Mattias Alkberg and Birgit Bidder “Flera Meter Kort”.

Mattias Alkberg, who sings on our new single “Flera Meter Kort” performs his own version of the song
with some help from amongst others Birgit Bidder.

Video by musikenligtjerry

Mattias has also happened to release one of the best records/books out there just last week. It’s called “Anarkist” and it comes with a book of Mattias texts. Go do yourselves a favor and check it out on spotify or order it, book and all, at TEG Publishing. Seriously essential listening/reading.

“Flera Meter Kort”

We are extremely proud to present the first single off of our forthcoming album “Resident Flux”:

FLERA METER KORT

 That amazing voice that you’re hearing is none other than Mattias Alkberg, one of Swedens absolutely finest vocalists/lyricists/renegade geniuses.

Flera Meter Kort will also be released as an extended 3-track EP via iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify etc. and also as a 4-track limited 7” vinyl on August 15! The 7” vinyl can be pre-ordered now directly from the Tenderversion store. All who pre-order will receive a digital download of the 3-track EP shortly after the completion of the order. All who order after August 15 will instead receive a download coupon along with the 7”. This 7″ is a joint release between Tenderversion and our very own label The Noble Beast Of Malmö.

Äspö-festivalen in Trelleborg on saturday! Be there or be elsewhere.But yr gonna miss out!!! We’ll have a very special guest with us on stage.

/sOt.

news news news

Hey folks!

Sorry for the lack of updates, especially since the last post says that our new 7″ should be out sometime in May.
Well things have been postponed due to a whole lot of stuff, but mainly because we’re doing a whole lot of work surrounding the new releases and we want everything in tip-top shape before we send it out there for you all to enjoy!

First of all, we will be doing a art-exhibit/photoshoot/live-show/video-shoot-thing at Gallery Krets in Malmö on the 17th on June. It’s free for all with the understanding that you will be photographed and/or filmed at the event and that you might end up in a video or other promotion-material related to us. There will be cheap refreshments fo sale and we’ll have merchandise and other goodies. We will perform a selected few tracks from our new album.

The doors open at 18:00 and you are ALL welcome. Please show up and help us make this an awesome evening and video. Thank you!

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Also, if you like Johan’s Thee Gutted String project, check out the new release “A Ring Of Bone” on bandcamp.

new 7″ being pressed + more

Hey People!

Summer is finally here and the swedish people are coming out of their caves and shells,
life feels ok again and the BBQ’s and summertime-drinks are a-plenty in our parks once more. It’s all goooood!!

Our new 7″ is being pressed right now, and will hopefully see the light of day in late May so keep a lookout and we’ll have some more info on this soon. Some shows around Sweden are also being planned for this spring.

As we hope you all know, our records are available on Bandcamp since a while back together with several other Tenderversion-releases, plus Marcus other project Ghostbike and now you can also get a hold of several Tsukimono-releases (one of Johans solo-acts), several of them long out-of-print releases.

Scraps Of Tape
Ghostbike
Tsukimono
Tenderversion 

Go check it all out and put some awesome music on your selected mp3-player and go hang out in the sun with your families and friends. Life’s short, summer is shorter!!

More news soon!

Much love, sOt.

Post-recording


We’re done with recording the new album (+ some other stuff)!

12 songs; 8 first-takes, 2 second-takes and 2 third-takes.
2 of the songs and a bunch of lyrics written in the studio.
Not too bad for just 4 days right?

We’re super-pleased so far, everything came out sounding just like or better than we envisioned. We wanted to record as much as possible live and with minimal amounts of overdubs and that’s how we did it. The last two albums we spent two weeks each in the studio on, and were really meticulous about everything and that was awesome too, but we really didn’t want to do that again.

(Per, not worried at all right?)

We met Per and Olle when we played in Berlin together with their bands Division Of Laura Lee and The Change (R.I.P) in 2009 and we got along from the get-go.
We kept in touch with them talking about the possibility of maybe recording something in the future together and what kind of sound, ideas and feeling we’d want to try and go for if that happened.
Then as we got further into writing the new songs and getting a feel for them we realised that Welfare Sounds would probably be a perfect pick, and in retrospect it really was. Whatever happens from now on with this record the recording was probably the easiest and least head-ache-inducing recording-session we’ve ever done. Super-fun and creative!

(we managed to gulp down 3 whole bags of coffee in 4 days)

Truth be told we were pretty well prepared, having rehearsed the songs just enough to know them well and still have a bit of nerve to them, and a lot of the
success of the recording must be given to Fredrik, who nailed the drums and played like a fucking champ!

(Fredrik left and Jerker right)

The new songs have a real live-feel to them, tons of energy and heaviness without losing melody or dynamics. We’ve also been playing a lot with I guess you could almost say ugly and/or dumb riffs in a way, trying to push our playing into new territories and find new pockets of air and new expressions within our music, bringing with us our old producer Mathias “Kapten” Oldéns saying “VÅGA” from previous recordings into the writing of the new material.

(popular chair & pose)
(these guys somehow managed to see about one season of “Curb your enthusiasm” too)

Mixing should start within a week or so and we’re pretty excited to hear the results, even though we are a bit sick of the songs right now.
Especially excited about the two new songs we wrote, which are kind of on the opposite ends of the SoT-spectrum from each other, and came together really easily and in a real blaze of creativity.

(Olle, probably listening to his beloved drum-sound)

Anyways, thanks to Per and Olle and to all our friends. Thanks for stopping by and keeping updated on what we’re up to. New material should surface within the next months or so. More updates soon.


(jerker kaj, soul-man)

XOXO/ Scraps Of Tape

4 days ’til welfare

Hello,

in four days we enter Welfare Sound Studio in Gothenburg to record our new album together with Per Stålberg and Olle Björk. Way excited and we spent the
whole weekend putting the last pieces in place and visiting our wonderful friends Henrik and Sandra to borrow some gear.
Wish us luck friends!

Stay classy, San Diego!