No Favours = Victoria Skoglund (Audrey, Mire Kay) + Anna Jonsson (Kamikatze) and their friend Stefan Holmberg on bass. Look for their debut self-titled album to be released this fall via //.
has announced the signing of Mire Kay, the new duo formed from Emelie Molin and Victoria Skoglund of Audrey. Look for them to record their debut EP later this month with a release planned for March/April. Also in the works from TVR is a new full-length from Solander -- keep an eye out for that one to surface somewhere in the neighborhood of April/May.
Check out Audrey's new video for the track "Black hearts": http://vimeo.com/5215366
Updated Audrey tourdates:
04/07 - Knust, Hamburg (GER)
04/08 - Steinbruch, Duisburg (GER)
04/09 - Treibhaus, Luzern (CH)
04/10 - Keller Club, Stuttgart (GER)
04/11 - White Rabbit, Freiburg (GER)
04/12 - Cat Café, Ulm (GER)
04/15 - Mobydick Club, Madrid (ESP)
04/17 - Sidecar Club Factory, Barcelona (ESP)
04/18 - Les Femmes S'en Melent Festival, Toulouse (FRA)
04/22 - Shangri-la, Osaka (JAP)
04/23 - Apollo Theater, Nagoya (JAP)
04/24 - Force, Hamamatsu (JAP)
04/25 - Arabaki Rock Fest, Sendai (JAP)
04/26 - Arabaki Rock Fest, Sendai (JAP)
04/27 - O-Nest, Tokyo (JAP)
Audrey's latest record "The fierce and the longing" will be released in Japan on March 11 via Zankyo Records and the band will be heading over in April to play at the Arabaki Rock Fest in Senda. Look for more shows to be announced soon. In other news, keep an eye out for their album to get a proper UK release as well sometime this spring. More details tba.
Audrey has run into some problems with their booking agent on their current European tour and have been forced to cancel a few shows. Read more at their website: http://www.audrey.se/
New fall dates for Audrey:
10/27 - Bassy, Berlin (GER)
10/28 - Piwnica 21, Poznan (POL)
10/29 - Bezsennosc, Wroclaw (POL)
10/30 - Jadlodajnia Filozoficzna, Warszawa (POL)
11/13 - Le Cri de la Mouette, Toulouse (FRA)
11/14 - Tanned Tin Festival, Castellon (ESP)
11/16 - Cat, Ulm (GER)
11/20 - Feinkostlampe, Hannover (GER)
11/21 - Arenbergschouwburg, Antwerpen (BEL)
Utilizing new Last.fm technology, here is the It's a Trap! listening group top 10 artists of the week, unique to our group:
04. Pelle Carlberg
05. Håkan Hellström
07. Fleet Foxes
08. Jens Lekman
10. Christian Kjellvander
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New Audrey tourdates:
07/20 - PMK, Innsbruck (AUS)
07/21 - La Fortezza Delle Donne - Festival, Mirandola (ITA)
07/22 - Villa Merkel, Esslingen (GER)
07/24 - Cafe Panam, Leipzig (GER)
07/25 - Steinbruch, Duisburg (GER)
07/26 - L*Abore Festival, Hauptmannsgrün (GER) w/Scraps of Tape
Expect the band to be back on the road this fall too.
The Social Services, one of my favorite new Swedish pop acts, has signed with UK-based label Stereo Test Kit (Dear Euphoria, Band in Box, Audrey, etc.). Look for their debut single in July with a full-length album to follow in August.
Swedish label TenderVersion (see here and here for recent interviews) has a new website (finally!): http://www.tenderversion.com/
Go there for info on new releases from September Malevolence, Audrey and more.