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!

Steve McNaughton – Journeyman

Steve McNaughton’s new album, “Journeyman”, is more eclectic in nature, but is still predominantly in the crossover country and soft rock genre. A constant theme, threading its way through many of the album songs, is travel, memories and life experiences, which should be highly relatable to most listeners. More information at Hemifran.

Johanna Lillvik – The Love Hate Syndrome

Johanna Lillvik is the peculiar artist and singer songwriter from the city of Borås in Sweden. She sings and plays her heart out. A powerful female composer who has studied nordic folkmusik, worked as an artist for Cirque du Soleil and released 2 previous records. The 1st was her debut EP released in 2017, and on the 2nd she is feature on the much appreciated Blues Escape in 2020. More information at Hemifran.

Nina Åkerblom Nielsen – Tid

With the album “Tid” (“Time”), Swedish singer, pianist and composer Nina Åkerblom Nielsen wants to touch the listener with songs from all walks of life. At the same time, the album forms an annual cycle where all seasons are represented and starts on a sunny windy September day when everything feels possible. We get to partake of thoughtfully heartfelt lyrics and timeless melodic music. More information at Hemifran.

Mönster – Life Science

“Life Science” is the debut album by Mönster, underground act from Uppsala, Sweden (historical residence of malicious Vikings, Nobel prize winners, numerous kings and Watain). Led by enigmatic front man Olov Lundberg, the band presents a singular blend of dreamy rock, folk tone poetry, echoes of classic British invasion orchestras and moody space psychedelia. More information at Hemifran.

Dan Navarro – Horizon Line

“Dan Navarro’s album title ‘Horizon Line’ is apt, if a horizon line is far away, you can see for miles, but if one is close, you have no idea what is coming next. Yet in comparison, Dan Navarro’s music, from the burdened ‘Walking On A Wire’ to his cathartic title track ‘Horizon Line’, somehow fuses in the arc of an extraordinary music career. ~ Mary Sue Twohy, SiriusXM. More information at Hemifran.

The Miners – Megunticook

The Miners releases their 1st full length album, “Megunticook”, in Europe. The 10 original Keith Marlowe penned tunes were recorded at MilkBoy Studio in Philadelphia, PA, and Marlowe’s Matchup Zone Studio and mixed at MilkBoy. The album was mastered by Joe Lambert and was self released through Marlowe’s own Matchup Zone Music. More information at Hemifran.

Diane Patterson – Satchel Of Songs

On Diane Patterson’s 6th solo recording, “Satchel Of Songs”, Patterson’s trademark mystic acoustic americana music as activism, and love as revolution are ever present, buoyed and inspired by years of touring in the US, Europe, and her beloved Scandinavia, where she has spent extensive heartfelt time. More information at Hemifran.

Dina Grundberg – Jag Ljuger Mest Om Allt

Dina Grundberg’s debut album, “Jag Ljuger Mest Om Allt”, contains Swedish songs that carry both detail and edge, with a strong jazz influence. With a strong voice and whimsical lyrics in Swedish, Dina Grundberg and her musicians find a unique expression that takes us back in time, but at the same time is giving us a taste of tomorrow’s jazz music. More information at Hemifran.

By Published On: september 27, 2022Categories: 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.