New Found Land

New Found Land

BandPop

This music pinches your heart. Melancholic and happy. Hopefull and bitter.

Biography

We are New Found Land:
Anna Roxenholt - vocals (saxophones, percussion, synths)
Educated jazz saxophone player who never really understod the charm in practicing scales up and down, over and over, and who now finally got a use for all years of diary writing.
With a clear and honest voice she takes you off guard.

Karl Krook - guitars (backing vocals, banjo, synths)
This fingerpicking genious was hiding in his chamber but luckily he got out and is now willing to share. He can sometimes seem shy but whenever he get's a banjo in his hand he'll make the floor shake. Rumour has it that everthing he touches turns into gold.

"We've just recorded our first album in an old school, thrown out in a sugar beet field in the southern parts of Sweden. This school has been made into a characteristic studio, an amazing place where we found a lot of inspiration and worked intensively together with producer Carl Granberg (Denison Witmer, Rosie Thomas, Christian Kjellvander)."

About New Found Land

"...When the concert finally starts, everyone is enchanted. The place is packed and hot, there´s people everywhere; up by the ceiling, in small huts, on the floor, at different hights and positions. Everyone's as quiet as possible in order to let all the goodies from the speakers come through - people don't even dare to flush the toilets since they're situated in the room next door. The mainpart of the audience looks happy, but there is also those that have in their eyes excactly that thing wich I think New Found Land's music is all about. They look sad but at the same time they're smiling..." Fredrik Åkum - Katos Grepp Fanzine, July 2008

Blogs about New Found Land:
http://eveninthefuture.blogspot.com/2009/01/swedish-indie-pop-band-new-found-land.html
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Swedish indie pop band New Found Land
Pop music from a painfully beautiful band that is from Sweden. They are a two piece band featuring Anna Roxenholt (Vocals and Saxophone) and Karl Krook (Guitars and Vocals). The album includes well descriptive songs about relationships with significant others and friends in general. Sounds as if the songs were written as therapy for what went wrong in past relationships. New Found Land features one of the best female voices in indiepop music rivaling other Swedish female vocalists including Siri (Band In Box and Testbild!) and Lina Cullemark (Springfactory and The Big Picture).

The length of their songs are not typical of many great Swedish pop bands for they have most songs at 4 to 5 minutes in length. Their songs that enter the the 4 and 5 minute range are very amazing and do not come across as being redundant or boring which has not be so easily achieved by indie pop bands of today. Also their recording quality would rival almost any band in independent pop music today which is one of the reasons this disc is so remarkable. Sounds as if they have some American pop influence which ain't that bad in my opinion. It's a lot better than being influenced by Cat5. This release is just 6 songs long.

You will definitely hear more from this band.

Set List

we usually play a one set concert for about 45-60 minutes consisting of 8-11 songs