Last year Swedish foursome Holograms released their sophomore album Forever, and toured extensively across Europe and North America. Following the end of the last string of dates the band called upon director Mattias Johansson to create,Read More
A year plus on after the release of their debut LP, Sweden’s Holograms have returned with their second full length, Forever. After a year and a half of touring, losing their jobs, parts of their sanity and returning home only with the hope that their hard work will eventually pay off, they embarked on a new record drawing from the experiences that had simultaneously excited and exhausted the members.
Frontmen Andreas Lagerström (vocals/bass) and Anton Strandberg (drums) still live in working class Farsta, 5 miles (8 kilometers) south of urbane and metropolitan Stockholm while the brothers’ Spetze (Anton: vocals/guitar, Filip: synth) still live at home. This isolation and boredom after their first international tours led the group to further mature and grow their sound into a record far more cohesive and “big-sounding” than their debut. The band aimed to capture the feeling of music being played in a church or temple, “like a mass…procession, or eulogy” as clearly demonstrated on closing track “Lay Us Down.” Though matured and experienced, the band’s youthful energy and DiY/Punk upbringing is still upfront and in full effect with the caustic “A Sacred State,” the melodic attack of “Rush,” or the unbridled mass-of-energy-cut-loose of “A Blaze on the Hillside.” Clearly, Holograms show no signs of slowing down the excitement and aggression of their original sound, something to delight their growing audience in this current world of arrogant sonic about-faces on sophomore albums.
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Captured Tracks are released a boatload of music for Record Store Day 2014. They have been kind enough to share all the in depth details. Milk’n’Cookies: In the early 1970’s a Long Island power pop group known as Milk’n’Cookies,Read More
‘Holograms’ frontman Andreas shares with Northern Transmissions five of his favourite albums from his personal collection. Some of his Picks include “Nebraska” by Bruce Springsteen, “Unknown Pleasures” by ‘Joy Division’, and “Nada” from ‘Death In June. ‘Holograms start a world tour this October.Read More
I don’t think it’s dangerous. I actually think the record is a bit on the romantic side. ‘Holograms’ music truly does have a romantic element to it. We don’t try to sound dangerous. I think we try to have a bit of intensity when we write.Read More
This week Holograms celebrate the release of their sophomore album Forever. Along with Forever’s release, the foursome have also premiered a video for “Meditations” – their anthemic second single from the album.Read More
Mediations” is the follow up to lead single, “Flesh and Bone” , a propulsive, synth-laced track, that asserted Holograms’ return from last year’s debut one to watch. Launching immediately forward with raucous guitars and a pressing bass-lineRead More