Amanda Mair in the hammock and on stage

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.


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Amanda playing at Äpplet, Folkets Hus


Navet at umeå open

Navet at umeå open

 Navet on stage

Umeå Open, Thåström & Hammock hangout

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.

Thåström on the Idun stage.

Hammock Sessions goes Umeå Open

As all of the locals here knows this week is the week of Umeå Open. Umeå Open is one of Swedens biggest indoor music festivals and this years Headline including Glasvegas, Thåström, Anna Ternheim and Pete Doherty.

The Hammock Sessions crew will of course be there, both to show some previous sessions and record new ones with all the greatest bands on the festival. So drop by our hangout for some sessions and tell us who you want to play in the hammock. You’ll definitely find us in our yellow T’s.

More info about the festival you can find here:
Umeå Open

Glasvegas band photo

Glasvegas will play Idun on Saturday

New song with Popterror – 40 år

Our sweetharts Popterror released a new single called “40 år” at 19th of march if you haven’t already heard it. It’s available at Spotify. At Facebook they said that it’s about Bräcke Polar Bears and a girl from Brunflo. Which we think sounds exciting!

And if you can’t get enough watch this session we did with them last year at Iksu:
Popterror – Försommaren 98 @ IKSU, Umeå

With love. Sofie


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More info about the festival

Umeå. Mer musik. App

If you have missed there is a new music app that gives you updates on the music life in Umeå. You can read about news, gigs, watch videos and photos and listen to music. It’s free and available at app store for iPhone and iPad and is later going to be available for Android.

Download it at:
App store


With love // Sofie

Meshuggah is releasing Koloss today

Meshuggah is one of the most respected bands in the metal genre and they started out around 25 years ago in Umeå. March 23 they release their latest album named Koloss at Nuclear blast and as fans of heavy music this should be celebrated and we’re hoping that they will stop in Umeå sometime on their upcoming tour. And they are more than welcome to perform in the hammock at any time!

Read more on the bands website at

And there is also a review of the new album at (in Swedish)

Best regards,
Simon Öhman Jönsson

We got a blog!

my name is Simon Öhman Jönsson and I’m the new project manager for Hammock Sessions. As you can see we got a new beautiful design on our website. Hope you like it!

On this blog you will be able to read about the music life in Umeå. We will post about new music releases, new music videos, gigs and general information about the bands and artists from Umeå.

And of course we will release new Hammock sessions every week. So there’s a lot happening!

Best regards,
Simon Öhman Jönsson