The Vanjas
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The Vanjas

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Rock Garage Rock


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"The Vanjas "Sings and Plays Rock´n´Roll"

Language Police extends up immediately forefinger and points out that The Vanjas probably rather "sing and play rock 'n' roll," but Vanja Lo has a pressure in her voice that makes the kind of formal irrelevant. Much like the cover image in the suit and cape exude a more genuine 50s than almost any similar retro, despite the fact that the cars in the background is newer and sight probably rather the 60s. And where the Stockholm quartet attacks with the same self-evident that once The Creeps, in a similar furrow of r'n'b saturated garage. Short and fast, with ten songs for only twenty minutes, yet restrained enough to pull out the handsome soul ballads little extra. Exactly how the economy is just this season, I don´t know, but nicely managed timelessness, there is always room for.

Best tracks: "Lovin '", "Oh Baby" - Nils Hansson

"Vanja utklassar Bob Log III (Vanja"

Bob Log III apologies. But after 13 years, someone finally matched Danko Jones on stage in Linköping. Then he slapped his bloody in an almost manic appearance on Herrgårn. Thursday evening appeared Vanja Renberg in the Vanjas. She is so devilishly cool that I hardly know where to go when she completely takes over the stage. Along with the super tight musicians in the band, they are a revelation that can not defend themselves against. They have struck a fierce wedge of punk rock in the middle of its 60 pop, and there is no excuse in the world to miss them.

But the evening was all that being said not only about The Vanjas. One man band Bob Log III is after all the main act. He has made countless visit to Sweden, but still manages to attract a sizeable crowd to their gigs. Musically, he is not very advanced. It involves relatively traditional and simple blues. What distinguishes him is, above all, his outfit with glittering helmet with an attached telephone handset as a microphone. This also means that he is often dismissed as a wacko.

The gig will be too much for the wacky side. The audience can for example blow up balloons for Bob Log III that will trample on those as drum sounds. Meanwhile, it is impressive that swings over long periods of play, even if it often becomes upphugget and broken. It will be a blues that basically is so primitive that it would be difficult to conjure up the kind of enthusiasm that Bob Log III still does with the audience - it is danced and rejoiced in full.

Two additional bands stood on stage during the evening - Grass Tank and Acid Carrots. - Andreas Homanen


Still working on that hot first release.



That´s how it went down:
In the beginning Bon Ton and Handsome Hank decided they wanted to make people dance. They said to one another "Let there be music. Let there be beat. Let there be the wildest show since light". In came Vanja Lo, and what a nifty little number she was! The two genlemen first laid eyes on her as she was singing her heart out in some small bar. They instantly knew she was the one, a true star! Something you all shall learn, whenever you see the show. Finally Mr Magnatone showed up, dressed sharply as a gut-ripper. 
There was bass, drums, voice, guitar… And there was The Vanjas.

Since then The Vanjas have been giving out, all through fire and water, Germany and Spain, love and cheating, England and Maine. Supporting band for The Sonics, Patti Smith and Bob Log III
These undefeatables shall (once) again please your ears, sooth your pain and give it all to those who hunger for more. The Vanjas are standing strong, ready to conquer your souls and your hearts. What´s left to do for you now, is only to surrender and get exited.

New singels out in November 2015. 

Debut album The Vanjas - Sings and Plays Rock'n'roll released feb 2014

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