Archive for the ‘concerts’ Category

Germany Tour!
July 13, 2010

Germany is hot! Yesterday it hit a crazy 40 degrees celsius! After our show in Gullbranna on Thursday  we went home and slept for 2 hours, woke up at 04.30 on friday and drove 12 hours to Saxstock! The festival was awesome! We met some great people and heard some awesome new bands! We lived in a farmhouse with a pool and Graz tested a firewood grill which was really exciting for her but we mostly chilled which we needed after our long trip. We met our awesome friends from the band Sacrety, who performed one awesome show!! And we look forward to seeing them again on our upcoming visit to Germany in oct/nov.

Yesterday we drove to Berlin and met up with  another favorite and close band of ours, Kill Her First! We got a personal tour of the venue we will be playing at tonight  which has featured bands like Alexis on fire, Eyes set to kill..etc. and then had a table booked at the best italian place in town! Other than that,  we finally get to eat Döner!!! So Henrik is super happy and we’ll be heading into the city to be tourists for a few hours before tonight’s show!! Here are some images.. 🙂

group pic with Sacrety 🙂

Gaby and Jana drinking chili oil lol...

Tobi our producer and Tobi from Sacrety

Matze and David from Sacrety

The Firewood grill at the farmhouse

The result and the consumer 🙂

Live at Saxstock

Advertisements

New Pedal!
January 23, 2010

Last week the band drove around 2 hours north to get to the little town of Gnosjö. We had a sweet little show. A nice organizer and enthusiastic new fans! We decided to stay the weekend up there since Simon’s folks live just an hour from where we played. It was a nice get away weekend from our regular monday to friday jobs!

Ok, so as usual the impulsive side of me took over. For starters, Graz and I have been talking about upgrading our rig [musician’s equipment] for a while now. We want easier ways to make travelling lighter… i.e.. the reason why we’ve  been discussing having pedals instead of all our effects in the guitar top, which is so bulky and heavy. So to cut a long  story short.. I went to a store and checked out a pedal board I’ve had my eyes on for a while. I read a bunch of reviews  before and checked some sounds online, but had never tried it. Within 30 mins, I purchased the long awaited pedal I’ve been wanting. And now I’m super excited to see the results for our live shows!

To get the real sound out of the pedal it should be plugged into a huge guitar cabinet [amplifier], but since we were at Simon’s folks, I made do with what I found.. or might I say.. GRAZ made do with what she found!

Check the linked video to know exactly what I’m talking about. 😛 Enjoy!

Gnosjö here we come!
January 14, 2010

After not playing live for like several weeks we are dying to get up there again! First gig this decade is in a tiny town called Gnosjö, known in Sweden for its entrepreneurial spirit. We havent been there before and its always cool to put another town on the list of were we’ve been!

Entreprunumial what? anyhow.. YAY!!!!! Gig tomorrow finally.. I bought a new outfit just for the occasion 😀

Competition in February!
January 3, 2010

2 years ago we took part in local music contest, a battle-of-the-bands type event called Popkorn. This year we decided to give it another shot! Or rather, we thought it would be an interesting opportunity to play in our hometown, not so much caring that its actually a competition…

Competing in music is always a bit dodgy in my opinion. Beauty is so much in the eye of the beholder that it is hard to compare bands to each other in that way.. Especially when its a mix of styles!


I’m a very competitive person, but when it comes to these competitions the regular sweat and blood is swapped with having a good time and meeting new people. I’m not fully pro to the system of this competition. One band goes through the next round via the audience and another band via the jury. I understand the concept behind it, but I don’t fully agree with it. The reasoning behind the audience vote is to obviously to attract people to come
to the show, but it’s not fair on the bands competing. Basically the band with the most friends or fans will go through via the audience vote, and since the jury picks “the best band” of the night, that leaves “the second best” band in third place, since the majority of the audience doesn’t “really” pick who they think is best, rather who they’ve come to support regardless if they suck or rock.

I’m really not into this competition.. I’m more into the place! The tivoli has a kick sound and the lights are brill! Plus new people will be there and get to hear us live which is really what we’re all about! Playing live and having a
good time. If I take this competition too seriously  then it becomes a stressful and uncomfortable gig.. because I’ll be focusing too much on my performance, it destroys the fun. No.. this gig will be fun.. whatever happens happens.. I’ve set my attitude for it and I’m really looking forward to playing live again!

Germany bookings!
December 2, 2009

We now officially have a booking agent in Germany! He will be hooking us up with shows in Germany, as well as Switzerland and Austria.  He’s a great contact that we’ve made through our producer at Tin Roof Studio. Scarlet Drop has already been in Germany twice over the last 6 months, and hopefully with our new booking agent we can be in Germany again soon!

So if you’re a festival or concert organizer or someone who’d like to see us play live in Germany please contact our booker Johannes Radtke at booking@musicfreaks.de

Hopefully this is one door that will open many others..

. ..

Gig at Jutan!
November 26, 2009

It was a great night at Jutan. We had a few people wonder about what kind of “private” gig we did. Some thought (jokingly) a strip club…hehe no.. it was infact an inspiration night for “Trampolin” A program created by Studie Främjandet which encourages girls to start their own band. The organiser of the event thought it would be cool to have a rock/metal band amongst other styles and insisted we shared information that might help the girls facing their journey of bandhood. We enjoyed it and managed to sell a few EPs too. We wouldn’t mind doing one of those again.. =)