My heart is a metronome
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My heart is a metronome

Uppsala, Sweden | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Uppsala, Sweden | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Alternative Rock


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"My heart is a metronome @ Where's the music? Festival"


My heart is a metronome är ett band från Uppsala som började som ett soloprojekt men är numera en trio. Det är ett band som jag började höra talas om i höstas och sen har jag hört bandnamnet mer och mer från helt olika håll. Ett band som klart väckt min nyfikenhet lång innan jag egentligen hunnit lyssna mig varm på deras musik, det är bara låten ”the whistler” jag hört några gånger. Därför är det en enorm spänning när jag för första gången går till scenen på Tegelvalvet. Där möts jag av en liten scen med tre killar som soundcheckar. I lokalen, som är ganska stor lyckas jag räkna till cirka 20 personer, då kommer min oro, hur kommer bandet prestera när publiken inte är här? När soundcheck är klart får jag ihop det till 10 personer som samlats framför scenen. De är inte många, men högljudda och klappar händer när bandet kliver på, men min oro förstärks ytterliggare. Men så fort bandet kommer igång, ja jag vet inte hur jag ska formulera det i ord på annat vis än, vilket sjukt jävla drag ! Vid flera tillfällen tittar jag mig omkring i lokalen, men nej det är inte fler personer på Tegelvalvet, bara ett enormt ös på bandet och publiken. My heart is a metronome kör på med fullt kraft och energi och de gör det galet bra.
Beskrivning av deras musik har jag tagit från deras facebooksida och det står så här: ”Alternative/folk/rock/soul – That’s a grand mixture, ain’t it?” Jag hade inte möjlighet att stanna hela konserten, men känner man att det här är en genre man gillar, så vill jag påstå att man verkligen missade en fantastisk spelning på Where’s the music? och håll utkik efter när ni kan se My heart is a metronome nästa gång, det kommer jag göra. - LiveNews

"This version of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" has it going on!"

You're actually climbing pretty high as a band if you attempt to summit this classic cover.

Very well done and dedicated to my baby, Amy Woods. Andy Preston

Here is some of their press:

Swedish band My heart is a Metronome release' a daring cover of Motown classic "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". The song, originally performed by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, and covered most mightily by Michael McDonald. Here it has been given a fair amount of attitude and alternative rock vibes, yet without discarding the original lyrics and catchy melody. "We felt that we wanted to somehow pay tribute to one of the greatest songs of all time. This is a song that you can't really do better than the original so we just tried adding our vibe to it, coloring it with our own sound”. From running an acoustic guitar through an array of effect pedals and out through an overdriven amp to emphasizing rhythmic patterns on a kitchen pot - these guys aren't far from making the song their own. The cover of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" is the band's first ever cover but fourth single release since being signed in late 2014. The band is currently working on their upcoming debut album.

Read more: - Gater 98.7


Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


After earning the title as "Sweden's best unsigned band" in a national radio competition, My heart is a metronome became a band hard to ignore. Their debut-single "The Whistler" was a breath of fresh air for a Swedish music scene that for long had been dominated by electronic elements. National radio airplay was followed by a performance on national television and a praised gig at Sweden's biggest showcase festival "Where's the music?". Their follow-up single "Turtle" was released after signing with Swedish indie-label Substitute Music Group and My heart is a metronome's unique sound now got some well-earned attention overseas, receiving indie blog-praise throughout Europe and also landing airplay on French radio. The release was supported by a two weeks long UK tour.

My heart is a metronome is moving up in the world. Blendi​ng world rhythms with alternative rock, catchy pop melodies and straight-forward lyrics, the Swedish trio is starting to claim their place on the international music scene. Trios aren't all that common any more, due to many bands trying to incorporate as many instruments as they can in order to build those massive modern soundscapes, but the fact is MHIAM does just that using nothing but guitar, bass, drums and vocals.

"Since we're just three people in the band we all try to focus on widening the range of what we can do as individual musicians - together. Adding different percussive instruments such as bongos or tamburines to the drum set, running the acoustic guitar through a variation of fx-pedals and out through a vintage tube amp, distorting and fattening the bass with a pitch-shifter - you get the idea". 
Their third single "Feel > Think" was re-written not only once, but twice in the studio. "When we got it all down on tape it instantly lost that rough unpolished energy that was so present when writing and playing it in the rehearsal space, we felt straight away that something had to be done so we basically re-recorded the whole song, tweaked more extreme sounds, played harder and just made that energy stick - we're really happy with how it turned out" says lead singer and guitarist Mattis Malinen. The single immediately got radio rotation at one of the biggest student radio stations in the US.

The band has just released the official music video for "Feel > Think", recorded in a barn close to where they grew up. "We wanted the video to define us, not just what it's like to see us live but also where we come from. We're not that hip big city band, but we want to take over the world just as much as they do".
A fourth single, - a cover of Marvin Gaye's old Motown classic "Ain't no mountain high enough", was released by the end of 2015, also making it in to American radio stations.

Their new EP "Tierp", mixed by Pelle Gunnerfeldt (The Hives, Refused, Status Quo) is set for release early 2017, but is now available here for listening because of the application to SXSW. 

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