Stay tuned for your new favorite rock band.
By Michael Hartmann. July 30, 2021.
This summer, Swedish rock band The Rhymes dropped Elevator, their first EP. It’s an elevation of the experience since the celebrated self-titled debut album of 2020, with songs about climate crisis, death, intimacy, and moving on.
The band recorded the four songs this Summer. The band’s Swedish tour and German tour had been canceled, so the four members had an abundance of time, both no income from gigs.
A crowdfunding campaign saved the band, and the four songs of the EP could be finished thanks to the devoted support of fans.
The Rhymes consists of:
Tomas Rimeika Karlsson, Vocals
Erik Eklund, Guitar
Johan Fasth, Guitar
Oscar Lindeberg, Bass
Adam Ehlert, Drums.
The band members about the EP: -It sounds like Wannadies supporting Bruce Springsteen at Olympiastadion. We are so grateful for the support from our fans, and these songs belong to them.
Since 2016, The Rhymes have had almost 100 gigs in England, Germany, Norway, Finland, and Sweden, among them, supporting Mando Diao at sold out 1 650 capacity venue Cirkus in Stockholm. During the band’s live shows the audience often gets invited on stage.
– The songs on Elevator are about taking off, together and by yourself. But also elevating those who’ve left us and realize how they’ve lifted us.
Get High Buy Clothes is about the consciously blind person. The one that is an online shopaholic, loving the fact that the Summers are getting longer and warmer, and whose life won’t be defined by the existential crisis of climate change. We wanted to write a chorus that this kind of person happily sings along to and melodies that vibrated from that kind of carelessness.
Sounds good. Listen to the song here:
Autobahn is about moving on. The moment when you’ve just turned the page and see your former self fade away while new goals appear on the horizon.
The song was created when Tomas, singer in the Rhymes, asked the group’s producer Kevin Hamring, who just lost his dad to a struggle with mental illness, to write the lyrics of the song.
This song is a way to welcome change, and appreciate what you’ve been through.
A song with words of wisdom:
The new EP:
The Rhymes’s self-titled debut album was praised for its energy and melodies in both Swedish and German press, and the album singles rotated on Swedish radio and were played in German, American, and Austrian radio. Well done!
This is Springtime:
Here’s a great video from 2018. It’s filmed live at Katalin, Uppsala, Sweden. The audience is having a great time!
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