News Of Hemifran May/June 2021

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!

Trapped – Lazy Afternoon

Lazy Afternoon releases the 2nd out of several forthcoming singles. From the midst of the Baltic Sea, Gotland, comes Lazy Afternoon with their new single “Trapped”. Lazy Afternoon plays sparkling americana spiced with country, tex mex and folk. New single “Trapped” fumes of modern country. More information at Hemifran.

Watch Your Back In Hell – David Massey

David Massey’s brand new americana single is a scathing indictment of Donald Trump and his congressional cronies penned just after the January 6th assault on the Capitol, driven by a Ron Stewart violin tour de force reminiscent of Scarlet Rivera’s mid 70’s work with Bob Dylan. More information at Hemifran.

Walk Away – Brandi Vezina

Brandi Vezina’s forthcoming single, “Walk Away”, is the 3rd European release in advance of her “#dontsettle” EP, to be released in the summer of 2021. More information at Hemifran.

When This Is Over – Annamay & The Blind Dates

We are proud to announce new music from the songstress Annamay. 2021 is the year she’s working on her 2nd album with her new band, The Blind Dates. “When This Is Over” is the 2nd single from the upcoming album. A song about the hope of a possible life after the struggles the artist had to endure during and after her Covid19 infection. More information at Hemifran.

World Is Waiting – Nikki O´Neill

Nikki O’Neill’s 2nd solo album, “World is Waiting”, is out soon on the Blackbird Record Label. American Songwriter gives it 4 out of 5 stars in their review, “a solid mix of blues, soul, spunk and sass, new album shines with bone virtuosity and variety”. More information at Hemifran.

Castaway – Tashaki Miyaki

“’Castaway’ was a record born out of frustration”. Tashaki Miyaki’s Paige Stark says matter of factly. “I felt stuck in every single aspect of life, and writing was my way of venting”. The record opens with the title track, an unhurried melodic pop song about the challenges of depression and long term relationships. “Give me a reason to cry, it’s been so long since I had feeling, I don’t remember why I do anything, what am I doing here?”, Stark asks as she coos along to an infectious melody. More information at Hemifran.

A Sign From God – Esquela

Esquela announces the release of their 5th studio album, “A Sign From God”. The 10 track album, produced by Eric ‘Roscoe’ Ambel and recorded entirely remotely over the course of several months during the spring and summer of 2020, addresses several issues that were at the forefront of our cultural conversations during the pandemic, racism, sexual assault, and the climate crisis. More information at Hemifran.

My Sweetest Punch 2 – My Sweetest Punch

Gothenburg based My Sweetest Punch are the pickup needle that scrapes around among the best and worst in life. Heart, pain and that time just disappears no matter what you do. The turntable and the hub are singer songwriter Rickard Linde’s obvious songs. 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.