25 May 2004

Helena Josefsson, backing singer at Tambourine Studios and Gula Studion (IX): Junior Senior - Rhythm bandits

Junior Senior (Jesper Mortensen and Jeppe Laursen), the pop musical duo from Denmark, release today the second single of their debut album, D-D-Don't Stop the Beat (August 2003). The first single, "Move Your Feet" (April 2003), was one of the most played songs on Danish radio and eventually climbed the charts in over thirteen countries, including the United States, Australia, France, the United Kingdom and Denmark.

The second single is "Rhythm bandits", featuring Helena Josefsson (Sandy Mouche) as background singer. "Rhythm bandits" has made the singles charts in the UK and Australia, and is included in the soundtrack of the game FIFA 2004.

12 May 2004

P, C & C find GT's five errors and Brainpool's long-running soap opera (I): a double single

According to TDR, the upcoming Gyllene Tider-single will be “En sten vid en sjö i en skog” and it will be released next Wednesday. But there’s “another” single as well.

2004-05-19 En sten vid en sjö i en skog -Tuffa tider 2

It’s an old Gyllene Tider tradition to release double A-sided singles; it started with “Flickorna på TV2/Himmel No. 7” and continued with “Ska vi älska så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly/(Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjömän.” Now, this new single will follow that tradition by including two tracks: A-side “En sten vid en sjö i en skog” and the A-side: “Tuffa tider (för en drömmare)” (Tough Times (For a Dreamer)). “Tuffa tider” includes a ukulele and an ocarina, while “En sten…” is a power-pop song á la Gyllene Tider.

We have also found the credits of the full album, Finn 5 Fel! Clarence Öfwerman appears as GT producer for the first time and Christoffer Lundquist did a great work in his studio as producer, technician and mixer. Helena Josefsson features as backing vocals.

Lyrics By, Music By, Guitar, Vocals - Per Gessle
Bass - Anders Herrlin
Drums, Vocals - Micke 'Syd' Andersson
Guitar - Mats M.P. Persson
Organ, Piano - Göran Fritzson
Backing vocals: Helena Josefsson and Jennie Löfgren

Producer - Clarence Öfwerman
Producer, Technician [Tagm & Polar] - Christoffer Lundquist
Technician [T&a] - M.P. Persson
Mastered By - Björn Engelmann
Mixed By - Christoffer Lundquist (except song nr. 7, by M. Ilbert)

Artwork By [Cover] - Kjell Andersson , Pär Wickholm
Artwork By [Painting In Photos] - Bruno Liljefors
Photography [Biologiska Museet] - Jonas Linell
Photography [The Aerosol Grey Machine] - GT , Jens Jansson

Now we have other important news: Chistoffer Lundquist's band, Brainpool, will premiere their long-running "rock opera" this summer in Malmö with a big orchestra. David Birde, Jens Jansson and Christoffer Lundquist have been working in this project since 2000.

By the way, the short-film "Bikini", directed by Lasse Persson, was premiered last month. The music of the film was written by Magnus Börjeson. Bikini is an animated musical starring an young man who is afraid to come out…who is afraid to come out of the locker. The plot takes place on a beach year 1960, where a couple of happy twins and their lady friend like to spend the summer.

Original title: Bikini
Director, Screenwriter and Producer: Lasse Persson
International release date: 2004-Apr-1
Animation: Lasse Persson, Magnus Hjerpe
Design: Lasse Persson
Music: Magnus Börjeson
Sound: Olle Tannergård
Produced by: Swedish Ecstasy Film in cooperation with Filmpol Mitt, Film i Skåne and Swedish Television AB. Supported by Swedish Film Institute/Jesper Bergom-Larsson
Principal cast: Magnus Börjesson and Susanna Dzamic (voices)
Category: Animation, musical
Screening details: 35mm - 1:1.85 - Colour - Dolby SR - 7 min - English
Awards: Honourable Mention, Berlin International Film Festival, Germany, 2005; Jury Award for Best Short Film, Copenhagen Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Denmark, 2005

2004-05-19 En sten vid en sjö i en skog -Tuffa tider

It’s been like going on a very much longed for school trip recording with the Gyllene-guys again. We recorded 15 songs down in Skåne and 14 have made it to the album. Half of them feel like strong singles so it’s been almost impossible to select a single. So we picked two!
Per Gessle

The first concert I ever went to was a Gyllene Tider concert, during Moderna Tider, I remember I listened to it in secret because I thought it was a big embarrassing, a bit girly music, and I liked heavy important prog rock, but there was something about his voice you couldn’t resist, couldn’t not listen to it, that hit me.

When David Birde and Christoffer Lundquist first introduced me to the idea of a "rock opera" one late evening, I thought it really sucked. I thought it sounded awfully lame and didn’t see how we would ever manage to pull it off. But once we got started, it turned out to be lots of fun. And because it became such an enormous project, it became increasingly important to prove to ourselves that we could finish it! We’d been working on it for ages. At times we felt like giving up because it was getting so damn tedious, but then each time we sat down to work on it again, we got the feeling that we simply had to complete it, since it’d been such a mad concept from the beginning!
Jens Jansson (Junk Musik)
Jens Jansson - Junk Musik

9 May 2004

Sandy Mouche is looking for a White Lucky Dragon (I): Gigs in Skane (Stockholm- Hässleholm-Malmö-Lund-Göteborg) and Poland

* Klubb Kaiser, Mondo, Stockholm 2004 • 02 • 05
Release party for their single Cherry Pie.
Mondo, Stockholm

* Perrong 23, Hässleholm 2004 • 02 • 07
Perrong 23

* Inkonst i Malmö 2004 • 02 • 10

* Festival Of Life, Mejeriet, Lund 2004 • 03 • 04
Mejeriet, Lund

* City Sound Festival, Pustervik, Göteborg 2004 • 04 • 03
Bands: David Fridlund, Kingston Airforce, Granada , Sandy Mouche , Soak The Sin , Span, Speech Defect , Peggy Lejonhjärta , The 21st Century Noise , Tobias Fröberg , Bukk , Bombshell Rocks and Troublemakers.
2004.03.09 SM - Roland/Sami Music Award Finalist 2004

* ROLAND/SAMI MUSIC AWARD 2004, Nalen, Stockholm 2004 • 04 • 28
A prize for Swedish unsigned bands. Finalists: El Corazón, Tony Clifton, Puma, The Universe, Sandy Mouche and Swedish chefs. Photos by Christoffer Kjellberg.
Nalen, Stockholm 2004 · 04 · 28 by Christoffer Kjellberg (1)

Nalen, Stockholm 2004 · 04 · 28 by Christoffer Kjellberg (2)

Nalen, Stockholm 2004 · 04 · 28 by Christoffer Kjellberg (3)

Nalen, Stockholm 2004 · 04 · 28 by Christoffer Kjellberg (4)

* Festival i Polen / Europejska Majówka, Police, Poland 2004 • 05 • 01



We have been in Poland and played twice. It was very fun. The second time we got there they were celebrating their entry into the EU. They are so amazingly open. They treated us like world stars.
Martinique Josefsson (Sandy Mouche)

We always had to have a Swedish flag on the stage because they were so proud a Swedish band came there.
Helena Josefsson (Sandy Mouche)

* Stadshallen, Lund 2004 • 05 • 03
In Lund

2004.03.09 SM - Roland/Sami Music Award Finalist 2004

The Universe are the winners of the Roland/SAMI Music Award 2004, a prize for Swedish unsigned bands.

Runners-up Puma received five days in the studio and Sandy Mouche won some TV recording time.

The gala was celebrated last April 4th at Nalen, Stockholm. The six finalists were: El Corazón, Tony Clifton, Puma, The Universe, Sandy Mouche and Swedish Chefs.

2004.03.09 SM - Roland/Sami Music Award Finalist 2004

It's a trap

The band from Denmark, Michael Learns to Rock, has released a new album this year (February in Europe and March in Asia). Michael Learns to Rock (MLTR) is a popular Danish ballad band that performs songs in English. It was formed in 1988 and has sold several million records, mainly in Asia.

"Take Me To Your Heart" (2004), the new single, has focused on the Asian market. The single "Take Me To Your Heart" is a remake of Jacky Cheung's "Goodbye Kiss 吻别" and is very popular in China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Taiwan. Danyal Taylan (Sandy Mouche), amongst others, features as backing vocals. Johan Bejerholm produced it at World Studios, Malmö. Johan had also produced Danyal's previous band, The Blimp.