QuoteReplyTopic: We Could Build an Empire Posted: May 14 2012 at 12:31
“It was a breath of fresh air listening to We Could Build An Empire… These are definitely a must listen to artist for rock music fans and people who want to experience something that strays from the current state of contemporary alternative music” – Independent Music News, UK
Sweden’s We Could Build an Empire released their eponymous debut album in late 2011 and reading reiviews it is obvious that this band has its own expression, hard to compare to any other artist. Two of Sweden’s biggest music magazines had their say early on, Gaffa.se gave it 4 out of 5 stars and Close-Up Magazine wrote:
”Ice… gives a pleasant feeling of both external and internal peace.”Easy” and “Finest Work” also (contains) insanely delicious moments… dynamic and driving… a colorful seance on a mountaintop.”
The album was written, recorded and produced by the band itself and mixing took place in Studio Underground in Vasteras, Sweden (No Fun at All, Wolf, Sherlock Brothers etc).
We Could Build an Empire are:
Marcus Pehrsson; vocals, bass Pontus Wallin; guitars, backing vocals Michael Ohlsson; drums
Influences vary from such bands as Alice In Chains, King’s X and King Crimson to artists like Peter Gabriel, Captain Beefheart and PJ Harvey.
Two promo videos have been shot and one of them, “Dogs”, is directed by Per Hillblom who has also worked with Pain of Salvation. A third video, this time for the track ”Ice”, have been shot and will be published later this spring.
Last year the band opened for Danish rockers D-A-D and they have been featured several times on Sweden’s biggest showcase concept held at festivals and venues around the country; NEMIS – New Music In Sweden, most recently in Gotheburg in february with Siena Root among others on the bill.
The band will continue playing live frequently this spring/summer and have already written most of the material for the next album. Recordings will begin later this year.
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