Working hard!

Both at my day job and on my music. This week I wrote some ideas to new songs and recorded some stuff, so hopefully I will be able to release a new EP late summer/early autumn.

Besides making music I spend a lot of time networking and getting to know new people and lately I got some great response on my music.

A amazing review from Chris Shields, former music columnist at St. Cloud Times and blogger at Music Shields.

Magnusson is Swedish, and he doesn’t try to cover his accent with American or British stylings, which I for one appreciate and applaud. His music feels personal, optimistic and reassuring, and that he keeps his own voice without adopting other vocal mannerisms keeps the music grounded and legitimate.

Check out his music on YouTube, Soundcloud and/or Spotify. It’s familiar enough to be welcoming, but personal enough to be intriguing.

A great interview and review in Odd Nugget

These days, great music is cropping up in every direction – waiting to be discovered.

In this case, Sweden’s own Jon Magnusson (@jonmagnussonof) presents us with an authentic Swede’s musical perspective. His music is pop-folk in perfect fashion; an amalgamation of the manicured, sterile sound of the mainstream with the untempered delivery of bona fide Folk.

Also made it on Top 10 on two different Radio Indie Alliance stations with two different songs. Banks Radio Australia and MDORadio/My Daddy ‘O Radio:

Also got some more airplay on Zone Radio, The Future Starts Here (North Highland Radio) and more stations. And have even more stations coming up.

I also made an experiment last weekend adding a lot of people to a Twitter thread which became a monster and led to a lot of new connections between great artists and radio folks. I actually feel a bit proud of my creation!

Enough updates for now, and let’s get on with some recommendations for the weekend.

Planefield is a really great Swedish indie rock band and I had the honour to play with them last week and had quite a lot of contact with them since. They released a new single today and it’s amazing. The singer Leo has a really good voice but don’t sound boring like a lot of other singers today, instead he’s a great front man and feels really genuine in his approach.

Shotgun21 is post punk/new wave band from south UK. I’ve been nagging on the keyboardist Brian a while to put their music on Spotify, and finally they did. Their EP “Cyclone Ranger” is really solid and I love the title song from it. It will be played more then once this weekend.

Talking about nagging. It took my friend in Grand Space Adventure one month to put his remaster of “The Black Planet” on Spotify. But finally here it is, amazing cinematic electronica.

And at last some Swedish singer songwriter pop from Jenny Wall. Really clever lyrics, sorry for you that doesn’t speak Swedish. But the song it self is really good and reminds me of a jazzier Veronica Maggio.

That’s all for now folks! Keep on rockin!

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