NEW ARTIST: GARDEN

We had a nice chat with a great duo from Åtvidaberg/Linköping the other day. They go by the name of Garden, they’re new to Emues and they told us about their new EP Framed that is truly amazing. Check out the interview below!

Photo: Sebastian Falk
Photo: Sebastian Falk

Who are Garden and when did they see the daylight?

Garden. is a duo consisting of Julius Norrbom and Joakim Andersson. We’ve been making music together and been friends since 2012. 

Can you explain your process of making music?

We often improvize. For the most part Joakim starts laying down a guitar phrase and we just keep adding our elements of choice. I’ll try out some vocal ideas or pre-written texts on top of it. The core of a track is almost always finished in a night and then we tear our hair out over it for a few weeks.  

What inspires you?

Feelings in general.

Are there any particular artists that have influenced Garden? 

I’d say that we cover most of the musical trenches between us. Everything from Lightnin’ Hopkins and Moderat to Aesop Rock. I think It’s hard to specify your influences, but of course stuff you listen to finds its way into your own music. I listen to a lot of upcoming Swedish artists right now like Alice Boman, maybe you’ll be able to hear that in our future songs, maybe not. 

Tell us about the Framed EP?

Since we made our first song Another Face together we felt an urge to make something more cohesive. Then Joakim abandoned me for a year and ran away to Vancouver so the work pace slowed down a bit. We finished the song Framed over the Internet, emailing tweaks to each-other every other day while he was staying on the other side of the pond. As soon as he got back this summer we finished the other three songs on the EP and just released it. We’ve done exactly everything on this release by ourselves just to see if we could.

Do you have any final shout outs you would like to share with us?

Never trust a man in a hat. 

Would you like to see and hear more of Garden? Suggest a gig with them in your town through Emues.com.

WATCH THIS: “A.RAB” video premiere by Gnučči

Earlier this year, our super crazy favourite Ana Rab aka. Gnučči released her praised EP “Psychohappy”.

Check out this new video release for the A.RAB track!

The video is directed by Roxy Farhat who’s also the brilliant mind behind the award-winning “WORK!” and “Finders Keepers” from the same EP.

Listen to the full Psychohappy EP on Spotify:

Spotlight: High Coast

We had the opportunity to meet up with this Swedish Indie-Folk-Americana band to chat about music, building a band, inspiration and more.

Watch the full interview with High Coast below.

High Coast and Joe & The Anchor was successfully booked by their fans, for a lovely evening (tonight!) at Southern Sweden’s indie club, Kick-Startat Babel in Malmö. See you there!

 

 

Spotlight: Joe & The Anchor

We had the opportunity to meet up with this up-and-coming band for a coffee and a chat about music, building a band, working together as a team and connecting with fans.

Watch the full interview with Joe & The Anchor below.

High Coast and Joe & The Anchor was successfully booked by their fans, for a lovely evening at Southern Sweden’s indie club, Kick-Start at Babel in Malmö.

You can still get your tickets for the show on October 30th – see you there!

CONCERT CONFIRMED: HIGH COAST + JOE & THE ANCHOR

The success continues! A couple of weeks ago Poplöst and Jaguar Shoes got booked by their fans in Malmö. Last night High Coast and Joe & The Anchor was successfully booked by their fans, for a lovely evening at Southern Sweden’s indie club, Kick-Start at Babel in Malmö.

You can still get your tickets for the show on October 30 – see you there!

Watch and listen to High Coast

Watch and listen to Joe & The Anchor

CONCERT CONFIRMED: JAGUAR SHOES & POPLÖST AT KICK-START

The success continues. Kick-Start, an amazing local club in Malmö, Sweden, is using Emues.com to engage their audience and the artists’ fans to book successful gigs with upcoming promising bands.

Poplöst and Jaguar Shoes have been booked by their fans! Join us at Babel in Malmö on Thursday September 25th.

Check out this great promo video published by Poplöst.

Listen to Jaguar Shoes and Poplöst, and get ready for it!

 

Fans are now booking Joe & The Anchor together with High Coast. for club Kick-Start.  Show some love, get your ticket and make it happen!

 

Opening: Communications Intern in Malmö

Right now we are looking for a Communications Intern to join our crew in Malmö, Sweden. We are seeking an individual who is passionate about live music and wants to join a global movement creating music events booked by fans – but foremost a creative who loves social media, blogging and communications, and who wants to be a part of a small and ambitious team. If you believe you fit the description below, send us your resume and letter of interest to crew@emues.com.

Position Description

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As a Communications Intern, you will work with the Emues team to support core communication activities, including social media, the Emues blog, user engagement, and events. You will have the chance to showcase your unique skills within communication strategies, media production, social media, music reporting, and more.

Duties

  • Social media management,
  • Marketing,
  • Blogging,
  • Music event coverage,
  • Online relationship management,
  • Online social engagement,
  • Offline communications,
  • Manage campaigns,
  • Conduct interviews and create exciting content
  • Scan Emues roster of artists for news
  • Some media and graphics

Requirements

  • Must excel in social media tools
  • Must work well independently and take initiatives
  • Must be outgoing and easily connect with new people
  • Preferably already has a strong social media presence
  • Marketing background/experience a plus
  • Must love live music
  • Live music event planning/marketing experiences a plus
  • Must be creative and enjoy working in a startup
  • Preferably a student, currently enrolled in a program related to marketing, strategic communications or related field

Technical Skills
WordPress, Social and Digital Media (Facebook, Instagram, Soundcloud, Twitter, Hootsuite, etc.),

Language Skills
Fluent in Swedish and English (both are working languages)

Location: Malmö, Sweden. The intern will have a flexible work environment, with the possibility of working from home and in other creative spaces – but must be available for team meetings.

Application Deadline: 15 November 2014
Application Review: On a rolling basis – We will review applications and hire as we find suitable candidates.
Compensation: Unpaid / Paid
Duration: 6 monthsFlexible Internship Period
Commitment Days: Part time or full time, 4-5 days per week (can be discussed with candidate)

Does this not suit your description? Are you passionate about live music and believe in the Emues concept – that fans should have the possibility to book concerts? Perhaps you should apply to become an Emues Activist

ICYMI: The Emues DJ Showcase

In case you missed it, at the Emues DJ Showcase on July 26, 2014, some of the best local DJ acts took over Galleriet at Mitt Möllan in Malmö, Sweden. The Showcase was a great “Boiler Room”-type party in the heat of the summer, to cool down and heat up, with five DJ acts spinning their beats.  

This is one of several Emues Showcases that we put together to highlight some of all the amazing artists on Emues.com – where you have the possibility to suggest, promote and book shows.

Photo Credit: Emues
Photo Credit: Emues

See all the photos from the showcase in our Flickr folder.

Here’s a summary of the line up…

Jesper Bohman

Malmö, Sweden - July 26, 2014 Photo credit: Emues / Pontus Hammarström http://instagram.com/hammarstroom
Photo credit: Emues / Pontus Hammarström - http://instagram.com/hammarstroom

Jesper Bohman is on Emues, suggest a show!

Slackin’ Beats

Slackin’ Beats is on Emues, suggest a show!

Maja Goffe

Photo Credit: Emues
Photo Credit: Emues

Maja Goffe is on Emues, suggest a show!

Zophy

Zophy is on Emues, suggest a show!

MAKKS 

Makks is on Emues, suggest a show!

Spotlight: MAKKS

Who is MAKKS and when did he see the daylight?

Makks is an old rudeboy with a lot of gentleman qualities. He has been DJing for about 6 years, and been producing for about 4 years.

How would you describe a typical MAKKS-set?

A typical Makks set starts off at around 85 bpm with some slow wine tunes, then I work myself up tempo-wise. A main thing for me is to keep the energy flowing during my set, and not just jump from one track to another. Then it makes more sense for the crowd so they let go of their phones and start dancing. And musically I mix club music with dancehall, reaggeton, zoukbass and other rhythmical stuff!

What have you been up to this summer and what’s coming up?

Mostly working my daytime job, then been BBQing  every other day, and of course doin’ some beats.

Which track should we absolutely not miss out on this summer?

Oufff, there is so much good music coming every day. From my ringside, you should definitely listen to “Dem Show Me” from myself & Milanrepa out on Fresh Bed Recordings, and I heard my breddas Cocotaxi are cooking up something big for DuttyArtz in NYC!

MAKKS will be DJing at the Emues Showcase in Malmö, Sweden on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Be there!

Spotlight: Jesper Bohman

When did the artist Jesper Bohman see the daylight? 

Jesper Bohman is a trippy DJ based out of the woods of Småland. I started to DJ/produce in my bedroom back in 2011, but I still find it extremely difficult to release something because I’m so self-critical. So I prefer to play others’ stuff and keep struggling with my own shit.

How would you describe a typical Jesper Bohman-set? 

With two words: Chopped & screwed. A great variety of new beats and the most classic RnB songs with a new twist. There’s nothing better than a high-pitched RnB voice with some electronic beats hammering in the background.  ( ˘ ³˘)❤

What have you been up to this summer and what’s coming up?

I’ve been working on my own material and I hope to be able to drop an EP this autumn.  Upcoming gigs this summer is Emmabodafestivalen and a lot more craziness with the Pizza Slize Crew.

Which track should we absolutely not miss out on this summer?

Acqua di Losó – Lorentz. This song is pretty dope for being Swedish.

Jesper Bohman will be DJing at the Emues Showcase in Malmö, Sweden on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Be there!

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