Garage rock outfit Åskväder release the electrifying new single ”Turn the Tide” on The Sign Records. Following the single release, the Swedish 4 piece is heading on a Spanish tour, spreading the word about their new high-octane track as well as their latest studio album ”Fenix” (2022) across the Iberian peninsula. Dates below.
Åskväder on ”Turn the Tide”:
In a perfect world no injustice exists. Turn The Tide pictures the real world were for a fact you struggle everyday. The lyrics describe this struggle and the attempts to succeed. Martin, who came up with the main idea for the song, was not at all sure that this one would fly – but after rehearsing it all became crystal clear. We recorded the song together with Misfortune live during two sweaty days in a cramped studio in Majorna, Gothenburg, Sweden. We kind of upped it a bit tempo wise from our original sketch and added some 80s harmonies to it to reach perfection. We are really happy with the result and sound of this track and it for sure takes our sound to a new level!
Electrifying Swedish rockers Åskväder makes thunder and lightning through music. Well balanced seasoning to the sound of the 90s Scandinavian rock scene mixed up with smoking hot riffs drenched in bluesy licks and catchy refrains. Adding thundering drum and bass groove with a topping consisting of elaborate vocal harmonies Åskväder is Swedish and can be translated into ‘Thunderstorm’. That says it all. No fuss, just straight Rock n Roll.
While capturing some of the influences from the legends of our time such as The Hellacopters and Turbonegro Åskväder manages to stay in their own lane, creating their own style of rock for a new decade.
Hailing from the west coast of Sweden, Åskväder released their debut EP ”Quick Fixes” in 2018. In 2020 the band joined forces with The Sign Records for the release of their debut, self-titled studio album. In 2022 Åskväder returned with their second full-length effort, ”Fenix”. The new album takes the Åskväder sound heard on the debut album to a new level. Mixed by Kalle Lilja & Per Stålberg (Welfare Sounds), who truly put an intense vibe to the album.
Åskväder was formed in 2018 and consists today of Lucas Monryd with his lightning speed bass grooves, Tim Ferm on drumrolls, Albin Sörensson on lead vocals and Martin Gut bending guitar strings and singing harmonies. Look out for Åskväder who released their second album through The Sign Records in March 2022.