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Book a band to club Kick-Start!

The amazing people behind club Kick-Start in Malmö, Sweden, are using Emues as a tool to explore and book new talented up-and-coming bands. Throughout 2014 several bands have been booked by their fans through Emues for club Kick-Start at Babel in Malmö.

With the help of friends and fans you have the possibility to choose a band to get booked at this amazing club, where talents like The Ark, The Sounds, Magnus Tingsek, Helena Josefsson, David & The Citizens, The Rasmus and Sahara Hotnights all started their careers.

Suggest a band

Suggest a band by signing in to Emues.com and:

  1. Click ‘Suggest New Concert’
  2. Select the band(s) of your choice. (Can’t find the band you want? Encourage them to register on Emues, it’s free!)
  3. Select “Kick-Start @ Babel” as venue and pick a date during the Spring. (Available dates: Jan 29th, Feb 26th, March 12th & 26th,  April 16th and May 7th)
  4. Click the green button ‘SUGGEST’

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To make it on to KICK-START’s official program, submit your suggestion before January 30th!

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Spotlight: Tim The Lion Tamer

Tomorrow, Thursday April 3rd, Tim the Lion Tamer is playing at Kick-start club at Babel Malmö together with Black River Delta.

Where and how did it all start for Tim the Lion Tamer?

I started playing and writing music when I was a kid, but the Tim the Lion Tamer project itself started about three years ago. I had written a few songs and was asked by a friend to perform at Mässingshornet in Kirseberg. So I did that and then it just went on from there.

“When I was in high school, I got an F in music.” – Tim the Lion Tamer

Tell us about your most recent concerts.

I haven’t been performing a lot lately. I think the last gig was like a year ago or something like that. But most of my gigs have been in and around Malmö – Stapelbädden, Mascot, Slottsträdgården, På Besök, Café Montag and so forth.

What’s your dream for the coming year?

I just attended a showing of my dream apartment, a five-room flat right on Fersens väg, so getting that certainly qualifies. Otherwise it would be to finally record that debut EP I’ve been blabbering on about for the last two years. I think I just need to get it out of my system.

How does it feel to get booked by your fans through Emues again?

I’m very satisfied and very humbled for sure. Performing at Kick-Start Babel is sort of like a milestone for me – so many great acts and artists have started out doing just that. I remember contacting Peter Briggs back in 2011 and basically begging for a gig, without any luck, but now I guess I’m ready for Babel. Or maybe Babel is finally ready for me.

Would you like to share some of the songs on the set list?

I usually make up my mind regarding the set list the same day as the actual gig takes place, but I’ll probably do a mixture of covers and self-penned stuff. Whistleblower, Ballad For Caroline, So Many Miles Ago and so on. I’ve been listening a lot to Bruce Springsteen and Simon & Garfunkel lately, so the chance of there being a few of their songs is fairly big.

You’re uploading amazing intro’s and covers to your Soundcloud, tell us more about your process when writing and recording new material.

Well, cheerio to you lad! My creativity behaves like a volcano, sort of; I mope around for weeks and sometimes months without writing a single sentence and then: Boom. Eruption. Lava everywhere.

The best songs are the ones that write themselves. And the less I think about what I’m writing, the more honest and true and poetic the writing becomes. You kinda make sense of it all afterwards. I envy people who are able to just sit down and write a song on a regular Tuesday.

Recording is a completely different thing, however. It is extremely time-consuming and you really have to put in the hours. I try to carve out an hour here and there after work and on weekends and stuff like that, but it’s still a very slow process. I’m very spontaneous when it comes to songwriting – but a bloody perfectionist when it comes to recording.

Where do you go for inspiration?

Hard to say really. I used to find inspiration in everything – I would sit on the bus and tap my fingers against my knees and come up with a melody in my head, but not anymore. It’s still there somewhere though, I just have a harder time channeling it now.

Are you working on any new material?

Right now I’m mostly trying to make sense out of old material actually. But since it’s new for everyone else: Yes, I am.

If you were to get booked together with another band or artist through Emues, with who would it be?

Do you think you can borrow that hologram projector they used at Coachella to revive Tupac Shakur? In that case my answer would be Hologram 2Pac. Otherwise, I would love to perform with my friends in Wittsell 3 and High Coast.

Three fun facts about Tim the Lion Tamer

  1. When I was in high school, I got an F in music.
  2. Before I came up with Tim the Lion Tamer, I was going to call my self Tim the Giant. I thought it was going to be ironic and funny but since I’m sort of a big guy, that didn’t play out ironically at all.
  3. Sometimes I listen to gangsta rap really loud. True story.

Get in touch with Tim the  Lion Tamer

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Concert Confirmed: Black River Delta & Tim The Lion Tamer at KICK-START, Babel

Fans did it again! Black River Delta & Tim The Lion Tamer have been booked by fans for KICK-START at Babel, Malmö on Thursday, April 3rd.

This is what you’ve got to look forward to! SEE YOU ON THURSDAY!

P.S. Amazing bands Idle Hands & the Devil’s Playthings and Fallen Trees will also be playing live and Hey Elbow will be DJ:ing on Thursday!

MALMÖ,YOU DID IT AGAIN…

Is this a trend coming up? It seems that in Malmö, music lovers have adopted Emues concept and crowd suggested gigs are happening more and more often.

This time, the suggested bands were Tim the Lion Tamer and Stars in Coma, who played at STPLN on the 3rd edition of The Night Starts Here. Another cozy Friday night pre-party at STPLN with people gathering to enjoy live music.
Anna Tenfält took care of the music in between as the DJ of the night.
First off on stage was Tim the Lion Tamer and we have 1 word for his music: smooth. That voice is just the type of voice that one can’t get enough of. Prior to the gig, Tim went on his Facebook Fan Page with a fun voting for which song he should cover live and the most voted was Flume, by Bon Iver, which sounded flawless in his interpretation. He also sang a few of the other suggested covers, which the crowd appreciated. Beautiful voice and melody. It was the perfect start for that night…
Stars in Coma took the stage next with their unpredictable pop. You thought you knew, but you had no idea: they took the crowd by surprise with their hyper beats, getting everybody to laugh and move their feet in a very uptempo performance. They definitely had the outfit and the performance to be remembered!

More pictures of this gig are available on the Emues flickr page or on our Facebook Fan Page. Check it out!

Feel like you missing out? You don’t have to!
Next up will be Sonja Skibdahl + Funked Up on April 27th. That is,

Crowd @ STPLN

if YOU make it happen, of course. Maisa Dabus suggested this gig, so if like her, you’d also like to see them live, you can make it happen by getting tickets now.
And if you enjoy Emues concept, what are you waiting for? Suggest a gig now!
Log in on your Emues account and make sure to suggest a gig to the band you wanna see live. Make it happen!

Sincerely yours,
The Emues Crew

MUSIC IS ALL AROUND

March is coming to an end and what a fun month it’s been! Many musicians had their anticipated album releases this month, such as Madonna, Miike Snow, The Shins, The Ting Tings, Andrew Bird, Bruce Springteen and many more. Have you listened to them yet? If you have Spotify, you can listen to these Latest Album Releases 2012 now! Are we missing anyone? Let us know.

We’re happy to welcome to Emues great bands! Say hi to:

Tim the Lion Tamer – Crying Day Care Choir – Funked Up – Pal – Independent People (DK) – Nakes – Idle Hands & The Devil’s Playing – Let’s Say We Did – Stars in Coma – Poplöst – Shotgun Crackers

Some of them already have concerts suggested through Emues coming up in April. And you know how that works by now, right?

You suggest a concert to the band you wanna see live and when enough tickets get sold, the gig is on! Make sure to get tickets to see Tim the Lion Tamer + Stars in Coma on April 13th at STPLN on The Night Starts Here. You can see if any of your friends is going to this gig on Facebook, Last.fm or Songkick.com.

And on April 27th, you can see Sonja Skibdahl + Funked Up (Funked Up who just played at Hemgården in Lund for the Roskilde Festival Roadtrip) live at STPLN, also on The Night Starts Here. This is gonna be fun, don’t miss it! Get tickets here and check who else is going on Facebook, Last.fm and Songkick.

This week in Malmö, YAST (Malmö based band)  is the opening act to Zola Jesus at Babel, same day as Deportees play at Mejeriet in Lund for the Roskilde Festival Roadtrip. There’s great music all around, don’t miss it!

And remember: if you want to suggest a concert to any of the bands on Emues, just log in with your Emues account, suggest the gig and make it happen! We want more live music brought by YOU!

Sincerely yours,
Emues Crew