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Swedish garage rockers Upploppet launch new single and music video »Punk Rock Lead«; debut album »Road Runner« out in spring 2024 via The Sign Records

Gothenburg, Sweden based garage rockers Upploppet have launched new single and music video »Punk Rock Lead«.

»Punk Rock Lead« is the third single taken from the band’s upcoming debut album, »Road Runner«, due out in spring 2024 via The Sign Records.

Courtesy of The Sign Records:

Swedish garage rock outfit Upploppet is back with the raw and energetic single and music video »Punk Rock Lead«. This track, along with the already released singles »Golden Eyes« and »Thinking Of Me« are featured on the Gothenburg based 5 piece’s upcoming debut album »Road Runner«, set for release on The Sign Records in 2024. Produced by Per Stålberg (Division Of Laura Lee, Pablo Matisse) and Pontus Robertsson, »Punk Rock Lead« is an inspiring and explosive burst of punk ‘n’ roll.

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The band comments: “This song goes out this generation and generations to come of punkrockers. It’s time to face forward and stop praising and only live by the old frames. This song is made to inspire others and to clarify that punk rock is for everyone. The song tells “you got the soul, we got the speed”, as long as people love and lives punk and rock ‘n’ roll music we will be there to deliver. WE ARE FIRST IN LINE, and we stand ready to deliver it in a instant.

This song hits you like a bomb, and we hope people will sing along with us when we hit the stage!”


Upploppet (The Riot) is the latest face on Scandirock’s Mount Rushmore and that’s not a bad sign. With the rock scene’s best mustaches, fast riffs and a floor-to-the-floor live show, they pay tribute to their predecessors in MC5, Union Carbide Productions, Gluecifer and many more influential early retirees in the only way a local band with some air under their wings can… By playing even faster, even higher and doing it for a fraction of the price, free bar and your pal’s couch to stop over before they move on to the next city, the next place, the next girl… You get where this is going.

Despite their amazingly modest success and packed schedule, the Gothenburg quintet have yet to make their album debut or be booked as the opening act for Foo Fighters’ next arena tour. But fear not those of you who read the above rant for a wet night on Hamburg’s most pub-packed street, the Reeperbahn, heard the jungle roar of the eminent The Sign Records Riot and acted when no one else dared. Two border controls, various paperwork and an overloaded family bus later, Uploppet entered the fabled Welfare Studios to, on a tight budget, record their masterpiece, the ‘magnus opel’ of their discography. With their upcoming debut, the band wants to make it clear that they are pulling from the cluster of bands that formed at the local bar after midnight and that there is no doubt whatsoever that it is Uploppet who sits on the rock throne now.

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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