Folk & Rock 2016

12-13 August

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The Great Northern out now!

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Steve Simels (Powerpop)

“The La’s meet the The Byrds and The Beach Boys and then they all go out to Starbucks to have breakfast. Beyond that words fail me”.
“these guys are so good I want to kill myself. Seriously — I give up. Just shoot me now”

Powerpop.blogspot.se
Joakim Forsén (Aftonbladet)

“Skäggig, melodisk och jordnära pop med så ljuvlig stämsång att jag längtar hem till Värmland extra mycket.”

aftonbladet.se
Steve Ferra (Absolutepowerpop)

”Anyone who loves powerpop MUST check it out!! Pure heaven!”

Absolutepowerpop

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SUN OF A GUN

On March the 4th our second single from the upcoming album, “The Great Northern”, will be available world wide on Spotify and on iTunes etc. The track is called Sun of a Gun. It’s ti…

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BIOGRAPHY

THE BOWL OF ONION SOUP

Swedish PolarbearsInfluenced by bands like Teenage Fanclub, Band of Horses and The Byrds, these Swedes serve up a sparkling guitar driven melodic pop, rich in harmonies. Started in 2006 by long time band mates the brothers Johan Grönkvist and Sebastian Grönkvist with Per Nyqvist, inviting their friend Andreas Gustafsson to rehearse some new power pop songs and to have a laugh, the band almost immediately made a name for themselves when releasing their first song - a tribute song for Teenage Fanclub called ”Norman Blake”.


With a really strange and fun Youtube video of ”Norman Blake”, and their straight-forward powerpop debut-EP ”Worship This!” (which contained some obvious Weezer-influences), they got attention on blogs, forums and indie radio stations, got some amazing reviews, and within months the band found themselves on a UK-tour. ”Norman Blake” has now been re-released digitally by Sound Asleep Records. The follow up Byrds influenced ”Rewinder” made the ”best songs of the year”-list and CD from Swedish music magazine Groove Magazine, and the band had developed a more personal and timeless sound, even more rich in beautiful harmonies. At the time, the band decided to make a decent debut album. Years passsed as the band focused entirely on writing, recording, and setting up their own music studio - and learn how to use it. Finally, in 2016 their grand debut album ”The Great Northern” is now ready to hit your ears.

johan
Johan Grönkvist

Guitars & Vocals

per
Per Nyqvist

Drums & Vocals

seb
Sebastian Grönkvist

Bass & Vocals

adde
Andreas Gustafsson

Guitar

LIVE

UPCOMING GIGS

No shows booked at the moment.

RELEASES

SWEDISH POLARBEARS
Great Northern
Order here
Worship This! E.P
Listen
Various releases
Listen
SINGLES
Sun of a Gun

Listen on Spotify
Norman Blake

Listen on Spotify
COMPILATIONS
Hit The Hay Vol. 8

Sound Asleep Records
Best of Groove 2008
Groove
kooltone-vol2-l
Kooltone vol.2

VIDEOS

Norman Blake

A tribute to Teenage Fanclub.
Recorded in 2006

Watch on youtube

CONTACT US

SWEDISH CONTACTS

Johan Grönkvist
Phone: +46-70-405 28 24
Email: johan@swedishpolarbears.com

Andreas Gustafsson
Phone: +46-73-433 83 45
Email: andreas@swedishpolarbears.com

UK CONTACT

Noel Draper
Phone: +44-77-907 197 77
Email: noel.draper@btopenworld.com

LABEL

Jerker Emanuelsson
Phone: +46-512-802 43
Email: jerker@soundasleeprecords.com
Web: www.soundasleeprecords.com

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