Another year another swell line up...
once more we are ready to host the best day of the summer during
Malmöfestivalen. We and our sugar daddy Nicklas Johansson have compiled
a sweet list of great bands from Crunchy Frog, Denmark and Sweden for
you to enjoy absolutely FREE OF CHARGE.
All you have to do is to show up on friday 16. august around 17.00 CET at Uppsala Bastionen (see map below) and bring your smile and money for beer and merchandise!
party goes on at two stages - alternating between Main Stage and Lounge
Stage - until 0.30. Both stages are covered by tents, so even if the
weather is bad, you can enjoy the sounds of...
17.15 Ny Akustik (S)
18.00 Knallert (DK)
18.45 Revolvo (S)
19.45 THAU (CF)
20.30 Swan Lee (DK)
21.30 Revlon 9 (S)
22.15 Junior Senior (CF)
23.00 Quit Your Dayjob (S)
23.45 The Raveonettes (CF)
.... just think of it: all these excellent bands for the price of 0 SEK... you just gotta be there!!
If you should happen be one of the poor people in the world that don't know ANYTHING about the bands, here's some info:
band from Stockholm is playing some of the most beautiful music there
is to find in Sweden these days. They have a certain affinity to the
fellow-townsmen from bob hund, with their - very scandinavian - mixture
of weltschmertz, humour and popmusic. And just like bob hund, they sing
in their native language.
The Band - featuring ex-members of
Psyched Up Janis, Strawberry Slaughterhouse and Amstrong - has recently
enjoyed great succes before the eyes and ears of thousands of people on
the campingstage on this years Roskilde Festival, with golden reviews
as the result. Knallert plays hardpunching alternative and noisy
rock'n'roll, both instrumental and with the charismatic leadsinger
Good reviews will never end for
this quartet from Malmö, who has played with The White Stripes. They
have a particular british sound, which leads your thoughts to My Bloody
Valentine and Swervedriver, but never as pure retro. It's melancholy
Besides being the owners of the best
and crunchiest recordlabel in the Universe, the quartet has in many
ways been right in the middle of everything on the indie-stage of
Copenhagen. They were up against the Worldcup-final on this years
Roskilde Festival but gave nevertheless a concert many has mentioned as
the best this year! Since the rumours has been circling, telling that
the bassplayer has left the band and that they therefore were splitting
up. Let's once and for all state: THAU will never split up, because the
ambitions has allways been to exist longer than Rolling Stones AND
Beethoven. Put together! At VibraCrunch they will play material from
both the latest album "All It Takes Is Everything" and a few oldies and
perhaps a couple of new ones.
This band has untill now mostly
been broadly known for the song that didn't appear in a James Bond
movie, but connoisseurs have already long time ago given them a little
room in their hearts. And there must be quite a few of them, since the
debutalbum "Enter" has sold more than 10.000 copies, without any kind
of tv-campaign or major-label-millions as backup. As bonus info we can
say that Swan Lees singer Pernille Rosendahl might be the best of her
kind in Denmark!
"Fuck you right here" are only one
of many alike titles of Revlon 9's songs. On stage they swap
instruments all the time, while they sing lyrics like: "I've got no
underwear - ahrrgghhhh!!!". Swedish when it's hard and at it's very
You know them already and if
you don't, you must be on this site by accident! Junior Senior are
still terrorising the charts with their hit Move Your Feet and soon all
of Europe will sing along, when their anarchistic dancemusic are going
to be released through Universal Music.
Quit Your Dayjob:
This Malmö-trio played an
outstanding concert on last years VibraCrunch. They are not afraid to
cut the music down to basic. Quit Your Dayjob is therefore one of the
hardest punches in your face, that the human body is capeable to enjoy!
Crunchy Frogs own The
Raveonettes has during the last few months of their short life drawn a
good deal of attention to some of the big recordcompagnies, caused by
their raw and spell-binding sound. The band has two EPs out this year -
one in the tune of Bb-minor and one in Bb-major.
The previous years...
the 4 in VibraCrunch4 implies, this is not the first time we are doing
this festival. It all started out 4 years ago when the local Malmö
label called Vibrafon was asked by the Malmöfestival to put together a
bill of cool artists. The boss at Vibrafon, Mr. Martin Theander,
thought it would be cool to invite the soul mate label from Copenhagen
to be co-host. This labe of course was Crunchy Frog. We started out
having just one outdoor stage, and though it started raining in the
evening, the first VibraCrunch was a great succes. The first year there
was almost only Vibrafon and CF bands on the bill, but the next year we
started inviting more outside bands, and developing the festival as a
Danish/swedish brotherhood kinda thing. Still with a heavy base of our
own bands of course.
Unfortunately Vibrafon just barely survived long enough
to participate in VibraCrunch 2. The label caved in (with the signing
of The Mopeds to CF as a result, and we also took over the management
of www.vibrashop.com - so at least two "good" things came out of
that...). The following year the Malmöfestival asked us to carry on the
tradition, and we did it with pleasure. So even though it is now only a
Crunchy Frog thing, we still take pride in presenting new intersting
bands from both contries at the 1 day music feast. We hope that all the
participants from the previous years and a lot of newcomers will take
part this year and make it a great day for us all.
We want to thank Malmöfestivalen and especially Nicklas
Johansson for being our partner in crime on this thing, and for
supplying the funds to make this a FREE event.
C ya there!
Oh yeah! - please go to the NEWS-section of this page to see the accounts of the previous VibraCrunch'es...