Bernhoft – Katalin, Uppsala 4/3

Two nights ago I saw the world’s best live artist.
It was all I expected it to be, and more. Bernhoft is live magic, and everyone should see him at least once. Whether you’re into funk or metal, it doesn’t matter. He’s a genius. I could try convincing you by asking you to listen to the albums, but it wouldn’t work. I could try by showing you youtube videos, which would be better but still not enough. See. Him. Live.

Still, there are some pretty great videos out there.
(So what I’m trying to say is… watch them.)

Plan Three – Bandit Rock Awards, Colosseum, Stockholm 26/2

Plan Three plays their first gig in three years.
And it. was. EPIC.

Never seen them so… hardcore. Wow, guys. Raw and hard and they pulled that off better than I would have expected actually.
I don’t have much more to say, I look forward to many more live shows and I look forward to the new album.

Have some pictures!

Nothing But Thieves, Copenhagen 1/2 & Stockholm 3/2

(Completely forgot to actually post this, go me!)

Soo! Hello blog, how you’ve been lately?
I’ve been meaning to write but then sickness got in the way and then life got in way. Life brought a lot of forms to fill in and a lot of phone calls to make (being out of a job is fun!)

Anywho, 12 days ago (well, when I wrote this) I went to Copenhagen to see Nothing But Thieves support Gerard Way and unexpectedly two friends tagged along, which was awesome. Not to the gig, but at least to Denmark.
Spent almost the whole train ride sleeping and when we’d arrived it was directly off to the hostel. Copenhagen Downtown where I’ve stayed before and looking forward to stay again! To appreciate it fully I think you need an extra evening to just hang out at the hostel though, not my usual check in – food – beer – rush off to gig.

I wasn’t queuing this time though, so we spent the day wandering around Copenhagen. In the horrible, icy, wet weather. Seriously Copenhagen, how can you be that cold, that often?
I rambled off to Pumpehuset in time for doors and rushed my way to second row. Not sure what to say about Nothing But Thieves’ gig, because “speechless” sums it up pretty well. Faaaaaantastic. The only thing I could possibly complain about is that their set wasn’t a headline set and that they don’t have an album out yet. So. Get on with it yo.

Gerard Way was headlining and he’s a good frontman. All in all it was more of a seminar with music for troubled teens than a gig and not quite my cup of tea. Glad I stayed to see it though, because why not? Also glad I left the front after NBT because Pumpehuset turned into an oven. Shiiet.
Met up with Elin and Kim afterwards and played pool for a while which was great. Love playing pool, no matter how bad I am haha. And then, to bed!

The day after was actually spent in Copenhagen, since I couldn’t afford rushing off to Oslo and see NBT again. It was really nice to have an extra day, even if we didn’t do that much. Just hung about. Off home in the evening and that was that. Hopefully back in March to see Skambankt at Pumpehuset.

Feb 3rd. I woke up and realised I hadn’t bought my ticket for the gig that evening. Which, it turned out, I should probably have done. Oooh sold out you say? Umm. Oops. It was all solved thanks to twitter (and Nothing But Thieves being gents) though, so I could take myself off to Klubben for some queuing there. And let me tell you, I gave up that notion and sat inside the cafeteria until doors instead, because warm. Managed to get front row anyway, so it was all good!

NBT delivered, as it seems they always do. I was a bit disappointed in the audience, but I always am in Stockholm and at Klubben in particular. Don’t know if I can blame them though. Vibe, what vibe? But I guess the band on stage is most important and they did a stellar job. Hope I get the chance to see them headline (no, The Macbeth doesn’t really count), I think it’d be awesome.
This time I didn’t stick around for Gerard Way but went home to get some food instead. Good choice. Then I woke up with a stomach bug from hell, so maybe not after all.

A great couple of days before I got sick at least!

Nothing But Thieves – The Macbeth, London 1/12

That’s december 2014, I know. I’m quick.

Booked tickets and flights to go to London and see Twin Atlantic in a tiny pub. They cancelled. But the three of us who were going went anyway. And that was probably one of the best decisions I made last year. Want to know why?
I got to see Itch!

No I’m sorry, just kidding, Nothing against him really even if it’s not my cup of tea, just such a weird and wrong support for Twin Atlantic? What was good though, was that I got to meet Mareike (again) and Laureen and we had the best day in London. Walked around Camden and then I dragged them along with me to my favourite place, St. Christopher’s and Belushi’s. I do love that hostel/bar. Had some pretty great food and my staple when in London, Strongbow cider ;) Also realised that they had jugs of snakebite for £5 after 5. So of course we hung around haha. After a couple of jugs it was time to move though, to The Macbeth! Not very crowded when we got there so we had a chill time.

Itch was first on stage and it was… weird. Amber Run second and while it was pretty good it didn’t really catch my attention. Headlining instead of Twin were Nothing But Thieves, originally meant to “only” be support. And they made the whole night. What an AWESOME fucking band. What an EPIC fucking voice. Holy shit. And other profanities as well. I had listened to them on Spotify before and while I did like them, nothing had prepared me for the live performance. Intense.

Reason I finally got this blogpost up is that I’m seeing them again on Sunday and Tuesday, this time supporting Gerard Way. I have a feeling it’ll be fantastic.

I apparently took all of one picture of NBT and it’s shit. But still.

Plan Three – When Everything Comes To An End (Video!)

Back in November I got the chance to help out with Plan Threes new music video, which was great fun. Moving cinema chairs and buying crisps mostly, but what was really great was just meeting everyone again, and some new awesome people as well! I was just supposed to carry stuff, well, that was until David asked if I didn’t want to be in the video after all. Couldn’t say no, could I? “You know the lyrics anyway, don’t you?” Mm, haha very funny! (I didn’t that day, let me tell you.) I survived being in front of a camera, though barely and the result came out today!

It turned out great, I’m so proud of the band and crew for making this. I’m not usually very impressed with most music videos but I really do like this one. Live shots and a story together, it’s awesome.

Here we go!

Took some pictures as well:

Twin Atlantic – NME + The Macbeth, London 26/1


I started my day (my Monday that is) at 3am in the morning. And then it was downhill from there. I’d forgotten to check in for my flights, I had to take a cab to airport bus, my boarding pass didn’t work and well… Everything pertaining to getting from point A to point B during this trip was just a mess.

I DID get to London though, and even (after a long walk in the wrong direction) to the correct building. Because thanks to Devon, a tweet and Dead Crow Beer me, Laureen and April were all going to Twin Atlantics tiny set at NME Basement Sessions. It’s been a week soon but I still don’t think I’ve processed it. Anyway.
We went inside a tall office building and were met up by some lovely people from NME in the lobby. Took an elevator down to an actual basement (way to go!), got goodie bags and free beer. I had several because it was good beer.

After some chatting with the other people that were there, it was time to check out Twin playing a couple of songs. We were ten. Ten people in the audience haha, a bit awkward and very surreal. The band, while trying to keep their serious faces on, played Heart & Soul, Oceans and a James Bay cover that’s been stuck in my head since. It was great, even if the cover warranted a few (many) retakes, at least according to Sam.

Went back into the… mingle? room again, the band came out after a while and we got some nice pics with everyone. Chatted a bit, mainly with Barry, mainly about Nothing But Thieves haha. It was nice. The day went on with some food, awkward encounters with Twin outside a restaurant (THREE times) and, at last, it was time for the gig at The Macbeth. The one that actually happened this time!

Well, Twin gig happened, but Itch mercifully didn’t. Instead Murray from The Xcerts jumped up on stage and delivered an awesome acoustic performance. He didn’t even really need the microphone, what a voice!
Twin Atlantic did a great show as well, even if it was acoustic. They did a great job and even the crowd was pretty up and running by the end of the set. Heart & Soul is meant to be screamed by all, plugged in or not.

I’m not sure what to write really. It was such a weird and great day. Great people (who I should’ve mentioned more, I love you guys), great gigs, just a fantastic time. And… this will have to do. Here’s some blurry pictures!

Oh. Hello. Part 2

Today I got this.

Doesn’t look like the picture uploaded? Posting from the app for the first time in years, I’ve no idea how to do this. It’s a screenshot anyway, got my flight tickets today, for London on Monday. Guess why I’m going?

Well. Last time I posted I had just gotten my ticket for the Twin Atlantic gig at The Macbeth. It’s the exact same reason this time, since they cancelled and rescheduled that show. So, here we go, 24h adventure!

This reminds me that when I get back on Tuesday I should also do a couple of more posts. A bit about Nothing But Thieves for example, who took over the headline spot last time and did a brilliant, brilliant job. And that I helped out with a music video by Plan Three! Which coincidentally is out on Monday. Excitement level is through the roof!

Right now though, it’s time for bed. Cheers!