Kebnekajse takes Swedish folk rock to new heights. Over forty years after their debut, the Swedish 70’s folk rock pioneers have gathered no moss.
“We want to give Swedish folk music “new feet”. From the vast cannon of ancient Swedish folk songs we want to highlight songs that stand out, rare songs that leave room for improvisation and debauchery in the spirit of the psychedelic ’70s”.
Th cult band Kebnekajse refuse to play on nostalgia. They build on the passion and joy of folk music, from the airy happiness and steady rhythm to the melodic melancholy, conjured by psychedelic folk rock.
Their music is unlimited, where intricate melodies and distinctive rhythms takes unexpected turns. Electrical. Eclectic. The electric guitar and violin spins melodic sound weaves over pulsating drums, percussion and double basses. Heavy and soft at the same time. The musicians also breaks up with jam trips and let loose the love for their musical roots. Hard progressive folk rock. Dreamlike Afro-funk psych.
A short biography for new listeners:
Kebnekajse may be the highest mountain in Sweden but the band is known as the highest band in the land. They electrified the folk music and shrugged off the knee-tassel. Instead their hippie-hair flew free, long, high and wide on the numerous music festivals they played. They made six albums from their inception from 1971 to 1978, after which they split up. Kebnekajse reunited during the summer of 2001 and in the early spring 2009 they released their critically acclaimed comeback album “Kebnekajse” with pure Swedish folk songs. After this the band has toured widely, still with all the original band members, including Swedens legendary guitar wizard Kenny Håkansson, and released two more amazing albums.