29 Oct 2015

The Five W's of Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation


WHO are they?
Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation is a Swedish band, fronted by Josefin Öhrn alongside Fredrik Joelson who heads up a collection of musicians called The Liberation. In the last twelve months, they have experienced a dramatic rise to prominence with their debut EP Diamond Waves leading to shows in their homeland with Goat and Les Big Byrd, a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Swedish Grammy and rapturously received appearances at festivals like Roskilde. Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation release their debut album Horse Dance on 6 November via Rocket Recordings.

Fredrik (guitars, vocals) is from 90’s NYC underground band Mouth, he’s done electronic music under the name Binger The Voyager and worked with artists such as Stina Nordenstam, Armand Mirpour. Calle Olsson (synthesizers) is from the krautrock band Paper. Victor Hvidfeldt (bass, guitar and vocals) has played with several artists and collaborations such as Sibille Attar, A nighthawk. Christoffer Cantillo (drums) has played with artists such as Anna von Hausswolff, Nils Berg Cinemascope, Musette.

Josefin (vocals, guitar, synths) talks us through the formation of the band. “When I got back to Stockholm from Paris, I went to art school and worked extra in a record store. I started to experiment more and more with sound and writing lyrics. So I recorded a demo and the owner of the store heard it. He was the former drummer of 90’s NYC underground band Mouth and he thought I should meet Fredrik Joelson. He was the front-man of Mouth. So we hooked up and started to make music together. This was 2011. And along the way we met these amazing musicians.”...

See the rest of the piece here: The Five W's