”Under jorden” (Underground) is the third album by Swedish band Riddarna. The new album is filled with frustration, angst and a wish to get away, anywhere. The band has a sound of new wave / postpunk combined with art / noise rock that reminds of Sonic Youth, Fugazi and that feeling of the 90’s – a decade when the band grew up on the isolated island of Gotland outside the Swedish cost. During this period, the music scene exploded and new interesting music as Refused’s “The Shape of Punk to Come” changed history at the same time as the American label Sub Pop with bands like Nirvana paved the way for a new kind of skewed melancholic music, and heavy rock acts like Queens of the Stone Age opened new doors for heavy, experimental and dark music. Riddarna fed hungrily on the music revolution of this era and grew up, and now, that time is gone forever but lives on with Riddarna – and their third album is a desperate cry and a fresh injection of pure rock.
Under Jorden will be released by Gaphals and Novoton he 17th of February in Europe. The record is released 14th of February in the Nordic Countries.
First single – Hjärtat slår is now avalibe on Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/hjartat-slar-single/id796363275