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Live Review: U.S. Girls, Malmö, Sweden

A Saturday night and with Lo and Multiface having put the crowd in the mood, U.S. Girls takes the stage. Rocking high-heeled platforms, hoop earrings and a leopard print jacket, Meghan Remy (U.S. Girls) simply smiles at the crowd and dives head first into one of her most popular songs, ‘Island Song’. Clearly a passionate following as immediately phones are up, taking photos and recording. Over the course of the night we shall hear songs from multiple albums with a focus on her recently released ‘Half Free’.

Despite beginning her career in Philadelphia, USA, Remy soon finds her groove at Malmö’s own Babel. The room is modestly filled but those here cheer as if it’s packed – feet start tapping and a great atmosphere is created as she makes her way to the front of the stage for ‘New Age Thriller’.

Making unwavering eye contact with those of us near the front, Remy delivers a strong and powerful rendition, with an almost damning sound as she sings ‘even though you want me to, I still won’t give it to you’.

The tempo slows down for ‘Rosemary’ as the room begins to heat up and the jacket comes off. Things get intimate as Remy makes her way into her crowd singing, accidentally knocking over a man’s drink in the process prompting a few laughs and a little “whoops” from Remy, the first thing she’s said all evening; but the man seems not to care as she takes her place next to him. Now facing the stage (and her backup singer), and with the mood lighter after that little mishap, the beat speeds back up for ‘Overtime’.

Remy returns to the stage for ‘Window Shades’, ‘Navy & Cream’ and ‘Sororal Feelings’, all of which wonderfully lead on from one to the next. The dark lyrics and heavy, calm sound of ‘Sororal Feelings’ have us all in a trance as Remy acts out the emotion of the song. For this one the best spot in the venue was certainly up-close and personal, something with which Remy seemed more than comfortable.

‘Damn That Valley’. A raw feeling to it as Remy looks out the window, the music taking over and heads starting to rock. The best song of the evening, the beat too catchy to avoid. The piece ends with the desperate line of ‘That’s the valley that took my man from me’, followed by the loudest cheer of the night so far. A clear favourite.

After a pause Remy abruptly announces “we have just one song left”. As ‘Woman’s Work’ begins Remy seems to get lost in herself and the music, turning to the wall. Every now and again she bends a little low and we’re all given a revealing look at her (perhaps too) short cut dress, but the music soon recaptures our attention. The repetition often employed by Remy is like a mantra that you can’t seem to shake, not that you’d want to.

Again, little is spoken with just a “thank you” as she exits the stage. Though it isn’t too long before the cheer of the crowd brings her back out for a final two songs, ‘Incidental Boogie’ and ‘28 Days’. Before she begins she asks the crowd for some help opening her beer, suggesting “that lighter thing” when no one has a bottle-opener to hand. The bartenders seem like deer in headlights for some reason; perhaps intimidated by her short hair and overload of confidence.

Remy finished the evening with a simple “thank you, goodnight”, before doubling back for a moment to thank the audience member who solved her beer conundrum. The untalkative ending summed up the event’s verbal interaction with the audience, she seemed to prefer being physically close than making conversation; but her periodic smirks and energetic nature were enough to keep our eyes glued to her (and her questionable wardrobe) as she sang. Overall an impressive performance in the intimate space provided – the perfect atmosphere to match the honest nature of her lyrics.

 

The night’s set list, as it happened:

Song: Island Song
Album: U.S. Girls on KRAAK

Song: New Age Thriller
Album: Half Free

Song: Rosemary
Album: Gem

Song: Overtime
Album: Free Advice Column

Song: Window Shades
Album: Half Free

Song: Navy & Cream
Album: Half Free

Song: Sororal Feelings
Album: Half Free

Song: Damn That Valley
Album: Half Free

Song: Woman’s Work
Album: Half Free

(Encore) Song: Incidental Boogie
Album: Free Advice Column

(Encore) Song: 28 Days
Album: Free Advice Column

Review: Club Kick-Start two weeks ago

Two weeks ago to be exact, Kick-Start threw a fantastic evening as usual, with bands booked through Emues at Babel in Malmö, Sweden.

We had the opportunity to meet up with Anton Ego before the show, watch our short interview with them below:

Here is our picture review from the evening!

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The line up this evening:
Anton Ego
Automobilist
Canary Island
Monorail

 

Don’t miss: Anna Jadéus and the Miracle Orchestra’s release party

You guys remember Anna Jadéus & the Miracle Orchestra that we wrote about not too long ago? Finally they’re soon about to release their debut album ‘Ramtadam’ on Rolling Sound Records. To celebrate this fantastic news, there will be a release party at Babel in Malmö, Sweden, on May 22nd. The keywords for the evening will be ‘Music, Love and Revolution’.

Be there, so we all can celebrate together!

Check out the Facebook event page and get your tickets on Emues.com/babel

What the heck, here’s the video for ‘Army Révolutionnaire’ again:

Spotlight: Automobilist

Together with Anton Ego they successfully got booked by their fans, on Thursday they’ll be playing at Kick-Start on Babel in Malmö. Automobilist is a Swedish rock band located in Malmö whom we got the opportunity to meet for a quick chat. We discussed everything from being a parent to how to grow as a band. Watch the video below:

You can still get tickets for Thursday, here.

Photo Review: Whales at Grand

I’ve been wanting publish these photos for a while now. Friday February 13th brought nothing but good luck to me, I had namely the privilege to watch Whales perform at Grand, in Malmö, Sweden. I’ve summarised the show in some photos. Only photos though, but hopefully you can still imagine the great feeling they brought to the audience .

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I love photographing, so please share with me your thoughts on the photos.

Have a listen to Whales here!

 

 

Don’t miss: Dry The River in Malmö, Sweden

Dry the River are an English Alternative-rock band formed 2009 in East London. The band played their first show in 2010 in Kilburn, London and in March 2011 they released their debut single ‘No Rest’. They have played at some of Biffy Clyro’s openings and they have also played a lot of festivals over the years.

On April 2nd they will be playing at Babel here in Malmö, Sweden. Do not miss the opportunity to see them live!

Fans are now booking: Automobilist and Anton Ego

We’ve got a great suggestion of bands for club Kick-Start on Babel in Malmö, March 26th. By getting your ticket here, we can together maken an amazing evening with Automobilist and Anton Ego at Kick-Start a reality.  Who wouldn’t want to do that? Let’s go!

Listen to Automobilist here

Listen to Anton Ego here

Sign in to Emues, using your Facebook or email, get your ticket to Anton Ego & Automobilist at Kick-Start and make this evening yours.

On stage: Hanutten live at ‘Musik Direkt’

Hannah Harvigsson is a Swedish singer- songwriter in the band Hanutten, who together with some friends won the competition “Battle of Bands” in 2013. Since the competition Hanutten’s had some fellow musicians  with her who have helped her enhance the expression and intensify the atmosphere in the music.

Hanutten will be playing at Stenkrossen in Lund, Sweden, February 11th.

Suggest Hanutten for a concert

  1. Sign in to Emues, simply using your email or Facebook
  2. Click ‘Suggest New Concert’ and type Hanutten
  3. Select a suitable Venue and date
  4. Click the Suggest-button, easy!

KICK-START: FUNKED UP & JOE AND THE ANCHOR ON STAGE

Kick-start threw a fantastic evening at Babel last Thursday.
The premises were filled with a happy and engaged audience who along with the bands created a delightful atmosphere.

Ensamhushåll opened the evening with a fine sweep followed up by Funked up who really did their own thing. The evening continued with lovely Nola who moved the whole audience with her beautiful singing. The evening ended in the best possible way with Joe and the anchor who additionally gave us two samples av their new songs.

Thank you Kick-Start and Babel for a great evening!

 

Read more about your chance to book a band to club Kick-Start here.