Sweet, dry and aged like a fine champagne, The Posies are a force to be reckoned with, made only sweeter by the intimate nature of their most recent tour. Theirs is a band that boasts all of the hallmarks of a truly great Indie act, humming with Punk Rock energy whilst still insistently buzzing along honey-syrup melodies. It doesn’t matter if it’s a new tune like ‘Squirrel Vs Snake’ or an older composition like ‘Solar Sister’, the fans receive it with equal zeal.
Video by Hans Montelius, Nikita Rönning Ledström, and Erik Sandström.
Butch Walker smiles and shreds his way through a live version of “Stay Gold,” the title track from his newest solo release, during a new performance on the AT&T Audience Network in the US. The televised concert focuses on songs from Stay Gold, with rock & roll guitars and sing-along choruses that find Walker putting a positive spin on the listlessness that filled his childhood days in a small, dead-end Southern hometown.
This New York based show brings together a different group of musicians, authors, comedians and poets for each performance, combining their individual talents to create and deliver a unique and unforgettable experience.
The night has played host to some of the biggest names in the poetry, music and literary worlds. This event’s includes appearances by Bridget Christie, Dave Cousins (The Strawbs), Daljit Nagra, Nina Persson (The Cardigans), Iain Shaw sings David Shrigley, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Rupert Thomson & Pete Aves & The Manuals.
20 Oct Cocheras Del Puerto, Huelva, ES
21 Oct Teatro Bmn, Granada, ES – http://ljx.cc/PosiesGrenada
22 Oct Feria del Mueble, Yecla, ES (Cancer Benefit) – http://ljx.cc/PosiesYecla
23 Oct Teatro Jofre, Ferrol, ES
27 Oct Night and Day, Manchester, UK – http://ljx.cc/PosiesManchester
28 Oct The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, UK – http://ljx.cc/PosiesGlasgow
29 Oct Brudenel Social Club, Leeds, UK – http://ljx.cc/PosiesLeeds
30 Oct Louisiana, Bristol, UK – http://ljx.cc/PosiesBristol
01 Nov Blue Shell, Cologne, DE – http://ljx.cc/PosiesCologne
02 Nov Tivoli De Hellling, Utrecht, NL – http://ljx.cc/PosiesUtrecht
03 Nov P60, Amstelveen, NL – http://ljx.cc/PosiesAmstelveen
04 Nov Kroepoekfabriek, Vlaardingen, NL – http://ljx.cc/PosiesVlaardingen
05 Nov Gebr De Nobel, Leiden, NL – http://ljx.cc/PosiesLeiden
06 Nov Luxor Live, Arnhem, NL – http://ljx.cc/PosiesArnhem
09 Nov 4AD, Diksmuide, BE – http://ljx.cc/PosiesDiksmuide
From 90s power pop hit maker Marvelous 3 to producer and songwriter for mega stars like Fall Out Boy, Taylor Swift, and Weezer, Butch Walker has worn many hats in his two-plus decades in the music Industry. But in his own music, you’ll find that he has a lot more in common with the artists that he grew up listening to. In this instalment of Song Stories, Walker talks about his process, how a producer’s role has changed, and how he drew inspiration from mid-80s era Petty, Mellencamp, and the Boss when making his new record, Stay Gold.
On the 11th of November Flykten till Framtiden (English: “My Future Love“) hits cinemas in Sweden. The feature-length film is directed by Ulf Malmros and Jaana Fomin and stars Henrik Dorsin, Elias Palin, Victoria Dyrstad and Johan Ulveson.
The time-travel themed narrative is partially set in 1973 and for this composer Jimmy Lagnefors was hired to create a soundtrack authentic to the period. When the directors specifically requested a song that “sounds like Electric Light Orchestra” Lagnefors brought in songwriter/artist David Myhr to collaborate.
Myhr, with his background in the 90’s power pop combo The Merrymakers and, in particular, his 2012 album Soundshine, has demonstrated a knack for creating fresh, modern, pop music with roots firmly in the classic tradition of McCartney & Lynne. It was no surprise that Myhr jumped at the chance!
Lagnefors and Myhr were also behind the song Vänta inte på mig (“Don’t wait for me”) in last year’s Swedish box office smash “Micke & Veronica”. With the new song “Spellbound” the songwriting duo have created “the song that E.L.O. never made”. It features heavily in the film and plays when the credits roll.
David Myhr’s single “Spellbound” is out now!
As if he wasn’t busy enough touring with The Posies, Ken Stringfellow is playing live in Helsinki tomorrow at G Livelab. See here for details.