Future Echoes releases new acts.
Now with easter holidays around the corner for some of us, we can happily announce that we reveal 9 new names in the line up to play live, yes live not an online event, in Norrköping 16-18th September. If you missed it, we also released new speakers a week ago, see the link below to find out more.
Since we are the leading international showcase festival in Sweden, we are presenting artists from USA, Canada, Bulgaria, Poland and of course some Swedish acts with international potential and one local artist since we are global to local.
Here is more info about the new artists:
The Magnettes (SE)
This pop-trio was founded in Pajala, Sweden and has crafted their own blend of electro-pop and riot grrrl punk. In 2015 they performed at SXSW in Austin, TX and signed with the label Digsin, where their debut album “Ugly Youth” was released in 2017. Their single “Young & Wild” premiered on prime-time TV and became the 10th most played Swedish song on Swedish radio. The Magnettes have been praised by sites and tastemakers like Earmilk, Perez Hilton, Popcrush and Elle Sweden and played on festivals like Eurosonic Noorderslag, Tallin Music Week, Golden Melody Awards and the world largest festival Summerfest opening for Kesha. Now they are putting together a new album 2021/22 where they started to release new singles.
That Girl With Dark Eyes (US)
That Girl With Dark Eyes (TGWDE for short) is the musical project of songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Tiffany Sotomayor. Often compared to artists like Prince and Robyn, her versatile song-writing and impeccable ear for melody, proves a promising artist capable of much more than we’ve yet to see. TGWDE first started her project in Barcelona, and now resides on the west coast of California.
With an established career collaborating with artists and producers worldwide, Johnning has accumulated over 500 million streams, both with his originals and as a featured vocalist on other artists’ songs. After a year of writing, inspiration, and new collaborations, Johnning was recently awarded with a gold plaque in Sweden and Norway for his song “Heroes Tonight.” The honor sparked the idea of writing his new EP called About Last Night. He has been hard at work for the last year, taking studio sessions nonstop to write the EP. After countless hours, Johnning established a new, more prominent, voice and sound that showcases his great talent, not only a vocalist but also as a songwriter and, most importantly, as an artist.
Francis Tuan (PL)
The songs of Francis Tuan are fulfilled with serenity because he considers joy to be the best rebellion. His music invites the listener for a journey to a different world, where unnecessary borders – also music borders – have been blurred. Here, guitar pop becomes the background for spiritual reflection, dance music has lyrics inspired by philosophy, and ethnic Vietnamese instruments harmonize with electronics. Listening to Francis Tuan’s music, you can imagine it is sunny outside, and people live in harmony with each other and with nature. Although this alternative reality seems a bit twisted, the most important thing for Francis is a good melody. His debut album “Let’s Pretend” has been released in early 2020, accompanied by two successful singles: “Borders” and “First Mover”. 2021 will bring two more, with “Come to the Water” being one of them. The – currently – four-piece band has already played in Sweden, Germany and Ukraine, as well on numerous Polish club and festival stages. Unfortunately, the lockdown cancelled the album tour but Francis managed to play a few online gigs broadcast on Trójka radio station, or as part of such projects as “Dachy Wrocławia” (Roofs of Wrocław) and “Garage Show” (You Tube), and Liverpool Sound City 2020.
Besides the guitar, Francis plays on Vietnamese instruments đàn nguyệt and đàn tỳ bà. In 2020, Francis Tuan was selected for the INES Talent program.
Agata Karczewska (PL)
Agata Karczewska is a Warsaw-based singer-songwriter who creates music that combines elements of American folk and country music. At the core of her musically minimalistic style, is her distinctive vocal and the warm sounds of her acoustic guitar. She is self-taught guitarist and vocalist and finds inspiration as well as the art of composition in the song writing traditions of her idols Elliott Smith and Bob Dylan.
Each song depicts a separate story, some born out of memories, others symbolising pop-culture or stories told. In March 2019, original material where Agata Karczewska sings about sin, sensitivity, and loneliness, was released on her debut LP, titled: I’m not good at having fun. The album was expertly produced by Marcin Bors, a famous Polish producer, engineer & musician. In January 2020, she won the SongwriterUniverse “Best Song Of The Month” Contest, for her song Fool. In addition, she was named a promising breakthrough artist by prominent Polish radio station, Trojka.
Emma Rush (CA)
Over the past decade, Emma Rush has established herself as one of Canada’s preeminent classical guitarists. Known for her innovative programming and powerful stage presence, along with her warm sound and virtuosic technique, an event with Emma Rush is one to remember.
Emma Rush’s concert career has commanded world recognition. Recent touring highlights include a four-city tour in China, starting with the Altamira Shanghai International Guitar Festival, appearances at major guitar festivals including Festival de Guitarras Lagos de Moreno (Mexico), the Nyköping Gitaarseminarium (Sweden), and a prestigious concert at the Internationales Gitarren Symposion, Iserlohn (Germany). She performs frequently in Europe and tours throughout North America. In 2016-17 she toured extensively in Eastern Canada as a Debut Atlantic artist. She performs regularly as Azuline Duo with flutist Sara Traficante and in 2018-19 the duo toured Western Canada through the Yukon, BC, and Alberta. Rush recently appeared in the McMichael Gallery’s Group of Seven Guitar Project documentary alongside such notable guitarists as Bruce Cockburn, Jesse Cook, and Don Ross. In 2018 Rush completed two residencies to both create and research at the Sointula Art Shed in British Columbia and in Lübeck, Germany.
Psykmissionen is a genre fluid band based in Norrköping and Katrineholm, Sweden. Formed in 2015, Psykmissionen has been hard to label genre wise however, the five members insist with a firm belief that their punk influences is what characterises them the most as a band. Well, everyone except for their member Philip, who is the last living Axl Rose fan in the world. Psykmissionen is currently working on their debut album that, according to a source, is packed with hits. Their members are Albin Hermansson (vocals, guitar), Karl-Oskar Nyman (drums), Philip Andersson (guitar), Amanda Englund (keyboard) and Arvid Engman (vocals, bass).
They play a blend of Alternative Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Funk / Stoner Rock. Experimenting with the standard rock vocabulary borrowing influences from jazz, swing, and the classics. KREKHAUS are well-known to the Bulgarian club scene, where they have performed regularly since forming the band in 2016. They have played at most of the major open-air festivals in Bulgaria, including HILLS OF ROCK 2019, BNR PARK FEST 2019, SOFIA BREATHES 2016, KAPANA 2016, and are booked to play at WRONG FEST 2021. Their first EP, Odd One Out, was published in 2018 with a major promotional concert in Sofia. Their new studio LP is scheduled for release in January 2021.
Using the sounds of the natural ancient world united stylistically with ambient analogue synth soundscapes. Gaeya takes you on a journey of exploring the earth, that inspires sustainability and focus for a better world. Creating large atmospheric landscapes with walls of sound and powerful vocal expression, the audience gets drawn into a freshly woven web of intergalactic, deep rooted nordic frequencies that navigates you to a brighter and greener future.