We are very happy to make our fifth and final PC18 artist announcement – the band of brilliant composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist and mood maker Billie Lindahl, including its’ awesome three part vocal harmonizations:
PROMISE AND THE MONSTER (SWE)
Since the debut album in 2008, Promise and the Monster have both refined it’s acoustic and atmospheric music and earned a really nice CV. Examples are a tour with José Gonzalez, being signed by Cocteau Twins’ label Bella Union, and Wall Street Journal putting 2016’s “Feed the Fire” on the best-of-the-year-list. Also, when Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth was the curator of the Dutch Roadburn Festival of 2014, he hand picked Promise and the Monster alongside names like Magma, Comus, Candlemass, Änglagård, Goblin and Trettioåriga Kriget. The year before, they performed on the final edition of Melloboat which also featured Opeth, Änglagård, Trettioåriga Kriget, and others.
However, regardless of these merits, it’s the music that should be in focus, cinematic and disturbing, mixing influences from Morricone western film scores, Lee Hazlewood, The Zombies and José Gonzalez. Acoustic guitar arpeggios and haunting, dreamlike vocals are recurring elements of Billie’s music, but in order to get the right atmosphere, horns, violins or horse clopping sounds can be used. At PC18, you will get the full Promise and the Monster experience, with Bille Lindahl on vocals/acoustic guitar, Lisa Isaksson (who is also in Me and my Kites) on keyboard/vocals, Hanna Andersson on vocals/violin and Love Martinsen on drums/electric guitar.
Promise and the Monster official homepage: http://promisemonster.tumblr.com/
Promise and the Monster @ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Promise-and-the-Monster-65097046147/
Promise and the Monster @ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7M9SZIojabB1ukKSYEz2TM
Transparent Knives (2007)
Red Tide (2011)
Feed the Fire (2016)
Previously announce Progressive Circus 2018 artists:
ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN (NL)
MERIT HEMMINGSON (Swe)
Progressive Circus 2018 is arranged by Kulturpunkten with support from Musikverket at Palladium, Malmö, September 29th. Follow us at www.progressivecircus.com and www.facebook.com/progressivecircus for more artist announcements and other news.