lördag, oktober 23, 2010

This is head Klubbland & Palpitation TV4

This is head plays on a roof! For SVT Klubbland.


Whole episode with interview(swedish) and three songs.

Palpitation plays in a studio.


Introducing: This is head & Palpitation!

We got news.
Hybris have started a co-publish collaboration with Warner/Chappell. The Hybris publishing arm works in new ways. Read all about it here.

The first artists that signed with our new collaboration are Monty, Palpitation and This is head. You already know about our jawdropping act Monty.

Palpitation is an abnormality of heartbeat that causes a conscious awareness of its beating, whether it is too slow, too fast, irregular, or at its normal frequency.

Palpitation is also Stockholm duo that, with the help of disguises kept both their faces and their names a secret before they debuted with the EP I'm happy now almost exactly two years ago.
By now we know that it is Mary Vejde and Ebba Carlén behind the dreamy guitar-based indie pop, but even without the masks and penguin costumes they preserve their enigmatic charm.

Palpitations self-titled, and first full-length album, are shimmering pop arrangements with soft edges.
The daydreaming the album inevitably give rise to oscillate between a peaceful and quiet desperation of a steaming desperation. Desolate electric guitars, one rigid post-punk drum machine and bittersweet, heartbreaking lyrics performed by Mary Vejdes warped, swaying voice fills each track with an astonishing variety although there is a coherent style throughout the album.
The epic grandeur that characterizes Jesus and Mary Chain "Just Like Honey" are consistently here as well, embedded in melancholy that breathes Cocteau Twins. And the closing 'In Five Years ", with its airy vocals and muffled pop melody, will be as engaging as it haunts the listener in five years as does today.

Now listen!



This is head

From the first time This Is Head started playing different venues and spots around their hometown of Malmö they have assumed a natural place in the centre of all things great. Their take on kraut disco meets smart indie rock fit in perfectly from the start. Since then, they have evolved into something much greater; a confident machine that seems made for the times we live in. Yet they sound timeless. The growth seems to have been rapid, but it was all at their own pace, in their own time.

0001 sounds as much like the wet streets around Möllevången square in Malmö as they do any spacious warehouse in Brooklyn or deserted parking garage in a remote part of Düsseldorf. Their curiosity has placed them anywhere and nowhere. They are as eager to consume new and old things as any blog, club or DJ out there. They have grown without any blinders on, while at the same time honing their sound in their own studio, within their own universe. They have built their songs and their confidence in themselves without feeling any pressure. They never thought of a song with the idea of sounding like Yeasayer joining up with the drummer from Neu! in an effort to play unreleased songs by U2 just so they could be mixed by Dan Lissvik from Studio and then be released by Touch & Go. That just happened.

This Is Head never had a plan, and the goal has only been to become as good as they can get. They have had time to listen to themselves, communicate and let the organic process lead them to produce songs that are fit to resonate through the music world which they belong. Songs that are as brilliant as they are.

Since the band started summer 2008 they have played at a couple of Sweden’s best venues, but also in record stores, clothes stores and various parties. A This Is Head-show is definitely something you don’t want to miss.

This is the sound of Malmö!