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18

Jun

2011

Stockholm (area) festival gig announced!

By Mats. Posted in Gigs | Comments Off on Stockholm (area) festival gig announced!

Hello!

Backdraft have been added to the bill of the American Festival, in Upplands-Väsby outside of Stockholm. It’s an extended 4th of July celebration, with live bands, cars, football, food, drink all weekend. Backdraft will play Saturday the 2nd of July – time TBA! The festival is free and open from 1 PM to midnight.

This is the first full Stockholm area Backdraft gig since the release party three months ago! Check the festival website and map for directions. Pendeltåg to Upplands-Väsby is probably the most convenient way.

No excuses – be there!

We are booking some more gigs for the summer, and also rescheduling the two cancelled Ljusdal and Örebro shows as soon as possible. Soon also, some big news for Europe. Get in touch for bookings!


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17

May

2011

Country show review & rescheduling of the next few gigs

By Mats. Posted in Gigs, News, Reviews | Comments Off on Country show review & rescheduling of the next few gigs

Here’s a review and a few pics from last week’s countrified set at Club Nuggets, Lilla Hotellbaren, Stockholm courtesy of the Tune Of The Day blawgh!

There are a few tracks probably coming up on Youtube soon – otherwise your best bet is to go to the official Backdraft Facebook page and check out our cover of Roger Miller’s Uncle Harvey’s Plane! Or do that right here…

Also, unfortunately, we have had to cancel the two upcoming shows in Örebro and Ljusdal and will try to reschedule them for late summer/early fall. Apologies to all who expected us the weekend of the 27th/28th of May! Stay tuned to this page and Facebook for all the latest news.

On a brighter note, we’re working on a week’s worth of gigs in Spain in October, possibly along with other European dates, as well as a video for the forthcoming second single from This Heaven Goes To Eleven.


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4

May

2011

Countrified semi-acoustic gig in Stockholm May 12th

By Mats. Posted in Gigs | Comments Off on Countrified semi-acoustic gig in Stockholm May 12th

Backdraft bass player Mats help run Stockholm’s only old-school country/blues/soul/roots club the second Thursday every month at Lilla Hotellbaren/Scandic Malmen at Folkkungagatan 47.

Next Thursday, the 12th of May, Backdraft will play a semi-acoustic, slightly countrified set at Club Nuggets, along with Uppsala blues man Einar (Allan Coe), who can also be found in punk rockers Obnoxious Youth and also perform under the Anal Karaktär moniker.

Club Nuggets open at 19.00, live on stage from approx 20.30, and the best bit – no cover charge! Live curfew at 22.00 so be there early! After the gigs, keep dancin’ and drinkin’ to the fabulous sounds of dj:s Veronica Mazurkiewicz and Daniel Josefsson.

You’ll find Club Nuggets on Facebook, Myspace and this old blog.


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14

Apr

2011

New Backdraft swag! Order your new shirts now!

By Mats. Posted in Merch | Comments Off on New Backdraft swag! Order your new shirts now!

Heaven-o!

We’ve got a few new shirts up for sale, both at the upcoming gigs, as well as in the official webshop at Deaf & Dumb! One design, with This Heaven Goes To Eleven gfx available in a nice sandy color for guys (S-M-L-XL) and in white for girls (S-M-L). The other with an amazing Ambigram, by our friend, award-winning designer Johan “Sparris” Skylling, in vintage bone white, on black (S-M-L-XL).

Shipping internationally! Here are some price quotes: 199 SEK – € 22  – £ 19,60 – $ 31,90, shipping excluded.

Click the photos above for larger versions, and visit the Deaf & Dumb webshop to place your order!

Add the limited edition vinyl/CD versions of This Heaven Goes To Eleven to your order and you’re all set for the summer.


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22

Mar

2011

First single Idiot now available on Myspace!

By Mats. Posted in News | Comments Off on First single Idiot now available on Myspace!

Idiot, the first single from Backdraft’s new album, This Heaven Goes To Eleven, is released today and can be streamed on our Myspace page! So, whatcha waiting for?!

Idiot has also been added to the rotation at Swedish web radio channel P3 Rockster!

“Although ‘Idiot’ is perhaps our most radio friendly song to date, the album as a whole is our most varied and eclectic so far”, says bass player Mats Rydström. “While some of our earlier material certainly had its’ tongue firmly planted in cheek, new songs like ‘Yesterdays & Tomorrows’, ‘E.C.G.T. Blues’ and ‘Wheel Of No Fortune’ also deal with the rougher realities of life, which we have only touched on in the past. I’d say that ‘This Heaven Goes To Eleven’ is definitely our most honest record.”, bass player Easy Rydstrom states.


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