2010 – present (8 years)
Slowgold is a project of Swedish songwriter Amanda Werne. The Gothenburg-based trio released their fourth album, Dreams, in early 2017 and received praise from sources such as Sonic Magazine and Gaffa. The band consists of Amanda Werne on vocals and guitar, Erik Berntsson on drums, and Johannes Mattsson on bass. There’s something very humble, timeless and organic in their way of being, a sweet combination of Swedish and classic American folk music.
Swedish trio Slowgold offer dreamy folk pop for weary souls, with a hint of psychedelic rock added for good measure. Frontwoman Amanda Werne has an unforgettable voice and a charismatic stage presence: calm and quiet, yet strong and very much to the fore. True to their name, Slowgold offer moments of slow living in the middle of the hectic modern world. It’s music for people who dream of getting lost in something calming for a while
At age 16, Amanda began songwriting, since then the music career just rolled on. Amanda Werne was born and raised in Gothenburg.
Amanda started playing the violin when she was seven. In addition, she mastered the piano, guitar and harmonica. In high school, she formed her first band 'The Rocket Machine' named after a Bob Hund song of the same name. Then it became rather calm around her, but she pulled herself together and asked some friendly band members for help with performing of own songs.
Slowgold - with Amanda as the sole permanent member - have risen above the crowd. Earlier in the year released acclaimed full-length album 'Stjärnfall' (Falling Stars) and this summer was rounded 'Way Out West' in a grand manner. Confetti rain in gold could not symbolize this better. Sequel album 'Glömska' issued at the end of November and the Sonics PM Jönsson reviewing the disc by noting that Slowgold going from strength to strength. It is just to agree.
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