“The Josefin Öhrn record is ridiculously good.” Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music)
“Mesmerising debut with a flair for motorik groove and creepy pop grandeur.” Uncut
“Taking their cosmic cues from Hawkwind and masked fellow Swedes Goat, when Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation hit their stride, they make an almighty sound.” Q
“An enthralling album” Mojo
“Beautifully controlled, understated, subtle but infectious.” The Guardian
“…music to shine light into our lives.” Vice / Noisey
UK dates below:
24 Feb / Nottingham / Nottingham Contemporary
25 Feb / Liverpool / Liverpool Central Library
26 Feb / Newcastle / The Cluny
28 Feb / Glasgow / Broadcast
1 March / Manchester / The Soup Kitchen
2 March / Leeds / The Brudenell Social Club
3 March / Bristol / Louisiana
4 March / London / Moth Club
5 March / Brighton / Haunt
6 March / Oxford / The Bullingdon
7 March / Birmingham / Hare & Hounds
To coincide with their up & coming tour, Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation will be releasing a reworked version of their sultry album track, “Sister Green Eyes”, this will be the band’s third single from their much lauded album 2016 album Mirage.
Right from the outset, “Sister Green Eyes” sensuously throbs to a more Eastern drive, with an sedated ‘Velvets’ droned melody, a fluctuating groove straight out of the ‘CAN’ little black book, it flirts around with the hue of a half-goned tranced-out Siouxsie Sioux. Richly hypnotic, the tribal procession of the tracks groove, more predominant than the album version, enamelled with Josefin’s almost broken breathless vocals. As the band explains “Sister Green Eyes” was inspired by the Japanese word “Shinrinyoku” which is sometimes translated and often described as “Forest Bathing”, where submersing oneself so deeply into the atmosphere of the forest or in the band’s case, the Swedish ‘Ocean and Mountains’, that the experience is rejuvenating and restorative so showing you a way that can often seem lost or out of reach and Josefin’s vocals encapsulate that.
“Sister Green Eyes” will be released on Rocket Recordings on 24th February (digital only).