News Of Hemifran April/May 2022

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!

Surrender HillJust Another Honky Tonk In A Quiet Western Town

Don’t let the band’s name fool you. Surrender Hill is still fighting the good fight, responding to the challenges of contemporary life with music that’s ambitious, hook filled, topical, and artistically diverse. “Just Another Honky Tonk In A Quiet Western Town” is an album that creates its own geography, setting up camp at the crossroads of americana, outlaw country, and western music. More information at Hemifran.

Fascination CurveDip Them In Gold

Extraordinary times sometimes leads to the creation of extraordinary art and music. The new single “Dip Them In Gold” is a tribute to the doctors and nurses who for 2 years have sacrificed their nervous systems fighting the pandemic and who now sacrifice their lives fighting for democracy in Ukraine. More information at Hemifran.

Lunau & Sund – Tiden

“It’s been a strange time. All the plans and dreams we had were put on pause. A time filled with unrest and anxiety, frustrations and boredom, longing and loneliness. Countless emotional slides. In Lunau & Sund we have spent some of the time putting all the turbulent events in to music.”. More information at Hemifran.

Sister Speak – Love For All

Canadian artist Sister Speak returns to the stage this spring and summer with new album, “Love For All”, out April 29th, 2022. Sister Speak has connected with a loyal fanbase throughout the globe through several years of national and international touring. Born and raised in British Columbia Canada, Taylor guitars sponsored Sherri Anne is at the core of Sister Speak. More information at Hemifran.

The North Star Band – Then & Now

When they broke up in 1982, The North Star Band was playing more than 300 shows a year. The country group is back with a new release, featuring both old and new material, but everything unreleased. More information at Hemifran.

Trio Rop – Mellan Os

Trio Rop is a Swedish vocal trio, performing traditional Swedish folk music and original songs inspired by the vocal folk tradition. The trio has been working together since 2016, and after releasing multiple singles, as well as the EP “Hon Kisar Mot Mig”, they recorded their debut full length album, “Mellan Oss”, in the fall of 2021. More information at Hemifran.

Michael Johnathon – Afterburn

“I love classical music, I love Pink Floyd, Pete Seeger and Dan Fogelberg,” Johnathon explains. “Woody Guthrie would have been one of the first to plug in a keyboard if they had them back then. What made Bill Monroe a pioneer and Father of Bluegrass was his willingness to try new things. More information at Hemifran.

The Odd BirdsTremolo Heart

The Odd Birds are two of the least cool rock stars you’ll ever meet (no really, we met doing musical theatre). They realized they shared a love of music and decided to make some together. They’ve been playing and singing their blend of Americana/country/folk-y music throughout California for over a decade and just finished a tour in Europe. More information at Hemifran.

Victoria Vox – Nirvana In REM

Victoria Vox’s new album, “Nirvana In REM”, is an audio visual experience of 10 original songs inspired by 20 works of art by Fred Stonehouse. “These new songs have an atmospheric quality that is deeply emotional and psychological, as well as hauntingly poetic”, says Stonehouse about Vox’s music. Together, they explore the connection between reality and the nonsensical world of dream logic. More information at Hemifran.

Les Fradkin – The Cross In The Sky

Les Fradkin is a producer and composer, virtuoso bassplayer, midi guitarist and multi instrumentalist. Les employs futuristic playing techniques realizing modern rock from the pioneer of midi guitar. His latest single, “Under The Covers”, from his new album, “The Cross In The Sky”, reached the #1 spot on independent radio in the UK in January 2022. More information at Hemifran.

Hans Annellsson – Detta Året, Ett Liv

I en from förhoppning om att pandemin snart ebbar ut släpper Hans Annellsson ett eget pandemialbum med titeln “Detta Året, Ett Liv”. 19 låtar med rockmusik i mycket vid bemärkelse. På albumet medverkar också bland andra musikanterna Tina Ahlin, Sven Bornemark, Johan Pihleke, Eddie Nyström, Mats Öberg, Pelle Jernryd, Vincent Nilsson and Jimmy Ågren. excited about. More information at Hemifran.

Reggae Jack – Always Magic

Reggae Jack is Jack Tempchin’s brand new creative project, where he hired session musicians (Marc Orrell and Jeff Roffredo) to record reggae inspired songs of his material, old and new. The new album, “Always Magic”, featuring 8 (?) co-writes by Jack, his wife Sheryl, Keith Harkin and Gary Nicholson.son and Jimmy Ågren. More information at Hemifran.

Lazy Afternoon – Just As Poor As Before

Lazy Afternoon releases their 3rd studio album in May 2022. The band from Gotland, Sweden, who play an exciting mix of americana, country, folk, rock and tex mex has finally got their new album ready for the world. The new album spreads the music a bit in all directions, but at the same time it is typically Lazy Afternoon. The sound is tighter, more modern and a bit tougher. More information at Hemifran.

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