Jake from The Headlines gave me an advance copy of their new album and it's pretty damn sweet. They've changed their sound and this might be the best they've ever sounded. I've been to a lot of their gigs and I've liked them since their basement gig days so that's saying something.
Mandolin and saxophone player CC has left the band and guitarist Peter (When We Fall, Vervain) has joined the line-up. This and the touch of producer Jacob Bredahl has resulted in a rougher and more straightforward punk n roll sound that makes the most of Jake's songwriting. This becomes apparent when listening to the re-recording of Old Town, originally from their 2007 album Plug and play.
My favourite songs on the record are Forever and The Loneliest of Roads. But I feel anything but lonely when I walk around the streets of our town with these songs playing on my phone.
The Headlines. Peter, Jake, Kerry and Peter.
The self titled album is out on September 17th. You can check out two of the songs from the album on Dying Scene.
Another year, another weekend at Backamo Lägerplats and A-bombers Old Style Weekend. I was there with the HepCat Store crew. We work from 9 am to midnight on Friday and Saturday so it's a pretty intense weekend but it's fun to meet up with friends and fellow traders.
None of us were in the mood for the hillclimb race this year so we checked out Resteröd factory outlet in Ljungskile and went for waffles. I took a few breaks from our booth and managed to check out a few cars, a really wacky hillbilly kustom vehicle and a few minutes of live music this year.
Setting up the shop in our usual space.
Visitors and cars at A-bombers.
Patric from Kustom Kutting gives Rob a haircut.
That's a cool bike.
Yes boys, that is a nice bike. Can we go and get waffles now?
We packed up our booth at midnight, drove all night and watched the sun come up.