combinations has started to define the Swedish americana band The
Bland. It’s members who just finished studying medical school and
teacher educations have now moved out in the countryside to put
everything beside music on the shelf. Swedish media speak of the band as
creators of a new Swedish dimension in music, but that their style
geographically sound more from a southern America.
building a studio out of a barn The Bland are now releasing single
after single and will only leave the forests when they’re touring.
Recently released ’Monday Morning’ collected over 4 000 euros to finance
children’s education and their latest ’Mighty Old One’ generated both
praise and death threats when they stood up for solidarity in Sweden.
spring The Bland went on tours in both Sweden and Germany, which
generated wild reactions from both concert visitors and journalists.
Among others Germany’s biggest country magazine ”country.de” praised The Bland - who are now booked for another, even bigger tour in Europe with gigs in over 10 countries this autumn.
”The Bland deserves to operate in their own genre with their modern touch” - King Magazine
their mandolins, banjo and double bass and Axel Öbergs great vocals,
The Bland feels more like an american south than a small town in
Närke”. - Swedish Television, PSL ”The Bland has created a new dimension in Swedish music” - Nerikes Allehanda "Some
say they are the music world's best-kept secret, others that they merge
the 1970s with the 2010s in a way making both nostalgics and reformers
sigh as of pleasure"- Sveriges Radio (Sweden's Radio)
08.07 Borlänge, Sweden @ Peace & Love Festvial
26.07 Stockholm, Sweden @ Lasse i Parken
27.07 Avesta, Sweden @ En Lokal
28.07 Mannaminne, Sweden @ New Orleans Festival
29.07 Lennartsfors, Sweden @ Bergsstugan
05.08 Örebro, Sweden @ Tjo i Tjögsta
19.09 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Geyser Festival
06.10. Hamburg, Germany @ Indra
07.10. Kiel, Germany @ Hansa48
08.10. Bremen, Germany @ Litfass
09.10. Harpstedt, Germany @ Liberty's
13.10. Berlin, Germany @ Badehaus
14.10. Cottbus, Germany @ Zum Faulen August
18.10. Lustenau, Austria @ RockS
20.10. Düsseldorf, Germany @ The Tube
21.10. Köln, Germany @ Blue Shell
27.10 To Be Announced
28.10 To Be Announced
LABEL: BMG BOOKING: All Rooms MANAGEMENT: Lycklig Produktion