Monday, 23 January 2017

The Liptones - Karma Comedown

  "Have a listen to The Liptones," I was told, "best ska band in Sweden." I've got to be honest, I don't think I've heard any Swedish ska bands so I can't really confirm whether or not The Liptones are the best but going off the evidence presented by their new single, they're certainly bloody good. Thanks for the recommendation Goran.

  Formed in 1997, they appear to have released 4 albums (The Latest News, In English, The Meaning Of Life, Sidospar) plus a bunch of singles and eps. Their line up features Mo Broden (vocals, guitar), Daniel Martensson (bass), Niklas Gustavsson (trumpet), PA Wester (saxophone), Robert Eklund (drums) and Henke Bromander (Hammond organ).

  The new single is actually a split ep featuring a couple of songs each by both The Liptones and Beat Bahnhof, no doubt they'll be plugging it when they visit the UK later this year to play the Rebellion Festival. I've been told they're excellent live so try and catch them. You can get more info on them here :

  Inspired by Bob Dylan's video for Subterranean Homesick Blues, here's a video for one of the new songs, this is Karma Comedown.....

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