Kalabalik på Tyrolen – Alvesta – Sweden – August 22-23 2014 – gallery
Sep 2014 11

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
Sep 2014 02

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
Aug 2014 22

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
Aug 2014 14

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
Jun 2014 25

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...]

Rational Youth, Psyche, I Satellite, SMPJ, Musikens Hus, Gothenburg, May 2 2014 – gallery
Jun 2014 16

Rational Youth, Psyche, I Satellite and Sista Mannen på Jorden were shot by our photographer Fredrik “Schlatta” Wik when they performed in Gothenburg on May 2 2014. [more...]

Front Line Assembly, Göta Källare, Stockholm, June 9 2014 – gallery
Jun 2014 13

Release’s Jonas Carlson has published a gallery with photos from the Front Line Assembly concert in Stockholm on June 9. [more...]

Nine Inch Nails, Forum, Copenhagen, May 13 2014 – report
May 2014 30

During their current European leg of the world tour Nine Inch Nails stopped by in Copenhagen. A friend and me drove from Gothenburg to enjoy the reinvented band, and my personal hope of a great show after seeing the web broadcast from Lollapalooza last autumn was high. I was not disappointed, however the show was not as grand as the stateside version. [more...]

Carbon Based Lifeforms, Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 28 2014 – gallery
May 2014 30

Fredrik “Schlatta” Wik brought his camera and shot ambient duo Carbon Based Lifeforms, when they performed live together with vocalist Ester in their hometown Gothenburg. [more...]

The Mobile Homes, Debaser Medis, Stockholm, March 7 2014 – gallery
Mar 2014 12

The Mobile Homes celebrated their 30th anniversary in their hometown Stockholm and lined up guests: Wolfgang Flür (ex-Kraftwerk), Martin Sköld and Markus Mustonen (Kent), Christer Sandelin, Statemachine, Familjen, Andreas Tilliander, Isabelle Erkendal (West End Girls) and others. Release’s Jan-Erik Saarinen brought his cameras and wrote down some comments.

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