Shooting John’s new record is due out Sept 7. Marilyn Records (Gustav and the Seasick Sailors, Achordian) has released two singles from the debut album and Swedesplease has them both. Here’s some inside info about the band from the label head.
The band is headed by Peder Gravlund (The professor), PHd in philosophy who writes most of the text, Never worked a day in his life, however King of Kings of all Boardgames, Trivial Pursuit, Jeopardy etc….)
Toby Ydestrandh (28 year, no job and addicted to Poker) writes most of the music and some text as well Guitar
Martin Bjork ( 27 year, no job, bum.)
Gustav (you know him from Gustav & the seasick sailors, here he is playing the bass and backup voc)
Patrik Andersson (Drummer, no need for explanation, we all know how drummers are)
Helena Wahlberg (Creative beauty who runs her own small design company) Plays the violin, cello and piano
Shooting John has an ever so slight country sound, not Waylon Jennings big “C” country but perhaps Uncle Tupelo country (or Richard Buckner). The combination of Pedar’s vocals and the subtle arrangements as well as Helena’s backing vocals make this a rare and special band.