Helena Arlock

Helena Arlock

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Biography

Helena Arlock is a solo artist from southern Sweden releasing her debut EP ‘Old Dirty Hound’ on the new record label Red Olive in summer of 2009. This debut is mixing strong beats with dreamy pop melodies, veiled by Helena’s irresistible voice.

‘Old Dirty Hound’ was recorded in ARTin Studios in Helsingborg. Helena was given free studio time in exchange for designing the studio’s website. The EP was produced by Gustav Haggren and Helena Arlock. As the website began to take shape, so did the songs you can hear on ‘Old Dirty Hound’.

B a c k g r o u n d
Helena starts her solo career on a USA/Canada tour in February 2007. That first year, Helena Arlock plays more than 100 shows around the world, starts the tour project Indienational Tour, tours with bands such as Shooting John, Gustav and the Seasick Sailors and Rachelle van Zanten and at the same time she runs the design company Arlock Design! There is no limit to Helena Arlock’s creativity and determination.

Helena grows up in a creative family in Helsingborg and starts playing as soon as she can reach the piano keys. The growing interest of music increases dramatically as she turns eight years old and starts playing the cello.

17 years old Helena joins the shoegaze band Nepal where she becomes more confident as a musician and develops new ways to use the cello, beyond her classical training.
Two years later, Helena is asked to become a member in the alt. country band Shooting John right before the release of their debut album ‘Moodswings’. During a tour with the band in Germany in 2006 Helena meets the Canadian slide guitarist Rachelle van Zanten. Shortly thereafter Helena goes to Canada to tour as a cellist and backup vocalist for Rachelle.

Two months after returning home from Canada, Helena packs her bags and crosses the Atlantic again, this time together with Gustav Haggren of Gustav and the Seasick Sailors. The plane lands in New York City. 3 months and 52 gigs later Helena and Gustav returns home to Sweden. Together with singer/songwriter Christian Cuff from Maine they start to plan the European autumn tour which will be the start of the tour project Indienational Tour - a network of touring musicians over the world helping each other, like coach surfing with instruments.

After several intense years in the industry, it is now finally time for Helena to release her debut album in Sweden.
This is Swedish indie pop at its finest.

Lyrics

In Return

Written By: Helena Arlock

Listen to the tick tock, tick tock, the tick tock
They whisper behind a curtain about you and me
listen, listen to the, listen to the, listen to the

Rain oh so slow
stand still
until you know
everything will come back in return

Listen to the tick tock, tick tock, the tick tock
whatever they want us to be
we will not be enough

Rain oh so slow
stand still
until you know
everything will come back in return

Rain oh so slow
stand still
until you know
everything will come back in return

Fragile Me, Fragile You

Written By: Helena Arlock

we breathe through affection, desperately searching
(with) our chests wide-open just to find the glow.
A vapored sentence reach your ear with pure intentions
as I thought I'd let you in you saw the shape of an escape

Fragile me, fragile you
we break easily but we exist

Your world like old chimes, a reminder, wake me up
will the ashes and the smoke tell me when time's up?
Did it all collapse when our worlds collided?
I made you weak, I made you hard

Fragile me, fragile you
we break easily but we exist

complex as it is.
still, it's a beautiful confusion,
like my friend said.
a graceful disillusion

Fragile me, fragile you
we break easily but we exist

Discography

Old Dirty Hound EP (Red Olive, Sweden, 2009)

Set List

2*45 mins