SIMBA International #3
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SIMBA International #3 April 23, 2015 Swedish music export and export strategy - Despotz expands - Adrian Recordings - CMP Music Group - Samuel Charters in memoriam Stockholm Music & Arts - Adée - Woah Dad! - Live at Heart - Atenzia BGR - Electric Religions - Martina Edoff - Stereoscope Music - Mars Music - Ladidas - The Denniz Pop Awards - Linda Zachrison - ABBA The Museum NEW MUSIC Agent Side Grinder - Multiface - Millencollin - Supersci - Top Cats - Truls Mörck - Skenet - Greybeards - Ida Sand - Klabbes Bank - The Leather Nun - Kite - Hey Elbow - Flux Trio - Sada Vidoo PLAYLIST Anna Lindholm & Claes Olson
Swedish music export and export strategy
On March 18th a meeting concerning Swedish music exports and export strategy was held at the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation. About thirty professional organizations, including Music Sweden and Export Music Sweden attended.
The purpose of the meeting was to increase exports, but also to attract potential investors and visitors.The intent was also to increase the proportion of exporting companies and the participation of Swedish companies in the global economy. In 2013, Export Music Sweden (ExMS) and Music Sweden sent a questionnaire to various organizations in the music industry,  and then followed up with survey. The results and analysis of this study, along with other sources within the music export field, form the basis for the strategy that Export Music Sweden  want to involve the government in.
The strategy's four major points are :
- Provide a comprehensive picture of the "what, when, where, how, and who" of exports 
- Facilitate the political and administrative priorities
- Streamline support operations
- Create a detailed dialogue between the industry and the public
Johannes Räihä

2015 is a good year for Despotz
2015 has so far been a good year for Despotz. The Swedish music company is now expanding with a new Despotz office in New York, where Luis Alvarenga has been hired as label manager.
"I am proud to be part of the Despotz Records team in the US and look forward to expanding a very eclectic roster of amazing artists in the North American market," says Luis Alvarenga. 
“Luis has previously worked for the Spinefarm Records and Indie Recordings, so we are happy to have him onboard. This also opens up the opportunities to work with more U.S. based artists," says Ömer Akay at Despotz Records.
“We are releasing more music than ever this year. We’ve just signed Casablanca who previously was signed to Sony Music, and Thundermother who previously was signed to Warner Music."
Casablanca and Thundermother will both release albums later this year. Casablanca will release their third album, called Miskatonic Graffiti. It is a concept album in three parts that tells a story of the small fictional town of The Mountains, but also takes the listener on a tour to the inner core of Rock and the futility of the existance of mankind. The album was produced and recorded during the summer of 2014 in Solna, Stockholm by Anders Ljung, Mats Rubarth, Erik Almström and Josephine Forsman, together with technician Jon Bordon.
"We are really looking forward to releasing our third album on Despotz Records! We believe that they are the absolutely right company for our concept album Miskatonic Graffiti, so we welcome them on the trip, along with our new guitarist Erik Almström," says Josephine Forsman, drummer in Casablanca.
"We are incredibly excited to present this new member of the Despotz family! We welcome Casablanca and look forward to a very productive partnership. In the current climate of the music industry, this concept album feels perfect. We get served a combination of sharp singles in a context embedded of songs with long intros and outros, plus a storyline and sound that captivates the listener like a favorite television series that you do not want to end. This in combination with the huge passion of the band, and a great team, we see no limits of where this can be taken," says Carl Marcus Gidlöf, Despotz Record.
The first release off of Thundermother’s upcoming album is the single It's Just A Tease. In September-October, the band will tour throughout Europe and visit Germany, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Switzerland, and Spain.
“With this agreement we have also taken over the rights to the debut album, which will finally be available worldwide," says Ömer Akay on Despotz. "We thank Thundermother for their confidence to choose an indie rather than a major, but we would simultaneously like to thank Warner Music for their work with the band’s debut album Rock n Roll Disaster. Now we are going to work hard to make sure that everyone gets to see and hear this great band live!"
Thundermother was formed in 2010 in Växjö by guitarist Filippa Nässli. In Stockholm, she found the guitarist Giorgia Carteri from Italy and after several auditions the band got its current line up with singer Clare Cunningham from Dublin, Tilda Stenqvist (drums) and Linda Power (bass).
“Thundermother is in safe hands," says the band. "We have now finally signed to the cool record company Despotz and are excited as hell. The future looks bright. Look out!"

Anna Lindholm

Adrian Recordings leaves Malmö for Stockholm
Adrian Recordings has been a revitalizing force and an important part of Malmös culture sphere for over 10 years. Now the company has decided to move from the southern parts of Sweden to Stockholm. 
Magnus Bjerkert, as somewhere described as ”the Seymour Stein of Malmö”, has succeeded in developing something very interesting since he took over the company in 2001.  Today Adrian Recordings holds an impressive mix of genres among its acts, and that’s what makes the label so inspiring.
Several of the company's acts have both album releases and gigs coming up in the coming months, among them YAST, Alice Boman, Boeoes Kaelstigen Bjorn Friends, and Hey, Elbow,.
Hey Elbow released their first album Every Other last week (see NEW MUSIC, below!) and will this summer play Roskilde Festival, where Alice Boman also will perfrom. The former Bad Cash Quartet-drummer Jonas Lundqvist released his single Vissa Nätter some weeks ago, and the techno duo Boeoes Kaelstigen will release their album Overcomes Love, Time & Space May 20th.
Johannes Räihä
CMP - Collective Management & Production
CMP Music Group is a brand new Stockholm based music management and a creative platform for labels, bands and music professionals, formed by two music and event management students, Martin Sommansson and Robin Hobbs.  
CMP stands for Collective Management & Production, which reflects the ideal and philosophy of this new music community: that working together with a collective approach is inspiring and brings out the best in people. 
CMP Music Group’s idea and vision is to have an in-house productive organization that will deliver with skills and experience from various perspectives within the music industry. Being adaptable and having an innovative approach to reach out is fundamental.
The first label connected to the umbrella of CMP Music Group is StereoEar, a label focusing on the musical roots of the 70’s and alternative rock with a modern touch. 
CMP Music Group will along with a fundraising campaign be presented and go live 
May 7 at the venue Landet in Stockholm.
Anna Lindholm
Samuel Charters in memoriam
Dag Häggqvist, founder of Gazell Music and the man behind the legendary Swedish music company Sonet, remembers his friend Samuel Charters.
Sam Charters visited Stockholm in 1968 with Country Joe & The Fish. He was their producer at Vanguard that we represented here. The day after the concert we met in the Sonet offices in Hjorthagen. He immediately told me that he had decided to move to Sweden with his family. I was quite aware of his importance as a blues expert, writer and producer in the U.S.A. He felt uncomfortable there at the time for political reasons. Only a few months earlier Sonet had signed Bill Haley & The Comets for the world and we were quite active internationally through our U.K. Sonet company.  I told him that we would be very pleased to use him as a freelance producer if he moved to Sweden but that I thought that there would be better possibilities for his wife Ann, as a professor in American literature, to get work in Sweden. As it turned out I was wrong since Sweden was not very pro-U.S.A. in those days. However, after Sam moved to Sweden he made an incredible contribution to Sonet by producing many
local artists like Skäggmanslaget, Jerry Williams a.o. and after he brought blues singer Peps to Chicago for the recording of a double album he continued to work with Peps who then became a major artist in Sweden. He also recorded much Swedish folk music and wrote a book called Spelmännen.
Sam produced a tremendous number of albums all over the world for Sonet over the years including Bill Haley in Nashville, the twelve album series The Legacy Of the Blues, many of the biggest artists in jazz including The Bop Session in New York with Dizzy Gillespie a.o., several Cajun albums incl. Rocking Dopsie and a Grammy winning album by Clifton Chenier. During later years he produced a double album by Bebo Valdés and wrote the book Mambo Time about the life of Bebo.
The productivity of Sam Charters in literature and music needs a whole book.  He was a genuine enthusiast of all types of art extended to also creating an important collection of female Swedish modern art for U.S. exposure.
His contribution to culture in both the U.S.A. and Sweden is without any comparison. Also he was a great person and a wonderful colleague to work with. Some years ago he became a Swedish citizen. Well deserved.
Dag Häggqvist


Luger has annonounced the program for this year’s festival Stockholm Music & Arts, August 1-2. International headliners includes Van Morrison, Tori Amos, Beth Hart, and Tony Allen. Swedish acts includes Thåström, José González, Hello Saferide, Timbuktu, Anna Ternheim, Anna von Hausswolff, Frida Hyvönen, Noonie Bao, Love Antell, Sofia Karlsson, and Daniel Norgren.

The Swedish R&B artist Adée will perform at Canadian Music Week in Toronto. The past few years have been both very busy and successful for her and 2015 seems to be on the same path. In the beginning of May, Adée will go along with the musicians Bitte Appelqvist and David Ekströmer to the musix expo in Toronto. “A lot of Swedish artists have reached great success at Canadian Music Week. It is also fun that this time it is mostly women who get the chance to showcase their music to an international music industry, says Ulrika Holmberg, Musichelp Publishing

The newly started indie label Woah Dad! recently signed the Stockholm based music project Itsabrightlife. Itsabrightlife, also known as Sarah Frey. She creates feverish, dreamy pop and her first single Weaken Me will be released 
April 24 . Sarah Frey writes, records, and produces all her own music. 

The application for this years showcase festival Live at Heart in Örebro, Sweden is now open. The festival will be held the 2nd-5th of september later this fall. In 2014, bands came from all over the world;  Canada, USA, Germany, Netherlands, UK, Estonia and Finland.  Live at Heart aims to increase the number of participating countries this year. “We want to present good music for people who want to hear something new, not only from Sweden, says Ulrika Holmberg, Live at Heart. Application for artist/bands can be made at  

Record label Atenzia, owned by Hasse Erlandsson at Ginza, has bought the Swedish distribution Budgetgrossisten, which will now be named Atenzia BGR. Pär Winberg, who previously has divided his time between Ginza and Atenzia (as A&R and Product Manager) will be in charge of the business. Tobbe Persson from Budgetgrossisten will be responsible for the sales division.

Swedish hard rock band Electric Religions, fronted by guitaist Steven Kautsky Anderson – tours China for the third time in a year. Their Live In Action Tour 2015 starts in Shanghai this weekend, and will eight gigs later reach its final destination in Beijing. The tour is powered and supported by Beeger Music. In december a documentary about their first tour last year - The Golden Awakening Tour in China – was awarded The Golden Prize 2014 at the 6th Macau International Movie Festival - the biggest film festival in Asia. 

Swedish singer Martina Edoff (one of the founding members of the Swedish glam metal band The Poodles, and previously singer with Ace Of Base, Dr Alban, E-Type, and German techno Duo Magic Affair) has signed with the independent English booking agency Metal Music Bookings (whose roster includes Michael Shenker Temple Of Rock, Lita Ford, and Swedish rock colleague Yngwie Malmsteen). In May the single The World Has Gone Mad, from her upcoming album Unity, will be released by the record company MRM Production, which is run by Martina Edoff in partnership with her manager Robert Jansson.

The Swedish music company Stereoscope Music has signed Elin Bergman,the singer who finished second in Swedish Idol 2013. Her debut album is already pre-written, and is being recorded right now. First single Shoot You Down is distributed by X5.

Kela Ahnhem is the new General Manager and Head of Creative at Mars Music Publishing. Kela Ahnhem has been working at Scandinavian Songs for the last five years and has studied at Musikmakarna and BIMM (British and Irish Modern Music Institute).

For the upcoming commercial for the lipstick Provocalips, the cosmetic company Rimmel have chosen to use the Gothenburg based band Ladida's song Money On Shoes. “It’s a bit odd for a rock band from Gothenburg to be involved in such projects, says singer Britta Persson. “We just had one requirement and that was that the lipstick was not tested on animals.” Money on Shoes was released as a single on April 20 and will be followed this fall by Ladida's second album.

The Denniz Pop Awards was instituted in 2013 in memory of Denniz Pop in order to carry his legacy and Sweden as a music export nation on forward. This years gala will be held on May 11. Swedish artist Laleh is a new addition to the jury, which also involves Max Martin, Rami Yacoub, Jorgen Elofsson, Andreas Carlsson, Jacob Schulze, John Amatiello, Kristian Lundin, David Kreuger and Per Magnusson.

The Swedish government has elected Linda Zachrison as the new Cultural Counsellor at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington“We get an Arts Council with proven ability to develop activities in cooperation with others, a broad experience in different areas of cultural life and a wide network of contacts. I am therefore very pleased that we have been able to recruit Linda Zachrison to this important task, says Culture and Democracy Minister Alice Bah in a statement.

ABBA the Museum at Djurgården in Stockholm is now presenting its first solo photography exhibition ABBA by Calvero, a unique fine art collection of the best photos of ABBA taken by the Swedish photographer Torbjörn Calvero. Many of the photographs have never been shown before, which is generating major international interest. ABBA The Museum is hereby initiating a series of ABBA-themed fine art exhibitions. The images will be on view during regular museum hours over the summer, and the photographs can also be purchased. A strictly limited number of signed photographs will be for sale at


Agent Side Grinder Alkimia [Progress Produktions/Border] It is such a pleasant feeling, being able to feel safe with Agent Side Grinder. Alkimia is, in accordance with hopes and expectations, post- punk synth of high quality. The tracks hold together in a tastefully uniform sound world consisting of both Sisters of Mercy-darkness and dancy electronic harmonies. Mature. Professional. Although the entire album is of high class, some tracks excels as particularly strong: This Is Us is just one of them. Remarkable is also the demonic anthem For The Young - a closed and quietly raised fist. AL

Millencolin True Brew [Softcore / Epitaph / Playground] Millencollin released their latest album in 2008, but the seven year break hasn’t changed the band’s approach. The Swedish punk heroes still use the same formula as in their skate punk heyday in the 90’s. The cocktail is a mix of punk, pop and ska – though the ska element isn’t as obvious as it used to be. But the members political ideals are as high as ever. Sense & Sensibility is a hard hitting attack on xenophobia. Final track Believe in John is dedicated to John Lennon and questions our consumer society. ”It’s still in our hands to change it all around”. CO

Multiface Morning War [Naiv Recordings] W
ith stompboxes the one-man band Multiface leads us into a melancholic, evocative dream world, mixed with shoegaze and post-rock. I can hear an affinity between Multiface and the Czech composer Tomáš Dvořák's melodies, with Multiface as his electronic, dystopian sibling. It's also easy  to draw parallels to Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumkins, as they both share the same langorious gloom in their voices and ability to emotionally penetrate all the way in. The music is narrow and at times difficult, but Multiface succeedes. . It will be interesting to see what happens in the future - both with Multiface and  the new label Naive Recordings in Malmö. JR

Supersci Entropy [Flyphonic Phonogram] Superscis brand new album is both original and fresh. The first thing that strikes me – a fan of color and science fiction – is the delicious wrapper. I far too often experience that a hip-hop song either has great lyrics and a dull beat, or music that really carries me away but with a stereotypical lyric about weapons, drugs and degrading to women. In Supersci both voices, sounds and rhythms sounds thoughtful, as if with millimeter precision placed all along a well-made plan and not leaving anything to chance. Everything is surfing on a consistently exciting sound wave. The fact that Supersci can deliver lyrics that rarely feels repetitive and consistently is presented with both sense and an advanced vocabulary impress. When Supersci in Call of The Wild blends into a background choir as taken from Astrid Lindgren's work, it really captures me. Supersci delivers a nice break from the mass produced and insipid hip-hop of today, and offer a well-packaged album of songs that actually seems keen on telling you something. They make me think of old heroes like Jedi Mind Tricks, rather than MTV. JD

Top Cats Kick Down [TC Entertainment / Atenzia BGR] Timo Räisinen is the co-composer of Top Cats latest single Hold Me Now and Swedish pop music genius Peter Kvint is credited for half the work behind both Waiting At The Moon and the western-sounding Fire In My Heart, a song that could have been taken from the soundtrack to any Kaurismäki movie as well Chris Isaak's breakthrough album. Even though Top Cats new album - where the band actually has written most of the material themselves - has a much larger concept than the stylish band with the style typical CD cover might give the impression of. CO

Truls Mörck Truls Mörck [Fetish / Border] Singer and guitarist Truls Mörck started his career in the Swedish band Graveyard, but left after the band’s debut album and has since then played with his  band Den Stora Vilan, and also been heard with Slowgold. On this first solo album the opening track Take The Sun Down sounds like an outtake from some great, early Pink Floyd album (pre-Dark Side Of The Moon), but Truls Mörk has a wide musical palette and the music takes off in many different directions. The result is a psycedelic mix of influences from Silver Apples, Mmoss, Can, Mathew E. White, The Byrds, and Steven Malkmus & the Jicks – just to mention a few of Mörcks personal heroes. CO

Greybeards Longing To Fly [ Attitude Recordings ] In any blind test the young Gävle-based band Greybeards' debut album could certainly be mistaken for some half classic British rock production from the seventies. Driven by tender conviction the quartet storms the fort of rock music with  songs, sound, attitude and an obvious musical authority, reminiscent of both Mott the Hoople and the Kinks, Thin Lizzy and Slade. The inherent and rather warm cockiness of this band makes it hard to guard against them. In their live performances, the band must be highly explosive. Recorded, the bar is placed at its highest with rock gems as We'll Never Die. CO

Ida Sand Young At Heart [ACT / Naxos] Ida Sands business card probably says jazz singer and jazz pianist and her fourth album is released by the German jazz label ACT. The repertoire on this tribute album, however, is neither Swedish or American jazz, but new interpretations of the Canadian rock icon Neil Young. The song selection extends in time from the Woodstock debut of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Neil Young's second solo album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969) to a couple of tracks from the album Harvest Moon (1992). Nils Landgren has produced the album that also features singer Bo Sundström from Bo Kaspers Orchestra (Helpless), Dan Berglund (bass, e.s.t., Tonbruket), Per "Texas" Johansson (tenor saxophone), and Ola Gustafsson (guitar). CO

The Leather Nun Whatever [Wild Kingdom / Sound Pollution] The Leather Nun formed in 1978 and became one the first Swedish rock bands to make it on the international scene. In Sweden they had a devoted cult following from year one, but their classic ABBA cover Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight) gave them wider recognition in the mid-eighties. (Being the first band to sell condoms as tour merchandaise still kept their shock value intact. though.) In this long-awaited comeback album’s opening track All Those Crazy Dreams singer Jonas Almquist tells the story of the band. Almquist’s voice and phrasing still sound quite Lou Reed-ish - and, yes: if you listen close to Not Afraid you can still hear the echoes of ABBA… CO

Klabbes Bank Z [Hoob / Border] By taking in jazz atypical musical elements as harmoniously motionless atmosphere blocks, Klabbes Bank creates something that John Cornell from the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter in his praising review very aptly defined as post- jazz (compared to the established concept of post-rock and the genre's representatives, such as Tortoise, Sigur Ros and Mogwai). The odd arrangement of the three-piece blowing section, combined with floating electronic sonorities gives the listener an exciting sound experience that is not really heard before. Z is the band's fifth album. CO

Kite VI [Progress Productions/Border] Just as the title says, this is the sixth record from the super duo consisting of Nicklas Stenemo (The Mo, Melody Club) and Christian Berg (Yvonne, Strip Music, The April Tears) and just as we have learned to get used to when it comes to Kite, it is not a full-length album but a provident EP with just a few, carefully selected tracks. Compared to earlier releases, I sense an evolution in VI. The listener still get served a magnificently sparkling synthpop experience with a powerful, almost desperate energy, but now a new kind of melancholy is showing. I don’t get hit by the same smash-the-roof dance excitement as usually, when listening to this band. A new level of the sense of seriousness I love with them, is carried to me with strenght and confidence by the incomparable voice of Stenemo, among with heavy bass and rippling electronical harmonies. It's incredibly beautiful and I am grateful. AL

Skenet Allting Rullar [Subliminal sounds / Border] The Swedish reception of Skenet’s debut album has been nothing else but warm. The group has been praised as genuine Swedish folk music performers, whilst combining the tradition with elements of 70’s rock (Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd a.o.). The band’s traditional and delicately composed strings blends in a nice way with the more modern rock/jazz sounds of organs, drums and bass, and creates a fusion that suits for a diverse crowd. There is a fire within the music, giving me the urge to dance barefoot on the tableswith a friend in one hand and a bottle of “soda“ in the other... In these time of EDM, this contrasting album has even greater value, and hopefully Skenet will grow and inspire across borders. LL

Hey Elbow Every other [Adrian Recordings] Hey Elbow, the band that derives it’s name from an aerobics exercise, has released their first album, and they do it with a sagacity which, in my opinion, is rare for a debut album. There is a originality in their sound, which is a seamless combination of evocative landscapes and melodies that perfectly balance between the hard and accessible. Some may draw parallels between Hey Elbow and Beach House, and sure enough - there are some similarities, but Hey Elbow has developed a sound that is so peculiar that the similarities of the Baltimore duo feels irrelevant. With songs like Saga, Ruth and Blanca I already feel an unhealthy craving for the next album, but until then I'm more than happy to have Every Other close at hand. JR

Flux Trio Fasching 2k3 [Mintelligence / Phonfile] Flux Trio was formed the same day as the three members played together for the very first time at the jazz club Fasching in Stockholm and recorded this live album. Drummer Ricard ”HuxFlux” Nettermalm (Paatos, Trio Laika, Peter Jöback a.o.) and bass maestro Ulf ”Rockis” Ivarsson (Thåström, Papa Dee, Sky High, Di Leva, beatundercontrol a.o.) had previously performed as a duo, creating their own personal take on drum & bass. At Fasching sound wizard Johan Eckerblad was added to form a trio, without any rehearsal and just minutes before the gig. But it works – brilliantly! The six improvised tracks (called What, Have, We, Done, To, Deserve, This?) takes the listener on a strange trip, visiting both dub, fusion, rock and ambient soundscapes. CO

Sada Vidoo A Story With No End [Crossover / Border] It’s no coincidence that Kate Bush often is mentioned in relation to the sound of Sada Vidoo, and brings the more visual interpreter back to theatrical times of David Bowie and Alice Cooper. But even though this concept has been used by other artists before, one cannot deny that Sada Vidoo is doing something unique in today’s music-climate. Her concept album A Story With No End is released as a book, combining beautiful pictures with the song lyrics. Musically, classic and glam rock blends with electronic dub-step influences. Intricate use of contrasting song- techniques and emotional schizophrenia hurls the listener between tender tunes and aggressive power song. Facing patriarchal issues in her early careeer surely reflects in her musical expression; like a phoenix raising from the ashes showing that Sada Vidoo will not let herself be victimized! LL

Joakim Demiri (JD), Linn Linderson (LL), Anna Lindholm (AL), Claes Olson (CO),
Göran Olson (GO), Johannes Räihä (JR)

PLAYLIST Anna Lindholm

The Magnettes Sore Feet & Heartbeats [DigiNorth]
The Magnettes Papercut [DigiNorth]
Jolympix Let It Go [Swingkids Records]
Jolympix Waiting [Swingkids Records]
Kite Up For Life [Progressive Production / Border]
Kite Count The Days [Progressive Production / Border]
Kite Nocturne [Progressive Production / Border]
Hurricane Love Blind Deaf & Dumb [Playground / Playground]
Agent Side Grinder For The Young [Progressive Production / Border]



PLAYLIST Claes Olson

Space/Sthlm  Skinnarviksberget [Space / STHLM]
Thomas Di Leva Ord och inga visor [Bolero]
Nuaia belong to the moon [BoogiePost / Plugged]
Flux Trio Fasching 2k3 [Mintelligence / Phonofile]
YAST When You’re Around [Adrian Recordings]
Anna Järvinen Dünn wie papier [Diesel / Playground]
Arsenal Themul (Lie Low) [Out Of The Blue]
Hillström & Billy The Arising [MMF Hillström]
Rain Tree Crow Blackwater [Virgin]
Emmylou Harris Before Believing [Warner Bros.]
Mårten Lärka Je suis un rocker
Ebbot Lundberg & The Indigo Boys Live @ Klubb Kakel, Gävle
Faust i gasklockorna Live @ Gasklockorna, Gävle
Moto Boy Live @ Gasklockorna, Gävle

Faust So Far [Polydor]
Spinfy Up and Coming
Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät Aina mun pitää


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