Stefan Murphy +support: The Plastic Pals

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STEFAN MURPHY + support: The Plastic Pals

TWANG (Katarina Bangata 25)
Söndag 13 januari
Insläpp: 19.00
Konsert: fr. 19.30 (slut senast 22.00)
Förköp: 100 SEK
Biljetter i dörren: 120 SEK

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Stefan Murphy is a Dublin born artist currently living and working out of Atlanta in the US. Murphy will be known to some for his previous work as leader of The Mighty Stef who released 4 critically acclaimed albums between 2006 and 2015 and toured their fair share of the world. Despite their last album ‘Year Of The Horse’ going top 10 in Ireland the band called it a day in early 2016 and Murphy moved overseas. Having released three experimental albums under the name Count Vaseline and having toured the US extensively to promote them, Stefan Murphy is returning to a more brass knuckles version of what he is known for. Standing on a stage, singing songs and telling stories. With a wealth of new material and a new album in the works...The first record as ‘Stefan Murphy’ he is returning to Europe for a small string of solo shows. The new songs are as folk as they are soulful as they are punk, echoes of influences that Stef has never shied away from can still be heard...Velvet Underground, Van Morrison, Jonathan Richman, Townes Van Zandt to name only a few. The shows will feature a healthy dose of Mighty Stef material.

”Tighter than Willy Deville´s crocodile boots.”
(Anders Tapola, Swedish paper Smålandsposten)
Magic melodies with a dark edge. Manna from guitar heaven for friends and fans of The Dream Syndicate, The Flamin´ Groovies, The Long Ryders, The Velvets and Television.
New album Psychic Reader released 2 November on Polythene Records/Paraply Records. Distributed by Border Music.

After a million years of free-floating in space from galaxy to galaxy, finally the last remaining batch of ”your plastic pal who´s fun to be with” has returned to the mothership and set up a permanent base in – of all places at this end of the Universe – Stockholm, Sweden. This four-piece psychedelic garage rock combo The Plastic Pals was formed in Spring 2005. Guilty as charged is singer/songwriter/guitarist Hawk, aka Håkan Soold, who brought together Anders Sahlin (a guitarist who Hawk played with in the band Piglet in the 1980s) with Sweden´s answer to Sly&Robbie Olov Öqvist, drums, and Bengt Alm, bass.

Take the fiery guitars of bands like Television, Flamin´ Groovies and The Dream Syndicate. Add a pinch of Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground and a dash of magic melodies with a dark edge. Bring to the boil with a soulful and groovy base of drums and bass. Stir well and season to taste with the finest spices from the legacy of rock and roll – from Hank to Hendrix, from Gram to The Long Ryders, from The Beatles to Big Star, from Townes to Paul K, from Coltrane to Television. The list goes on… There you have the taste and the sound of these guitar slingers from Stockholm, Sweden – The Plastic Pals. Dinner is served – Bon Appetit!

On their third album Psychic ReaderStockholm guitar slingers The Plastic Pals flirt with glam, ska, classic Brinsley Schwarz pub rock and 70s soul/funk. But the band still stay true to their patented twin guitar, drums and bass sound – drawing inspiration from 70s CBGB’s rock and The Paisley Underground – with a dash of powerpop, psychedelia and blue-eyed soul.

Psychic Reader features guest appearances from Camper Van Beethoven violinist Jonathan Segel, Polynesian/ Swedish chanteuse Tiare Helberg, Peter Forsman (from Swedish band IntoDeepWater), Italian keyboardist Francesco Bonfiglio (Lowlands) and – as on previous albums – Green On Red’s Chris Cacavas on keyboards.

“Question is whether the band ever sounded this good”, Swedish music critic Pär Berglund

Framträdanden av Stefan Murphy, The Plastic Pals

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