From the Archives: Choir of Young Believers doing First Floor Power live (by Ramogens 13. January 2010)

Our friends in Choir of Young Believers toured the US last year and at KEXP radio they did a really cool live session. And to make this Crunchy Frog related, I’ll just post this really nice live recording of COYB’s cover of First Floor Power’s “God Damn Your Fingers” off our 15 year anniversary release “Saluting the Crunchy Frog-a-logue”. That Jannis guy really can sing!

From the Archives: First Floor Power Release Party (by crunchy.dk 28. April 2008)

A week and a bit before the release of the new “Don’t Back Down!” album the dynamic trio traveled to Copenhagen to throw the Danes a great release party. The event took place in Ideal Bar. Firstly a whole lot of free beers for the thirsty crowd while the album played on repeat – then a 30 minute very special live concert rehearsed just for this occasion – and then a 4 hour DJ session from Sara, Per and Karl-Jonas.

FFP rehearsing in Sara’s apartment back home in Stockholm before going to Copenhagen to do interviews and play and party DOWN with their friends and fans.

Sara and Karl-Jonas enjoying a quick meal with the Crunchy staff before the release party at the nearby Kung Fu restaurant.

A brief workout and a beer before the concert. Sara is showing off her physique to Yebo from Crunchy and Jonas is documenting.

Nalna from Tremolo Beer Gut, Mads from Sterling and Per from FFP enjoying a bit of a bevvy and straight talk.

The lads from Oliver North Boy Choir hanging out outside for a smoke and looking for a fight as always.

The Crunchy promo queens doing what they do best.

And then the moment everybody was waiting for. FFP in live concert action. Per was playing a rhythm box this evening as drums aren’t allowed in the bar. Thanks to Mads Svesking for lending out his beautiful Fender Rhodes!

An intimate and compact concert. A once in a lifetime experience. And we dug it big time!

Sara singing the lead on the hit-single track “The Jacket”.

Karl-Jonas givin’ it hell during “It’s an Interview”.

Smile!

A happy crowd!

From the Archives: VC5 – better than ever! (by crunchy.dk 28. August 2003)

This year VibraCrunch celebrated its 5 year anniversary in Malmö. And what an absolutely splendid night we had! More than 4000 dedicated musicfreaks & fans showed up to move their feet and feel united for 7 hours of crazy beats, funky stuff, indiepop and pure ol’ rock ‘n’ roll – making it the biggest crowd so far at vibeful Vibracrunch.

With kind of a dream line up (according to some people the best ever) and all the bands being up for some serious party business after giving all they had and a little more, the night was destined to be magic! To top everything we were also lucky as the weather was with us. It started out pretty bad with rain and dark clouds early in the day, but later the sun arrived (thank you, weathergods!) turning everything into a beautiful Swedish, yet indian summer, which (almost…) made everyone forget all about the loooong beer queues and the not so cool and very expensive Swedish cigs – well, you can’t win em’ all!

Our own Danish rock bastards – Baby Woodrose – was the opening act. And what a show! These guys surely know how to get in gear with their nasty sound and catchy rock tunes – and it was certainly a thrill to see the dust rise, as the crowd moved along to the beat and riffs.
The cool and superb indieband from Sweden – First Floor Power – was the opening act on the main stage and they instantly made everyone smile with their warm, catchy melodies.

(Due to technical problems we don’t have any pictures of FFP at VibraCrunch…plase send us one, if you have!)

Powersolo delivered a burning and powerful performance with their Rockabilly-garage-punk-country songs. A little less conversation and a little more action, as The King would have said. We are very proud of these guys. Check them out!

When the day faded into night it was time to kick some ass and chew some bubblegum (and to drink, of course) as Superheroes took the stage by storm. Drunk Danes and smashing Swedes joined together in utter madness to this legendary band and sang along to all the hits (Johnny really had fun tonight!). All of them drooling over Thomas T’s well shaped naked torso.

With a bag full of new material from their forthcoming album (out on Crunchy Frog October 6th) as well as oldies but goodies like all time favourite, Ten Thousand Songs, Learning From Las Vegas gave an intense concert. They created a magic moment at the Lounge Stage. And with a jolly jumper in guitarist Jesper Sand, the band made sure the guitars did the talking!



Next in line on the main stage was the Scandinavian kings of dub – Dub Sweden. This band was a great crowdpleaser (in the most positive meaning of the word). They are enjoying quite a big success in their home country and for for the Danes – not all of ’em sober at this time – this was the perfect introduction to an excellent party band you can jump around to and have fun!
A wonderful bunch of native Malmoe people playing some wicked shit. As usual the band, led by singer and guitarist Henrik Andersson (who is originally from Umeå) kicked off in high gear. Melodic stuff and breath taking ballades – just how you like it!
To finish an unforgetable night of pure pleasure and joy it was Danish band, Mew’s turn to take over the main stage. Due to their much (well deserved!) hyped, new international album, “Frengers” and their spectacular stageshows, they sure had something to live up to. To judge from the huge and excited crowd, Mew fulfilled everyone’s expectations with a mindblowing and heartful finale on a grandiose day. Only the people made of stone didn’t have a little tear in their eyes by the end of the night.
Thanks to all of you out there making VC5 a goddamn extraordinary experience for everyone. See you next year! Roger, over and out!

From the Archives: It’s Vibra time again and it’s FREE (by crunchy.dk 22. May 2003)

The time for the annual VibraCrunch festival is getting closer each day. Put an X in your calendar on August 22nd – music starts at 6:30 pm and since smaller and bigger bands are mixed in no particular order, make sure you are there early so you DON’T miss your favorite band. Crunchy Frog has had the pleasure of setting up a slot at the Malmö Festival since 1999, where it all started out as a collaboration with Crunchy and our sister label from Malmö, Vibrafon (R.I.P.). During the years we have presented such excellent artists as: Junior Senior, Swan Lee, Rhonda Harris, Wynona, Glorybox, Diefenbach, Knallert, Dipper, Ray Wonder, First Floor Power, David and the Citizens, Ny Akustik, Revlon 9, Moonbabies, Quit Your Dayjob and of course all bands from the Crunchy family. This year we’ll celebrate our 5th anniversary – hence VibraCrunch V. As usual you can expect an outstanding set up with some of the coolest Danish and Swedish Indie bands you can imagine. The program is ready now. So feast your eyes on this golden and 100% FREE lineup (more details at the bottom):

MEW (DK):

We are most proud to present the band who hang out with Courtney Love and supermodel Helena Christensen, and has fans such as R.E.M, who dedicated one of their songs to the band at their recent gig at the Midtfyns Festival, DK. Their latest album ‘Frengers’ is a beautiful journey through dreamland and should be found on every night table in the universe!

FIRST FLOOR POWER(S)

One of Sweden’s best indie bands. The band has grown a great live audience in Scandinavia due to their constant touring. Signed to cool, Swedish indie label, Silence Records, they released their debut album, ‘There is Hope’ (produced by Jonas Jonasson of Bob Hund) in 2000. They got a new album out in late August.

SUPERHEROES (DK)

Crunchy Frog’s very own pop/rock darlings. They always deliver A++++++ liveshows, but you probably already know that. If not… there is no excuse not to go see this amazing band in Malmö and their ONLY gig in the Øresund area this year!

LEARNING FROM LAS VEGAS (DK)

A well known secret from Crunchy Frog. This band plays beautiful indiepop and is about to release their third album this fall. Come out and see this fantastic band before everybody else starts talking ´bout ’em, and hear all their new songs before your lazy neighbour. He might have heard the single ‘Yale Keys’ which is already in heavy rotation on Danish radio, though!

DUB SWEDEN (S)

Dub Sweden from Stockholm has played at numerous clubs all over Sweden as well as big Rock festivals (e.g. Hultsfred in June). Their songs have been on high rotation throughout different radio stations in Sweden. Expect Rock, pop and…dub..??.

BABY WOODROSE (DK)

The opening act at this year’s Roskilde Festival. Probably Denmark’s next big export success, with their high energy, psychedelic Rock ´n Roll music. But first stop: Malmö.

HANK (S)

Malmö’s very own Hank, plays Pop/Rock in an intensive and melodic way as only the swedes can do it and they are ready to conquer the world. Don’t miss it.

POWERSOLO (DK)

These guys play as if they were coming straigt outta the swamps of Southern Loisiana; playing catchy Rockabilly-garage-punk-country songs. Come and swing your asses off, or your mama will be very dissapointed.

Practical stuff

This map shows the excact location of the site. It takes about 5 minutes to walk from the Central Station.

For Copenhageners it’s nice to know that the trains back to ol’ CPH departs every hour all through the night.

It’s free and no tickets are required – so just turn up in time to soak up all of the splendid music!

You can buy beer and food at the site, and of course records and t-shirts from all the bands that have any.