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The Guilt – new album out now!

May 5, 2017 Comments off

The Guilt – new album out now!
“Sounds like Nancy Spungen with a machete!”
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A New Song From The Upcoming Album by Gunhild Carling

April 9, 2015 Comments off

The new album “Harlem Joy” from Gunhild Carling will be out:
In Scandinavia April 17 2015
World Wide May 8 2015

Listen to “Ascona” here, taken from the album!

2014 was the year of success for Gunhild Carling.

Tour across Sweden, “Lets dance” on national TV, a highly acclaimed appearance in Central Park in New York City for tens of thousands of people, voted for the most popular person in the south of Sweden 2014 and numerous of national television appearances.

Here’s “Bag Pipe Blues” who was such a hit in Central Park NYC, “Spring Time In St. Paul” who got a full dance floor at Terminal Five in Manhattan to melt.

“Harlem Ghost Story” which was played live at TV4 Nyhetsmorgon on Halloween, “Ascona” which became the theme song of Ascona Festival and “When Dreams Come True” performed on a harp at the TV show Allsång på Skansen.

The live recording was made during Gunhild Carling Big Bands Jazz Varieté tour in January 2014.

04/04 Nyköbing, Själland, Danmark, med Kansas City Stompers, Gunhild Solo
10/04 Litauen, Konsert med National Youth Brass band, Gunhild Solo
11/04 Litauen, Konsert med National Youth Brass band, Gunhild Solo
12/04 Konserthuset, Malmö, Big Band Battle, Gunhild Carling Big Band
30/05 Huddinge, Huddinge Jazzfestival Carling Family
31/05 Svennevads Kyrka, Pålsboda, Konsert Svennevads Kyrka, Carling Family
12/06 Udden, Kulturfabriken, Stockamöllan, Jazz & Swingfestival, Gunhild Carling Big Band
13/06 Udden, Kulturfabriken, Stockamöllan, Jazz & Swingfestival, Gunhild Carling Big Band
14/06 Udden, Kulturfabriken, Stockamöllan Jazz & Swingfestivals Barndag, Carling Family


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J.Tex & The Volunteers new album CD/LP/Spotify/iTunes

January 30, 2015 Comments off

J.Tex & The Volunteers new album Old Ways vs New Days out now.

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J.Tex & The Volunteers New Album Out January 30

January 28, 2015 Comments off

J.Tex & The Volunteers – Old Ways vs New Days

See the brand new video from the song “Ship Coming In” from the album

The final result is ten finely crafted songs, recorded together with guest musician Bebe Risenfors (who played with Tom Waits), and of course the Volunteers, Tue Lund Christensen on bass and Jason Bedard on drums.

J.Tex was born in Detroit and raised in Denmark, he feels quite at home in both in the United States, where he has many musical collaborators, and in Copenhagen, where he lives today.

He is very much part of the Southern Swedish rock’n’roll scene, where a love of music, vintage American cars, old motorcycles, vintage clothing and the shine of well greased hair is very much a way of life.

The best of USA, Denmark and Sweden come together on this, the coolest album release this winter!

press2_lo”A strange highly original, cleverly constructed and
loose take on the genre.”
– Mike Morrison

”Heptown has a truly impressive feel for roots and
rockabilly music and the know how to pick their band.
J.Tex & The Volunteers is another great Heptown act.”
– Buster Fayte

”At times it’s like Seasick Steve meets Cab Calloway, others it’s more Tom Waits meets
Maurice Chevalier. It’s certainly different, but most importantly, it’s wonderful.”
– Music People

J.Tex: Banjo, Guitar, Violin, Lead Vocal
Tue Lund Christensen: Bass, Vocal
Jason Bedard: Drums, Vocal


  1. This Old Banjo
  2. Chocolate Jesus
  3. As Wide As The Moon
  4. Treading Water
  5. This Old Blues
  6. Night Train
  7. Ship Coming In
  8. April Fools Day
  9. Clear Sky
    10. Swedish Winter

VIDEO “This Old Banjo” (the first single from the album, released Nov. 2014)



New Single/Video From J.Tex & The Volunteers

November 12, 2014 Comments off

New single “This Old Banjo” OUT NOW from the upcoming album “Old Ways vs. New Days” (out January 30 2015).



The Don Darlings New Album Is Out

October 31, 2014 Comments off
The re-release is upon us!!

The Don Darlings –  “The Don Darlings”
*Dark Southern Americana
*Recorded in Paul-Lincke Studios in Berlin
Don Alsterberg (Graveyard, Junip) have mixed the album

Like a dying heart at the bottom of a muddy black hole, The Don Darlings pump forth grinding sorrow with a confident genuineness that would probably impress both Nick Cave and Tom Waits alike. This is a very successful hybrid of the blackest soul of country with the hardest genres of Central Europe from the 80’s, with one foot in Dallas and the other in Berlin.”

These words come from a review of a live show the band performed at Way Out West-festival in 2011. By this time the band had received roaring reviews for their debut album, The Shortest Straw, which helped propel them onto the end of the year “best of ” lists in native Sweden, like Sonic and Dagens Skiva. They had also already gone on several European tours.

 The Don Darlings hailed sound has been associated with the genre called Dark Southern Americana, where Sergio Leone and Quentin Tarantino bloody knuckles over direction while Waits and Cave complete the soundtrack. Text and music become intertwined and every song proposes the possibility of a new cinematic experience.
With the prospect of new record round the corner, the band followed their analogue dreams. They decided to record at Paul-Lincke Studios in Kreuzberg, Berlin as well as bring in Don Alsterberg (Graveyard, Junip) to mix the album and bring it all back home. The record cracks and sparkles, rustling forward through a fateful musical landscape where troubled love meets madness. While the debut record directly reflected what the band delivered on stage, this record manifests something more subtle and pensive. The dark undertones have become more prominent. The disharmonies more apparent. The Don Darlings are going to warm many souls this fall or, at the very least, make them more restless.




1. Resurrection
2. Provide me an angel
3. If you can’t be good
4. Transcendental noise
5. Noose ‘round my neck
6. Moonshine baby
7. Away from me
8. Right side of murder
9. Julius the misanthrope
10. Let the river run

Nov. 7 Pustervik, Göteborg, Swe w/ Coffinshakers

Order the new album here at our own shop HEPCAT STORE

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and so on…

The Don Darlings no.2 at Stockholm College Radio

October 22, 2014 Comments off

The new The Don Darlings single “If You Can’t Be Good” is no. 2 at Stockholm College Radio!
Dark americana music now out on HepTown Records
The second self titled album is out Oct. 31