• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

newtone

Newtone was formed in 1993 by brothers Max and Carl Linder together with bassist Josef Zackrisson. As an eight-piece band with a tight horn section, Newtone quickly gained a reputation for being one of the top live acts on the Swedish soul and acid jazz-scene, touring Scandinavia and Germany.

The band contributed with a track on Acid Jazz compilation “Totally Wired Sweden” in 1994, before signing with MCA/Universal. The debut album was released in 1996 and was well received by critics, but moderately successful commercially, except for in Japan, where the single ‘Self confidence’ climbed the charts in 1997, boosting album sales.

Recording of a follow-up began in 1998, but circumstances made the members take a brake from each other and the band. A brake that looked like it would be permanent. The original tapes disappeared, but a safety backup of the recordings remained on a hard drive until the spring of 2016, when Max teamed up with long time colleague Mikael Sundin to finish the production of the album, in time for the 20 year anniversary of the debut.

The sessions from ’98 were overdubbed, and a couple of new songs were recorded at Studio BSG, by original Newtone members with guest performances by soul voice Pauline, drummers Martin Jonsson (Blacknuss) and Christian Olsson (Flesh Quartet) and vibraphone wizard Mattias Ståhl. The string arrangements were performed by an ad hoc quartet with members from The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Discography

This Love´s For Real

Vannukka Records 2016

Tracks: Side A: Tonight, Satisfied (feat. Pauline), Dancing In The Sun, It´s All Over & Something. Side B: Being Selfish, Only Just Begun, Someone Like You, Money & What I Need Right Now.

Musicians on the This Love´s For Real album: Max Linder, Anders Barrén, Josef Zackrisson, Carl Linder, Magnus Thorell, Erik Bergström, Pauline Kamusewu, Mattias Ståhl, Mikael Sundin, Martin Johnsson, Christian Ollson, Fredrik Gille, Ulf Forsberg, Svein Martinsen, Tony Bauer, Helena Nilsson, Anna Berglund, Roger Olsson, Jean-Paul Wall, Mattias Tegnér & Agi Lindroth.

Newtone

Universal Music 1996

Tracks: …Before It Comes…, Self Confidence, Better Friend, Conspiracy Of Grooves, Wish I Sang Like Marvin Gaye, All Stupidities, To Be With You, Is That So, I Found A New Baby, In The Begining, Gravity, Sad To Server, In The End, In The Beginning (Remix) & Self Confidence (Remix).

Musicians on the Newtone album: Max Linder, Carl Linder, Josef Zackrisson, Andres Barren, Magnus Thorell, Max Waltmann & Erik Bergstrom.

Newtone

Universal Music 1996

Tracks: …Before It Comes…, Self Confidence, Better Friend, Conspiracy Of Grooves, Wish I Sang Like Marvin Gaye, All Stupidities, To Be With You, Is That So, I Found A New Baby, In The Begining, Gravity, Sad To Server & In The End.

Musicians on the Newtone album: Max Linder, Carl Linder, Josef Zackrisson, Andres Barren, Magnus Thorell, Max Waltmann & Erik Bergstrom.

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