Founded in Stockholm, Sweden 2014, singer and songwriter Stefan Blomqvist put together some of Sweden’s finest studio and touring muscians to form Black Paisley. The band is named after the famous Fender signature model of Ritchie Sambora in Bon Jovi.

In 2015 the first songs was relased and the full debut album, Late Bloomer came in 2017.

The debut was very well received by critics and bloggers (See list enclosed) and also ended up on Spotify’s editorial playlist.

For the follow up Paisley has sadly lost their producer Mats Lindfors and have a new new team consisting of Per Andersson (JohnOssi) and Niklas Flyckt (Britney Spears, Candlemass, Kent et al) for engineering and production in collaboration with Ulf Hedin and Robert Wirensjö in the band.

The band comments on the new album:

“Perennials” continues the journey of the debut album, “Late Bloomer”. We wanted to get some more uptempo songs in the set this time, but overall the album is quite versatile in terms of style. For this record we had more of a play-and-build model which most bands use nowadays. Stefan still writes all the songs and then the band works together on arrangements and instrumentals.”

Quotes from Late Bloomer (2017):
“Excellent work” /Metal.it (IT)
””Så bra att man ryser” /@Rockfarbror (SE)
“Sensational debut” /Dioses de Metal (ES)
“A masterpiece” / Metal Integral (FR)
“…best heartbreak song of the year” / Crossfire (GE)
“An incredibly strong first release” / MLWZ (PO)
“A melodic rock diamond” /BeRock (GB)
“Quality vintage Hard Rock” /The Rockpit (AU)
”goosebumps for most parts”/AOR Heaven (GE)
“Excellent opus of melodic rock” / RockMeeting.com (FR)
“An effective hybrid of AOR and southern rock. A real grower” /Dave Ling, Classic Rock (UK)
“Nostalgia but with a modern flavor” / Metal La Nata (BR)
“Svängande rockpärla” /Sweden Rock Magazine (SE)
“Undeniably uplifting” /Woody’s Rock Review (GB)
””a really good record”….”/Breakout Magazine (GE)
“a festival of excellent songs and great melodies” /Metal Temple (PL)
“simply top notch classic melodic hard rock and easily recommended” /Dangerdog (US)
….skulle inte bli förvånad om bandet spelar Sweden Rock nästa år! /MetalFactory (CH)

Genre: Hard/Melodic Rock

Label: Self-released

Tracklist:
I Want Your Soul
Day By Day
Sometimes
Mother
Miss Me
Without You
Step Back
Trying
Out Of My Life
Alone
Think
Stronger

Line-up:
Stefan Blomqvist, lead vocal and guitar
Ulf Hedin, Guitars
Jan Emanuelsson, Bass
Robert Wirensjö, Keyboards
Mikael Kerslow, Drums and Percussion

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/blackpaisleys/
https://www.instagram.com/blackpaisley_band/
https://twitter.com/Black_Paisleys
https://www.blackpaisley.se/webshop.html

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