Holmes


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Burning Bridges artwork
2012 – Burning Bridges Donate  
alt.country, folk, indie, pop
Original Release / Black Star Foundation
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Have I Told You Lately That I Loathe You artwork
2010 – Have I Told You Lately That I Loathe You Donate  
alt.country, folk, indie, pop
Original Release
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Wolves artwork
2008 – Wolves Donate  
alt.country, folk, indie, pop
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Storm artwork
2008 – Storm Donate  
alt.country, folk, indie, pop
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So Far, So So artwork
2008 – So Far, So So Donate  
alt.country, folk, indie, pop
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I Will Never Be Free artwork
2012 – I Will Never Be Free Donate  
alt.country, folk, indie, pop
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Artist info

Holmes is:
Johan Björklund, Kristoffer Bolander, Axel Krantz Vesterberg, Larisa Ljungkrona, Sakari Tropp & Daniel Zackrisson
Holmes is a band from Vänersborg, Sweden that plays “Scandinavian americana” according to Rolling Stone. We
like to build up slow paced songs with intricate weaves of melodies using accordion, lap steel and piano.
We grew up in the '90s during the years when some of the greatest hip-hop albums ever were made and when
there was at least one punk show every week in Vänersborg, a small town by any standard. We also started our
first bands during that time and did everything from releasing records and printing t-shirts to booking tours and
organizing concerts by ourselves. We released several EP's and didn't consider doing it any other way until 2008
when our paths crossed with Black Star Foundation, one of the few surviving Swedish labels from the punk
heyday, and realized that we could still do the same thing but together with other people. So we took the best
parts of the musical environment we grew up in and combined with spending the following years listening too
much to albums by the likes of Red House Painters, The Cure and Tim Buckley that might explain how we ended
up with an album like Burning Bridges in 2012.
It could be argued that we've had more in common with a sports team than a band since our start in Vänersborg
in 2003. Although the core of Holmes has been the same since the beginning, we’ve had roughly 25 persons going
through our rehearsal room in the basement of the old mental hospital at Restad Gård since then. This year we'll
go on tour with the same line-up twice in a row for the first time. Now no one can tell us that we won't try new
things. Last year we accomplished some of our biggest achievements as a band so far and were lucky enough to
play both at Orange Blossom Special Festival in Beverungen, Germany and at the Umeå Open festival in northern
Sweden, while finishing up the songs for the new album.
Staying true to our sports mentality we've also yet to record twice in a row with the same line-up, this time with
rookies on bass and drums. “Play as if you're making a Wu-Tang beat”, that's the one instruction that every Holmes
drummer gets and every bass player needs to follow. We've been fortunate to record Burning Bridges at Kepner
Treg in Göteborg with producer Per-Ola Eriksson and enjoy his sixth sense of what makes a potentially classic
song for a slow dance. He's helped us bring life to both our debut Wolves (2008) and sophomore album Have I
Told You Lately That I Loathe You (2010) and this time he brought Torbjörn Lorén and his good manner of keeping
track of even the smallest details along to put something new in the mix (pun intended). Maybe you'll be able to
hear our the background we’ve come from when you listen to it and maybe you won't, either way we believe that
Burning Bridges is our best album so far. Hope you like it.