Artist: Jonas Game

Country: Sweden
Genre: Indie/Pop/Rock
Reviews: ADHD / ADHD (mp3)
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Jonas Lundqvist announces 2nd solo album

Jonas Lundqvist nee Jonas Game (ex-Bad Cash Quartet) will be releasing his sophomore solo album "Så e de me de" under his own proper name on March 21.

Jonas Lundqvist - Du, drömmar & jag (video)

Jonas Lundqvist (nee Jonas Game) now has a video for his new single "Du, drömmar & jag". Direct link:

Jonas Game starts 2nd album, will sing in Swedish

PSL reports that Jonas Game has started work on his sophomore album and will be singing in Swedish:
It's also worth noting that he will be recording with Rasmus Hägg (Studio) and his old Bad Cash Quartet bandmates Adam Bolméus och Martin Elisson will be joining him as well.

Discobelle has the new Jonas Game single "Fish and shark":

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

01. The Bear Quartet - Put me back together
02. TALK 1
03. Karin Ström - Silent night
04. Camouflage - Syster sol
05. Ulf Ljusberg - Whatever was
06. TALK 2
07. Juvelen - Don't mess
08. Invocator - Breed of sin
09. The Grand Opening - Secrets revealed
10. TALK 3
11. Motorpsycho - For free
12. Coldworker - Flammable
13. Mixtapes & Cellmates - Photo Jenny
14. TALK 4
15. Egil Olsen - Singer/songwriter
16. Last Days of April - Will the violins be playing?
17. Desert Planet - Riot sector 68
18. TALK 5
19. Printer - Satisfaction
20. Psyke Project - Physical romance
21. Promise and the Monster - Light reflecting papers
22. TALK 6
23. Marybell Katastrophy - Hidden agenda
24. Pan Sonic - Johdin
25. Opération Zéro - Etude no. 1
26. TALK 7
27. Jonas Game - Nothing to lose
28. Mari Boine - Tundra flower
29. Vapnet - Plötsligt händer det inte
30. TALK 8
31. Moto Boy - Ride my wild heart
32. Markus Krunegård - Jag är en vampyr
33. Gravy - Behind my walls
34. TALK 9
35. Looptroop Rockers - The building
36. Victims - Victims in blood #5
37. Anna Leong - Guillotine
38. Zeigeist - Humanitarianism
39. TALK 10
40. Ef - Appendix

The new video for the Jonas Game song "Nothing to lose" is now online:
Also available on YouTube:

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

01. Britta Persson - Cliffhanger
02. TALK 1
03. Death By Kite - Sweet M
04. KVLR - Traitors and thieves
05. Anna Ternheim - Today is a good day
06. TALK 2
07. Don Juan Dracula - Take me home (Johan Angebjörn remix feat. Sally Shapiro)
08. Amorphis - Weaving the incantation
09. Thomas Denver Jonsson - Dreams at the film club (feat. Nina Kinert)
10. TALK 3
11. Don't Be A Stranger - Lonely together
12. Madrugada - Tonight I have no words for you
13. Majessic Dreams - Have to go
14. TALK 4
15. Pavan - The bird
16. Bröderna Lindgren - Om en guldfisk (feat. Kristofer Åström)
17. The Tarantula Waltz - Where I end and you begin
18. Adam Tensta - They wanna know
19. TALK 5
20. Commando M Pigg - Mot stjärnorna
21. Gravy - Rock scientists
22. Jonas Game - ADHD
23. TALK 6
24. Linus Larsson & John Roger Olsson - In the shadow
25. Idiot Kid - Go to sleep
26. Mats Öberg - Cool water - på Den Gyldene Freden
27. TALK 7
28. Pascal - Längtar efter dig
29. The Bear Quartet - I would be poor
30. Peloton - Aranburu
31. Royal Downfall - Lightning strikes twice
32. TALK 8
33. Made In Sweden - Winter's a bummer
34. Erik Enocksson - The state the sea left me in
35. Asha Ali - Coward heart
36. TALK 9
37. A-ha - Celice

Top 10s for 2007: It's a Trap!

PSL has video of Jonas Game playing acoustic:

Jonas Game - ADHDJonas Game
Sincerely Yours


Expectations are everything. My roommate was prepared for the glitzy, sex-saturated retelling of "Beowulf", and I was hoping for the meat of the original epic poem, obviously retooled by the talented Neil Gaiman, with a little flash added by director Robert Zemeckis. Alan had a great time; I sat limply in my chair, groaning through the plot changes and, in my opinion, stilted and strained dialogue (and the humorously awful depiction of Grendel), only occasionally fazed by what flickered upon the screen.

But here I find myself on the opposite side of the fence. Mostly I've heard a negative reaction to Jonas Lundqvist's record, and surprise at some of the positive press he's received. I'm not sure what people were expecting when they saw that the former drummer of Bad Cash Quartet was releasing his debut solo album on The Tough Alliance's own Sincerely Yours label. (Personally I expected this sort of well-trodden pop exploration.) The title track is definitely the peak of the album, and the song that holds up best to constant scrutiny, but "ADHD" is a summer-y, sun-bleached pop record in the vein of Håkan Hellström and The Clash's more playful, simplistic moments. I even hear elements of Springsteen and mid-career-era Rancid (think "Life won't wait"). Would I run into a crowded room proclaiming the brilliance of Jonas Lundqvist? Probably not. Will I be listening to this album in an attempt to stave off the strengthening shadows of the coming winter? Probably, yeah. It's fun. I have no problem with a successfully attempted pop record.
- Lars Garvey Laing-Peterson

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

01. The Bombettes - Dating scene
02. TALK 1
03. Leütenhaven - Still life (trompe l'oeil)
04. Dieter Schöön - Warm hearts
05. Kasper Bjørke - Back & spine (Fidel Astro remix)
06. TALK 2
07. Come Sleep - Be the end
08. Promise and the Monster - Trials
09. Immanu El - Home
10. TALK 3
11. Lukestar - Lake Toba
12. Marit Bergman - No party
13. Mando Diao - Never seen the light of day
14. TALK 4
15. Jonas Game - ADHD
16. Kornstad - Turkey, Texas
17. Josse - You had a plan
18. The Hives - You dress up for Armageddon
19. TALK 5
20. Randy - Freedom song
21. Ted Gärdestad - Så mycket bättre
22. Motorhomes - Into the night
23. TALK 6
24. Laakso - Västerbron
25. The Bear Quartet - Hunchback
26. Susanne Sundfør - The dance
27. TALK 7
28. New Moscow - Turbonegro must be destroyed
29. The Bell - Target group
30. Vaiping - The great polar expedition
31. TALK 8
32. NEI - City of gold
33. Asha Ali - Fire, fire
34. My Enemy - My time coming (Johan Formeijer remix)
35. TALK 9
36. CS Nielsen - Black spots
37. David Sandström Overdrive - The Fatville Treaty
38. C.Aarmé - Golden retriever
39. TALK 10
40. Aerial - My god, it's full of stars!

MP3: The Bombettes - I wanna

Compare and contrast: the lack of enthusiasm I bemoaned in yesterday's post on Jonas Game has nothing to do with The Bombettes. The 4-track "What's cooking good looking?" EP is a near-perfect, unstoppable force. They bulldoze through each song with raw fury. When they declare "I wanna kick your ass", I have no doubt that they'll be true to their word. Loud, brash and snotty; this is yet another Umeå band showing the world the way things should be done.

The Bombettes - I wanna

MP3: Jonas Game - ADHD

Absolut Noise got this one dead-on: "Nice but a bit too nice."
Which is a shame because I actually really like Jonas Game's singles "ADHD" (posted today) and "New city love" and was fully expecting the rest of the album to be just as good. Sadly, this is not the case. With a total running time of just over 30 minutes, that's even more frustrating. The energy level is low low low and even at the peak moments, it can feel strained and forced. Compared to the other new ex-Bad Cash Quartet band Hästpojken, the deficit is even more apparent. Not that I expecting a rehash of the past, but c'mon now - let's have a little more liveliness, okay?

Anyhow, like I said above, I do really enjoy the singles, especially "ADHD". It's a great upbeat number that's ripe with enthusiasm, optimism and even a touch of swagger. A little more rawness would be welcome, but screw it - it's still a fine pop song despite any complaints I might have and I imagine it's probably way better in a live situation. Good enough!

Jonas Game - ADHD

The video for the new Jonas Game single "ADHD" is now online:
I'm still digesting the album, but my first impression is that it seems awfully front-loaded.

The latest release in the Sincerely Yours catalogue is a Tough Alliance remix of "New city love" by labelmate Jonas Game: