18 Nov 2015

Lanzarote interviews Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation

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Swedish collective Josefin Öhrn and the Liberation are quickly becoming one of Europe’s most beloved psychedelic acts. We’re proud to welcome them to The Shacklewell Arms tonight in a show presented by Baba Yaga’s Hut.

In this Lanzarote Q&A, The Liberation’s Fredrick Joelson talks Sweden, London, and their talented label mates. See his answers in full below!

LANZ: It’s your first UK show! What do you think of London so far?

FJ: London is one of the great cities, isn’t it? we spend a lot of time in the UK, it’s easily one of our favourite places. in London you constantly have these great chance encounters and amazing random conversations with strangers of any creed or descent or stature or ethnicity, and that’s just priceless.

LANZ: Any London acts you’re keen on?

FJ: Teeth of The Sea and Hey Colossus are really really great bands, both on Rocket Recordings.

LANZ: What do you think of modern psychedelic music right now? Is there a scene in Stockholm?

FJ: In Sweden, there’s a scene in Gothenburg with bands like Goat, Hills, Uran and Capra Informis. Stockholm is kind of the antithesis of any “psychedelic” explorations, seems geared to prevent introspection and focus on material progress at all costs. In spite of that there are great bands like Les Big Byrd, I Break Horses and Paper....

Read the rest of the interview here: Lanzarote