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Tape (S)/Ass (S)/Tenniscoats

21 Oct 2006 - 22:00

The Häpna Label Night
proudly presents:
/ Schweden
(Andreas und Johan Berthling, Tomas Hallonsten)
Ass / Schweden (Andreas Söderström)
/ Japan (Saya: voc,keys + Ueno: git, sax)

photo by: Linda Arnell

's music moves between experimental music and pop without
effort and has been recognized internationally for it's particular
sound where electronics blend with all sorts of acoustic and electric
Tape was formed in 2000 by brothers Andreas and Johan Berthling together with Tomas Hallonsten.
Their first recording Opera came out in 2002, the second - Milieu in 2003, both released on Häpna.
Tape have done shorter tours in Europe, the US and Japan.
In august 2005 Staalplaat released a live cd of Tape in their "Mort Aux Vaches" series.

Andreas Berthling has made records with electronic muisc under his own
name on labels such as Staalplaat, Fällt, Anechoic and Mitek. Plays
with the groups Frontroom Ensemble and Feed and is also active as sound

Tomas Hallonsten's sheer musicality and ability to play several
instruments has led him to perform and record with a lot of different
swedish artists.
Outside of Tape, Johan Berthling works mostly as a double bassplayer
with musicians like Sten Sandell, Raymond Strid and Mats Gustafsson. He
has worked with swedish artists Nicolai Dunger, Stina Nordenstam, Goran
Kajfes among others.

Ass is Andreas Söderström's soloventure.
He's one of Stockholm's busiest musicians and plays with
Jenny Wilson, Blood Music, Pallin and as an extra live-member with Tape.

Tenniscoats consists of Saya
on vocals and keyboards and Ueno on guitar and saxophone. They make
their own brilliant mix of pop and experimentalism and are also members
the Maher Shala Hash Baz collective.
They were featured in a episode of MTV's This is our music.
Members of Tape will join their set.