Let me introduce RA for you!
RA is a band from Malmö, Sweden. It is Simon Minó, Erik Blondell, Felix Mårtensson, Martin Nilsson and Anton Gustafsson. Their music sounds like a trip back to the dark 80s (bands like Jesus & Mary Chain, Spacemen 3, Bauhaus) and with a touch from the new psychedelic scene.
The band was formed in autumn 2012 and after great success with two demos at Youtube decided they boys to record a 4-track EP with Joakim Lindberg from MF/MB/ as producer. The EP is called Bloodline and due to release June the 12th! It will be released on a 10" vinyl and digitally.
You can already pre-order the vinyl at the shop.
Video for bloodline:
PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE SONG AND SPREAD IT: Ra - Bloodline
I can also let out that there will come some new music from Terrible Feelings during the summer!
Album title: YAST
Catalogue#: ar12" 146/DS007
Release date: January 30, 2013
Label: Adrian Recordings / Double Sun
Maybe it's just a coincidence or maybe it's actually a necessity to have your roots in a steel-producing town like Sandviken to acquire a deep enough longing for somewhere else, if you happen to be dreamy, alternative guys who play music. YAST, the lo-fi romantics, are just that. The band was formed in 2007 by Carl Kolbaek-Jensen, Tobias Widman and Marcus Norberg. In 2008, they were lured down to Malmö and a couple of years ago Markus Johansson and Niklas Wennerstrand, the drummer and bass player from the postrock band Aerial, joined forces.
In February 2012, they released their first single “Believes”. It was the first in a single trilogy, consisting of "Believes", "Strangelife" and "Stupid", leading up to their upcoming debut album. A trio of perfect dreamy pop songs which in their nonchalant but humble way are placing themselves on music blogs all over the world. Rarely has a Swedish band had a better start to their career. In addition to this viral attention, they have played tons during the year including together with related artists such as TOY, The Drums, Tame Impala and DIIV. Plus a UK tour and several festivals.
"Describing YAST can be hard, but also really easy. On the one hand, it's just plain and simple pop with a verse, chorus and solo. Songs about love, loneliness and confusion. With stolen melodies in a language a three year old could understand. On the other hand, it's our love, our loneliness and our confusion. It took just over a year and a half to record the album. But it feels like the first seed for what would finally become a record was sown back in 2008 when we moved to Malmö. We have the people we got to know there to thank for everything, and the city itself to thank for all the inspiration. But basically, this is a love album, about good and less good relationships, based on true events. And if it reaches out and touches people in any way, then we're happy.”
YAST - November 2012
Nöjesguiden 6 of 6
Gaffa 5 of 6
Aftenbladet 5 of 6
Gaffa.no - article
And more will come!
Terrible Feelings will support Refused again this Saturday at Annexet, Stockholm! Amazing. Otherwise, this years second US-tour went great and with over around 80 gigs in 2012, we wish you guys a great new year. So will it be for us.. Big plans for both TF and DS.
YASTs debut album is approaching and we've now released two new songs, the single is called Stupid
"A three minute pop gem that glides through the air effortlessly; a naive paean to the early days of a love affair."
Rich Thane - The Line Of Best Fit
Listen/buy the release here
We asked singer and lyricist Nopan about the track. Somewhat reluctantly he answered: ""Stupid" is an attempt to describe the most naive thoughts you can have about love. In the beginning, it's all about assumptions, if you not have the courage to ask straight out - but that’s easier said than done."
The album is planned for spring 2013.
And they're playing with Tame Impala now the 20th in Stockholm, Debaser Medis!
the band that never rests, are right now on another European tour. You can check the dates that are left here. We're also so happy to announce that Terrible Feelings will support Refused on some of their dates from their first upcoming European tour since the reunion.
The dates are:
September 29 - Live Music Hall, Cologne, DE
September 30 - Lucerna Music Hall, Prague, CZ
October 1 - Arena, Vienna, AU
October 2 - Kesselhaus, Munich, DE
This summer though the band hasn't exactly been slacking off. In June they toured the East Coast of the US: 12 days in hot weather that included a van breakdown, gear breaking, juggalos, Cleveland, great shows and too much to drink. Needless to say, it went great. Add to that some festival gigs across Sweden and one can easily say it's been a couple of very exciting months.
are now done with the recordings for the upcoming debut album! More info about that will soon be announced. Something we can reveal is that we'll release one new single just before their support slot to Tame Impala October the 20th in Stockholm.
Here is a new video for the 7” single Believes, released in February this year.
will do a showcase gig at this years Reeperbahn Festival, on Thursday the 20th at Planet Pauli, SPIELBUDENPLATZ 7, HAMBURG. So both Double Sun and Adrian Recordings will be there, shout if you want to meet for a beer and chat! They'll also do a show at Loppen, Copenhagen September the 19th.
And for god sake don't miss the DOUBLE SUN PARTY in Malmö the 27th of September were all three Double Sun bands will play! More info about that in Swedish on Facebook here.
A part of the family. Take care