In Spain, EMI has launched a Spanish Son of a Plumber website that only hosts the same promotional material that has already been published in English.
Some of the "junkies" (Magnus Börjeson, David Birde and Jens Jansson) are taking part in The Cardigans' Tour. Read about it.
All of the band is in the video of "Hey Mr. DJ", except Jens Jansson who was sick. Gabriel and his friends are in it too, they play strings and horns in some sort of orchestra. The video tries to capture the spirit of the “Party in My Head” sequence of the short film. Christoffer wears a top hat for instance. The whole setting is a freak show, there’s a knife thrower (me), Clarence is a weight lifter, Helena is a puppet on a string, kinda cool really.”
Cheers from Sthlm,
P. (no brains left…)
PS. By the way, just came home from a couple of days of promo in Germany & Switzerland. I had a blast. Great day yesterday, I did 14 (!) interviews in Zurich and Jo-Anna is happening on the radio!!! Hallelujah!
Junkies are no strangers to Cardigans. Jens Jansson ("Brainpool-Jens") has played with both A Camp & Righteous Boy. He’s also responsible for the band’s latest DVD.
Metro-Magnus (Magnus Börjeson) came to Stockholm yesterday to play with The Cardigans. Because of that, I find myself standing next to the famous sports-writer & Swedish journalism award-winner back stage. Of course, I could have said, Hey, we write for the same paper! But I’m kind of scared of big guys with baseball caps, so I didn’t.
Anyway, The Cardigans did a very nice show, and it was great fun seeing them play. The ending, with ”Communication”, was brilliant.
Me and Pelle were both impressed by the lights, which suited the band soooo good. I tried to take some pics with my mobile, but it can’t handle concerts. I have a bunch of pics taken at gigs, and they are all so bad you can’t even see who the artist is. Thumbs up for Cardigans. And we have some more Junk/Cardigans news coming up soon. Guess who will be playing support when their tour hits Europe? Florian with Mom & Dad (Jens Jansson and David Birde).
I think The Cardigans' "Long Gone Before Daylight" is one is one of the best albums ever made in Sweden. Terrific stuff! The new one is not up to that standard to my ears. However, I consider myself a fan. Peter S. is a stunning guitarplayer.
It must be this, it can't be all luck, must be something, I'm always amazed with our success, some didn't even ever record anything in Swedish, like the Cardigans.
- The English language, you don't have all these films and series with subtitles, we grow up listening to English for hours daily. Like my son, he is eight and he listens to English most of the time when he watches TV.
- The whole Swedish music scene exploded at the end of the '80s, beginning of the '90s, when everything turned digital. Everybody used the same machines and you could not tell anymore where an album was recorded. It could be London, New York or Stockholm. Then all these like Max Martin, appeared, started to make music for Britney, Backstreet Boys…
- We have a long tradition with folk music, we are very musical.