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King Hobo + Dödaren
Sticky Fingers
D. 2013.09.02 Kl. 21:00

 


Ålder 18 år med förköp


Dörrar 21.00


KING HOBO

Medlemmar från CLUTCH, OPETH, KAMCHATKA m.fl

The 2005 Sounds of the Underground festival tour was about as decidedly “un-funky” as they come. Equally put off by the lack of anything remotely “in a pocket,” Per Wiberg of Opeth and Jean-Paul Gaster of Clutch set up shop outside the bus trailers and sent an open invitation to any like-minded musicians. Shortly thereafter, they commenced to fill the void.
All told, this happed only a few times, but when it did, great spontaneous jams were pulled from the aether. They were a sorely needed respite from days crammed full with blast beats and monster howls. The good times, however, would inevitably come to a halt when a participant would insist upon “shredding” or “wailing”. This was not the spirit of said jams. The credo was “get funky or get out.”

Seeking to further reap the rewards only found in that spontaneity, Wiberg gathered a group of friends in a rented house in Falun, Sweden. It was somewhat of a leap of faith in that the session would rely primarily on the collective writing and recording of one week’s time. But considering whom Per had assembled, there was plenty of reason to be confident. Thomas Juneor Andersson (Kamchatka) on guitar and vocals, Ulf Rockis Ivarsson (Beat Under Control, countless sessions), Eric Oblander (Five Horse Johnson) harp on “Leaving Letter Blues”, Tomas Agnas on sax for “Mr. Clean”, Jean-Paul Gaster (Clutch, The Bakerton Group) on drums, and finally Wiberg on vocals, keys, and guitar.

Prior to the session, Wiberg sketched out a few ideas and Andersson had hummed a tune to him over the phone. But other than that, the session was an honest blank slate. It was recorded together live as a whole by Roberth Ekholm. This was not an easy task. The studio was wired into a rented vacation home populated by musicians who love beer in equal measure to music.
When all was said and done, the group banged out a full-length album of merciless blues, funk, and rock and roll. Two covers made the cut, “Running”, written by Curtis Mayfield, and a stellar Freddie Hubbard version of Weldon Irvine’s classic “Mr. Clean”. The album documents one week in Sweden when a small gathering traveling musicians threw their ingredients into the collective cauldron, enjoyed the meal, and then departed as quickly as they had come. For this reason, they call the group, and its debut release, King Hobo.


DÖDAREN spelar enligt vissa den typen av svängig rock som Clutch står för, kryddat med en gnutta post-rock. Andra har menat att om du lånar lite energi av Graveyard, korpar riffen från vilket skönt sent 60- eller 70-tals band som helst, adderar lite boogie á la Lizzy och avrundar med en modern touch så har du essensen i DÖDAREN. Förutom att sången går på svenska förstås.

DÖDAREN bildades sent 2010 av fyra resliga musiker i Göteborg. Den första EP:n, Flyttar In (2011), fick snabbt uppmärksamhet i den undre bloggosfären och stämplades tidigt som stonerrock. Eric, Martin, Fredrik och Jon har innan grundandet av bandet spelat i alla möjliga konstellationer i genrer från slappaste blues till hårdaste HC. Sporrade av framgångarna spelade de under vintern 2011/2012 in debutplattan Maen och leviterar därmed än högre över trädens toppar. Den mogna Maen levererar 52 minuter musik, utan kompromisser eller rädsla för stilistiska klavertramp. Skivan följs under 2012 upp med en kraftig urladdning på scener runt om i landet och fortsatt kreativ kravall i replokalen. Inspelning och mix av Kanon Musik GBG och mastring av Thomas Eberger på Stockholm Mastering (Opeth, Raised Fist, Lars Winnerbäck).

DÖDAREN skrev i augusti på för TRANSSUBSTANS RECORDS och säkrade därmed distribution av Maen i Digipack-format, preliminärt under sena hösten 2012.

Maen finns tills dess tillgänglig via alla digitala medier, såsom Spotify, Soundcloud eller iTunes.