 Wheelers started their road-trip back in 2005 and the band is still up and rolling. Along the way they have primarily performed on bars, honky tonks and music festivals in Sweden and Norway. They have become an appreciated live-act with their positive, high-energetic combination of old and contemporary country music.

In 2009 the band qualified to the Swedish Country Music Championships and ended up winning the genre ”Pop/Rock Country ”.

The band has appeared on two ”Mr Music Country” albums. On the compilation ”On the road – Country music drivin’ songs Vol1” they show up amongst legends like Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley.

Besides this they have so far released a five track EP and two singles, the latest one “Love on Trial” came out in the beginning of May.

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Releases
Six pack shy
Ben Carbine & the 18 Wheelers

BT 07 / MP3 / 2010
Someone You’d Leave
Ben Carbine & the 18 Wheelers

BT 10 / MP3 / 2011
Love on Trial
Ben Carbine & the 18 Wheelers

BTCD 12 / MP3 / 2013
That’s What Our Country’s All About
Ben Carbine & the 18 Wheelers

BTCD 13 / CD / 2014
Dixie Heart
Ben Carbine & the 18 Wheelers

WeCD 386 / MP3 / 2017
Joey Moroney
Ben Carbine & the 18 Wheelers

WeCD 401 / MP3 / 2020
 
 

Björn Norestig

Björn Norestig Biography:

Born and raised in Köping, Sweden, Björn Norestig quickly picked up music

to cope with everyday small-town boredom. As a founding member of several

bands and constellations, he toured the world in his dreams, never letting his

thoughts wandering far from the music bubble he had created.

Björn was clearly inspired by the british indie-era of the mid 90’s, still he let

lots of different inspirations take place in his music. Later on Björn got struck

by the country of Neil Young, the jazz of Nina Simone, the blues of Albert

King and a bunch of other artists.

In 2005, Björn released his first record at A West Side Fabrication, called

“Come Take A Shine” – and in 2006 he released a full-length album, “Hello

Inside”, leading to air-time on the radio, gigs in Sweden and a great tour in Spain.

Both of Björns records are reflecting and pondering about the world. The art of

being human is a recurring theme in Björns music, accompanied by jazz, rock,

country, blues, folk songs and pop music in general.

Today, Björn mostly play alone on stage, letting only the strumming of chords

on his acoustic guitar give backing to his vocals. Back to the roots of songwriting.

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Blithe

Blithe was formed, in the beginning of the nineteens, in the northern swedish student city of Umea. They consisted four band members, Emil – guitar and vocals (as well as their main song writer), Mattias – guitar, Nils – bas and Johan on drums.  They were during that time one of the bricks in A West Side Fabrications crusade for a much more guitar noise music scene in Sweden. With their fellow label mates The Bear Quartet and Mufflon 5 etc they brought much attention to this part of the world. So much attention that their CD’s very released nearly all over the world. But to be honest, they did not sell a lot. On the contrary, it was indeed very though to get their music in the hand of the buyers of alternative rock.

Anyway, their music is now available again, so if you’re interested in how the swedish guitar noise scene sounded, please check them out, they really worth it.

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Releases
Head Is Mighty
Blithe

WeCD 057 / CD
Pagen Rituals Under A Midnight Sun
Blithe

WeCD 038 / CD
Verse Chorus Verse
Blithe

WeCD 093 / CD
 
 

Blue Eyed Blondes

Blue Eyed Blondes are two rascally youngsters from the countryside, Lina Lönnberg and Kristoffer Emanuelsson. A few years ago the moved into the big city (in Swedish terms) Gothenburg at the Swedish west cost to make all their dreams come through. After a while the understand that the only way for them to emasculate their desire and visions was to start a country band, start Blue Eyed Blondes. At clubs, in shacks, at culture houses, in churches, in beerhouses, at festivals, in coffee shops, when ever they have had the time and opportunity, they have appeared and procure their message about love, doubt, yearning, being dumped, to be a cowboy and Jesus.

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Releases
Blue Eyed Blondes
Blue Eyed Blondes

WeCD 277 / CDEP / 2010
 
 

Boy Omega

Boy Omega, Martin Gustafsson, is no longer a member of the West Side family. But his still out there doing loads of gigs all over Europe with his guitar. And to be honest, his a great singer song writer.

 
 
 
 

Breather

BREATHER Their first real gig was as opening act for Deep Purple. Though the band since then has been considered a “hardrockin´ band” their first two singles revealed a more poporiented group with a great sense of melodies. The connection between American rock band such as Foo Fighters, Lit and Wheatus is natural, and in Sweden, Breather is nr. 1 in what their doing.

The album “One In A Million” released in April 2001 shows a grown-up popband with a rock´n roll attitude and twelve great songs. “Everybody can love Breather!” and “Let Breather spread their energypacked popgospel!” was some of the words from excited critics.

The story of Breather is t he story of four guys from different worlds, with different backgrounds, different opinions but with the exact right vibes for each other and their music. After been introduced by mutual friends the members of the still to come band Breather got together to consider the possibilities of making music together. A couple of days later spent rehearsing they had their first gig at a local pub in Skellefteå, a small town in the north of Sweden near the Arctic Circle. The band was hard at work – both in the studio and on stage. Demos were sent to P3 (Swedish National Radio) and the band was nominated by the station as “best unsigned band” in both -98 and -99. During this time the band toured frequently, with appearances at both music festivals and various rock clubs.

Magnus Österwall at BMG Publishing realized the potential of the band, and Breather signed their first contract in November of -98. Now followed several hard months of writing, live performances, and studio recordings with producer Kjell Nästén at Rumble Road Studio in Skellefteå.

Spring of 2000 Breather signed with “A West Side Fabrication” (Sahara Hotnights, The Wannadies, This Perfect Day, Fireside etc.), and the bands first singles “Things I Do” (released June 2000) and “Wish” (released January 2001) was both frequently aired on Swedish National Radio. The forthcoming third single “Sunday Monday Tuesday” , also taken from the album “One In A Million” will be released 14th of May 2001.

A video will be made for the same single, Breathers first.

Breather are:

Peter Wiklund – vocals

Gerhard Stenlund – drums

Jonas Lindberg – guitar

Jörgen Lindmark – bass

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Releases
A/B-long time no sound
Breather

WeCD 267 / MP3 / 2009
 
 

Caroline says

A Stockholm born and raised women, listening to the name Caroline Langenheim, its what´s behind the name Caroline Says. Together with some friends and musicians, she´s like a cool hippie-orientated singer song writer, mixed up with a big portion of her own melted vibes and attitude. Creativity is by sure written on her forehead.

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Releases
You (Blue Too Version)
Caroline says

WeCD 290 / MP3 / 2011
 
 

Darcy

This Skelleftea Quintet has been around for years, but it all kicked off when Saga (the singer) joined the band in early 1998. It was during that time they realized they have to start to write their own material, which they certainly did. And as a result of that they got offered a spot at a quite famous music festival in their hometown, Trästockfestivalen.

Later that same year they won a music contest where the price were to record what later become their debut ep “Mobile Minds”. But things have moved on since then. Members has gone and been replaced by new once. But since the day when their so far only album “Bon” was released Darcy have had the same line up.

From that same album several songs got play listed on national and international radio, as well as their videos were broadcasted on MTV, ZTV etc. Back then, when their album were released, Darcy also toured Sweden from Lund to Haparanda (from the very south to the very north) and played on numerous stages, some small, some big, always successful. Nowdays the band seldom gives concerts, but they do return, from time to time, to the stage were it all started, the very loved Trästockfestivalen.

Darcy is currently working with new material but in a different way, no outside producer or engineer is allowed to interrupt the work of what is becoming the second full length album. A taste from it is the new single Worried Girl.

Members:
Saga Eserstam – Vocals
Hans Ericsson – Guitar
Nils Agnarsson – Guitar, piano
Rikard Larsson – Bass
Stefan Gellin – Drums

 
 
Releases
I´m the one
Darcy

Sp.s 71 / MP3 / 2008
Worried girl
Darcy

Sp.s 75 / MP3 / 2009
 
 

David Josephson

Born in Stockholm but Berlin resident since some years now, songwriter David Josephson just finished the recording of his second solo album “Drömmaskinen”. The debut album “Farväl tristesse” was released in 2011 on the label Viskningar och Vrål and was a folky and rather mellow affair which gathered good reviews in Swedish press and with the songs “Femte akt” and “Nelly Sachs Park” being aired on Swedish national radio (SR). This time around Josephson has a more extrovert sound and the immediate melodies always recognised in his songs have gotten even more refined, making way for some shiny pop-tunes. The record was produced by seasoned musician/producer Josef Zackrisson who brought a fresh and open mindset towards the songs, which gave each composition its own special identity.

Like before, these new songs of David Josephson are written with a major focus on the lyrics, which often are pensive – and with a slight touch of anxiety – but not without humour and always with a verbal playfulness.

“Drömmaskinen” is also the name of the first single from the upcoming album – an upbeat song with catchy hooks dealing with the defeats that inevitably comes when struggling for beauty and fulfillment.

 

 

 

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Releases
Drömmaskinen
David Josephson

Buf.s 71 / MP3 / 2014
Moln på vift
David Josephson

Buf.s 72 / MP3 / 2014
Drömmaskinen
David Josephson

BUF 76 / MP3 / 2014
 
 

De Rostiga Blommorna

This is Rusty Flores (the nice band from the very south of this country which release a beautiful album and an awesome single) swedish counterpart a band they call De Rostiga Blommorna (literally translated).

A first single “Fåfängans feber” (Disease of Conceit) is out now, but more material will show up later on since they work with a project that is loosely inspired by songs from mr Dylan, all in Swedish language.

 

 
 
Releases
Fåfängans Feber
De Rostiga Blommorna

Buf.s 57 / MP3 / 2012
 
 

Den Store Ledaren

A new, great leader is born – Den store ledaren.

 

A West Side Fabrication are very proud to present Den store ledaren, the newcomer of the year.

Den store ledaren are releasing their debut single, Dansa Fredrik Reinfeldt, so the whole world can share the magnificent joy only Den store ledaren can give. By their own admission, Den store ledaren love all their citizens and, just like the emperor of Rome, they want to give the people what the people want. Therefore, Den store ledaren, in cooperation with A West Side Fabrication, are releasing a triumphant and catchy song and dance number in the same spirit as The Twist, The Mashed Potatoes, The Hokey Pokey, The Locomotion, YMCA, Lambada, Macarena, Fågeldansen and Harlem Shake. Dansa Fredrik Reinfeldt is Den store ledaren’s version of Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft’s classic Der Mussolini. You will soon discover how hard it is to sit still when the tones of Dansa Fredrik Reinfeldt are playing, and as if by magic, you will turn into an exited, snorting warhorse. With Dansa Fredrik Reinfeldt, Den store ledaren want all brothers and sisters to follow the rhythm, feel the pulse, and sing along to the song and dance number of the century.

 

Den store ledaren are: Den store folkbildaren/The great educator, Den svenska järnladyn/The Swedish Iron Lady, Sankt Göran/Saint George, Den store bankiren/The great banker and Den store ledaren/The great leader.

 

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Releases
Dansa Fredrik Reinfeldt
Den Store Ledaren

Buf.s 74 / MP3 / 2014
 
 

DUELLEN

Duellen, the vehicle of singer/songwriter Joakim Jakobsson, emerged on the Swedish pop scene in 2011 with the release of an eponymous EP. Initially a duet, the band soon turned into a five-piece. In 2012, the new lineup signed with A West Side Fabrication and played venues like Debaser and Katalin. The band’s second single, Fabriken, was played on P3 (Swedish Radio) and got favorable reviews on music blogs. Duellen combine ethereal synth and guitar soundscapes with rhythmic basslines and drum beats, yet retaining a strong emphasis on lyrics and song structure.

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Releases
Att Stå Kvar
DUELLEN

Buf.s 53 / MP3 / 2012
Fabriken
DUELLEN

Buf.s 58 / MP3 / 2013
Fabriken (ST Remix)
DUELLEN

Buf.s 61 / CD / 2013
Sysslomansgatan
DUELLEN

Buf.s 63 / MP3 / 2013
Vimmel
DUELLEN

Buf.s 77 / MP3 / 2014
Fågeln
DUELLEN

Buf.s 83 / MP3 / 2015
När sommaren tagit slut
DUELLEN

Buf.s 85 / MP3 / 2015
 
 

easy

A classic Swedish indie act from when it all started. They did only release their, so far, last album on West Side Fabrication, the super cool “Satellites”, from where their hit single “Kiss Kiss” is taken.

 
 
Releases
Satellites
easy

WeCD 191 / CD / 2001
 
 

Emma Hallin

From a proportionately small and wonderful summer town, at the west coast of Sweden, Varberg, comes this new artist. She has hips of loads of music and I wont bet that she one day will make it big. Great songs in a variety of genres, and of course with a wonderful voice.

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Releases
You regret nothing
Emma Hallin

WeCD 266 / MP3 / 2009
Can you miss something
Emma Hallin

WeCD 272 / MP3 / 2009
Sold My Soul
Emma Hallin

WeCD 368 / MP3 / 2015
Unbelievable Lies
Emma Hallin

WeCD 379 / MP3 / 2016
Good Girl Gone Bad
Emma Hallin

WeCD 384 / MP3 / 2017
I Pay You a Dollar
Emma Hallin

WeCD 388 / MP3 / 2017
 
 

Genre Hippy

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Heikki

Heikki is Jari Haapalainen and Maria Eriksson. We started to play together in 1999, in Stockholm, Sweden. That was the year we met, and the music was

a way of spending time together. We started to record our songs which resulted in our debut, the mini-cd, HEIKKI. All the recordings were made at our

home using an 8-track recorder and the instruments that happened to be around.

It´s hard for us to categorize our music and we don´t like to do that. But people often ask…

We are definitely influenced by all kinds of music, currently we’re listening to: Mary Gauthier, Barbro Hörberg, Mary J Blige, Bert Jansch,

Dirty Three, Miles Davis, Brian Eno, The Triffids, John and Beverly Martin, The Roches, Jim O’Rourke, Kate Bush, Townes Van Zandt, Sandy Denny and hundreds more…

 
 
Releases
Heikki 1
Heikki

WeCD 201 / CD / 2002
Former Hero
Heikki

WeCD 218 / CD / 2005
Heikki 2
Heikki

WeCD 219 / CD / 2005
 
 

Henry Chapman

Låt oss göra detta klart med en gång: Magnus Ericsson är Henry Chapman, tidigare som ledande kraft och låtskrivare i Dynamo Chapel, a Shrine och tweepoplegenderna, Popundret. Men om man har ett SÅ menlöst namn som Magnus Ericsson måste man byta när man skall bli soloartist, självklart. Nu är det dock inte så att Henry är Magnus bara rakt upp och ner, Henry är sin egen karl. Han skriver prosa på det svenska språket. Henry är svart-vit, Magnus är i färg. Musiken är en bastard av allt som kom före och allt som finns nu i världen. Orden är på samma sätt. Tron (eller snarare förhoppningen) är att en ”artist” kan vara på mer än ett sätt, inte bara ensam och missförstådd utan missförstådd och stark/svag, cynisk/romantisk, rolig/pompös, politisk/sexig… Ni hajjar.

Hoppas ni har tid bara.

Badtunnan.

Den 30 augusti 2004 steg fyra väl bemedlade, medelålders makthavare ner i en badtunna i södra västerbotten för att på ett folkligt sätt diskutera vad som felas vårt avlånga land. Sakers tillstånd stöttes och blötes och till slut stod en sak klar, det var bidragsfusket som hela tiden satte krokben för den hederlige svenske. De arbetslösa var inte personer utan jobb utan snyltare som saknar viljan att jobba och därmed, viljan att hjälpa till och dra sitt strå till stacken. De brast i solidaritet tyckte alla de fyra i badtunnan. Svaret var enkelt: det måste bli frågan om en slakt på anställningstryggheten för unga människor, om man lättare kunde sparka kidsen skulle det bli mer jobb åt oss alla. Drag under galoscherna! Självklart! Att ingen tänkt på det tidigare? …men vänta …hur var det nu i Frankrike? ”Viva la France, viva la tillväxten”, utbrast kvartetten i tunnan. Mindre än ett år senare kände jag att jag ville skriva en låt om det hela, efter upploppen i Frankrike. Det var svårt, man vill ju inte skriva folk på näsan. Efter många misslyckanden kom jag fram till att jag, helt enkelt, skulle lägga deras ord i min mun och låta lyssnaren själv avgöra om han tycker det samma, eller inte. Men all konst är ju subjektiv och jag kunde inte låta bli att lägga in en musikalisk brasklapp, i form av en slags ”duelling banjos”. Den sista färden, minsann.

Henry Chapman

Henry Chapman are:

Magnus Ericsson – Everything

Band:

Erik Lindkvist – Guitar & Sounds

Johannes Berggren – Drums

Mikke Johansson – Bass

Simon Jonsson – Keyboards

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Hillevi

Five frisky guys in their best age with lyrics and music straight from the heart are together forming the band Hillevi.

The name Hillevi came natural since the five friends likes puns and their studio is located on a place called kullen (hill), thats why Hill-e-vi (hill-is-we)

The band it selves started with a pretty black story. The singer Adam went through a depression with angst and burnout. As a therapy he started to wright music and lyrics. His feelings and thought went straight in to the music, thats why you can hear all the honesty in the songs. So honesty, simplicity, fun and friendship are four important words for them. Music can be simple as long it’s honest and real.

The guys have different musical influences, everything from punkrock to blues. You can hear that in their guitar-based music where everyone in the band gives his own touch to the songs.

The lyrics and music which is taken from a diary, a diary out of a head that is free for everyone to read. A mix of happy melodies and honest and thoughtful lyrics makes it something they together can stand for.  

 So Hillevi started as a depression, but continuous with hope and happiness. 

 And by the way, they are from Marks kommun in Västragötaland, which is a quite small place .

 

The line up:  Adam Hall – Singing, guitar, accordion and lyrics, Tobias Juhlin – Bass Guitar and singing, Sami Ragoubi – Keyboard and Trumpet, Adam “Billy” Johansson – Guitar and Sebastian Andersson – Drums and percussion 

 

 

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Releases
Alla Motgångar
Hillevi

Buf.s 55 / MP3 / 2012
Ekande Farväl
Hillevi

Buf.s 66 / MP3 / 2013
Storbritannien
Hillevi

Buf.s 86 / MP3 / 2015
En Flicka
Hillevi

Buf.s 90 / MP3 / 2016
 
 

Höga Berget

Höga Berget is a trio from Örebro consisting of brothers Alexander and Mattias Nätterlund together with Mikael Jinneskog. They previously worked together in different constellations successfully why they thought it might be the right time to get along with Höga Berget. Said and done, the first song out is this wonderful “Under Blåa Bergens Kant,” which can be said to be a beautiful and soulful song. More songs are coming, so stay tune for more information.

 
 
Releases
Under Blåa Bergens Kant
Höga Berget

Buf.s 82 / MP3 / 2015
Hisingen sunset
Höga Berget

Buf.s 84 / MP3 / 2015
 
 

Höstdroppar

Höstdroppar was started an early winter morning by Alexander Nätterlund and Joachim Preutz. A private sms to an psychiatrist took an unexpected turn and the first song by Höstdroppar was born.

Last autumn Alexander and Joachim, former members of the amazing indie band Stairs, together with some incredible musician friends went into the studio to record their debut EP. They describe their music as honest swedish pop with endlessly powerful melodies. This together with Alexanders strong voice and gripping lyrics is according to themselves always in focus.

Alexander is also known as the singer of the Örebro hymns ”Elden inuti” and ”Tro i våra i hjärtan”. Written for the local fotball and hockey team.

 

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Releases
Som en höstdroppe genom natten
Höstdroppar

Buf.s 75 / MP3 / 2014
Madeleine
Höstdroppar

Buf.s 89 / CD / 2016
 
 

Joel Nunez

Joel Nunez – A great artist as well as a great person, from Miami, Florida, now living in the nordic city of Skellefteå. 
He can play several instruments, formally educated in music, and plays many different kinds of musical genres… Truly a professional at it all. From our point of view he sings great, and handles the guitar almost better.

This is how he himself describes it all: My name is Joel Nunez, I was born in Puerto Rico from Cuban parents. when I was two years old we moved to Texas, USA then when I was eleven years old we moved to Chile, South America for four years, there I learned to play guitar and made amazing friends we then moved to Lima, Peru were I began playing in a Rock Band after school with my friends, and Trombone in the Jazz Band. Upon finishing High School I moved to Mississippi to study classical guitar in college. My musical interests moved to song writing and later I moved to Miami where I began performing around town. Living in Miami was a great time, I became a professional guitarist and did studio recordings and traveled in the U.S and to other places playing music.  I left Miami in search of something new so I began working on a cruise ship and this is where I met some people from Sweden they made me a contract and i came to North Sweden for the summer. I fell in Love with the people and I saw an opportunity to grow so I made the decision to give it a chance!

And as you might understand we’re damn proud to start working with this guy, since he’s a thoroughbred professional. The first single release from him will be the adult contemporary song ”If We Try”. A song about love and tough decisions, decisions that have to be made. We can promise, more music will come later on.

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Releases
If We Try
Joel Nunez

WeCD 359 / MP3 / 2015
Burn Again
Joel Nunez

WeCD 365 / MP3 / 2015
 
 

Jupither

Have you ever heard the expression I can see stars before my eyes?

For the rockin´ crew of Jupither this is not just an expression, they have turned it into a reality. With half a decade of non-stop touring, recording and album releases these five rock hardened youngsters certainly know how to make the best of it. Their resumé so far boasts mind blowing and critically-acclaimed live shows and frequent radio hits.

Currently Jupither is recording a brand new album, which will hit the stores later on this year. For those of you who cant wait, don’t worry you can get your fix! There are currently two new singles available called Love and Friends which will appear on the new album, and these songs has topped the charts on radio-stations in both Scandinavia and USA. The video of Love has been rotating on MTV as well as on Swedish television. Be sure to check it out!

And oh, don’t be surprised if their songs get stuck in your head it is totally normal, it happens to everyone.

Jupither are:

Funky Dan – vocals

Hank Andersson – guitars

Stefan Westerberg – guitars

Tomas Hornqvist – bass

Fred Really – drums

 
 
Releases
I Kissed a boy, 2011 version
Jupither

Sp.s 77 / MP3 / 2011
 
 

Karma

From the boys room in the North of Sweden, to Asia and back home again. Karma consists of three childhood friends who started to refine the Swedish melodic punk wave in the mid 90’s before the metal genre meant both European tours and sales success in Japan. Today, the circle is closed. Stained by their history Karma combines commercial heavy metal with fearless Swedish lyrics that hits you right in the heart. Skilled musicians who loves melodies that stick the first time you hear them. Daniel Wilén, Arvid Backlin and Fredrik Forsfjäll have played together for almost 20 years. They started both Sofistikerat Svammel and Calm Chaos together, and through their love of music and the constant quest for the magical moments on stage, they never fully let go of the dream of a big breakthrough. If they’ve previously passed in other people’s footsteps, they now create their very own. So what does Karma sound like then? Some people have said they sound like the swedish pop-band “Kent”, but on speed. But maybe we’ll wait with categorization. It will probably soon come a day when someone says something else sounds just like Karma, because this is truly the beginning of something completely new.

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Ingenting För Dom
Karma

Buf.s 60 / CD / 2013
 
 

Kataokas

In the autumn of 2003 the lead singer of Kataokas, Kalle Kataoka, was unemployed. He spent most of his days drinking coffee and cheap Danish beer together with his friend Lars in a downtown Gothenburg shady coffee shop. Apart from writing obscure short stories never to be published Kalle and Lars started listening to fine old country music (grace mostly to Lars). Together with among others Johan Fredin, they founded the band Le Sheriff and the search for the perfect country and western song was set off.
Lars left Kalle for Stockholm in 2007. Together with former Le Sheriff-member Johan Fredin Kalle started out the search for new people and a new sound. This took a great deal of time but in 2013 Kataokas finally released their debut EP “Kataokas”. Determined to keep up speed in the aftermath of the release the band played live and managed to deliver three babies and an album in less than a year, thanks to successful external co-operation.
But in the fall of 2014 everything was about to fall down. The accordion-playing art director of the band, Lydia, declared she was about to move from town. Also, trumpeter and singer Alma graduated, applied for seven jobs and scored all of them. Calle the drummer sold his drums, Pelle the keyboardist floated into jazz music and base playing Johan Bergstroem started running. Somehow, they all got it together and played shows like never before in 2015!
On new release “Anthesis” Kataokas keep their promise from the EP 2013: Play it simple. Spot-on harmonies backed by a folkish crocked comp. This is the essence of effective music-writing.  If these songs don’t take you places, then you’re truly lost.

Kataoka is a quite common Japanese family name, although this is an old samurai family which of course makes it more desirable. 

The samurais are:
Kalle Kataoka, Johan Fredin, Alma Ihre, Lydia Sandgren, Pelle Eriksson, Calle Carlsson, Johan Bergström

 

 

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Releases
Kataokas
Kataokas

WeCD 337 / CD / 2013
Bad Time to Die
Kataokas

WeCD 361 / MP3 / 2015
Anthesis
Kataokas

WeCD 362 / MP3 / 2015
 
 

KFM

KFM is Karl Fredrik Mattsson. Between 2007-2016 he will release one new song every year. After 10 years the songs will be brought together on an album.

 

Words & Music: Karl Fredrik Mattsson

Producer: Andreas Mattsson

Musicians:

Andreas Mattsson (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

Daniel Bengtson (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014)

Niklas Korssell (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014)

Thomas Tjärnkvist (2012, 2014)

Leo Holmberg (2013)

Frida Winlöf (2013)

Niclas Frisk (2008)

Magnus Fagernäs (2007)

 

Cover Design:

Petter Ödeen (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

Anders Nyberg (2009)

Magnus Römbo (2007, 2008)

 

KFM was a member of the alternative country group Little Red Snapper.

 

KFM works as a copywriter and artist.

 

 

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Releases
Stan var så liten
KFM

Buf.s 37 / MP3 / 2009
Lilla Amerika
KFM

Buf.s 38 / MP3 / 2009
Du äger inte mig
KFM

Buf.s 46 / MP3 / 2010
Försök att inte skylla på nåt
KFM

Buf.s 50 / MP3 / 2011
Vad är guld värt?
KFM

Buf.s 52 / MP3 / 2012
Mardrömmar
KFM

Buf.s 69 / CD / 2013
Att tänka på sig själv
KFM

Buf.s 81 / MP3 / 2014
Tonårsrum
KFM

Bu.s 88 / MP3 / 2015
Hipstermalm
KFM

Buf.s 92 / MP3 / 2016
 
 

La Masa of Sweden

La Masa of Sweden

 

La Masa was formed in Gothenburg 2002, when Mats Forsberg and Jakob Linde decided to start a new project. Previously, the dynamic duo handled vocals and organ in the indie-pop and live-favorite band Kracklites from Skövde and Mariestad. There they had met guitarist Thomas Blixt from the recently split-up band Smash Hit Wonders, Sweden’s most actively touring answer to Pavement. Forsberg and Linde were impressed by Thomas’s guitar style, and the trio immediately began to collaborate and create great music. After some time searching for a bass player they found what they were looking for in indie guru Fredrik Eriksson from the noisy punk band Blonk. Thomas and Fredrik knew each other from Gothenburg’s shadier hangouts and illegal clubs.

 

With a wobbly drum machine the songwriting continued, but on the band’s first recording session they worked with drummer Bo Peter, former member of Souls and Kracklites. Together with Johan Forsman Löwenström, La Masa spent several hours in the Music A Matic Studio, and some of the recordings ended up on the band’s debut album “Nu eller plötsligt” (A West Side Fabrication, 2005). During the following recording process, the band found a permanent member in the shy, but brilliant drummer Mats-Peter Skyldberg. When released, the record was well received and the single “Tomhetens dunkla spår” was played on Swedish national radio station P3 for 14 weeks.

 

To record La Masa’s second album, “I allas åsyn” (A West Side Fabrication, 2007) Johan Forsman Löwenström was once again called in as producer. Several songs from the album were played frequently on Swedish and Finnish radio stations, for instance “Günter Wallraff på hal is” and “Flyttkartong”. Over the years, La Masa has carried out a number of live shows in Sweden as well as in Finland. Front man Mats Forsberg really knows how to enchant and charm an audience. As a live act, the band has proven to be a tight and dynamic explosion.

 

Due to lack of time Mats-Peter left the band in 2009. As a substitute La Masa found the drum machine Oberheim DX, which went well with the band’s move towards a more electronic style. Fredrik’s interest in old, retro synthesizers was allowed more space, and the band began – with Fredrik as sound engineer and producer – the recording of their first album with English lyrics; La Masa was reborn as La Masa of Sweden.

 

La Masa of Sweden worked on the songs for the upcoming album for quite some time, but the process was delayed. Fredrik died tragically around Christmas 2010 after suffering from a severe depression. The band members were hit with tremendous pain, but also anger because of the fact that their dear friend did not get the help he needed. Fredrik had time to produce and play on all the songs except one before he passed away. He also had a career as a saxophonist in the super-hyped punk-pop band, Love is all.

 

In order to complete the work on the album, La Masa of Sweden took the help of Bastian Pabst for recording vocals, and Johan Forsman Löwenström (Jens Lekman, Caesars, Silverbullit, Håkan Hellström, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Thåström etc.) for mixing. The result is outstanding, with brilliant pop songs that at times sound like the perfect mix between The Jesus & Mary Chain and Wham, a nice mix of shoegaze guitars and electronica. La Masa of Sweden could be the Swedish cousin of the DFA Records family. The album consists of ten great pop songs: “Jimmie Give Up” – a political stance against Jimmie Åkesson, Swedish right wing politician; “Tom of Finland” is a tribute to the gay icon, artist and provocateur with the same name; “Monarchy” is more current than ever with the recent fuss and debate on the Swedish royal family; “Scrapbook”, “When Satan Loved Her” and “Protest March” show different perspectives of human shortcomings in a grim existence.

 

But now it’s time for change, both soundwise and linguistically. La Masa of Sweden sets out on new adventures in the great pop-cultural world!

 

The band currently consists of Mats Forsberg – vocals and percussion, Thomas Blixt – guitar and electric bass and Jakob Linde – synthesizer, organ, bass, drums and vocals.

 

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Releases
Jimmie give up
La Masa of Sweden

WeCD 316 / MP3 / 2012
La Masa of Sweden
La Masa of Sweden

WeCD 319 / CD / 2012
 
 

Lake Omne

From Örebro comes this duo, a duo that will bring you high class melody pop with.

 
 
Releases
Hold on
Lake Omne

WeCD 399 / MP3 / 2019
Carry You Home (Lykke’s song)
Lake Omne

WeCD 400 / MP3 / 2019
 
 

Lars Ludvig Löfgren

The debut album from Lars Ludvig Löfgren, Heterochromia, was released back in 2009 on Subroutine records (NL)/Häleri (SE). And indeed it made some buzz around Europe, especially in Benelux. Together with his group The Smoking Pets he toured frequently around Europe, which later led to an agreement with booking agency Belmont bookings. First album, recorded in a apartment in Göteborg, had influences from bands such as The Lemonheads, Swervedriver and Ronettes. This time he took The Smoking Pets to Stockholm and recorded an album with Martin Konie Ehrencrona at Studio Cobra. You can now here influences from The Only ones, Sara Lidman and The Marx Brothers. Markus Lindmark (Hip whips) plays organ on two tracks on the upcoming album.

 

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Releases
I Can’t Forget or Remember (single edit)
Lars Ludvig Löfgren

WeCD 339 / CD / 2013
Valentine
Lars Ludvig Löfgren

WeCD 344 / MP3 / 2013
Sugar Hill
Lars Ludvig Löfgren

WeCD 346 / MP3 / 2013
Nothing is more beautiful than a dream/Word travels fast
Lars Ludvig Löfgren

WeCD 349 / MP3 / 2014
Tropiska Hav
Lars Ludvig Löfgren

Buf.s 73 / MP3 / 2014
Tuggummi & sommarregn
Lars Ludvig Löfgren

Buf.s 79 / MP3 / 2014
July
Lars Ludvig Löfgren

WeCD 358 / MP3 / 2015
 
 

Lazarus

Lazurus, writes and sings pop-wonder with sticky choruses, filled minor keys, glitter, black. Frequent mood constructions with layers of guitars, synth and voice. Suggestive, soulful loops. During the direct but still dreamy to the number of songs is power and attitude. The lyrics are sentimental, there is pain, heat and heart but so honestly that it never feels trite. Emotional confessions in nude, sometimes almost sore, verses broken up into so catchy chorus melodies that burst into a smile.

 
 
 
 

Light parade

A new pop-trio from Gothenburg who had the ambition of playing music in the same landscape as Suicide, My Bloody Valentine and Jesus & the Mary Chain (their household gods), but instead they went for a much lighter and fluffy sound. It´s dreamy, it´s cosy, it´s beautiful, it is pop, alternative pop-music.

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Stand Up (for the Light Parade)
Light parade

WeCD 296 / CD / 2011
 
 

Little Red Snapper

Little Red Snapper are the fine figure of four slightly rough around the edge guys from Stockholm. Magnus, John, Fredrik and Torben.

In the autumn of 2006 the band came together from a shared obsession of country-pop. The motto from the beginning was to write a quality pop-sound with words and arrangements that naturally fall together.

But don’t you assume there’s just a bunch of young upstarts behind the name. Look closer and you’ll discover that brothers Torben and John Freytag have a pop/rock past.The band Dorian Gray kept their musical juices flowing between 1995 and 2006. Two albums were released in Sweden, USA, England and Japan (2000 & 2005 respectively) followed by touring in England and the USA.

Meanwhile, Fredrik Mattson has plied his trade as singer-songwriter with bands such as Pony, who managed to release an EP on EMI just before getting fired by the legendary Swedish record mogul, Kjell Andersson. Fredrik also played bass with Dorian Gray and has released annual summer singles under the pseudonym KFM.

The last of the quartet, Magnus Fagernäs, has been knocking out rhythms for a number of Swedish high class bands, Traste Lindéns Quintet and Atomic Swing being the most well known. He has also spent some time playing with the country rock artist Chris Knight. But his earliest involvement was with Dead Scouts, considered by some as one of Sweden’s cult bands. Magnus came close to packing up his drums for good but after hearing the melodies and song writing of Little Red Snapper’s repertoire he couldn’t resist the chance to join the band.

On the first listen the band’s set-up seems quite ordinary with guitars, bass and drums. Flip over the coin and you discover that the extra layers to their arrangements are coloured with the vocal harmonies of not just the one lead singer, but three. They are a song-based band whose sound carries seamlessly across from recording to live performance.

The band’s latest album ”Morning Light” was released in September 2008 (the album has also been released in the US by ZIP Records in the beginning of 2009). And for sure, the album was full of high profile melodic songs and which at least two “Call me on Tuesday” and “The worst of the best” was radio hits in Sweden.

”Morning Light”, however, isn’t Little Red Snapper’s debut album. The year of 2006 saw the release of their self-titled album, on the Lovande Projekt label. This initiated the motivation which sent them on a journey culminating with their latest album. If the debut was stripped down and carefully orchestrated, then “Morning Light” is the complete opposite. The horses certainly haven’t been spared, from the instruments and guest musicians to building up layers of splendour – all under the watchful eye of Swedish demon producer Jari Haapalainen (Camera Obscura, Ed Harcourt, The Concretes, Moneybrother)

The contributing artists are amongst Sweden’s music elite: Jonas Kullhammar (Kullrusk), Tomas Hallonsten (Tape), Rebecka Törnqvist (solo artist), Geir Sundstöl (Norway’s top pedal steel player), Andreas Mattsson (Popsicle, Vanessa & The O’s), and Patrik Kolar (Moneybrother).

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Releases
Danced one summer
Little Red Snapper

WeCD 262 / CDS / 2008
Morning light
Little Red Snapper

WeCD 263 / CD / 2008
 
 

Livingstone

There's no biography written about this band yet.
 
 
 
 
 

Mary-Go-Round

There's no biography written about this band yet.
 
 
 
 
 

Mattias Alkberg

Mattias Alkbergs nya skiva heter “Nerverna”.

Det är hans fjärde skiva om man bortser från alla han gjort och gör med The Bear Quartet.

Ett tag hade han en tanke om att hans kompband skulle heta Nerverna, precis som skivan. Men se det gick inte, för det fanns redan ett band i Umeå som hette så.

Och alla som känner till den evighteslånga konflikten mellan Norr- och Västerbotten hade säkert inte blivit förvånade om han börjat bråka om det. Men Mattias vill inte gärna stöta sig med Umeå. Det är alldeles för klyschigt. Och det är det sista han är.

Bandet som spelar på Nerverna heter alltså inget särskilt. Det är ju inget konstigt med det, det är ju inte band på egen hand, det är bara Mattias som plockat ihop de allra bästa som finns. Som älskar att spela depressiv sextiotals-schlager och rockabilly och Modern Lovers-punk. För det är lite så det låter på Nerverna och det är ungefär det man får om man går och kollar på Alkberg och hans band. Och låtar från skivorna med Mattias Alkberg BD/MABD. Och lite väl valda covers.

Och det grymma är att man själv kan välja om man vill bugga, poga eller bara stanna hemma, stereon på högt, och låta tårarna droppa ner i högen med räkningar. Det är musik för alla som har ett känsloliv.

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Releases
Andra känner
Mattias Alkberg

BUFS41 / MP3 / 2009
Nerverna
Mattias Alkberg

Buf42 / CD / 2009
 
 

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Mindre Modiga Män

This was a four piece act from West Side hometown who was the first band we ever had a radio hit from. All in all they served the radio with loads of hits, such as “Tatuera Mig”, “Snälla Mamma”, “Lilla Du”, Till dom som har förlorat allt” plus many many more.

Some say the administer the Tom Petty vibes so well so well, and for sure I don´t argue with that.

 
 
Releases
Snälla Mamma
Mindre Modiga Män

WeCD 034 / CDEP
Kroppsspråk
Mindre Modiga Män

Buf.s 49 / MP3 / 2011
 
 

MINXY

 

MINXY IS SOUND AND MINXY IS BEAT AND MINXY IS SHE AND MINXY IS HE AND MINXY IS COCKY AND MINXY IS BEGGING AND WEAK AND MINXY IS NEW WAVE AND MINXY IS SOUL AND MINXY IS ELECTROLYTES AND MINXY IS ECG AND MINXY IS THE LIFE SUPPORT MACHINE AND MINXY IS A TAN AND MINXY IS THE BEACH AND MINXY IS A CHILL AND MINXY IS THE SNARE AND MINXY IS THE KICK AND MINXY IS THE CHORUS AND MINXY IS THE HEAT AND MINXY IS CHOIRS AND MINXY IS OVERHEARD ON THE RADIO AND MINXY IS CALL AND MINXY IS RESPONSE AND MINXY IS SOUND AND MINXY IS BEAT AND MINXY IS HERE

 

 

MINXY IS SOUND AND MINXY IS BEAT AND MINXY IS SHE AND MINXY IS HE AND MINXY IS COCKY AND MINXY IS BEGGING AND WEAK AND MINXY IS NEW WAVE AND MINXY IS SOUL AND MINXY IS ELECTROLYTES AND MINXY IS ECG AND MINXY IS THE LIFE SUPPORT MACHINE AND MINXY IS A TAN AND MINXY IS THE BEACH AND MINXY IS A CHILL AND MINXY IS THE SNARE AND MINXY IS THE KICK AND MINXY IS THE CHORUS AND MINXY IS THE HEAT AND MINXY IS CHOIRS AND MINXY IS OVERHEARD ON THE RADIO AND MINXY IS CALL AND MINXY IS RESPONSE AND MINXY IS HERE WITH THE ALBUM I AM SOUND I AM BEAT

 

PETER MODESTIJ VOCALS + SOUNDS + PERCUSSION

CHRISTOFFER LÄRKNER GUITAR

NILS WESTLING BASS

JONAS LINDÉN KEYBOARD

PETTER TRÄFF DRUMS + PERCUSSION

 

 

 THE SONGS ARE MOSTLY WRITTEN BY MODESTIJ/LÄRKNER

 

 
 
Releases
MONO_MACHIINE
MINXY

WeCD 309 / MP3 / 2011
CAN’T STOP
MINXY

WeCD 327 / MP3 / 2012
I AM SOUND I AM BEAT
MINXY

WeCD 332 / MP3 / 2013
[WHAT’S YER] TAKE ON ME BODY RMX
MINXY

WeCD 340 / MP3 / 2013
DREAMS DIE 1st
MINXY

WeCD 395 / MP3 / 2018
 
 

Minxy Soul Models

We released one album with this quartet from Gothenburg, an album called Transparent Yeah. And to be honest, their ideas were clearly higher than their effort to do the work. Nevertheless, their music is still interesting, it´s like some kind of minimal odd pop-tunes with a twist of sad soul.

 
 
Releases
Transparent Yeah
Minxy Soul Models

WeCD 232 / CD / 2006
 
 

Mister Foreman

Mister Foreman’s home base is Luleå, way up north in Sweden. But the Album Wasted Time is recorded in Berlin together with Boris Wilsdorf (who works with Einstürzende Neubauten) in AndereBaustelle Tonstudio.

During the periods of recording, Bob and Henry lived at Leopldplatz in the district of Wedding, and they do now understand just how much those neighborhoods affected the album.

Mister Foreman call their music The Blues. Probably not many others would agree on that. But for Bob & Henry everything started with brutal, electronic Blues. Listen to their first single ”Mr Foreman” (released under the name The Blues) and you will understand.

Wasted Time is an album with songs about sadness, love, alienation and fighting spirit. It’s an album about the lives of Bob and Henry and maybe the rest of us.

It’s The blues.

 

 

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Releases
Wasted Time
Mister Foreman

WeCD 347 / MP3 / 2013
 
 

MODESTIJ

MODESTIJ is the polyrhythmic and blue-eyed soul pop sensation with more than just a few dark streaks. Slave To The Rhythm. Im rhythmus bleiben. 

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Releases
COLD LOVE
MODESTIJ

WeCD 360 / MP3 / 2015
THE SHAKES
MODESTIJ

WeCD 364 / MP3 / 2015
WARP ZONE
MODESTIJ

WeCD 367 / CD / 2015
LULLABY O
MODESTIJ

WeCD 369 / MP3 / 2015
BREAKIN UP / HARD AS FUCK
MODESTIJ

WeCD 371 / MP3 / 2015
CONEY ISLAND BABY
MODESTIJ

WeCD 372 / MP3 / 2015
FRAGMENTS OF YOU
MODESTIJ

WeCD 374 / MP3 / 2015
NEW TO YOU
MODESTIJ

WeCD 375 / MP3 / 2015
SATURDAY NITE
MODESTIJ

WeCD 376 / MP3 / 2016
 
 

Monastir

The year: 2001. The place: The Northern Sahara Desert. The creation: MONASTIR

Line up:

Magnus Björk

Marcus Olsson

Fanny Wedmark

Björn Olzewski

On a summer vacation, Monastir is founded by childhood friends Marcus Olsson and Magnus Björk. Back in Sweden Fanny Wedmark and Björn Olszewski got drafted and the grain of sand from the Sahara Desert became a solid rock.

Record company A West Side Fabrication took the band under its wings and soon debut single Rendezvous was released. Strangely, it was B-side Disconnect My Speaker that propelled into the radio airplay charts in summer 2002. The A-side became a hit on college radio stations.

The papers dubbed Monastir “the future of Swedish indie-rock.” New material was recorded for the Shape Up EP which contained four new songs which were just as strong as the A-side. The EP also got heavy rotation on college radio. The fall of 2003 saw Monastir grow in public, and of course there was a new video to accompany the EP.

With the wall-of-sound the Jesus and Mary Chain-way, the 1-2-3-4 attitude of The Ramones and melodies of pure pop genius the band went on the road and toured Scandinavia. From small underground clubs to bigger festival venues Monastir became the tight unit they are today. The band got a licence deal for their debut album in Japan in november 2003.

Invitation to the empire in the east followed in February after Monastirs rising sun on MTV Japan. A tour of the major cities in Japan became the bands’ biggest moment yet. “We thought it was gonna be great, but it turned out to be even greater” said lead singer Magnus after the arrival back home. Now Monastir is in the beginnings of the recordings of their second full length album which will hit the shelves this autumn.

Monastir means energy.

Monastir means intensity.

Monastir means attitude.

Join the followers or take heed

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Releases
The modern sound for a loser generation
Monastir

SP. 46 / CD / 2003
The Wasted EP
Monastir

Sp.s 60 / CD / 2005
Good Things Never Last
Monastir

SP. 61 / CD / 2005
Feel No Summer
Monastir

Sp.s 67 / MP3 / 2006
December Depression
Monastir

Sp.s 69 / MP3 / 2006
 
 

Mount Avalanche

Mount Avalanche first saw daylight in the spring of 2009 as Tim Hukari, the lead singer, separated from his band at the time to make music with the producer and sound engineer Peter Arvidsson. Together they create a colorful sound with great warmth, well-defined guitars and beautiful harmonies.

They first appeared live during a rock festival in Katrineholms town park and have ever since played on a regular basis around Stocholm, Katrineholm and Norrköping.

In november of 2009 Mount Avalanche switched bass guitar-player as Stefan Olsson, under mystical circumstances, joined the band. Stefan who not only work as their bass player, but also their graphic illustrator, designed the cover to the band’s debut EP.

So please step in to the magnificent music of Mount Avalanche, you wont be disappointed, all four tracks are purely wonderful.

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Releases
Swing it low
Mount Avalanche

WeCD 281 / MP3 / 2010
The Mountain (Avalanche Version)
Mount Avalanche

WeCD 286 / MP3 / 2010
 
 

Oh My!

Our own very best and most popular indie act with loads of hit potential. Originally from the northern town Sundsvall but these days based in Uppsala/Stockholm. They’ve been around for a couple of years but it all started to roll when we signed them spring 2011. During this year we have released a couple of popular tracks among them you most have heard their two last once, “Time Will Tell” and “Fifteen Years”. As a fact, we have received loads of interest for this quintette and if everything goes well we’ll release their debut album early fall this year.

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Releases
Twenty One
Oh My!

WeCD 293 / MP3 / 2011
I Know You
Oh My!

WeCD 297 / CD / 2011
Time Will Tell
Oh My!

WeCD 300 / MP3 / 2011
OH MY!
Oh My!

WeCD 311 / 2012
 
 

Olivia Schönfeldt

Olivia Schönfeldt is a new and very talent young girl (18) from the outskirts of Skellefteå, northern Sweden. You could easily say she lives for music. During daytime she’s in a music class at the gymnasium. Nearly all other time she writes music, all kind of music and sing a lot of course. And as she once told us; “from the very first day when I stood in front of a crow (which happened a very long time ago) I knew this is exactly what I like to do.”

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Releases
Shot In The Dark
Olivia Schönfeldt

WeCD 325 / MP3 / 2012
 
 

Olle Nyman

There's no biography written about this band yet.
 
 
 
Releases
Behind The Clouds
Olle Nyman

WeCD 234 / CD / 2006
Venture
Olle Nyman

WeCD257 / CD / 2008
Devil´s prey
Olle Nyman

WeCD 261 / MP3 / 2008
 
 

Oscar & Ronja

A quite new acquaintance, since they haven’t been around for such a long time. Never the less, this sextet from Skellefteå started in their music classroom at school, where all members went. The interest for music brought them together, and the forming of a band was inevitable. Gigs started to appear and songs got written. Songs that can be described as some kind of wistful but joyful, calm but cheerful and simple but magnificent pop music.

 
 
Releases
Walls
Oscar & Ronja

WeCD 323 / MP3 / 2012
 
 

Pajala Truck Co

This is the story of the PopSingle dressed to party, waving Glowstick, who sank into

darkness and disappeared.

Many years ago a band ware formed in Pajala, consisting of childhood friends, brothers, couples (former and future), neighbors and colleagues. Pajala Truck Co.

A toxic mix it would turn out.

Through great effort, by quarrels and viciousness and melancholy the band produced some of the best pop songs ever heard in the northern parts of Sweden and especially Pajala. Unfortunately, the villagers did not understand it and the band grew accustomed to being booed at on bear drenched stages. But, The world would turn out to be larger than the small village and all the great songs found their way out of it.

Suddenly, the band had a record deal. Instead of “no, let´s give in and start a cover band” teenage dreams unrolled before them, as a golden path to never ending glory. – Let´s make a record! The band naively exclaimed.

It would soon come to show that a record, is not something you just simply make. It requires, of course, that you can play right, to begin with. It also requires you to cope with corporate types who say you can not play right, or is too fat, or too lazy, or too

ambitious or too indie or mainstream, all whilst media proclaimes you to be the saviour of nordic pop .

It requires, finally, you to master the art of waiting. Not wait as in: We’ll record the guitars Tomorrow, we will not have time today. Not as in: It will probably take a month to mix this.

No, wait and wait and wait, all while your beard grows and years are added upon year, while corporate types asserts and swears on how much they believe in you and what super-high priority you have.

After some time, floating around in vacuum, it starts to creak at the seams of the success spaceship.

Quarrels, fights and gloom begins to seep into the bands formally air tight ties. Members drop out and jump back in, coffee cups thrown into walls, brother stands against brother, neighbor against neighbor, in a burgeoning civil war.

But suddenly. Almost imperceptibly out of nowhere. As a discreet hush angelic baby it now laid there. The first single. It was called “From One motherfucker to Another” and it was a loved child. It went straight onto the national playlists and charts.

(It lies there on the table, including beer and champagne. It is ready now. The next single is also ready, video and everything, we can release it in the fall. Then release the album. Our debut album. So why do you do this now? Why do you sit there and read aloud from a letter saying you don’t want to be a part of our spaceship anymore? Why, after all we have gone through to get here? Why?)

That´s how the band lost one of it´s singers. Now hell broke loose

Strangled by the tape on the finish line the band fell.

The brothers did not celebrate christmas together that year.

The next single, the single that the band, critics, music journalists and every corporate know-how who had heared the song predicted to be the really BIG break for the band and to be the song that would travel around Europe and across the Atlantic sea making the record company fortunes, slowly started drifting away, away, out of sight, down in the dark.

But now. Because the whole is greater than it´s bickering parts. Because when the dust settles it is about music. The fucking fantastic music. Because some things are too brilliant to be wasted. Because friction only occurs when surfaces are really touching each other. Because love begins with fraction, and because the very same friction that made us lesser friends also made some of the best, multilayered pop music in Sweden of the last decade.

Now Pajala Truck Co. is rising again. for the third time on the count of nine, with sealed seams and love like cement.

Now we pick it up from the darkness. The crown jewel of our collection.

Many years of our sweat and tears boiled down to 3 min and 44 sec.

Our second single predicted to travel the world.

Pajala Truck Co. gives you “Movements”.

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Releases
Movements
Pajala Truck Co

WeCD 298 / MP3 / 2011
Tornionlaakso
Pajala Truck Co

WeCD 304 / MP3 / 2011
Scarlet Skyline
Pajala Truck Co

WeCD 328 / MP3 / 2012
Pluto
Pajala Truck Co

WeCD 342 / MP3 / 2013
Returner
Pajala Truck Co

WeCD 377 / MP3 / 2016
Pajala Pop
Pajala Truck Co

WeCD 378 / MP3 / 2016
 
 

Penniless

The Biography of Penniless (Finland)

 

Ossi Alisaari (vocals, guitars)

Pekka Alisaari (guitars)

Lasse Alisaari (drums)

Mikko Pere (guitars)

Kimmo Kurittu (bass guitars)

 

The band was formed in Nakkila, a small town on the Finnish west coast,

some twenty years ago. In 1998 the youngest of the Alisaari brothers,

Ossi, joined the lineup and since then Penniless has been a famous five of

Finnish alternative music, indie rock and power pop.

 

Before Ossi came along Penniless was known as Penniless People Of

Bulgaria, and often compared to such names as Pixies and Hüsker Dü. Later

on, when Ossi was already there and bit by bit getting used to the lead

vocals, Weezer was another usual name dropping thing.

 

As the leading rock journalist in Finland, Ilkka Mattila, has put it:

“their typically Finnish pithy approach and warped sense of humour make

Penniless a unique band”. This is still true, even if the quality and

colour of humour has changed through the years.

 

Ossi did not only make Penniless younger and change the vocal landscapes

of the band with his strong role as lead singer. He has also grown to be

the many sided man behind the music of Penniless.

 

For the moment Penniless has published all in all ten albums. And there

will surely be more of their stuff to come. A Cab to the City (2010) and

Rows of Houses (2013) are the latest pair of Penniless albums and by far

the top of the crop. With Ossi in front on many different levels, the

music has become wider, deeper, more Penniless. Music with a distinctive

own voice and tone.

 

This development is something which critics nowadays point out.

Comparisons with other artists is not important, any more. Penniless is

Penniless, the name to be referred to if wanted.

 

When asked to describe the fresh album, Rows of Houses, Ossi once wrote:

 

“These songs were arranged and partly recorded while watching the

beautiful sunrises and sunsets at a summer cottage by the shore of a

hidden sacred lake. If you listen close you can almost hear the swans

taking off from the bank of the lake. Or maybe you can hear five sweaty

guys laughing their heads off in the sauna. Anyway, this might be the most

complex record from Penniless so far. The album is made of slowed down

sadness, speeded up aggression, hopelessness, hopefulness, daydreams, bad

dreams, flowers, blood, humor, tears, laughter, friendship, love, fears

and joy.”

 

There’s really no need to add a single word to that. “…And This I Know For

Sure”.

 

Penniless album catalogue;

AS Penniless People Of Bulgaria

(Pekka Alisaari v & g, Mikko Pere g, Kimmo Kurittu b, Lasse Alisaari d)

– Cake (1993)

– Mould (1994)

– Velocity (1996)

As Penniless

(Ossi Alisaari v & g, Pekka Alisaari v & g, Mikko Pere g, Kimmo Kurittu b, Lasse Alisaari d)

– Joe (1998)

– Anola (2001)

– All Good Things Come To Those Who Wait (2004)

– The Attraction (2007)

– A Cab to the City (2010)

– Rows of Houses (2013)

 

*) Finnish Rockumentary 1999

 

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Releases
Joe
Penniless

WeCD 155 / CD / 1998
Beautiful vs Cage
Penniless

WeCD 165 / CD / 1999
Anola
Penniless

WeCD 183 / CD / 2001
All Good Things Come To Those Who Wait
Penniless

WeCD 214 / CD / 2004
The Attraction
Penniless

WeCD 242 / CD / 2007
Brothers
Penniless

WeCD 278 / MP3 / 2010
A Cab to the City
Penniless

WeCD 283 / CD / 2010
Panic, radio edit
Penniless

WeCD 292 / MP3 / 2011
My Imaginary Friends
Penniless

WeCD 334 / MP3 / 2013
Rows of Houses
Penniless

WeCD 345 / CD / 2013
 
 

Petter Sandström

Petter Sandström was born and raised in the small town of Skellefteå, in the north of Sweden – 26th of November 1981. He grew up in front of mum and dads vinyl collection, which served as his musical education, where bands and artists like The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison& Phil Spector were the tutors.

 

Joined his first band as a singer, after high school, but was more of a record collector than a musician back then. Progressed as a singer/songwriter in a local band and made the decision to release an album under his own name.

 

In 2011 he wrote and recorded the debut album: “The river st. blues” – in his hometown Skellefteå. The ten self produced songs are mixed and mastered by Henrik Oja (Säkert! among others) and will be released in the beginning of 2012.

 

And for your knowledge, Petter is also a member of the quite famous progressive rock-band Moonsafari, but when it comes to his solo-project, we can find his attributes from where it all started – with his parents record collection.

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Releases
Lean on me
Petter Sandström

WeCD 307 / MP3 / 2011
It isn’t Christmas without you
Petter Sandström

WeCD 310 / MP3 / 2011
Say it With a Song
Petter Sandström

WeCD 320 / MP3 / 2012
The River st. Blues
Petter Sandström

WeCD 322 / CD / 2012
 
 

Popterror

Popterror is about longing for that which you couldn’t wait to leave behind. A blog, then a club, and now we’re a band. Before any of this we were little boys in even smaller towns, and today we look back on it with equal amounts of sadness and nostalgia. Popterror is about bringing out your bicycle for the first time after a long winter, about seeing the trains pass by, about those small things you do for someone you like. Most of all Popterror is a serenade from the heart to a place you can return to, but never get back.

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Releases
Allt vi gjort har du glömt
Popterror

Buf.s 47 / MP3 / 2010
Nu som då
Popterror

Buf.s 48 / CDEP / 2011
Skogsbilväg
Popterror

Buf.s 67 / MP3 / 2013
Svart som natten
Popterror

Buf.s 70 / MP3 / 2013
 
 

Pretties For You

 

Pretties for You are a Swedish Indie Rock band, hosted in the Gothenburg area. But in the same time I have to say they are much much more than that. Their music has been described as a mix between New Wave and Indie Rock, and the band has been compared with acts such as legendary Blondie and newbies like the Vaccines.

The band was formed in January 2011 and shortly thereafter they released their debut single, Woods, and received critical acclaim for their melodic and immediately accessible sound.

The band’s musical influences vary from bands such as Arcade Fire, the National, Radical Face and the Knife, to rock icons such as Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Fleetwood Mac and Kate Bush, to keep the list short.

Pretties for You may be an Indie Rock band but the name derives from Alice Cooper’s album with the same title. For the band, the name represents “the idea of doing something completely opposite of what people may expect”. The album Pretties for You by Alice Cooper is known to be a real oddity in comparison to his later achievements.

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Releases
When the Lights Went Out
Pretties For You

WeCD 313 / MP3 / 2012
Silver Lining
Pretties For You

WeCD 321 / MP3 / 2012
Tick Tock (ST Remix)
Pretties For You

WeCD 335 / MP3 / 2013
 
 

Reverend Big O

Dearest,

In the past we have been saved, and we hope to be saved in the future as well. Over and over, strong-boned hands has reached out and pulled us up. We think we can be saviors too. The feeling of obligation, the sense of duty. Up here, in the north, we are developing perfect night vision from living in the darkness too many days out of every year. We climb mountains and try to interpret the northern light moving across the arctic skies. We read braille. We hear music originating in the silence we still can’t decide is suffocating or soothing. We would like to save someone, the way we’ve been saved.

Sincerely,

Reverend Big O

33.

Reverend Big O was formed about two years ago by Jörgen Dahlqvist, Fredrik Haller, Marcus Råberg, Lukas Råberg, Nicklas Nilsson and Henrik Palmberg. The debut, Small town Chants, was released early june 2000, and have got great reviews in Swedish press, as well as in German independent magazines as Fiber Kürve.

SMALL TOWN CHANTS: people are lonely words seem inadequate at times You can count who your real friends are on one hand at times I feel totally isolated that´s fine with me that´s another side of life

Now the band are doing music to their forthcoming album, and sounds to a theatre project with our long loved pals; Teater Terrier, Malmö.

 
 
 
 

Rickard och Juvelerna

In the fall of 2011, Rickard och Juvelerna was gathered for the first time, in a small village on the Island of Orust, close to the sea and the summer.

 

Two boys from the city of Gothenburg and three friends from the Island decided to tell stories about life, journeys, dreams, disappointments, love and happiness.

 

Rickard Nilsson wanted to sing and tell.

Jakobp Bolinder slapped the baseguitar.

Joel Gunnarsson wanted to play the electricguitar.

Joel Samsjö touched the piano.

Joel Andersson banged the drums.

 

So many J:s, so many Joels, we thought about Jewels…Jewels in Swedish is Juveler…So there it was Rickard och Juvelerna, Rickard and the Jewels.

 

Our mission became music that had something real to tell you, real and important.

Melodies disigned to carry the salty winds from the shores of the great Island of Orust all the way to the dirty streets of Gothenburg, and back again.

Then the band just flew.

Played on Clubs, wrote songs.

Told that special story about that dream of the best life.

The hunt for happiness and the love for faithful friends.

 

Daniel “Hurricane” Gilbert ran into the band one day during wintertime. We recognized ourselves in eachother and Mr Gilbert produced the debut album.

 

With feet steady on the Westcoast Island of Orust, as well as on the rumbling streets of Gothenburg, Rickard och Juvelerna are there. They have something to tell you.

 

 

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Releases
Eporna, mopederna och vännerna
Rickard och Juvelerna

Buf.s 51 / MP3 / 2012
Stjärnorna och Juvelerna
Rickard och Juvelerna

Buf.s 54 / MP3 / 2012
Rickard och Juvelerna
Rickard och Juvelerna

BUF 56 / MP3 / 2012
Sorrow Street
Rickard och Juvelerna

Buf.s 59 / MP3 / 2013
Juninatten (så som du tänkte den)
Rickard och Juvelerna

Buf.s 62 / MP3 / 2013
Madeleine på broplatsen
Rickard och Juvelerna

Buf.s 78 / MP3 / 2014
Havanna-himmel
Rickard och Juvelerna

Buf.s 80 / CD / 2014
Du som aldrig har levat (kan inte bara dö)
Rickard och Juvelerna

Buf.s 87 / MP3 / 2015
Är det så när något dör?
Rickard och Juvelerna

Buf.s 91 / MP3 / 2016
 
 

Rusty Flores

The label Ramblin, records contacted Rusty Flores(then named BEN) fromHelsingborg, Sweden in the late 90s and gave them the chance to release their debut “Like a wheel touching ground”. Good reviews, ok sales and a take-off for alt country music in Sweden gave them 3 good years. “Good” meaning loads of gigs all over sweden, a gig/trip to Austin,

Texas for the SXSW festival as well as some good new friends and bands. In early 2000 they made their second record “ill-fated & magical”. Even though this record got better reviews than the first one they noticed a declining interest in the band. Harder to find gigs and promotion opportunities. And worse record sales. Also, Ramblin‚ records were getting ready to close down by that time. This meant less promotion. Around the same time Loosegoats´ front man Christian Kjellvander asked Daniel Frank and Andreas Ejnarsson if they wanted to play on his solo-project “songs from a two-room chapel”. Easy choice. The record was followed by a long, long tour and Christians band(Lazy grace frontier) included Daniel on guitar/vocals. New impressions and influences from the tour, and the wonderful people on it, resulted in a kind of new direction in the songwriting for Daniel. The long absence from BEN resulted in 12 new songs, a bit different from the old material. And when it was time to rehearse with the band there were no drummer and no keyboard player. Dan Englund (Lazy grace frontier, songs of soil, Fine arts showcase) and Peter Wildoer (Darkane) was brought in. Due to new members and a bit different sound they renamed the band. The votes went to Rusty Flores (a nice European touch to it) and the idea of rust and flowers seemed appropriate when you thought of this band.!

Rusty Flores are:

Jonas Andersson ˆ Guitars/mandolins

Andreas Ejnarsson ˆ Bass/vocals

Dan Englund ˆ Keyboard/guitar/mandolin

Daniel Frank ˆ Guitars/Vocals

Peter Wildoer ˆ Drums/percussionRusty F

 
 
 
 

Sanna Stuardo

Sanna Stuardo was born in 1987 up north in Skelleftea, Sweden. Early on as a child music was a normal part of her life, since her father had a rock’n’roll band that was fairly successful through the early 90’s.

On the cover of milk cartons in northern Sweden

It became natural from the early teens for Sanna to start her own musical journey, with the both vulnerable and powerful voice as her travel companion. A significant first step after high school was the first prize at the regional milk producer Norrmeijer’s Popstar competition in 2003. As a result from the exposure on all the milk cartons she got the opportunity to sing for the Swedish king Carl Gustaf at the inauguration of the national championship in cross country skiing 2004 in Skelleftea.

From shabby local pubs to national TV

The following years turned into a tough and contrasting training for Sanna, with everything from late nights playing pubs to debuting with her own band on prime time national TV.

After some work adventures in England and Norway Sanna Stuardo both returned to Sweden and the music. Together with the musician and producer David Ahlstrom she found a new, thrilling sound. This is expressed in songs like Silent Panic, a wayward and dynamic song about the thin line between general human love and manic ditto. Silent Panic was rapidly spread among social medias and is now released as a single on the Skelleftea label A West Side Fabrication. Regardless of which direction it takes Sannas on her continuing musical voyage – it will sure be interesting to follow.

 

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Releases
Silent Panic
Sanna Stuardo

WeCD 352 / CD / 2014
Unsure
Sanna Stuardo

WeCD 353 / MP3 / 2014
Never Feel Alright
Sanna Stuardo

WeCD 357 / MP3 / 2015
Invincible
Sanna Stuardo

WeCD 366 / MP3 / 2015
Run
Sanna Stuardo

WeCD 373 / MP3 / 2015
 
 

Sara Yasmine

From the quiet forests of Dalarna, with roots from Iran, derives swedish singer-songwriter Sara Yasmine. Her voice, often compared with names like Katie Melua and Laleh Pourkarim, is what puts character in her music, together with an intimate and honest expression of both tunes and lyrics.

After a fortunate musical session with producer Anders Lagerfors in Gothenburg, 2011, Sara stuffed a truck and brought her visions about music and life to the west coast of Sweden, Gothenburg. Since then, a lot has happened. 

Starting in english, in april 2012, the “Sara Yasmine EP” was released and embraced by her listeners, including songs like “Take Me Home” and the touching melancholic uptempo-song “Snow Lesson”. During the same period, her single “Life Doesn’t Work That Way” was released at the record company “100 SONGS”, founded by well known names in swedish music industry; Ben Malén, Ola Håkansson & Klas Lunding. Shortly, EP “Vol.2” came in september 2012, and Sara proved to her listeners that she was here to stay.

A simmering desire for expression in her native language led Sara early 2013 to record her first song in swedish, “Jag Brinner”. Because it was so well received by listeners, iranian media profiles, by editors at the blog SVT PSL and noticed by the newspaper QX, Sara decided to continue exploring her musical force of singing in swedish.

From this derives the upcoming single, “Glashus”.

”Glashus”, written by Sara Tahmirpour (Sara Yasmine), produced by Anders Lagerfors, is a stringbased, intimate story about the vulnerability that can be revealed in the close meeting between two people. It’s a story about longing and lust, but also about the fear of being near. The song treats the small and the big in life, the everyday and the existential, and takes the listener on a journey whose echo will ring long after the last notes has faded out.

 

 

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Releases
Glashus
Sara Yasmine

Buf.s 68 / CD / 2013
 
 

Sentimental Pet

‘Twas in the town of Jacksboro, in the year of ’33, when a man by the name of Cradle came steppin’ up to me. He said ‘how do you do young fella n’ how would you like to go spend the summer pleasant on the range of the buffalo?’.

Ah, sorry ’bout that – blame it on the blazin’ wood stove gettin’ my bread done while also takin’ the noon heat into an all-time-high. Anyway, this was s’posed to be ’bout Sentimental Pet & the year is now, the town non-existant & Pet didn’t step up to me, but got me on the phone, sayin’ ‘you up for writin’ notes?’.

At that time I hadn’t yet heard these songs, at least not in their current shape & form, so I asked him what they sounded like – his reply was a rather lame ‘guitar-based, classy rock’. Well, son, that ain’t cuttin’ it & I ain’t usin’ it. Here’s the thing: I’ve known Pet for a very long time, but he’s still quite the enigma & not least so with a guitar in hand. His songs ain’t revealing much of this though, as they seem to come straight from the heart & that’s a place where few enigmas ever have resided; instead, please look at them from afar, dwell a bit on that one note hangin’ loose n’ free in the northern sky & see if it’s not gettin’ to you in slight & mysterious ways – only to once again elude you when you thought you knew just what it was all about. See, normally an enigma comes with an answer, but Sentimental Pet is an answer that comes with an enigma & that’s a world of difference, wouldn’t you say?

That’s where the music of Sentimental Pet is comin’ from& he’s now, at long last & along with his merry comrades at the rhythmic end, bringin’ some of this music – guitar-based & classy! – to you, whoever you, are… child of the burnin’ star.

Well, I gotta get back to my bread here, so see ya later folks. Hey Pet – how about sharin’ that story where you claimed to have been climbin’ a mountain, when the truth was that you’d been wakin’ up on top of a chimney? Go, God of the guitar.

 

B.C. Wolff

(B.C Wolff is a cat caravan, a dreamer of skies & a cowboy of lies – he sings of the unknown & the wisdom of bones)

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Releases
Shaking to the Bone
Sentimental Pet

WeCD 343 / CDEP / 2013
Evil Mind
Sentimental Pet

WeCD 350 / MP3 / 2014
Killing Time
Sentimental Pet

WeCD 356 / MP3 / 2014
 
 

Shifty Cruz

Shifty Cruz is a Swedish band from the Northern city Skellefteå. The band was formed early in 2016 by leadsinger Jonathan Eriksson (Amber Oak etc) and the multi-talented Rickie Paleski (Üni Foreman, Blodet etc).

They both shared the interest of the obscure and filthy post-punk scene that was running wild in an early New York City.
After spending a fair amount of time, going from one kind of genre to another, the duo found their catchy and decadent sound that they would later welcome with open arms.
The project Shifty Cruz would stay hidden until now, 2017, when their self-titled EP was released.
With the new EP the band portrays an emotional journey from beginning to end. With their dancy goth-rock, the songs evoke thoughts of vulgarity and the obscene.

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Releases
Vile
Shifty Cruz

WeCD 391 / MP3 / 2017
Shifty Cruz
Shifty Cruz

WeCD 392 / MP3 / 2017
 
 

Stairs

Stairs was formed in 2008 and released three singles and an album, before they agreed to take a break in 2012. Since then, the band members has appeared in other musical projects, such as Höstdroppar and Höga berget. When three-fifths of the band came together, in the autumn of 2016, to see one of Kent’s farewell concerts the idea came up to do something with Stairs again. Looking through the demo catalouge they found a recording that was basically completed, wich resulted in the singel Make it happen.

The band is active in Örebro and consists of Markus Hagersten, Mikael Jinneskog, Alexander Nätterlund, Mattias Nätterlund and Joakim Preutz.

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Releases
Won´t let the world break us
Stairs

WeCD 279 / MP3 / 2010
Best Believe
Stairs

WeCD 285 / MP3 / 2010
No knock on my door
Stairs

WeCD 299 / MP3 / 2011
Sunday morning on the edge of town
Stairs

WeCD 308 / CD / 2011
Make it Happen
Stairs

WeCD 380 / MP3 / 2017
 
 

Stardog

Alternative rock band within the same genre as Soundgarden. Truly good musicians as well. All in all they released four albums and a couple of EP’s/Singles during their career.

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Releases
In Order To Disorder
Stardog

WeCD 122 / CD / 2011
 
 

Stolen Deer

It’s no understatement to say that Stolen Deer, four youngsters from West Side’s hometown Skellefteå, are more than super dedicated their music. Some might say they are too uncompromising and stubborn, even beyond what’s best for them selfs. Other might say they take them selfs to damn serious. Me on the other hand say, they are just a bunch of hardworking music indie-freaks who has a dream they want to realize. A dream that holds loads of passion and pain, a dream that comprise writing of the unforgettable song with heart and soul.

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Releases
Endless autumn
Stolen Deer

WeCD 270 / MP3 / 2009
And then you left
Stolen Deer

WeCD 275 / CDEP / 2010
How You Always Seem to Find Me
Stolen Deer

WeCD 312 / MP3 / 2012
Morning Peasant
Stolen Deer

WeCD 317 / CD / 2012
 
 

Tekman

There's no biography written about this band yet.
 
 
 
 
 

The Bear Quartet

Sweden’s most critically acclaimed and innovative band

was formed above the arctic circle in the town of Lulea in 1989. The original members were Matti Alkberg (guitar and vocals), Jari Haapalainen (guitar), Peter Nuottaniemi (bass), Johan Forsling (guitar) and Magnus Olsson (drums). Madly brilliant demo tapes was passed on from music lover

to music lover and played loud on cheap cassette decks, and the band was hyped by various music critics even before they had recorded as much as a single.

They were not signed until the spring of 1992. It was A West Side Fabrication who realized The Bear Quartet’s amazing potential. The first album, Penny Century was released in the fall. Then drummer Magnus quit (why is it always the drummer?) and Urban Nordh became the guy beating the

skins.

The Bear Quartet’s creativity seems endlessly flowing and they

recorded two beautiful albums, Cosy Den and Family Affair and the EP Revisted before they took an involuntary break in the spring of 1995 when Jari and Urban moved to Stockholm, and Johan left the band. Later that year the fourth album; Everybody Else is released as well as two EPs It Only Takes A Flashlight To Create A Monster and Flux Detail. The Bear Quartet’s creativity was far from exhausted and they started working on the next album, Holy, Holy. It’s not until now that the band consciously slows down. They manage to stay away from the rehearsal space for two months. When they go back in they work differently; without a goal and without a deadline.

The songs grow wild and beautiful.

In June 1996 the songs start to feel finished. Then The Bear Quartet suffers another drummer loss when Urban decides to devote himself to something utterly different. After some time they find a dignified successor in Jejo Perkovic (also drummer for the hardcore band Brick). During three weeks the band records 23 songs. Five of them hese can be found on the EP Before the Trenches and eleven on the masterpiece Moby Dick.

The Bear Quartet has always been the critics’ darlings, but after Moby Dick the Swedish music press where desperately searching for new, undiscovered superlatives to describe The Bear Quartet’s outstanding compositions. During the spring of 1998 The Bear Quartet recorded their seventh full length album, Personality Crisis. with a large and helpful input by Carl Olsson (of Blissful) and Björn Olsson (Union Carbide, Soundtrack of our lives).

The single Human Enough off that album was played frequently on National Swedish Radio. The EP Mom and Dad was released later in the fall with same result. The Bear Quartet toured Germany during the spring of 1999, where Carl Olsson became a steady member of the group, as he managed to overflow a hotel room in Leipzig and pack the tour bus all by himself. In the early summer of ’99 The Bear Quartet began recording what would eventually become My War and Gay Icon. Although the recording process stretches from June 1999 to November 2000 the actual days in the studio are no more than twenty.

The Bear Quartet was on a creative high, and late 1999 the songs for My War were mixed and mastered. My War was, according to major Swedish rock critics, the most introspective and realized album of the band so far. Sort of a The Idiot for the 21st century. Two Eps are taken from the album: Old Friends and I Don´t Wanna. Both living proof of the Bear Quartet´s genius. If My War was a slow and quiet album with their most private lyrics so far, Gay Icon was, as always, a reaction against precisely that. It opens with a short, heartfelt piano ballad (key lyric: Adam and Eve were the first unemployed, in love and evicted) but as soon as it´s over the mayhem begins. Not since their debut, Penny Century (1992), has the band recorded noisier songs than i.e Be A Stranger, Capable and Hunchback. Overall, Gay Icon bursts with sonic experimentation and soul. The two Eps taken from the album, Load It and Fuck Your Slow Songs does prov that The Bear Quartet´s remarkable sense of melody isn´t lost at all.

And it should be said that if you favour the bands more balladry side you´ll find lots of songs on Gay Icon that will blow your mind completely.

But the fun doesn´t stop at that. In March 2002 the band released the full on nihilistic album which is Ny Våg. It´s a hardrocking, teethgrinding monster of an album. In fact, it´s the bee´s knees. From classic punk (Euthanasia, Number) via noisy improvised instrumentals (Go To Bed, Head, 10.20 100), to ambient pieces (Night Nurse, Heaven/ No Heaven) it is unlike any album prior known to man. But fans of the Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, Brian Eno and Black Flag will not be disappointed. As, of course, fans of The Bear Quartet. Because, odd as it may seem, all the songs featured here on are prime examples of classic BQ song writing. The lyrics may occasionally be in Swedish and the overall mood is darker but the record posesses all the elements that we have come to love and expect from this genius lot.

That much said though, in recent live shows the band has been presenting new material which seems to be more classic pop songs (anthemic choruses and all), with lyrics perversely focusing of fatal accidents, near death experiences and vengeance. Another, not yet named, masterpiece of an album has been recorded for a late summer release. An album which insiders claim is the punkiest and at the same time most commercial record the band has delivered in years. The intense, and quite insanely funky, All Your Life (as well as three previously unreleased bangers) has been chosen as a taster and yet another chapter is written in the continuing saga that is the Bear Quartet. What can a band – that has done almost everything to such great artistical grandeur really do next? Wherever the Bear Quartet goes, only one thing is for sure: no one’s ever been there before. And the story continues. Whatever happens, one can only imagine what the outcome will be.

The Bear Quartet:

Mattias Alkberg – vocals

Jari Haapalainen – guitars

Peter Nuottaniemi – bass guitar

Jejo Perkovic – drums

Calle Olsson – Keyboards

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The Blues

On new years day 2009. Bob and Henry decided it was time to do something… It was time for some serious good music with some simple powerful lyrics.

They brought a computer and some instruments in to a little schack in Henrys backyard outside Luleå, way up north in Sweden. They called the place Gonzo Studios.

Both of them love old blues and German pioneers like Kraftwerk and Einstürzende Neubauten. They wanted to bring those different kinds of music together and mix it up in a way never done before.

They wrote Mister Foreman and started to record it on the fourth of January. Working with the sound many long nights until they got it right, which wasn’t easy.

In february2010 Bob won some money on Sports betting and he and Henry decided to use it to record in a proper studio. They contacted Einstürzende Neubautens producer Boris Wilsdorf who immediately fell in love with their music.

In March The Blues went down to Berlin and recorded four songs in andereBaustelle. Neubautens studio in Wedding. They produced it together with Boris and it sounds exactly as they wanted it to sound.

The Blues kind of blues has more in common with the dramatic stuff that Bessie Smith use to sing than, let’s say Muddy Waters. And it has absolutely nothing in common with Eric Clapton or John Mayall.

They might be walking on a tightrope, doing what they’re doing. But who said it’s supposed to be easy?

It’s The Blues, after all.

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Releases
Mister Foreman
The Blues

WeCD 284 / MP3 / 2010
El Guapo
The Blues

WeCD 295 / MP3 / 2011
Before You Know It
The Blues

WeCD 301 / MP3 / 2011
 
 

The Breeze The Breath

The Breeze The Breath are the toughest act on the West Side Fabrication label. The play rough, energy EMO, and they do it well, no doubt about that.

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Releases
Lieston
The Breeze The Breath

WeCD 259 / CD
The Breeze The Breath
The Breeze The Breath

WeCD 251 / CD / 2007
 
 

The Culture In Memoriam

The Culture In Memoriam

– We fall only to rise again.

The Culture In Memoriam is an organic music collective from Malmö, which is run by its artistic director Victor Håkansson (vocals, guitar) and supported by a growing family of musicians and friends. As permanent members, we see Rasmus Berggren son (bass, vocals), Mattias Stålnacke (Guitar, etc.) and Lars Diurlin (Drums).

The story of The Culture In Memoriam begins when Victor Hakansson, as a five year old, began his musical journey as a tambourine player in a traveling theatrical company.

As one of the children of an intellectual part-time baker in Trelleborg, he together with some teachers and a few other red wine idealists, had the opportunity to work with the ensemble playing Gusten Gustafson’s pieces.

As a theater kid, used to expressing himself through music and clothing, as someone who loved skateboarding, Refused, Nirvana and the Kinks, Victor was early on to be a well-established notch steak for greasers and neo-Nazis, and he literally fought his way through the later school years.

Alone, hated and hunted by his antagonists Victor lived as a refugee. The fear of death followed him like a shadow and as the hatred stagnated this fear grew into outright panic. Victor broke.

For Victor to get better everything had to be stripped away, and when he could no longer fight to express himself, only the music remained.

When Victor eventually was discharged, he moved to Malmö and the help from an old music teacher and a few other musicians he had got to know laid the foundation of the album Nietzche Ex.

The album was released by his own company, The Spectacle Records, only to be picked up by record label A West Side Fabrication, which three years later also released The Culture In Memoriams second album “Abolish History – This Is Our Story “.

Now The Culture In Memoriam is back with its third album, “Rest In Pieces “. This time the sound oft the Beach Boys can be clearly sensed in the kettle-drums, choral and string arrangements, tastefully seasoned and destroyed by faulty distortion. Clever melodies and pompous arrangements with Victor’s fragile vocals mixed with diehard political messages make TCIM unique in an otherwise dull and streamlined pop culture.

Under the name The Culture in Memoriam Victor Håkansson has found his own way and dare to believe in his heartfelt rancid, but enchantingly vulnerable voice when he preaches texts with meaning to the music that appeals and concerns.

“Victor looks like Ziggy Stardust, sings like Bowie and writes songs that combine Frank Zappas ironies and Nick Drakes seriousity .. “…” … the text material on the album ‘Abolish History – This Is Our Styory’ is nothing less than literary. Victor mixes revolutionary anger from Trelleborg’s working-class neighborhoods with postmodernisms rabid skepticism of the ideologies great stories… ‘/ metica.se

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Releases
Destroy all facts and history
The Culture In Memoriam

WeCD 243 / MP3 / 2007
Abolish history, this is our story
The Culture In Memoriam

WeCD 245 / CD / 2007
Lovely you
The Culture In Memoriam

WeCD 254 / MP3 / 2007
Sisters
The Culture In Memoriam

WeCD 303 / MP3 / 2011
Rest In Pieces
The Culture In Memoriam

WeCD 306 / CD / 2011
Jimmie
The Culture In Memoriam

WeCD 314 / MP3 / 2012
 
 

The Drowners

Fine power pop from West Side´s hometown. During their West Side Fabrication career we released two full length albums and a huge pile of singles. Lately we have released two so called christmas songs, both 2008 and 2009.

 
 
Releases
My candle
The Drowners

Sp.s 74 / MP3 / 2008
Happy New Year
The Drowners

Sp.s 76 / MP3 / 2009
 
 

The High Fives

The earliest THF song saw the first light of day in 2006 in the small industrial town of Katrineholm. Five guys got together to see if they could create some cool sounding pop music, and as it turned out, they could, and the word about THF spread quickly. After a few months the guys started doing gigs in Katrineholm and the neighbouring cities and their energetic music and frenetic onstage performance made them stand out.
In the early spring of 2007 they got a call from what, at the time was the biggest musicfestival in Sweden – Hultsfredsfestivalen, and was asked to perform at their rookie tour in the spring. They were voted best band on the tour, which resulted in a gig at the festival. In the summer they started to record an album, “Work Of Art” which was released in early 2008 and got good reviews in the swedish press. Radio plays and tv performances started coming in and some of the more prestigious music magazines started writing about them. The guys were playing gigs all over Sweden now, and some of the biggest festivals in the country.
In the end of 2009 the band took a break, a long break…… Now 2015, the music climate has changed but THF hasn’t changed a bit. In may their releasing a double single called “The Show Goes On” and “I should Have Killed Myself Last Time You Said I Love You”. More songs will be recorded this summer.
That’s all for now.

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Releases
The Show Goes On
The High Fives

WeCD 363 / MP3 / 2015
 
 

The No Truster

The No Truster is an electronic rock group from Gotland/Stockholm. The core of the band (as well as the founders) is Johannes Hallbom and Emil Stenström, two friends and long time music-partners. But whenever it’s time for The No Truster to play live, they do include a few other members to get the best out of their music. And talking about live performances we have to mention that The No Truster’s first gig ever took place at the biggest music festival in Sweden, Peace & Love, summer 2012. And since then The No Truster’s music has started to spread like a virus into the hearts of the swedish public. This is music that deals with lies, infidelity, jealousy, obsession and eternal love. Are you a No Truster?

 

 

 

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Releases
Falling
The No Truster

WeCD 330 / MP3 / 2012
Bolts
The No Truster

WeCD 333 / MP3 / 2013
 
 

The Rains

The Rains was formed sometime around 2007 in the forests outside of Falkenberg on the west coast of Sweden by Joel Alexandersson and Mikael Magnusson. As a sort of backlash to all the hard rock and metal music that has put their town on the map, and everyones desire to be superstars, The Rains did the absolute opposite.

Over the years, The Rains has only done a few gigs, one radio appearance and mostly turned down most of the requests. Not because of ingratitude, but to only play their music for those who are willing to listen. The Rains will never play at your youth centre pool party.

The Rains music has repeatedly been described as Melancholy and bittersweet. The Rains writes music on their own terms and are eager to always emphasize that everything is done with the utmost seriousness.

 At last I would like to statue that The Rains have the magnificent frail sound, no doubt about that. So after their first six track release on West Side, now it’s time for their new album “I DREAMED WE WERE HAPPY”. And if you by any chance are familiar with The Rains or have read the titles of their songs, you must see a bit of tragicomic in the name of the album.

 

 

 

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Releases
I Love The Sound Of You Talking Me Out Of Trouble
The Rains

WeCD 305 / MP3 / 2011
The days never seemed to end
The Rains

WeCD 324 / MP3 / 2012
I Dreamed That I Was Dying
The Rains

WeCD 336 / MP3 / 2013
I Dreamed We Were Happy
The Rains

WeCD 338 / CD / 2013
 
 

This Perfect Day

There's no biography written about this band yet.
 
 
 
 
 

Tikkle Me

Electro girl pop duo from the middle of Sweden, who has released one super album on West Side Fabrication.

Although they are a quite new act, they have for sure been around for a while and performed live both within Sweden, at cool clubs and at hip festivals, as well as in places like Russia, Ukraine, Germany and White Russia.

Cool lyrics with both hard and cleaver beats.

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Releases
Butterflies in my tummy
Tikkle Me

WECD38 / MP3 / 2009
Wake up
Tikkle Me

WECD274 / MP3 / 2010
Tikkle Me
Tikkle Me

WeCD 276 / CD / 2010
 
 

Tjalle & Anders med flera

Tjalle & Anders are brothers and are actually named Lars and Anders Lidgren. They have been playing together since very young years in different constellations. First with the father who needed comp to his accordion, then through different bands where Mindre Modiga Män should be mentioned, to perform as a trubadur duo in a hook environment with all that means, now launching Tjalle & Anders med flera.

But to get a wider soundtrack, with violin, mandolin, choir song, etc., they have invited a plethora of different musicians who belong to other bands at home. It in itself contributes to a dynamic people / country feeling. The recording is: Lars Lidgren (song and guitar), Anders Lidgren (bass), Urban Berggren (violin), Micke Almqvist (mandolin and choir) and Anneli Blom (choir). In addition, Fredrik Marklund (Dobro and Banjo) and Markus Nyström (drums) play.

The song “Now I Fall Again” is mainly written by Magnus Löfstedt who was singers and songwriters in Mindre Modiga Män. Magnus was very ill in cancer when he wanted to help Tjalle in summer 2016 to write a Swedish text to an outdated demo. When Tjalle wrote a reflection and part of the text, Magnus was inspired and wrote most of the text to the verses himself. Time went out fast and in October 2016, Magnus died, only days after Tjalle and Anders started recording two other songs as Magnus made. The songs were done in sorrow and were expressed as less courageous men with EP bitter and childish. The hidden demon with the Swedish text ended up in the chest of drawers. The song was picked up, and Tjalle made it clear when Tjalle & Anders and others had gigs in the winter of 2018. Without Magnus, there are no less courageous men, but the music is left. And it is with pride that we can present this new song about love, friendship and panic attacks.

 
 
Releases
Nu faller jag igen
Tjalle & Anders med flera

Buf.s 94 / MP3 / 2018
Tjalle & Anders med flera
Tjalle & Anders med flera

Buf.s 95 / MP3 / 2019
Lev mens du kan
Tjalle & Anders med flera

Buf.s 96 / MP3 / 2019
 
 

Tommy 16

Born under the original moniker Hardy Nilsson, Tommy 16 brought on their influences of Teenage Fanclub and Big Star to their home country of Sweden. Consisting of Urban Holmberg (vocals/guitar), Lars Hall (guitar/vocals), Jan Pettersson (guitar), Niclas Marklund (guitar), Mikael Eriksson (bass) and Patrik Sundqvist (drums), Tommy 16 soon found themselves being heard on the radio with the release of their first single appropriately titled “#1 single”. After signing with us Tommy 16 soon established themselves as Swedish pop icons with their first album Shauna. Followed by the singles “Racerboy” and “Come on, Come on (Please Let Me See It)” in 1997, their follow-up album, Rocking Big Buddha, came out that same year around the time of their first full-fledged Swedish tour.

 
 
 
 

Treehugger

From the enchanting forests of sparcely populated Dalsland-Sweden, comes Kristoffer Emanuelsson. For several years he’s been devoted to dig deep in the rich and rootsy soil of American folk music, and to spread it’s treasures on stages all over Sweden. He’s been doing that through the bluegrass band South Drive as well as the country/folk duo Blue Eyed Blondes.

With the new solo project TREEHUGGER, he strives to create his own form of acoustic indie folk music. Songs that attracts the listener with good stories and folky melodies, told with a characteristic form of humoristic seriousness . A recurring theme is longing for (or from) a place, person or situation. The music is mainly influenced by genres such as folk, blues, old-time and country, all mixed with a pinch of singer-songwriter pop.

Treehugger get’s inspiration from artists such as Steve Earle, Joni Mitchell, Stephin Merrit (The Magnetic Fields), Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) and Gillian Welch.

Soulful vocals, steel-stringed guitar and open-back banjo helps him create a unique sound and feel, often acompanied by magnific guest artists on stage.

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Releases
Sounds of Dalsland
Treehugger

WeCD 341 / MP3 / 2013
 
 

Trucker

Trucker was formed 1997 by singer Nicklas Bohman and guitarist Niclas Lundmark. They decided to give music a real chance.

After some bandmembers coming and going, the set felt ready with drummer Nils Agnarsson and Fredrik Sundqvist on bass. Two demos later the band got ovations from local press and big huge Chrysalis. At this stage another AWSF band Wade lost their drummer Peter Sundqvist whom preferred Skellefteå to LA. Wade started to convince Nils about joining Wade.

At the same time Trucker talked Peter into changing band. Done. They swapped. The very beloved Trästocksfestivalen came closer (July 1999). Trucker performed with their catchy tunes and cool songs. Success and then setback: Fredrik (bass) decided to quit. Luckily Pierre Pettersson, former Skumdum, helped out. The final set was complete and done.

More demos were made. One of them got in the hands of Joakim Wallström. Like a brilliant X-mas present the band signed a contract with independent label A West Side Fabrication at Christmas time 1999. What was first meant to be a debut single turned out to be the five tracks EP Step Aside.

First track As I Am rotated heavily on Swedish radio. As always with quartet things tend to happen fast! Before they even released their debut, a follow-up was made, Kickbox Lady. You can be sure about one thing; this is not the last thing you’ll hear from Trucker!

TRUCKER are:

Nicklas Bohman – Vocals, Bass

Mikael Forsgren – Guitar

McPete – Drums

Niclas Lundmark – Guitar

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Tupelo Honeys

Beautiful indie pop at its best.

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Releases
Andy, are you sure?
Tupelo Honeys

WeCD 244 / MP3 / 2007
Tupelo Honeys salute you
Tupelo Honeys

WeCD 246 / CD / 2007
The return of the weeping man (autumn edit)
Tupelo Honeys

WeCD 255 / CDS / 2007
The Summer Breeze
Tupelo Honeys

WeCD 260 / MP3 / 2008
 
 

Tusenbröder

Duon Tusenbröder är Johan Airijoki, känd som gitarrist och låtskrivare i det hyllade folkpopbandet Väärt dessutom sångare i soulfolkkvartetten Airijoki och Laservågen, samt Nils Rinnefelt  DJ och producent bakom klubbkonceptet Sound of Gällivare. Tillsammans skapar de båda själfull elektropop på plats i den egna studion i Gällivare.

Fina skildringar om både människor och landskapet runtomkring.

 
 
Releases
Inlandet
Tusenbröder

Buf.s 64 / MP3 / 2013
Tribaler
Tusenbröder

BUF. 65 / MP3 / 2013
 
 

Väärt

Melancholy, romanticism and nostalgia. Three words that defines the foundation of Väärts electronic pop music. The band was initiated in the mining town of Gällivare in Swedish Lapland by Johan and Pär. After 10 years, they met Frida and Love. From this point Väärts soundscape emerged into an entirety. The lyrics reflect the band’s relationship to their homestead. The music has been described as a journey to the North, as a longing for something that no longer exists.

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Releases
Sommarfågel
Väärt

BUF. 44 / CD / 2010
 
 

Verket

Verket are two old friends from the middle parts of Sweden who once again ended up together just for their love of music. So far they have only released two MP3 singles but on the other hand they have only existed as a band for less than a year. Nevertheless, this mysterious act will bring more music into the public, be sure of that.

“Dom som blev över” Buf.s 40/MP3/2009

“Jag kom, jag såg, jag förlorade” Buf.s 43/2010

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Releases
Dom som blev över
Verket

BUFS40 / MP3 / 2009
Jag kom, jag såg, jag förlorade
Verket

BUFS43 / MP3 / 2010
 
 

Wannadies

There's no biography written about this band yet.
 
 
 
 
 

Waterbug

Three albums is what this Gothenburg band produced during their career. Some might say they personified the Gothenburg sound before it even was invited.

Their songs were quite funny and they could easily take you back and forth to the moon.

 
 
 
 

Wayflower

Wayflower was formed in Stockholm, Sweden 2011. Arising from the ashes of  bands like Eightyones and Oband, the new formation consists of drummer Lasse, vocalist Liza, guitarists and vocalists Kaveh and Björn (who previously has released two solo-albums on West Side) and finally the jazzmeister Göran on bass.

The band picked up speed immediately, releasing their first two-track demo in March 2011, which included the songs “Stay A Little Longer” and “Follow Me”.

Later the same year, autumn 2011, the band started to work on their self-titled EP which contains five new songs, five quite differing songs to be honest. The EP is produced at One Touch Edit studio in Stockholm and will come public in the beginning of May.

 

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Releases
Wayflower
Wayflower

WeCD 318 / MP3 / 2012
 
 

WE ARE SHE

WE ARE SHE (who will bring you their own splendid mix of pop/rock and disco) was formed as a pet project in 2004, by four friends in their small northern coastal hometown Härnösand. The pet project soon turned into a lot more. Popsong after popsong was written and a sound consisting of pop, rock and disco influences had been created.

Between 2005 and 2008 the band started playing live in clubs and at festivals all over Sweden more frequently. They also started working with producer Magnus Pejlert (The Confusions, My Orchard, Remedeeh, Papa Dee, Oh My!) and a lot of songs were recorded.

In 2009 WE ARE SHE succeeded to land two songs on the silver screen: “Same Old Song” could be heard in Swedish success “Glowing Stars” and “I Don’t Dance No More” was featured in Norwegian flop “I et speil, i en gåte”. The same year the original drummer left the band to play percussion with The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Marcus Gjersvold (drums) and Jesper Norberg (keyboards) joined the band and their sound developed further.

February 1, 2011 WE ARE SHE released their first single on the label A West Side Fabrication. The single contains the title track “You’re Too Drunk To Be Sweet” together with “Disco Phantom” and “You Are All I Want”.

WE ARE SHE will be releasing a second single on A West Side Fabrication on October 4, 2011. The new single contains the songs “I Can’t Wait To Break Your Heart” and “Hold Me Down”. Before the lyrics were written, the title track was called “Blondiebowie”. A rather good description of what “I Can’t Wait To Break Your Heart” sounds like!

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Releases
You´re Too Drunk To Be Sweet
WE ARE SHE

WeCD 289 / CDEP / 2011
I can´t wait to break your heart
WE ARE SHE

WeCD 302 / MP3 / 2011
I Love You
WE ARE SHE

WeCD 326 / MP3 / 2012
WE ARE SHE
WE ARE SHE

WeCD 329 / MP3 / 2012
My Baby
WE ARE SHE

WeCD 381 / MP3 / 2017
YOU ARE FREE
WE ARE SHE

WeCD 393 / MP3 / 2018
 
 

We are the Storm

A truly cool alternative-pop band from Uppsala, Sweden, with a great attitude and a bombastic sound, they are for sure something to watch out for. This sextet´s debut-album “To the North-Pole” was released May 2011, and it was an album that really received some good reviews. Their first single from the album “Galileo” made quite well on the radio as well, especially on Swedish National Radio P3. But I must commit that their most favorite song, among the fans, has been “Shoreline”, and yes I do understand why.

At this moment the band has started to work with new material, and if every things goes well, we’ll hear new stuff from them in a short period of time.

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Releases
Galileo
We are the Storm

WeCD 291 / MP3 / 2011
To the North-Pole
We are the Storm

WeCD 294 / CD / 2011
 
 

West European Politics

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