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2017 has been a great year for myself and Psychotic Youth, with festivals in Spain, Germany and Sweden. Now we're getting ready for 2018 and start off in Norway with a gig along our old pals The Yum Yums. We have a new line-up, or "new" is the wrong word - Kent and Anders is back from the very original line-up (1985) on drums and bass! Then we have another Spain trip along with a short tour of Sweden with Duncan Reid and the Big Heads a.m.o. My 50's band Red West & Hot Rhythm will also re-activate itself this spring. So HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE and let's hope to meet in 2018!
When you get to share a bill with our bands personal heroes and the main reason why you do this sordeed deed - to me it's a milestone. Next gig we share the bill with Redd Kross and Lime Spiders. Can't express enough how much they've ment to me and the guys in the band.
Felt extremely nice to play at the TSOMD Pop Up Festival in Hultsfred/Sweden after our summerleave. Now we look forward to the Purple Weekend Festival in Léon/Spain in December, followed by a trip to Norway and then back to Spain after New Years. In Norway we will re-unite with our original drummer Kent who will join the band once more (left us in 1995) as our present drummer Tommy is moving away from town, but will be stand by if needed. So that makes 2 bass players, 2 drummers, 2 guitarist and 1 organ player alternating the band line up. It's like a big collective of people! In December I'm planning to start composing new songs that hopefully will be good enough for a new album in 2018. Cheers!
Here's an article about my background by a local paper in my childhood area Från Nyadal till Göteborg. Sorry - it's in Swedish.
What a line up in Gothenburg! PAUL COLLINS, KURT BAKER COMBO, PSYCHOTIC YOUTH and MORTEN from the Yum Yums. We had a great time on and off the stage and you can also se what I'm talking about on YouTube where you can find several videos with perfect sound!
Helgoland is like nothing else... maybe Iceland in the summer. But that means unique and the Butterfahrt Festival is also unique as more than 500 people contributes a shit load of cash as supoorters to keep this festival going. More than 1000 poeple in the audience gave us a memory of a lifetime this weekend. Thank you!
Thanks to everyone who made the Germany-tour a success. Sandra from Billig Booking Agency and all our old friends that showed up like Per, Abel and Axel! Also nice to see so many Scandinavians at our shows abroad We'll be back soon.
Yesterday night we did the long awaited release show for the new album and signed CD and LP. We also recorded both sound and video of the event which you can find to the right on this page. Next show is in Berlin/Germany on March 2nd, followed by Hamburg and Wermerlskichen. See you all there!
The new album is out! Reviews are coming in and the sky's the limit. Our spring is filled with concert dates in Scandinavia, Germany, Holland and Spain. The new album can also be found on Spotify and all other platforms as well as CDBaby for download and psychical copies in record stores all over the world. CD is released by Waterslide/Target Earth label (Japan) and the vinyl LP is released by Screaming Apple label (Germany). Now go and listen!
We did 2 shows last week. First off was the gig with our buddys SATOR in our hometown of Gothenburg. Then we went down to the south and did a show at Folk Å Rock in Malmö. 2 great shows and the crowd was more than great! Next up is a leave from Psychotic Yout as I will concentrate on Xmas shows as Red West & Hot Rhythm. Watch out!
After last weekend playing at the Wurlitzer in Madrid/Spain with The Boys the band went back to work with the new upcoming album "The Voice of Summer". Now it's being mixed by the brilliant Christian Jacobsen (Yum Yums) in Moss/Norway and will hit the stores in January. Cd will be out on the Japanese label Waterslide and the vinyl on German label Scxreaming Apple.
Good show Friday at the anual Uddevallakalaset (stage managed by famous Jack Baymoore). Called in my buddy Anders Gustafsson on drums as Tommy is in Spain on vacation. Nice all-age crowd.
Expectations was high on Psychotic Youth as they entered the stage at Pustervik in their hometown of Gothenburg on May 19th. Old fans, new fans and old members lined up to perform songs from the 30 year old vault, including Kent Norberg from Sator doing lead vocals on his own song Good Times Are Gone which Psychotic recorde back in 1989. The show went great and the bar was raised.
After 24 years we finally returned to Linköping, on the east side of Sweden. Great audience, both old fans and new faces, who had a good wipe out. Now we're looking forward to meet our Gothenburg fans on May 19th. Gonna be a blast!
5 shows in 5 days was the exhausting schedule, but our boys came through with honors. See photos in our Gallery section.
A lifelong dream has come true as Red West released an original album with 16 Chrstmas tunes. Performed by himself and his wife and their back up band Hot Rhythm.
30 tracks that covers 30 years of legendary power-pop-surf-punk-garage from Scandinavias finest!