In a short period of time, Hemgraven has
proved to be one of swedens most interesting
and energetic bands of recent years, both live
and on record, with their feet firmly rooted in
the countrys history of dark 80’s new wave,
while at the same time constantly looking
Since their highly acclaimed mini-album
"Sanddyner av glas" came out on Peter Out Records,
the band has been touring Sweden and Denmark,
and their tunes have frequently been heard on nordic student radio stations as well as on goth dance floors around the globe.
"Saudade" (An untranslatable portuguese
word, meaning something close to “a feeling
of nostalgia for something you know you cannot
go back to”) is a melodic and sofisticated new
wave-gem where the static beats and chilling synth melodies beckons you to dive deeper into the dark waters of doomed nostalgia.
"Jag går hårt åt min kropp och tvingar den till lydnad"
(“I subdue my body to obedience”), on the other hand, is a one-way trip into the physical world - a full on assault of sweaty, angular and industrially tinged punk-funk where the spirit of Suicide/ Alan Vega haunts the production. The 7" single is pressed in 500 copies on transparent vinyl, and it's released in Europe by Peter Out Records and in the US by Mass Media Records. The digital single will be released by the bands own label Eldsjön.
Slaves is my favorite song, although Crosses comes at such a close second... this LP and acts of worship I both need to own in some sort of physical copy one day, they're so good at expressing emotions I didn't even know I felt... yona