Today we recorded two sessions, the first one with Magnus Ekelund who is currently supporting Jakob Hellman on tour and will be releasing a new album in the middle of May. The second one we did with Jakob Hellman, well known artist since his “…Och stora havet” was released 1989. We are so glad that both of them wanted to join us in the hammock and the sessions will be posted here when released.
If you hurry you can see them both perform at Scharinska tonight!
Täfteåfestivalen has released some bands for the 2012 festival and we are really looking forward for this years festival. New for this year is that the whole festival site has moved to be able do take bigger crowds and offer a even greater festival experience.First artists to be released is Movits, Caotico, Euskefeurat, Little Marbles and Popterror. For the latest from Täfteåfestivalen visit their Facebook page.
I guess no one has missed the reunion of Refused, Swedish hardcore pioneers originally founded in 1991 in Umeå. And now they are of to their US tour as well as a couple of dates in Europe and this will most definite be a good show. They warmed up with stage rehearsals both in Umeå at Scharinska and Debaser in Stockholm and check out the videos below to see what happened in the pit.
Mates of Mine just released their second album called Possibilities. It was recorded in Nashville in the House Of David, the same historical studio that such legends as Elvis recorded music in the 1960´s. They got great reviews from Nöjesmagasinet 5/5 and 4/5 from Lyckliga hundar. Read more about Mates of Mine & their new album Possibilities at Folkbladet
“Long Play with Mates of Mine (2012) Trailer. This is a feature documentary about Mates of Mine and the recording of their new album (to be released in 2012). It takes place in Nashville and features, amongst others, R.S Field, Steve Earle, Richard McLaurin and Steve Conn. A film by Erik Löfgren”
Üni Foreman from Skellefteå had a awesome gig at Umeå open and got some great reviews. “I HAVE SEEN Skellefteås future for the indie-scene and its name is Üni Foreman” -Olov Antonsson, Västerbottens Folkblad. Read more here: Folkbladet
Üni Foreman in the hammock with t-rex mum. Beautiful is what I say!
Umeås Cleo just did a gig at Umeå Open. P3 session recorded. For you guys that missed it listen here: P3 session
Promoe also gave a guest performance at “Attention Soliders”. And to give a tease, Cleo, Promoe and Trainspotters did a super session earlier that day with us. I know your all exited but it will be released soon.
Watch the session we did with cleo 2010.
Just couldn’t resist: Cleo At Melodifestivalen. Just awesome!
The final day at Umeå Open 2012 and we did a couple of recordings with awesome bands on Saturday.
Navet, Vånna Inget, Vulkano & Che Sudaka did all a wonderful job entertaining us with their music and all these sessions will be so great. A big thanks to all of the bands that joined us this week and made this such a awesome festival and also to the production team from Humlan that made things so easy for us at the festival area.
So thanks everybody for a great week and we hope to see you all next year.
Earlier today Amanda Mair joined us to record a session with a song from her new album and later tonight she stood on stage Äpplet to perform. The session will be really good and it’s so much fun recording these sessions during Umeå Open and tomorrow we will record some more and Navet is one them. They played tonight on Debaser stage and we are looking forward to do a session with them.
We’ve built us self a home at Umeå Open so now you can come by and watch some sessions and tell us who you want to see in the hammock. The first artist to play on the festival site at Folkets Hus was Thåström who played for a massive audience in Idun.
Drop by our hangout Friday and Saturday at Folkets hus.