News From Hemifran October 2015

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!


My Quiet Companion – S.T.

The Swedish Gothenburg based trio My Quiet Companion (Sofia Ekberg, Patrick Rydman and Henrik Cederblom) was formed in the autumn of 2012, out of pure joy, jamming together while producing Sofia’s EP “All The Small Details”. Their eponymous full length debut album contains a selection of tracks previously released on that record, along with new material. The group performs their original songs in a style of americana, folk, pop and roots. My Quiet Companion have played live across Sweden, where they have opened for Aoife O’Donovan of Crooked Still fame and shared the stage with Adam Levy (songwriter and guitarist from Norah Jones’ Handsome Band). In 2015, the trio was invited to play the 2015 Arctic Sounds Festival, Sisimiut, Greenland, where they also held songwriting workshops. With 3 guitars, mandolin, dobro, stompboard and harmony singing they create a groovy intimate sound where you can lean back and listen to the tales of the song. Catchy Americana with a Scandinavian edge. More information at Hemifran.


Mikke Severinsson – Again

One thing that’s always been in focus in Mikke Severinsson’s life is music. Even though he’s been in many bands over the years, there has always been thoughts of doing something on his own, eventually. This time he’s doing just that. With his feet firmly rooted in pop and rock music he has created an album that definitely is reflecting that urge. The album “Again” is the result a couple of live sessions in the studio, trying to capture a live feeling. The music has been described as a mix between Dire Straits and Pink Floyd, kind of. Well, grab a coffee, some earphones and judge for yourself.

”Again” is a song about the groove and the dynamics and of course about volatile relations.

”The One Percent”, this world is floating silently through space at neck breaking speed while the small invisible people on its surface are fighting over virtualized values a few a lot more than others.

”Nadine2″ is a weird story about Berlin, or rather an old friend…..

”Break The Wave” happened to evolve to something that sounds like the 80’s. More information at Hemifran.

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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.