Gothenburg power trio LÅNGFINGER will kick off a European tour next month. The mini tour – which runs from September 28th through October 7 — serves as a momentary writing break for the band who are in the midst of composing their fourth album. And the band will be test driving some of those new tunes live.
Issues LÅNGFINGER in a collective statement, “It’s gotten to the point where it’s becoming this thing, where the buildup and what we’ve been planning is finally coming together. It’s maturing into a heavy record with a whole lot of energy. It’s a perfect thing for us to head out and try some of the new material live, as well as jamming our older songs.”
LÅNGFINGER released their Crossyears full-length last year via Small Stone. The ten-track long-player was recorded by Johan Reivén and Olle Björck at Sweden’s Welfare Sounds Studio with additional recordings by LÅNGFINGER at Beduin HQ, mixed by Olle Björck, and mastered by Daniel Johansson. Wrote the The Obelisk of Crossyears, “From the swing and stomp of its title-track to the organ-laced grandeur of ‘Atlas,’ the record brims with classic spirit, but casts off the stylistic restrictiveness of vintage production in favor of a full, vibrant sound, resulting in a mix that brings out the strengths of both without sacrificing the obvious chemistry the band has built over their time together. Also it rocks. Confidently.” Added Sea Of Tranquility in a 4/5 score, “If you love albums like Mountain’s Climbing!, any of Led Zeppelin, Humble Pie, and Grand Funk Railroad’s first few, and even The Who’s Who’s Next, you’ll find plenty to sink your teeth into here on Crossyears. Add LÅNGFINGER to the already healthy list of outstanding Swedish retro rockers who are keeping the sounds of the ’70s alive.”
View LÅNGFINGER’s visual accompaniment to the track “Fox Confessor” below, and get down with a stream of the entire Crossyears record HERE where the album is available for purchase.
9/28/2017 Schaubude – Kiel, DE
9/29/2017 MTS LPs & CDs – Oldenburg, DE
9/30/2017 La Taverne du Theatre – La Louviere, BE
10/01/2017 Ars Vitae – Rodewisch, DE
10/02/2017 Fatal Club – Prague, CZ
10/03/2017 Boss Bar – Podcbrady, CZ
10/04/2017 Bar Pod Hodinama – Kolin, CZ
10/06/2017 Kasseturm – Weimar, DE
10/07/2017 Kulturhof – Lubbeneu, DE
A truly kick ass power trio is quite possibly the perfect rock formation. If there aren’t that many trios around, that’s because it’s a hard thing to pull off: with just three people having to nail the rhythmic fusion of bass and drums, the wild colors of guitar, and the soul-grabbing focus of the human voice, there can be no passengers aboard. Extraordinary chemistry is essential. Everyone has to be right on it, and locked in. Which is why lots of trios fail, or cop out, and recruit extras.
The members of LÅNGFINGER, hailing from the fertile rock ‘n’ roll city of Gothenburg, are masters of the art. They’ve been playing together since they were in their early teens, and their imminent third album is both the thrilling culmination of their collective endeavor, and a rumination on it – on how time has shaped them and brought them to this point. Within its hard-hitting grooves, the interlocking of LÅNGFINGER’s three disparate characters – Kalle Lilja, the unflappable, precision axeman; Jesper Pihl, the athletic sticksman battering out physical revenge on his kit; and Victor Crusner, the intense, exploratory spirit, bridging thundering bass and howling exorcism – is a magical proposition.