Brighton, 6/5

Started the travelling with a stop in Brighton last week. Weird how I have never been there before? Didn’t quite fall in love the first day (except with Café Coho) since there was a storm and I foolishly decided to take a walk by the seaside anyway. Against the wind. Also managed to drop a plate of food upside down in my lap, great.

Met up with Elena later though and everything was good, yummy food and great gin & tonic was had. The came the second day and I fell completely in love. Stupid sunny, fabulous Brighton. Need to be back, and soon.

Not much else to say, except that I’m completely gutted not to be there this weekend. Missing out on The Great Escape, as always.


Bygdin, Jotunheimen, Norway

As some of you may know, I went off to Norway for about 3 weeks to work in a hotel there. This is now almost two months ago, since I’m the laziest person alive when it comes to posting. Thought I’d at least get some pictures up though!

The nature alone made the whole trip worth it, but I also made some amazing new friends :) All in all, a good trip!

Since then I’ve just been home, preparing to move back to my mom for a couple of weeks, before going to Norway again the whole summer (same job, different place). Last week though, I went to England to see some scottish who may or may not be called Twin Atlantic. Posts about that will be coming up (yes, really) soon.
I just need to sort through the pics and get something written down., ahah.

In the meantime, here’s some pictures from stunning Bygdin and Jotunheimen.

Haven’t done any captioning cause it’s not needed is it? Had a tiny, tiny room where I spent quite a lot of hours playing Heroes III (aw yiss), Solitaire and Hearts. Hardcore gaming right there! Might’ve watched an episode or five of Masterchef Australia. As for the views, I’d like to think they speak for themselves. I was certainly speechless when going on walks up there (though most of the time that was due to me being completely out of shape. Hah.).

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: