LISTEN: ShitKid – ‘SuMmEr BrEaK’

Inspired by her rebellious emo school days, Sweden’s ShitKid has returned with new tune ‘SuMmEr BrEaK’. Taken from her new EP [DETENTION] which is set for release in May, the track brims with teenage angst and anticipation, forming the ideal backdrop for the kids to cut loose too.

ShitKid began as the solo project of Åsa Söderqvist in 2015, but now she’s been joined by bandmate Lina Molarin Ericsson. Together, the pair are set to release eight new tracks that Söderqvist says were inspired by her nostalgic love of pop-punk music: “I started listening to the bands that I loved in school again, and I felt inspired by it. It’s a genre that’s quite embarrassing to go back to, and I knew that would make it really fun. I used to be emo in 2008, and now nobody plays that music anymore! There’s nothing about being kids and nobody understanding you. It felt like time to bring it back.”

Recorded at Stockholm’s Country Girl Studios with producer Lovina Isaksson and cut almost entirely live by an expanded four-piece lineup including Söderqvist, Ericsson, guitarist Arvid Sjöö and drummer Josefin Ahlqvist Lyzwinski, [DETENTION] aims to evoke a rebellious, youthful spirit that everybody can relate to. Söderqvist has said she aims to release a pop album and a screamo next, and if it’s anywhere near as catchy at this new release – we’re certainly be in to it.

Listen to ‘SuMmEr BrEaK’ below and follow ShitKid on Facebook for more updates.

Photo Credit: Moa Romanova

Kate Crudgington

WATCH: Jenny Wilson – ‘Rapin*’


Swedish electronic artist Jenny Wilson​ has managed to create something poignant and powerful out of her own harrowing experience of sexual assault on her latest single, ‘Rapin*’. The track is taken from her​ forthcoming album Exorcism, due on April 20th​​, and it’s an intensely personal, unflinching look at life after trauma.

Having previously collaborated with contemporaries including Robyn and The Knife (to whose Rabid Records she was previously signed), Exorcism will be Wilson’s fifth studio album, and her first since 2013’s Demand The Impossible!

​The animated video for ​Exorcism‘s lead single ​’Rapin*’, directed by Gustaf Holtenäs, debuted​ at the Gothenburg Film Festival​, and it’s a stunning but painful set of visuals. Speaking about the film, Jenny explains: “I wanted to make something awfully direct. Something you just can’t hide from or misunderstand. This song demanded a brutal video, and it had to be done in a beautiful animated style to reach the full power of the story.”

We’re moved by Jenny’s strength and bravery in the face of adversity and admire her ability to create positive, thought-provoking art.

Watch the video for ‘Rapin*’ below and follow Jenny Wilson on Facebook for more updates.

Pre-order your copy of Exorcism here.

Photo Credit: Oskar Omne

Kate Crudgington