Archive for April, 2010

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Norrmejerier scholarship

April 30, 2010

Movits! has been chosen as one of the 10 nominees for the Norrmejerier scholarship. One person/group from Västerbotten and one from Norrbotten will get 25 000kr on May 28th in Umeå.
So all you Norrlänningar go vote for the guys here!
The last day to vote is May 18th.

 

//Sandra

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Luleå scholarship and more shows

April 28, 2010

It’s been announced that Movits! is one of the three to get the Luleå culture scholarship. They, Luleå Hembygdsgille and Exiled Dance Crew will all get
15 000kr each on May 31st.
The reason Movits! gets it is because of their “new and innovative sound which gave them great success in both Sweden and the rest of the world”
For more info: Click here and here!

Movits! has also been added to the line-up for the festival Piteå Dansar och Ler which occurs between July 28th and August 1st.
For more info: Click here!

Also for those of you in Kalmar who’s going to see Movits! on Valborg, they will perform around 23:30.
For the full schedule of the event: Click here!

 

//Sandra

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Johan on Swedish radio

April 21, 2010

I’ve been searching like an idiot to find this.
Someone told me one of the guys were on the radio this morning, but the person couldn’t remember who or what station it was so I’ve just gone through every big radio stations website and I finally found it.

Johan was a part of a segment called ‘Styrelsen’ (The committee) on the show P3 Populär, where he and the singer/DJ/writer Karin Ström got to voice their opinions on 3 subjects. The subjects were; unretouched pictures, artists’ (people who paint, not musicians) salaries and whether Jay-Z is a satanist or not (based on internet rumors).
They also did something we call ‘Pest eller Kolera’ which is a game where you have to choose between two really horrible options, in this case; go through surgery and get an ugly face OR get a lobotomy and start behaving like an asshole.

Karin Ström & Johan Rensfeldt 
You can find the show on the download page. It might sound a bit choppy at some points ‘cause I had to edit out the three songs that they played.
If there’s anyone who doesn’t speak Swedish and wants to know what they said on the show, just tell me and I’ll post a summary of it.

 

//Sandra

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Movits! in Kalmar

April 20, 2010

Studentkåren (The Student Union) in Kalmar are arranging a free outdoors event on April 30th, Valborg as we call it in Sweden and Movits! will be performing.
For the press release from nykar.se: Click here!

 

//Sandra

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Summer tour dates

April 20, 2010

Movits! just released a bunch of tour dates for the summer.

05 June – Wilvarin Festival – Germany
17 June – TBC, Brighton – UK
18 June – Bangers & Mash @ McQueen, Hoxton, London – UK
19 June – Paradise Gardens Festival, Victoria Park, London – UK
19 June – Electro Swing @ The Book Club, Shoreditch, London – UK
20 June – Tooting Tram & Social w/ The Correspondents, London – UK
21 June – Sixty Million Postcards w/ The Correspondents, Bournemouth – UK
22 June – TBC, Bristol – UK
23-27 June – Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury – UK
14 July – Veszprem Street Music Festival, Veszprem – Hungary

 

//Sandra

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Swing För Hyresgästföreningen

April 20, 2010

Bygg Framtiden’ (Build the future) is a “movement” arranged by Hyresgästföreningen (The Swedish Union of Tenants) to make politicians aware of the shortage of housing in Sweden and on Saturday April 24th there will be an event in Gothenburg.
During the event local politicians will be speaking and you can compete in a Jenga tournament, for some reason.
But not only that, there will also be a performance by Movits!

Bygg Framtiden 
For more info: Click here!

 

//Sandra

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Update

April 19, 2010

On the download page I’ve now added a radio interview from when the guys were at SXSW. I know they did 2 more radio interviews, but I missed the first one and forgot to record the other one. If anyone wants me to recite that one, just tell me and I’ll post a blog post of what I can remember from it.

The other download is a mixtape from Gin Joints & Simon Frank.
Movits! have a track onit from when Johan & Anders went by the name ‘Planeten Jorden’ (The Planet Earth). Zacke also has a track on there.
I have no idea what the songs are called ‘cause there’s no tracklist, all tracks are just mashed up into this great 55min blast of everything.
Zacke’s track begins at around 8:35 and Movits! at 17:05.
However, the download link might not work right now ‘cause they are switching sites, but I’ll keep you posted.

 
//Sandra