This week a trilogy of big weeks begin.
Week one: Playing Hultsfredsfestivalen at the very good time 00:00 on Saturday on the Yellow Stage. Just before Jamie XX and after Porcelain Raft and other great acts on the same stage. I look very much forward to seeing The Stone Roses, The Cure, The XX, M83, Justice, Bat For Lashes and James Blake perform, too. The pre-talk is good. Did a few interviews. Got on a recommendation lists among the top ten most exciting gigs over at Konstpretton etc. Let’s hope the weather is OK!
Week two: Playing Flamingo in Berlin. Nordic By Nature arrange a midsummer festival called Berlin Midsommar and we play on Thursday the 21st. The lineup consists of live gigs from Azure Blue, Husky Rescue from Finland, Nelson Can from Denmark and Berndsen from Iceland and DJ-sets from No Fear Of Pop, Montauk, Nordic By Nature and Justlikesnow.
Week three: Playing Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen in London as special guest for FAYE and alongside Flowers in the Air and in a night presented by Best Fit Records, White On White and Hybris. The Line Of Best Fit wrote: “Azure Blue is the solo project of Stockholm’s Tobias Isaksson. Nostalgia fuelled pop harking back to the heyday of Factory Records, Isaksson’s material is deeply romantic with a deft production slight of hand that can single-handedly break your heart and indeed heal it in one fell swoop.”