Thursday, February 28, 2008

MML Update: Backslick



When we manage to do updates for previously featured artists and go to look back at our original words [October 2006 review + download], the similarities are sometimes frighteningly close to our current thoughts while listening to the new material. Such was the case with today's re-featured four piece of Khaled Saibi (vocals/guitar), Peter Valtersson (guitar), Dan Holmgren (bass) and Adam Petersson (drums) who make up the indie pop-rock outfit Backslick from Gothenburg, Sweden. The band has a new self-released EP, titled Shake It Out, which can be heard (and purchased?) if you visit either the Backslick website or the Backslick MySpace page and contact them directly. They just might just love to hear from you. If the energetic and pointed beat along with an occasional but decidedly addictive guitar accompaniment are not enough to send you back a couple of decades, Khaled's off-kilter vocals will certainly have you searching through the post-punk section of your classic 1980s record collection for a direct comparison. The next chance to catch a live show will be April 5 in Vänersborg as they've signed on to be a part of FairFest 2008.

From the 2008 EP Shake It Out... an updated version of an older song titled "Push Him Into Something Good" that originally belonged to the EP Hallelujah Moment (2006)...

MP3: Push Him

From a 2007 Backslick Promo... I can't be the only one who wants to dust off those old records and cassettes from The (English) Beat after listening here. Great song also...

MP3: Truth

2 comments:

dan holmgren said...

thanks for the good words!//Dan, backslick

4casey4 said...

Hey Dan!

no no... thank you for the music my friend.