Category Archives: Markovic

This ‘N That

Generous Swedish label Wonderland Records is giving away the new single Lifeache from Emo-Rockers Markovic for free. Here’s a remix of the song, and a different approach on Crayons. Get the radio edit of Lifeache and a remix of Sweet Surrender on Wonderland’s Lifeache page.

Markovic – Lifeache (Paul Lachenardiere Remix) (MP3)
Markovic – Crayons (Christina Roos Remake) (MP3)

Sign of life from Champagne Riot: the long-awaited first EP Paris And I has finally been sent into the press by label Shelflife, so chances are good that it will be released soon. Can’t wait for it! Read more about what Champagne Riot has been up to lately, and how to win a free EP, on his latest blog entry. And of course, start discovering the great songs if you haven’t already!!!

Champagne Riot – Scandinavian Warfare (MP3)

Reindeer is a new band from Copenhagen. The four guys were formerly known as Apartment, and had already released EPs under that name. Now with Reindeer, some great new songs have been written and produced already, but there are no signs yet that an EP will see the light of day in the near future. But in the meantime, you can visit the band’s MySpace and get the new songs for free… in any case, don’t miss the catchy Bringing Back The Plague.

Reindeer – Bringing Back The Plague (MP3)
Reindeer – Straight From Our Factory (MP3)

Congratulations to Elbow! A much deserved win!

Swedish Promo Pack, Part I

A couple of days ago, I received a nice promo-pack from Swedish label Wonderland Records. No less than 5 CDs were in it, and I’m gonna introduce 3 of them to you over the next few days. To some of you they might not be news, but I still think they are worth listening to. I’m gonna start with the one that impressed me most.

In 2007, Goteborg-based band Markovic released their debut-album Adoreus. And although I knew their song Crayons already (and liked that one!), I didn’t care about listening to the rest. Well, big mistake! Adoreus is a very interesting and cool debut, and it’s a bit strange that it didn’t cause bigger waves. Some might say the songs are too overblown, but I think it all comes together perfectly. I’m often reminded of older Suede when listening to Adoreus, as singer Johan Berg has that special melancholy in his voice like Mr Anderson does. Add the epic songwriting to this voice, and you’ll end up with an emotional and very catchy album. This definitely isn’t your average Swedish happy indie-pop; I think Markovic‘s ambitious and gloomy sound is more likely to be found in the Kent-corner.

The band-biography doesn’t give away much (in fact, there’s only the above picture there…), and so does MySpace. And the bio on Wonderland Records is available in Swedish only. Well, we know they’re from Sweden, we know that the band consists of five musicians, and thanks to the permission of Wonderland Records, we can listen to some music of Markovic. And I’m also linking to the Emo Remix which can be downloaded for free from the band’s MySpace. Now it’s your turn to discover Markovic! Oh, and btw.: the band is currently touring Sweden and the UK, so if you want to see them live, check their MySpace for the dates.

Markovic – MakeBeliever (MP3)
Markovic – Crayons (MP3)
Markovic – Emo (Cazuma Remix) (MP3)