Bodyfest – Nalen – Stockholm – November 1 2014 – report with gallery
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The annual EBM party Bodyfest was held at Nalen in Stockholm on November 1 2014. The lineup consisted of 7 bands, crammed into one evening: 11 hours of EBM to be expected. Here is Fredrik Wik’s report, followed by his extensive photo gallery. [more...]

Midge Ure – Trädgår’n – Gothenburg – October 3 2014 – gallery
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Midge Ure played Ultravox hits, covers and solo material at the concert in Gothenburg and the audience was impressed. Fredrik Wik was there with his cameras.

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DAF – Industrinatt – Jönköping – Sweden – September 27 2014 – gallery
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Release’s Fredrik Wik has published a gallery with photos from the DAF concert during the Industrinatt event in the old Munksjö factory in Jönköping on September 27. [more...]

Fixmer/McCarthy and Ekobrottsmyndigheten – Musikens Hus – Gothenburg – September 11 2014 – gallery
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A gallery by Fredrik Wik from the concerts with EBM and electronica duo Fixmer/McCarthy and local EBM act Ekobrottsmyndigheten at Musikens Hus in Gothenburg on September 11 2014. [more...]

Electronic Summer – Brewhouse – Gothenburg – August 28-30 2014 – gallery
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The 2014 edition of the annual Electronic Summer festival in Gothenburg was sold-out and a success, with a Depeche Mode mini-convention and bands like Aesthetic Perfection (injuries and severe pain did not stop them), Covenant, Assemblage 23, Legend, Client and Pouppée Fabrikk on stage. Take a look at the many festival pics (and read the comments) from Fredrik Wik and Jan-Erik Saarinen in our gallery below. [more...]

Kalabalik på Tyrolen – Alvesta – Sweden – August 22-23 2014 – gallery
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Browse Fredrik Wik’s gallery with 66 pictures (some of them with comments) from the unique Kalabalik på Tyrolen festival outside Alvesta, Sweden. Rummelsnuff, Keluar, She Past Away, Popsimonova, Berndsen and Planet were just some of the live acts. Kalabalik på Tyrolen is something of a family gathering with a fine list of small and up-and-coming artists from genres like electropop, darkwave and minimal wave, positively many of them with female members. [more...]

Rewind South – the 80s Festival – Henley, UK – August 15-17 2014 – report
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Release Magazine guest writer Sebastian Hess went to the Rewind Festival in Henley outside London to revel in 80:s pop music and to have a chat with icon Jimmy Somerville. Read about the meeting with Jimmy in an upcoming article.

Rewind Festival has become a big part of the UK festival Summer with 3 huge events attracting over 100 000 people in total. The concept is full on 80:s with bright colours all over and artists who will bring back memories of your youth in a flash. The line-up this year included a lot of artists with their roots in electronic music like Marc Almond, Holly Johnson, A Flock of Seagulls, Thompson Twins (well, Tom Bailey from Thompson Twins at least.) and Jimmy Somerville.

Sebastian put on one pink glove and dove in. [more...]

Röyksopp & Robyn – Way Out West – Gothenburg – August 9 2014 – gallery
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Browse our gallery of Röyksopp, Robyn and Susanne Sundfør from their Way Out West performance in Gothenburg, Sweden. Fredrik “Schlatta” Wik from Release took the pictures.

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Kraftwerk – Dalhalla, Sweden – August 2 2014 – gallery
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Fredrik “Schlatta” Wik brought his camera and shot Kraftwerk when they performed in Dalhalla – a spectacular amphitheatre located in a former limestone quarry near Rättvik in Sweden. [more...]

Sonar, Barcelona, June 12-14 2014 – report
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It’s that time again. When the weather starts getting more pleasant, and the days start getting longer – then you know it is time to get yourself to Sonar to hear what’s on offer at the premier festival for electronic music in the world. Now firmly established as a global brand, with events being held in nearly every continent – Barcelona is still the big one, the daddy of them all, and in it’s 21st year. [more...]

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