The Confusions Pilot a Trampoline to #1 on MTV
THE CONFUSIONS – TRAMPOLINE
(On Air Date – October 11,2004)
We are proud to present The Confusions successful fourth album Trampoline. The first single The Pilot went straight up to place number one on MTV’s Nordic Chart and spent seven weeks on the chart. It has also been played extensively on Swedish, French, Finnish and Danish National Radio together with good airplay on the European College stations and even some daring commercial radio stations picked it up.
The band also did some gigs in the U.K. during the summer of 2003 and also returned in December for some more gigs and got great feedback, The Evening Telegraph wrote this about the “Trampoline” album with a four out of five review “Add these guys to the list of superb Swedish bands. They borrow from the past (60s Britpop, Bowie) without the self consciousness of their Anglo Saxon peers.” During the spring 2003 The Confusions did a successful tour in the Baltic States, crowned with an exceptional gig in Kaliningrad, Russia.
The Confusions “Trampoline” CD has also been released in Taiwan and Japan and now its time for the US where the band also toured in 2000 and 2001. US reaction so far has been incredible – Trampoline was featured on the front page of www.CDBABY.com in the summer – one of the largest sellers of indie music in the US. The band is now working on their fifth album and also coming up is a German tour late 2004.
The band has been around for 10 years now with two of their previous albums produced by Peter Svensson of The Cardigans but really are experiencing their most successful time ever just now. Coming from the same neighbourhood they have grown up together both as people and musicians to form this fantastic band with a burning passion for their music.
The Swedish press have said the following about Trampoline:
TT Spektra (National news agency writing for about 60 local newspapers) – The finest British sunshine pop available at the moment is made in – Sundsvall, Sweden.
Aftonbladet (the largest Swedish national evening paper)- “Trampoline” is The Confusions brightest moment so far…
Sonic (the largest Swedish popmagazine)- Trampoline is a fascinating song cycle whose ambitious structure and a positive overall impression that brings the word “concept album” to mind…
Eskilstunakuriren – …you come to think of Julian Cope when he was at his best.
Reviewer:Tamara Turner, CD Baby
Just about as mouth-watering as Pop gets, The Confusions have whipped up a tart, juicy morsel that you can feel melt in your mouth, burst open like summer’s best seedless grapes. Although they’re from Sweden, you can smell the classic, swirling, neon-like, Brit Pop influence with a skyscraping ceiling, a sunken bottom-end and a taffy-like elasticity inbetween that gives these songs their huge, sweeping sound. It’s hard to say whether it’s you that becomes the puddle or if you’re the cannonball crashing into their oceanic sound. Take note that if you’re even remotely interested in the work of The Cardigans or The Drowners, look no further. This is the perfect bliss for Pop lovers.
Reviewer: United Global Artists
PowerPop Brilliance ! Trampoline is a masterful work of Alternative-Pop-Rock.Chock full of compositional twists & turns. A fitting example of these Swedish Juggernauts.The Pilot is simply stunning !
The CONFUSIONS are: Mikael Andersson-Knut – vocals, guitar, Zarah Edström – keyboards, vocals, Henrik Svensson – guitar, vocals, Magnus Thorsell – bass, Mattias Löfström – drums
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For more information – please contact:
Bud Drago, Listening-Post Music, 610 363 0138, Bud@listening-post.com
P.O. Box 377
S – 851 06 SUNDSVALL
Phone: + 46 – 60 – 12 22 02
Fax: + 46 – 60 – 61 90 31
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