Hemifrån is an independent A&R, promotion and marketing company, based in the heart of Sweden, specializing in, what they call, “gut music” – The kind of music that you can feel in your gut, no matter what. Hemifran is promoting a lot of singer-songwriter, westcoast-pop, country, AOR and more. Here are featured some of their latest news – it is not all west coast, but dig into it!


Floatstone – Skipping Over Damaged Area

Floatstone is Brick de Bois’ musical alter ego. In 2012 Floatstone released his debut CD ‘Meet Floatstone’. The single ‘Lucky Star’, for which Brick single-handedly drew the animated video clip, ran for months on national radio. The album received great reviews from a range of European media. In December 2015 Floatstone will be releasing his new album, ’Skipping Over Damaged Area’. Once again, a one man-project, written, played, produced and published by Brick de Bois. This time some tracks will carry remarkable guest appearances, recorded at Oak Street Recording in New Orleans by multi-instrumentalist Tom Marron and percussionist Michael Skinkus. More information at Hemifran.


Peter Gallway – Muscle And Bone

Tackling big themes in a world in crisis, “This collection is a plea written in outrage, sorrow, anger, shame, hope, hopelessness, expectation, regret, belief, release and prayer”. Gallway Bay Music is proud to announce ”Muscle & Bone”, the new solo CD release by acclaimed singer-songwriter and producer Peter Gallway. As described in Stereo Review, “Gallway sees the world through seasoned eyes and delivers a gritty look at American life from unexpected angles”. More information at Hemifran.


Gibrish – Gangstertango

From the soil in the dark forests of Sweden, to the warmth of the American South, Gibrish is now releasing their 2nd album ”Gangster Tango”. An album filled with energetic and alternative music with focus on the stories. Gibrish from Sundsvall, Sweden, has been described as a rusty rockband with elements of blues, folk and vaudeville. A place where the musical borders been torn down. Like a meeting between Tom Waits, Ry Cooder and Allan Edwall on a dark path deep in the woods.

The band’s 2nd full-length album ”Gangster Tango”, includes the beautiful and evocative “Dahlia Möter Fågel Liten”, the Brecht-inspired “Det Jag Packar Ner” and the high-octane live favorite “Håll Dig Borta Från Vin”. Gibrish has been described as an innovative, exciting and refreshing band on the Swedish music scene and Gibrish also attracted international attention. The band toured 2014 in both the US and the UK and articles, interviews and reviews have been published in both Swedish and foreign press. More information at Hemifran.


Katy Guillen & The Girls – S.T.

Katy Guillen & The Girls may have deep roots in the blues, thanks to leader Guillen’s considerable skills and long history as a blues guitarist, but this trio, Guillen (guitar, vocals), Claire Adams (bass, vocals), and Stephanie Williams (drums), brings a wide range of talents and tastes to the band’s sound. Guillen’s searing and lively licks, William’s heavy, driving drums, and Adams’s rock-solid bass create a dense sonic background for Guillen’s honest and powerful lyrics, delivered with soul and verve and complemented by Adams’s intense harmonies. More information at Hemifran.


Mark Davis And The Inklings – Because There´s Nothing Outside

As one can readily see from this lyric out of “Black Cloud” from Mark Davis & The Inklings’ new release ”Because There’s Nothing Outside”, this is an album about belief and questioning. In a universal sense, it’s a story of someone breaking out of a prison, out of an identity they’ve been squeezed into, and can no longer tolerate. Such a box may be from a cultural or religious upbringing, but ultimately it is self-inflicted. With ”Because There’s Nothing Outside”, Davis is sticking his feet into these waters and kicking. “I understand that dealing with religion in one way or another is a very American experience”, says Davis. “One cannot simply ignore it here. And that can be through external, social or political issues, or through a very personal internal dialogue”. More information at Hemifran.


Jillian Speer – Daggers & Suede

Originally hailing from north of Seattle, singer-songwriter Jillian Speer grew up with music as an integral part of her life from an early age. Ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance classes that started at 3 years old instilled the work ethic for perfection. At 9 years old she began vocal lessons and at 10 years old she began training in classical guitar. Writing songs, dance classes, dance competitions, guitar recitals, intensive summer arts camps, and performing in local musicals best describes her school years until she turned 16 and spent a school year in India. That year was an experience that would deeply affect her life, as well as influence her music.

Upon her return to the states, the then 17 year-old began recording with world music producers and finished schooling. But the Pacific Northwest could only contain Jillian for so long and she moved to Los Angeles. She began performing solo shows and recording her first album. As she continued building her fan base in LA, a great amount of buzz was growing about this new arrival to the city of angels. More information at Hemifran.


Tylor Edwards – Too Young For Love

Tyler Edwards is a singer-songwriter from Florence, South Carolina. After 6 years of writing and touring with rock band, I Anthem, Tyler began writing folk music and released two EP’s. With the release of his latest EP, “Too Young For Love”, he decided to move to Seattle, Washington. In January of 2015, Tyler began a month and a half cross-country tour to Seattle, where he currently resides as a performer and writer. More information at Hemifran.

By Published On: november 13, 2015Categories: In Focus, Miscellaneous

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Good music enriches your life. At BLUE DESERT we are passionate about this particular yet wide-ranging style of music we call West Coast Music. This site is a modest tribute to the music and the performing artists, who through the (many) years have given us - and continue to give us - endless hours of musical enjoyment. As long-time fans we want to share our enthusiasm, experiences and views with fellow connoisseurs as well as curious newcomers. If we can do our bit to help promote this great music and all the gifted artist – well, then we have succeeded.