Artist: First Floor Power

Country: Sweden
Genre: Indie/Pop/Rock
Reviews: We are the people (mp3)
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First Floor Power's new album "Don't back down" is now streaming in its entirety at myspace:

Listen to Danish surf/instrumental act The Tremolo Beer Gut cover the new First Floor Power single "The jacket", renamed now as "Le jaquet":
Said track appears as a b-side on FFP's new 12" single alongside remixes by Karin Dreijer Andersson (The Knife) and others.

Here's the playlist for this week's radio show:

01. Peter Morén - This is what I came for
02. TALK 1
03. Entombed - Hollowman
04. King Of All The Animals - Concrete skyline
05. Jettie - The lay up
06. TALK 2
07. Happy Trash Culture - Frisky pet
08. Josse - You had a plan
09. Ondo - Sleep
10. TALK 3
11. Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - This room seems empty without you
12. Håkan Hellström - För sent för edelweiss
13. Marvins Revolt - Deliberate deeds
14. Marybell Katastrophy - Hey Frank
15. TALK 4
16. The Bear Quartet - Mvh contempt
17. Lögnhalsmottagningen - Snacka gär ju
18. Ghost Brigade - Based on you
19. TALK 5
20. September Malevolence - I shut doors and windows
21. The End Will Be Kicks - Ass of a friend
22. Anna Leong - Battered, bruised and cold
23. TALK 6
24. Bright Oak - On the list
25. Tape - Moth wings
26. Axewitch - Hot lady
27. TALK 7
28. Nationalteatern - Jack the Ripper
29. Tsukimono - Heart beater
30. Zeigeist - Bunny
31. TALK 8
32. First Floor Power - The jacket (Karin Dreijer remix)
33. No Hope for the Kids - Angels of destruction
34. Docenterna - Popmusik
35. Vapnet - Skorpan
36. TALK 9
37. Björn Kleinhenz - Olis
38. Fireside - Ambulance
39. Looptroop Rockers - Living on a prayer
40. TALK 10

Discobelle has the Karin Dreijer Andersson (The Knife) remix of the new First Floor Power single "The jacket":

Karin Dreijer Andersson (The Knife) and John Eriksson (Peter Bjorn and John) will be contributing b-side remixes to the new First Floor Power single "It's an interview". As mentioned last week, the group just signed to Danish label Crunchy Frog who will be releasing their new album "Don't back down!" on May 5.

First Floor Power has signed with Danish label Crunchy Frog who will be releasing the group's third album "Don't Back Down!" on May 5, their first sans Jenny Wilson who has since gone solo. Listen at myspace:

First Floor Power will be making their first live appearance in quite some time at the Pop Dakar Festival on September 1 in Stockholm. It is not actually a reunion (as was suggested earlier and elsewhere), as the band never officially broke up and is continuing on nowadays as a three-piece with Sara Wilson and drummer Per Lager sharing vocal duties. The band is even working on a new record under the working title "Hits and shits" and have already recorded 16 tracks. Guests include ex-member Jenny Wilson along with Andreas Söderström (Ass) and Adam Kammerland (Pluxus).

In semi-related news, look for a new solo album from First Floor Power member Karl-Jonas Winqvist aka Blood Music this coming fall. Look for it around September/October.

MP3: First Floor Power - We are the people

I was watching the Musikbyrån 10-year special the other day (thanks Christoffer!) and amongst the bounty of footage was a short live clip of First Floor Power performing "We are the people". In that brief moment, I realized I knew exactly what song I had to post this Friday. I'm mostly ambivalent about First Floor Power's music, much preferring the more recent solo work of members Jenny Wilson and Karl-Jonas Winqvist aka Blood Music, but this song trumps 'em all. The base of the song is a shuffling beat and a ghostly four-note melody, upon which they pile layers of sound: a little squeezebox, some electronics, handclaps. When they take it to the chorus, the song explodes with heavy tremolo guitar and grand declarations. However, I think the lines that begin the verses are more crucial: "We are the people who tried to create something new / We are the people who tried to invent something true" High aspirations that deserve to be lauded.

First Floor Power - We are the people

Asha Ali - s/tAsha Ali

Ashi Ali is another promising, beguiling talent for pop panache and at time captivating compositions built on piano. Judge Miss Ali on one song: "To bed" and she will own you. It could have been written by Damian Rice but, while the musical base is not a million miles away from The Tiny, it might be the crescendos? Indeed, Ali has a similarity in tone to Asa of Hell on Wheels and "Fire, fire" is surely the long lost First Floor Power epitaph? "These months" offers darting and swirling epic psyche. "Are you here soon" is a delicate little waltz meets country number, "Warm fronts" comes out of Portishead territory, "Somewhere else" could've been a Cardigans album classic. All impressive comparisons - it is a bit fraught at times, but musically deft - so when Ali decides her fuller path, she will be [even more] genius, because here are 11 smoldering teasers, and not a jot to hamper the Ali's credibility.
- Jason Christie

Blood Music, the "solo" project of Karl-Jonas Winqvist from First Floor Power, is now on myspace and has posted two unreleased songs for streaming:

Interview: Jenny Wilson and Karin Dreijer Andersson

Jenny Wilson's "Love and youth" will finally be released throughout all of Scandinavia on October 31 with the rest of Europe to follow early next year. Before going solo, Jenny was known as the frontwoman for First Floor Power. Her record was produced with help from The Knife.

Jenny Wilson on tour in Europe:

04/15 - Häpnafestivalen, Stockholm
04/17 - Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL) w/Jens Lekman
04/18 - Rodeo Club @ Projekt 7, Magdeburg (GER) w/Jens Lekman
04/19 - Schoken, Stuttagart (GER) w/Jens Lekman
04/20 - Atomic Cafe, München (GER) w/Jens Lekman
04/21 - Bierstindl, Innsbruck (AUS) w/Jens Lekman
04/22 - Emporio Malkovich, Verona (ITA) w/Jens Lekman
04/23 - Covo, Bologna (ITA) w/Jens Lekman
04/28 - Café de la Danse, Paris (FRA) w/First Floor Power
04/29 - Le Normandie, Saint-Lo (FRA) w/First Floor Power
04/30 - Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing (FRA) w/First Floor Power
05/18 - KB, Malmö w/El Perro del Mar
05/19 - Stenhammarsalen, Göteborg w/El Perro del Mar
05/27 - Popaganda, Stockholm

Her new album "Love and youth" is out now on Rabid Records, the label run by The Knife.

Take a listen to a stream of the new Jenny Wilson (First Floor Power) single: