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Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
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"New Artist Finds: CMBSTN"

Besides easy to assemble furniture, Sweden seems to have a never ending supply of awesome bands and Stockholm natives CMBSTN (short for Combustion…because who needs vowels anyway?) are totally one of them. Their infectiously dancey, synth-pop sound is a refreshing break from today’s trendy dark and bass-heavy electropop fad. If you're anything like me and miss dancing around your house to bands like fellow Swedes, The Sounds, or Shiny Toy Guns, I highly suggest you keep on reading.


WARNING: This super cheery synth-pop track will be stuck in your head within the first 30 seconds and the smile on your face won’t leave. They don’t mess around on this track - the big chorus comes in at the 0:15 second mark, and I can already hear it being played in commercials for soda and smartphones. During its breakdown around the 2 minute mark, their use of handclaps and gang vocals create the perfect recipe for a indie-pop hit.


“My Friend” features space age synths and some flawless falsetto vocals. This song is certainly one to listen to when you’re down in the dumps because besides its super dancey vibe, the lyrics are simple yet totally uplifting. As singer/guitarist Max sings, “come on girl don’t let them beat you down/ I too was lost but now I’m found,” you can’t help but feel like everything will be okay and I love it. Around the 2:20 mark there’s a break down, and the song slowly builds back up into a whirlwind of spooky-sounding synths and strong vocals that will make you fall in love instantly. - Erin Crider / Bitcandy

"Track of the Day: CMBSTN // C'mon get up"

What CMBSTN lack in vowels, they more than make up for with their infectious, Swedish electro-pop. “C’mon get up (Happiness)” is a synth-happy, summery tune that doesn’t mess about; the huge chorus hits you within fifteen seconds, and is repeatedly bashed into your head over the next three-and-a-half minutes (listener discretion advised; getting it out of your head might prove a tad problematic).

With their last two offerings, the Swedish collective seem to have departed from their previous sound; gone are the faux-folk, riff-driven tracks, replaced by something more urgent and clearly crafted to dance to. Definite shades of a less bonkers Arcade Fire loom from the song, which is a big compliment for any band.

CMBSTN seem to have discovered synths just in time for summer, and it is certain that much singing-along and dance-floor shenanigans await this new track. - Tarix Salarbux / When the Gramophone Rings


2014 - My Friend (single)

2014 - One of Us (single)

2014- C'mon get up (Happiness) (single)



[combustion] is a Stockholm based four-piece. In the spring of 2014,
they released 'My Friend' and 'One of Us', along with a music video
diptych filmed in Stockholm and Berlin. Their third release this year,
'C'mon get up (Happiness)', was released in June, and their new single,
'Changing' is due in December.

Max Falk (vocals), Simon Halvarsson (drums) and brothers Karl &
Axel Skorup Averěą…s (guitar & bass) make big-sounding pop music with a
lot of electronic elements. Their music has gotten a lot of fine
attention from music bloggers around the globe, and has been compared to
the likes of Arcade Fire and M83.

live performances have generated an ever-growing following in their
home town of Stockholm, with shows at venues like Debaser, F12 and

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