28 Apr 2006

Plumbers around Europe (VII): musik from Malmö

Per Gessle continues his "European promo tour" and Mom & Dad (Jens Jansson and David Birde, from Brainpool) and Magnus Börjeson (Metro Jets / Junk Musik) are touring with The Cardigans. But there are also some interesting news from Malmö, Sweden.

According to Junk Musik, in March, Mom & Dad (Jens Jansson and David Birde, from Brainpool; watch them in This clip ) would record their first record. At least, they had ten written songs with krautish titles: Was ist mehr pop?; Joe Blogg; Servus Motherfucker; Gutenmorgen Alexanderplatz ... The Austrian singer Florian Horwath will sing on some of the tunes.

Junk Musik wanted to release the record in April, but it seems it is all paused since Florian, backed by Mom & Dad, was chosen by The Cardigans as the supporting act in their European Tour.

The Cardigans + Florian Horwath (backed by Mom & Dad) European Tour

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  • 11/04 GER Cologne, E-Werk
  • 12/04 GER Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
  • 13/04 GER Berlin, Postbahnhof
  • 15/04 NL Rotterdam, Motel Mozaique Festival
  • 16/04 LUX Luxembourg, Den Atelier
  • 18/04 BEL Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
  • 19/04 FR Paris, Bataclan
  • 21/04 UK London, Shepherds Bush Empire
  • 23/04 IRL Dublin, Ambassador
  • 24/04 UK Glasgow, ABC
  • 25/04 UK Manchester, Ritz
  • 27/04 AUT/Vienna/Radiokulturhaus
  • 28/04 GER Munich, Elserhalle
  • 29/04 AUT Vienna, Arena
  • 30/04 CZ Praha, Abaton
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A big tour for Mom & Dad this April! It is said the Cardigans' bassist Magnus Svenningsson (Righteous Boy) joined Florian, Jens and David in many gigs.

By the way, Junk Musik has released a very interesting digital EP (Echelon) from a new band from Malmö, Punky's Dilemma

Punky's Dilemma was formed in 2001 by Mikael Calner (lead vocals, guitar) and Hanna Calner (backing vocals, percussion, ...) and today includes also Camilla Sjeren (keyboards, piano) plus live-members. They had released two songs at Labradors "Sound of Young Sweden #3". They usually play in Malmö at Inkonst, KB, Glassfabriken etc. They released a home-edited-ten-track CD, 'Scandinavia, that could be found at Rundgång record store, Malmö, and somewhere on the net.

Shelflife Records, from San Francisco, published in the United States an EP with 6 songs, "'Neath The Staring Skies", that, accoridng to the company, "immerses the listener in haunting male-female vocal harmonies echoing through layers of folky acoustic guitar and sparse but well-arranged bass, piano and percussion. To truly appreciate the sum of the parts, you'll want to sit back and let the waves of emotion wash over you. The band's name is taken from a Simon & Garfunkel song and Mikael Calner's songwriting shows some S&G influences, hints of Belle and Sebastian and 60s folk pop. "

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In 2006, Punky's Dilemma has been recording in the Aerosol Grey Machine Studio with Christoffer Lundquist and they have published Echolon.

Fight Family (previously known as Colubrids), an interesting band from Lund and Malmö, Sweden, release their first single, Stareyed Dim, in March 2005 in Junk Musik. We can listen to their music read about them in their new Myspace: Fight Family. Colubrids were originally Petter Holmberg (bass), Olof Wallberg, (guitar and vocals), Johan Rasmussen / Joakim Olofsson (drums) and Fredrik Åkerman (vocals) and recorded one album ("Snapped out of fury", 1995).

Olof Wallberg, a man of great speed and also an enthusiastic Televinken imitator and Joakim Olofsson, the slowest man seen on earth, met each other when playing the same basket ball team in Lund, Sweden. Nor Olof or Joakim was the coaches first pick of choice so they decided on quitting the lay-ups for music. Maja Agnas, a dalkulla from Leksand was fed up with scatting and playing in bands containing nobody but her family and relatives. She got down to southern Sweden with her trumpet hidden under her big jacket in search for a band. She met Petter Holmberg, as taken from the novel, Of mice and men, simply a guy too strong for his own good. They hooked up with Olof and Joakim and the band was almost complete. An album was recorded at AGM studio with the fabulous Christoffer Lundquist behind the wheels. But the band was still not happy. After a while of thinking they discovered that they needed a bass player. Johan Ådahl, a neighbour of the bands private hairdresser, turned out to be exactly what they were looking for! And the band was formed. The opposites Olof, and Joakim always had their minor quarrels about tempos of the songs. Therefore the name of the band was quite obvious, Fight Family.
  • Olof Wallberg-Guitar,vocal
  • Joakim Olofsson-Drums
  • Maja Agnas-vocal-trumpet
  • Petter Holmberg-Guitar,vocal
  • Johan Ådahl-Bass

Stareyed Dim is a nice song with. Olof and Maja sing in it. The song has been played in Sirius Satellite Radio. The band presented their new songs in KB, Malmö this April.

Hey you! Dont watch that! Watch this! This is the heavy heavy…No, sorry, this is Brainpool’s video to No Sunny Days & you can watch it over. Nice!

Metro-Magnus (Magnus Börjeson) was sent in a hurry to London to play with The Cardigans last week. We will also redesign Junk Musik page soon I think it will be orange. I just bought an airport express, so now I can listen to music from my computer in my ordinary speakers. This will make my Last FM-page more treu than it has been before. I still love Last FM. Join Junk here.

On May 3th, we will celebrate a party at KB, Malmö. Everyone is welcome to join us, as we celebrate one year of Junk Musik. It starts 18.00 and The Men will play. We'll have a wonderful night but our memories will be as blurred as the pic above. Check out our Flickr page to see the pictures more sharply.

2006.05 Metro Jets - Rolling like a stone
On May 5, we will release Metro Jets’ soundtrack to the brilliant Swedish movie ”Rolling Like a Stone”. Metro Jets’ first single was released the same day we started Junk. So you could say that we continue our 1-year party with this wonderful follow-up. You can listen & buy the Metro Jets EP at CD ON. Release on iTunes will follow soon. For more info on Metro Jets, go here, or check out their page at My Space.

– He’s got a new record coming out on Junk.
– What?
– It’s called Junk.
– Whaaaat?
– Junk!
– I can’t hear you!

Everyone loves New David. That will stand clear May 8, when he will make a great performance at Mosebacke, Stockholm. Yes, the crowd loves it, and so do I. After a gig you can hear people in every corner asking where they can buy his music. Joined by six musicians, New David will play songs from his upcoming album (only weeks away from release now). We are all stunned. If New David continues to play this great, we’re forced to release a live album. At the moment, the album is being mixed. More info about the release coming up as soon as the mixing is done. In the meantime, check out some pics I took with my mobile on our Flickr page. You find New David’s two earlier releases in Junk Musik.

Anders Mildner (Junk Musik)
Anders Mildner

A seven-year email correspondence culminated in the meeting of Magnus Börjeson and me. I have long been a devoted fan of two of the Swedish musician’s former bands: Beagle and Favorita, and we finally met in Paris where Magnus was mid-tour playing in The Cardigans. By the end of the weekend we were like old friends and I had accepted an invitation to Sweden for the upcoming Midsummer long weekend holiday. These celebrations are going to take place in the countryside outside Malmö at the Aerosol Grey Machine - the stunning all-analogue recording studio of Christoffer Lundquist, producer and multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, former member of Roxette and founding member of Brainpool, another of my favourite bands.
Luke Jackson (Popsicle)

15 Apr 2006

Helena Josefsson, backing singer at Malmö's studios (V): District 1269 in Wonderland Studio

According to the band of Malmö District 1269, it all started in the fall of 1999, when a 15-year-old boy called Yonaz Grauholtz began to write his own songs on the computer, in a sequencer program called "Cakewalk". At that point Yonaz and Chris "Jersey" Crossbow had known each other for three years already, they met at the age of 12-13 when they started in the same class at 7:th grade in school. Now the class had recently split up, and things started to change. All classmates started in different schools in Malmö, so even Chris and Yonaz. Yonaz was irritated over the fact that they were only playing shit on the radio (at least in his opinion). He thought that he would probably make much better music himself, and that's why he started to make his own songs.

2006 - District 1269

In a dark and cold night in January 2000 when a boy called Yonaz Grauholtz sat with his accordion, playing a scale in D-major just for fun. All suddenly he found a melodic tune that his senses liked, and a couple of days later it has turned into a complete song which he simply decided to call "Baby baby", of all stupid song names. At that time he didn't actually know what to do with the song, but he continued with writing some others. However, time went on and two years (and even more songs) later he finished high school where he studied photography. Quite unsure of what to do with his life, he started to work as a paperboy. And as he earned a bit of money, the idea of recording one of his songs and letting other people hear it came to his mind.

District 1269

The song he thought people would like most was, believe it or not, the song called "Baby baby". At this point even Yonaz had found out that the title was ridiculous, so he changed the chorus and renamed the song "As Happy as Me" which suited the song perfectly. Since he was self critical enough to understand that he wasn't very good at singing, he contacted one of his good old friends from junior high called Chris Crossbow. Now, Chris was pretty self critical himself, but he thought it sounded fun and decided to give it a shot.

Said and done. On May 24 2003, they went to Singel Studio at N. Grängesbergsgatan in Malmö to meet the producer and technician Henrik. The recording started, with Chris behind the microphone and Yonaz at guitar, bass, tambourine and backing vocals. The drums were sampled in Cubase, and sounded pretty dry, plastic and actually not good at all. They got finished the day after, and to be honest they were quite satisfied even though it sounded like a big piece of crap. After all, they only needed to retake the vocals about 64 times…

Of course, Yonaz was eager to send the song to lots of record companies, but he thought that he might need a couple of more songs first. For some reason it took almost one year before they went to the studio next time. This time to Wonderland Studio, placed in the opposite corridor to Singel Studio, along with a beardy drummer named Dag. This time they recorded not one, but three songs. First of all a song called "Sunshine in the Town" (later known as "Summertown"), then another one called "In my Dreams" (another silly song name), and last of all a song called "Visa till Isabelle". "Visa till Isabelle" turned out to sound completely terrible. But what more can you expect from a green haired guy playing recorder and a guitarist who had never heard the song before?

Wonderland Studio, Malmö

Yet another six months later, Yonaz finally found out that "As Happy as Me" maybe didn't sound that good after all. So at the end of November 2004 they went to the studio once again, to make a new recording along with a new song called "Unconditional Love", a song oozing of anger despite the name. For the first time it sounded almost amazing, mostly thanks to a splendid producer named Fredrik Larsson. Yonaz wanted to try to sing himself, but after 87 takes Fredrik fell asleep over the mixing board. In other words Chris had to make the singing, and the result was as said before amazing.

So, finally the time had come to let the world hear the songs! Or at least that was the thought… Yonaz bought hell of a lot stamps and sent about 30 copies to record companies around the world. Mostly in Sweden, England, USA and Canada. The major part of the record companies were ignorant and didn't even answer, but in the summer of 2005 they got an answer from Lookout Records in Berkeley, California. They really liked the songs but they already had a full schedule. Ironically enough, the first positive answer came two weeks later from Fast Future Records in Malmö, owner of the same studio where they recorded their last demos half a year earlier.

The two District 1269 boys were wild by happiness, and the following fall they went to sign the record contract, but the recordings didn't start until another half a year later, in April 2006.

They are at Wonderland Studio recording now a single including two songs, which happened to be "Summertown" and the oldie "As Happy as Me". This was because they are summer songs, and the single is planned to be released in June 2006. To enhance the summer feelings, the producer Krister Larsson have had an idea about using the singer Helena Josefsson for backing vocals on Summertown, and so they have done. We will have more news soon.

12 Apr 2006

Plumbers around Europe (VI): Keep the radio on

It's time for radio.

From out of nowhere, Bad Hair Day (Per Gessle's demo project) is back. This time around a The Lonely Boys song is released - “Keep the Radio On (This is the Perfect Song)”. Per also reveals that the next SOAP single will be out in Sweden soon; “I Like it Like That” with a b-side named “Plumber in Progress #2”.

Junk Musik owners (Christoffer Lundquist, Jens Jansson, Magnus Börjeson, David Birde and Anders Mildner) have chosen their 17 favourite songs for a radio session.

Meanwhile, Per Gessle will present some of his favorite songs on the Hitradio Ö3 show “Freundeskreis” (“Circle of Friends”), April 22. This is Gessle's playlist:
  • The Kinks - Till The End Of The Day
  • Balloon Farm - A Question Of Temperature
  • Tom Petty - Free Fallin’
  • Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love
  • Simon & Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy In New York
  • Wreckless Eric - The Whole Wide World
If you need more radio, wait until the end of the month. “Nordic Rox,” a new program debuting April 30 on U.S.-based Sirius Satellite Radio, will be produced under the creative guidance of Per Gessle. The program will be hosted and programmed by Radio Stockholm on-air personality Viktor Petrovski, a prominent figure in the Swedish music scene. Also contributing to the program will be the lead singer of The Hives, Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist, and highly respected ABBA historian Carl Magnus Palm (on behalf of ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus). Gessle said, “I’m very honored to be part of presenting Swedish and Scandinavian music outside our borders. The music scene in Sweden is certainly very creative and it will be a pleasure to present the best of it to the listeners of Sirius Satellite Radio. Pump up the volume!” Nordic Rox will place a spotlight on the quality and depth of Scandinavian artists and music, which have never been exposed in this manner in the US. The show will also be the first place in the US to hear exciting new music emanating from Sweden and Scandinavian countries.

Today, we can proudly present: JUNK RADIO. For two months, we will be podcasting some of our favourite songs – placed in neat categories to suit special occassions in life. The first one is our party podcast, made to celebrate that Junk turns 1 year this month. The guideline for choosing songs was: This is a song that I want to hear after drinking three pints of beer. Well, here's the result. Enjoy!

1) Annie - Chewing Gum

What better way to start? Disco from the Norwegian mountains!

2) Scritti Politti - Perfect Way

Every party should have at least one of these!
Magnus Börjeson (Junk Musik)
Magnus Börjeson - Junk Musik

3) Dennis Wilson – ”River Song”

Dennis Wilson was the drummer and chief-of-drunkness in The Beach Boys. He was never viewed as serious – not even when his only solo record, Pacific Ocean Blue, was released in 1977. For everyone, except a small circle of devoted fans, this is not only a lost record – it’s a lost record even in the category of lost records. Of course, the fans view it as one of the best records of all time. For me, this is fantastic music. It makes me happy everytime I listen to it. This record is also one of Ed Harcourts big favourites (and influences, which is quite obvious when you listen to all of the songs on Pacific Ocean Blue).

4) The Walker Brothers – No Regrets

This is another song for spring mornings. Totally irresistible, naturally. This is taken from The Walker Brothers’ reunion in the 70’s. It was not viewed as one of Scott Walkers’ best records. Which is wrong, of course.
Chris Lundquist (Junk Musik)
Christoffer Lundquist - Junk Musik

My choices:

5) The Libertines – Up The Bracket
This is a band in the blessed stage where they can get away with anything. Nothing has to fit excactly, nothing has to be in perfect timing: it still sounds great. It’s the kind of song that makes you want to be in a band and conquer the world.

6) Paul Weller – Here’s The Good News

After being a big The Jam & The Style Council fan, it took 18 years before Paul Weller made a record I could relate to. I never thought it would make me so happy to hear him with this attitude again (and I never thought I would get the chance). It’s so nice to get lines like ”Millions march back on their feet / Still no sign from those who preach / Teach me not / They don´t represent me” after two decades of soul-ish searching. And it’s a good bar room song, too.
Anders Mildner (Junk Musik)
Anders Mildner

7) Queen - Don’t Stop Me Now.

God has bad teeth, a hairy back, a large moustache, a growing baldness and his name is Freddie Mercury. The way he struts across the stage in minimal tennis shorts and bare feet (the locker room-outfit), showcasing every imaginable gay cliché in front of a ten thousand-headed ultra straight, beer-gulping, denim-clad audience and actually gets away with it must have done more for The Gay Lib Front than however many Rainbow Parades and Jonas Gardells you can think of. I could go on forever about his godlike genius but I won’t. “Don’t Stop Me Now” is one of Queens finest moments and it makes me want to dance on the bar, order pints of vodka for everybody and grow a big fat black moustache.

8) R. Kelly - In The Closet

The Devil has a silk smooth voice, fancy clothes and is rumoured to have a thing not only for underage girls but also for a certain type of “lovemaking” that includes the kind of bodily fluids that most sensible people have agreed to flush down the toilet. His name is R. Kelly and though I am neither a friend of illegal sexual antics nor modern R’n'B, I was completely blown away when I heard his epic “In The Closet”. Twelve parts, each one accompanied by an ambitious story-video, is the ultimate proof that insanity and genius walk hand in hand. The suite is 38 minutes long and a well-deserved smack in the face to me and everyone else who think that The Who’s “Tommy” is the peak of epic pop music. Slip into your silky robe, pour a Dry Martini, listen to Closet Pt 1 and you will surely realise that it’s never too late to find at least a little sympathy for the Devil.

David Birde (Junk Musik)
David Birde - Junk Musik

9) Beyoncé - Crazy In Love

Mr Z and Mrs Knowles are crazy in love. I am too.

10) The KLF - 3 A.M. Eternal

3 AM Eternal. KLF is gonna rock us, they say. They do.

Jens Jansson (Junk Musik)
Jens Jansson - Junk Musik

This is our second Junk Radio Podcast! Our theme today is ”Morning Songs”. Here is our collection of tunes that are perfect for any morning (Junk Radio VI, VII and VIII). Get out of bed & enjoy. (…and yes, we pay our license fee for this)

11) Skatalites – ”Skalloween”

Skatalites is one of my favourite ska bands and ska is one of the best treats a morning can offer. Anyone who turns this one up a few notches will not be able to sit still – or have a gloomy breakfast.

12) Supergrass – ”St. Petersburg”

I want two things from music when I wake up: a topic and a beat. I want to start a new day listening to someone who believes in something. I wouldn’t go for ”Oh my god, everything is falling apart and I feel so bad”, which I can find myself listening to in the afternoons (go figure). ”St. Petersburg” is an excellent breakfast tune, taken from a really great record (last year’s ”Road to Rouen”). It’s a song about moving on in life and it’s soooo nicely done. It starts slow, like a train, and continues to grow. They add some strings and a fine solo. After three minutes you are left with a feeling that this day will hold some great promises.

13) World Party – ”Here Comes The Future”

The last in a row of charming blends of lo-fi Prince and guitar pop-offerings from Karl Wallinger. I have no idea what he is up to these days, but this song can make anyone smile at their morning cappuccino. I like to hear words like ”We can make it happen” when I wake up.
Anders Mildner (Junk Musik)
Anders Mildner

14) Klaatu - Calling occupants of interplanetary craft

This song is totally stupid from beginning to end, but it’s actually a great wake up song. I don’t know anything about this band, but I really like this…

15) Teenage Fanclub - Verisimilitude

I don’t think I would have bought this album when it was released, but we (Brainpool & Teenage Fanclub) were on the same label and one morning at the office I got it for free. Sony did a lot for us, but this was the best!

Jens Jansson (Junk Musik)
Jens Jansson - Junk Musik

16) Buddy Holly – Everyday

…and every morning too

17) Charles Trenet - ”La Mer”

You’ve probably heard this one before, sung in English by Bobby Darin (or even Robbie Williams). This is the French original. Performed in true dramatic style with rolling “R”s and everything by the one and only Charles Trenet. My school boy French has it’s obvious shortcomings so I can’t make a detailed account for the lyrics. But…it’s something to do with The Sea and Life, cause it’s starts out with a whispered “La Mer” and ends with a grand “La Vie”. That’s good enough for any song, any morning.

Magnus Börjeson (Junk Musik)
Magnus Börjeson - Junk Musik

8 Apr 2006

Plumbers around Europe (V): promo interviews and SOAP sound

The “Son of a Plumber” album was already promoted in large scale last year, in Sweden. Per doesn’t feel it’s that difficult to get into the right mood for promoting the album again, now in other European countries. He has been in Germnany, Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Spain and Finland.

The next single release from the “Son of a Plumber” album, “I Like It Like That,” will be released in Sweden probably sometime in May. Its release depends on the chart success of “Hey Mr DJ.” A new single won’t be released as long as “DJ” is doing this strong on the charts. Per does however reveal that the b-side of the forthcoming single will be another 8-minute compilation of studio outtakes, “Plumber in Progress #2.”

Per speaks about Son of a Plumber in the promo interviews around Europe. Read it.

2006-05-24 I Like It Like That (CDM)

It’s been fascinating. I’ve been travelling to several countries by now and the reception has been fantastic. I never ever get reception from the media in this way. I was just joking that this will probably be my least-selling record and the one I get most media attention for. However, I guess the problem which we will meet down the road is how to get the songs on the radio because they’re so old-fashioned. But that’s fine, because this album was done very much for myself. This is an album that almost any artist wants to make once in their lives. I guess that shows. The journalists notice that it’s not made for the current radio format, it’s made for other reasons. It is a tribute to my record collection, my childhood and my roots. We never talked like ’we have to have three singles’ or anything. I actually let EMI pick the singles because I couldn’t. I was too close to the songs.

I always have the same discussion with journalists. They say this music is so different from Roxette. But it isn’t really different. It’s different in that sense that it’s presented another way, it’s produced differently, arranged differently and it sounds different, but it’s just another branch of the same tree. Then you can ask why has it gone this far from the Roxette sound. I think I needed all these years, to dare to do an album like this. It all started with ’Mazarin,’ which was like a door opener for this album.

’Mazarin’ was made in the same studio with basically the same people, but it was much more produced. ’Son of a Plumber’ is much more an ’anything goes’ sort of thing; no demos, trying to surprise each other in every song. I was influenced by the double albums of the ’60s, like The Beatles’ “White Album” and “Blonde on Blonde” by Bob Dylan. Suddenly there was space for the ’drummer’s song’ and the instrumentals that would’ve been thrown away otherwise. I wanted that vibe to be on ’Son of a Plumber’ as well.

In the beginning, I didn’t know what to expect. When I started recording ’Son of a Plumber’, I only had instrumental music. The first track we recorded was ’I Never Quite Got Over The Fact The Beatles Broke Up’ which was an instrumental song in the beginning. It’s a song that means really much to me. I was something like 10-11 years old when The Beatles broke up and I was devastated. It was like a divorce and it affected me for a very long time. Things like that can affect you even more than a death of a relative. It’s sad in a way, but that’s how this title came up.

I think it was after the first working day in the studio when I realized that I’m going to be very bored if we only have instrumental music and wrote the lyrics. So the project evolved meanwhile we recorded it. I didn’t want to make demos because I wanted us to be spontaneous. After many years making records you have to find ways to surprise yourself because otherwise you become a machine and make the same records all over again. If I’m not going to make a demo and just sit down in front of Christoffer [Lundquist] and Clarence [Öfwerman], it’d better be good. If I want them to record it, I can’t just show any song. I had to shape up and only deliver very good strong songs. And they weren’t able to be prepared, to take a demo, listen to it at home and come back next morning with an arrangement.

Clarence and Christoffer have been crucial to the whole project, because I trust them so much. And actually Clarence was relieved that he wasn’t able to have all these demos. He has always hated with Roxette the already produced demos. For example, ’The Look’ demo sounds almost exactly like ’The Look’ on the album, excluding the guitar intro. It was the same all through Roxette’s career and even ’Mazarin.’ He hated it when I told him that the demo sounded much better and we should go back to it. Suddenly this thing was gone and he was very relieved.

Oh, iPod, it’s a fantastic little machine. I tend to have a few. And… I have lost a few, too. The best record I’ve had this year is from this English guy called Merz. I don’t know anything about him. I tried to find something about him on the Internet, but couldn’t really find any. I know he made an album eight years ago and then something went wrong and it took him eight years to come up with a follow-up. It’s a beautiful record and I just love it. My other purchases lately have been the latest albums from Arctic Monkeys and Rosie Thomas.
Per Gessle

1 Apr 2006

Plumbers around Europe (IV): University of Jens and Junk video

Today is 1st April, April's Fool. We have three stories, but just two are true: Jens Jansson's new band and Junk's video. Please, do not read seriously the funny new flash from Junk Musik.

Jens Jansson
, the drummer from Lund, forgets for a minute - not more- Brainpool or Son of a Plumber and publish his Myspace.
Jens Jansson's Myspace. There we can see one nice song, Going down with flu. It is supposed to have been played by the band (?) University of Jens, but Jens and the designer Daniel Bexell feature as the only two band members. I really love the sound of the song.

Daniel Bexell is a designer from Lund and a good photographer.
Daniel Bexell's Website. I don't really know who is singing - Daniel? Jens? - and who is going down with flu ... Who knows! It could be Jens' voice. No serious project, but I recommend you the song.

By the way, Brainpool's new video is being quite successful. Read about it below.

Every second week, Brainpool is nominated to a new prize. This band must be one of the most nominated in Swedish pop history. Today, we got the news that the directors to Brainpool’s video ”Junk” – David Wiberg, Erik Wingqvist & Henrik Öreberg – are nominated in the annual graphic design & illustration contest Kolla.se.

News flash: To further celebrate that Junk turns 1 this month, we will release all our singles & EP:s on classic 78 rpm records. A couple of years ago, Christoffer Lundquist, producer, Brainpoolee & one of Junk’s founders, got the news that he was related to German inventor Emile Berliner, who developed the gramophone in 1887.

Now, his family has inherited Berliner’s old factory facility in Hannover and suddenly there was a new option for Junk: to produce records the way they were meant to be: thick, solid and made out of a material which we can’t spell.
Junk’s move is interesting, says Swedish recording industry officials in a comment.
In one single strike, this company has made file sharing almost impossible. We are impressed and will investigate the possibility to work in a similar way in the near future.
Anders Mildner (Junk Musik)
Anders Mildner