Swedish trio Baskery release “Love in L.A.” – the first single off their upcoming full-length U.S. debut album for Warner Bros. Records – today via all DSP’s.
“Love in L.A.” highlights the sisters’, Greta Bondesson (banjitar, guitar, beats, vocals), Stella Bondesson (double bass, vocals), and Sunniva Bondesson (guitars, vocals), jaw-dropping musicianship. It stomps along on handclaps and a melodic distorted guitar lead as the three voices stack up as one. “We moved to Echo Park and really liked it there, but we felt a bit lonely,” Sunniva says about what inspired the song. “I guess we were homesick. You’re definitely on your own in L.A. Things were great, but it felt like there was no love. There’s a lot of flirting going on, but it can get a bit shallow. To us mellow Swedes, it feels like most Americans are overusing the word love. ‘Love in L.A.’ is about all that acting and the sacrifices people expect you to make to get to the next level.”
Musically, Baskery subvert and spin folk and Americana traditions through a whirlwind of high energy. Since their 2007 formation, the band has been invited to tour the U.S. and jam alongside fellow virtuosos Gary Clark, Jr. and Brandi Carlile, in addition to canvasing Europe with UK pop star Robbie Williams. Earning critical acclaim from Q, Mojo, Uncut, and many more, they transformed casual audiences into believers at SXSW, Glastonbury, and Shaky Knees2016, where My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James caught their set and proceeded to invite them to join his Prince tribute later on that evening.
Baskery will release their full-length U.S. debut album, produced by GRAMMY Award winning producer Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, fun.), next year.
Watch the video for “Shut The Catflap” [Live from Wishbone Studios] HERE.