Les Big Byrd

They Worshipped Cats

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February 2014 saw the band release their “Back To Bagarmossen” EP on London/Stockholm indie label PNKSLM Recordings. The 10” vinyl received huge praise both internationally and at home, even picking up mainstream TV coverage on Sweden’s TV4. Following the EP, Les Big Byrd are now preparing to unleash their debut full length release, “They Worshipped Cats”, on Anton Newcombe’s A Records, Anton has co written & plays 2 tracks on the album. They are supporting the Brian Jonestown Massacre on their European tour . When Anton recently visited Stockholm with his band The Brian Jonestown Massacre, the guys accidentally ran into each other at a local record shop, and started talking about music. Anton invited the band down to his studio in Berlin to record and jam for a few days and it was there that a big part of "They Worshipped Cats" was conceived and recorded. Les Big Byrd was formed in Stockholm by Joakim Åhlund and Frans Johansson a couple of years ago. They each eventually joined different rock bands that brought them out of Sweden and into a different world. Frans' band Fireside, got signed by Rick Rubin to his label Def American and Jocke had a taste of international success with 60's-influenced garage-pop outfit Caesars, as well as his other, more electronically flavored project Teddybears. They decided that they still - in spite of everything - had their love for music intact, and the dream in common to get the perfect band together and give it one more shot. They recruited Jocke's former bandmate, drummer Nino Keller and keyboardist Konie and started jamming and rehearsing. Joakim had been running a recording studio in Stockholm, writing and producing for Swedish and international artists, including Robyn and Håkan Hellström, and had also directed music videos for prominent Swedish exports such as Bob Hund, Refused, Broder Daniel and The International Noise Conspiracy. Keyboardist Konie also runs a studio in Stockholm, where he's been recording a number of film scores as well as many of Swedens most interesting black metal acts. Tracklisting: 1) Indus Waves , 2) Tinnitus Ætérnum , 3)They Worshipped Cats , 4) Vi Borde Prata Men Det Är För Sent , 5) Just One Time , 6) White Week , 7) War In The Street , 8) 1,2,3,4 Morte , 9) Back To Bagarmossen