23 Jan 2016

Artefact reviews Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation Horse Dance album

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It’s safe to say that it’s been an exciting year for Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation.

Despite still being in their relatively early infancy, the Stockholm-based group have already been nominated for a Swedish Grammy award – which came as a result of their excellent debut EP Diamond Wave – and performed at the coveted Roskilde Festival, featuring on the Rising stage alongside other hotly-tipped Scandinavian artists such as Broen, Yung and De Underjordiske.

Add to that repeated plays on BBC 6 Music, positive coverage from The Guardian, Noisey and Q, and the honour of being one of Lauren Laverne’s “headphone moments”, and you can see why they are currently one of Sweden’s most talked about rock bands.

With a name that references the Bardo Thodol, their debut full-length was always going to be a psychedelic and deeply conscious offering, and it is one through which band leader Josefin Öhrn has attempted to pursue her interest in “mind-altering psychedelic music”, which she believes is a “powerful way to unveil those deeper oceans of being that are our true home”....

Read the rest of this great review here: Artefact