Magnus Ekelund & Jakob Hellman joined us for some sessions.

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 great bands.


caotico the band

Caotico will be playing at Täfteåfestivalen

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.


More on the bands! 




Little Marbles


Refused reunion tour

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.


Refused live at Debaser Medis, Stockholm


Refused live at Scharinska, Umeå


Frida Hyvönen releases her new album today!

Today, the 11th of April Frida Hyvönen releases To the soul and we wish her all the luck with her new album.

frida hyvönen


A Swedish review is available at

And find out more about Frida Hyvönen at


Final day at Umeå Open

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.

/The Hammock Sessions Crew


Vånna inget on stage

Vånna inget on stage

vånna inget on stage

vånna inget on stage

che sudaka on stage

che sudaka on stage

che sudaka on stage

che sudaka on stage

vånna inget recording session

vånna inget recording session

navet recording session

navet recording session

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.


amanda mair at umeå openamanda mair at umeå open

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

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