We asked guitarist Rasmus Booberg and bassist Gabriel Tapper about their influences, and they each replied with a record choice and a choice of book/documentary. Find out more here…
Henrik Palm – Many Days
Henke manages to blend beautiful harmonies with ruthless emotional execution in a way i’ve rarely heard elsewhere. The album sounds a bit like a continuation of what he did in Pig Eyes but taken to a more melodic and melancholic place, a stupidly good rock-album.
Hunter S. Thompson – Fear and loathing in Las Vegas
It struck me as a great summer-read, partly because it’s fairly short and light, but mostly because of the way it describes the terrible amount of abuse the human body and psyche can handle without failing completely. The level at which these individuals get down is both frightening and inspiring. And so, however rowdy things might get during your late youth here in Stockholm, you still have nothing on this gonzo journalist and his lawyer. A comforting observation when your body is bleeding from places it probably shouldn’t.
Cardiacs – Sing to God
I tend to mention Cardiacs whenever I get the chance, but there’s a perfectly good reason for that. They’re simply amazing. For those who have never heard them, they’re a British band, formed in 1977 by Tim Smith and his brother Jim. I’ve always preferred bands and artists who put melody before riffs, and Cardiacs is a perfect example of that. The Sing to God album is filled with breathtaking, peculiar melodies that sticks in your head forever. This sense of melody has inspired us as a band immensely.