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Swedish rockers Åskväder return with the new single and music video »Claptrap«

Swedish rockers Åskväder return with the new single and music video »Claptrap« taken from their sophomore album, »Fenix«, set to release in early 2022 via The Sign Records.

»Claptrap« available now on all digital streaming platforms.

Mixed by Kalle Lilja and Per Stålberg at Welfare Sounds.
Mastered by Magnus Lindberg.
Artwork by Johan Leion.

Courtesy of Freeman Promotions:

Swedish rockers Åskväder have returned with the electrifying track »Claptrap«. A thunderstorm of energetic, ’90s inspired garage rock, bluesy guitar licks, and standout choruses. The single is the second one leading up to Åskväder’s sophomore album »Fenix«, which is set for release in Spring 2022 via The Sign Records.

Martin Gut from the band comments: “The concept of this specific song was to start it right away with the chorus. Our very wise mentor and the tycoon of our record label Kaj Sivervik once told us that this concept is the way to reach the top. Ironically the lyrics of the song are describing someone who really wants to be a rock star and unfortunately fails big time. The 1000-dollar question remains, will we succeed?”

About Åskväder:
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.

Photo by Caroline Furness

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), which truly put an intense vibe to the album.

Åskväder was formed in 2018 and consist today of Kammo Olayvar with his lightning speed bass grooves, August Waernelius on drumrolls, Albin Sörensson on lead vocals and Martin Gut bending guitar strings and singing harmonies. Look out for Åskväder who will release their second album through The Sign Records in March 2022.

Åskväder is:
Albin Sörenson – Vocals
Martin Gut – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Kammo Olayvar – Bass
August Waernelius – Drums

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

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