style, changing - [Music]
Some "Yesterday's News" on my favourate Post-rock band Immanu El from their Myspace:
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Tours '09, Recordings, Members, Website
TOURING and RECORDING PLANS
After some heavy touring in september/october we have spent some time creating new songs and to plan the upcoming year. We are happy to announce two more european tours before the recording of our second album which we hope will be ready to record next summer:
in FEBRUARY '09 we will tour Denmark, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland and also Sweden. The tourdates are currently beeing booked by the great people of Kolleqt Bookings (D), Promusicage (PL) and Gezaw Bookings (SE)
in MAY '09 we will make another tour focusing in western, central europe and also a re-visit in the UK/IRE. The dates are not set yet but we are currently planning this great event with the people from Kolleqt Bookings and Forever Presents Ltd. (IRE/UK). If you have any requests or would like to help us with anything don't hesitate to write us a line.
We will present some new material from our upcoming album these tours, which also will be the last tours promoting our debut album 'They'll Come, They Come' we released last year. The next album will hopefully be mastered before fall '09 but don't be surprised if you find some live-clips of our new songs on youtube in association with the mentioned tours.
Sadly, Jonatan cannot proceed touring with us but our good friend David Lillberg will join the band from now on. David plays keys, guitar, laptop and vocals and we really look forward to bring him with us. Jonatan will still figure as a very important musician/producer and good friend of the band.
New press photos, taken by photographer Johan Stahre, are uploaded to our profile.
We have started to work with our new official webiste.
www.immanu-el.com will be launched again soon.
Love and joy,
If you barely know them:
IMMANU EL is a young Swedish band with a unique sound - Dynamic guitar and keyboard soundscapes, captive singing and with somewhat of a moving Nordic mood. The music is focused at varying dynamics and a wide spectrum of harmonic expressions and sounds that can move between presence and ambience. Originally the band was inspired by early post rock and experimental bands and sounds, which combined with pop influences made IE to create a sound of their own based on atmospheric soundscapes that became their fundament for their debut album.
The core in the IE sound has ever since the first songs were written in their mid teens been to create something heartrendingly beautiful and moving, but the performance to create it has changed. As the band members have grown older and turned from teens into young men, the music as well has got a lot more mature and even more specifically unique. The core of beauty is still there, but what we can hear from today’s IMMANU EL is a rock band with confidence, profession and quality in their own sound. Atmospheric surroundings has yielded for a more down to earth, present and forcing kind of music, and the result is something rarely seen or heard before – a sound more touching and beautiful than in the rock quarters, but with more attitude and presence than in the soundscapes of post rock.
IMMANU EL started out in 2003 as a musical experiment by 16 year old Claes Strängberg that was joined by his twin brother Per. The old friends Michael Persson and Emil Karlsson also joined the Strängberg twins, and the following year they started to create atmospheric pop music influenced by post rock in an old barn outside the town of Jönköping on the Swedish countryside – while still studying in high school. The following demo records sold out and the word about IMMANU EL started to spread. Getting more and more popular, the band got the chance to play some shows all over Sweden by supporting established acts like Logh and Loney, Dear. After a visit in Iceland and some publicity in media everything went on pretty fast. IE got the opportunity to be a part of the Hultsfred Rookie festival 2005, the biggest stage for unsigned bands in Sweden. This show became something of a break through for the young lads, and their second demo release, “Killerwhale EP” were sold out and spread all over the world. After finishing high school the band got signed by And The Sound Records and the debut album “they’ll come, they come” was released the following year, distributed in Europe, Asia, USA and digitally worldwide through iTunes. The debut album as well as their live appearances on tour received glorious reviews from all over the world, one example is the biggest Swedish Newspaper METRO that wrote about the band as:
"One of the biggest Swedish pop-hopes right now”
In 2008 IMMANU EL started to tour across Europe, and will continue to do so a lot the upcoming year. The band’s highly expected second album will be recorded in the summer of 2009.
reviews & lyrics are published in the blog.
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