Swedish melodic rockers House Of Shakira
are back “Retoxed” and ready
to freshen up the melodic rock scene with
their potent trademark blend of lush vocals
and contagious musical hooks. The bands
trademark melodies and vocals lines are
here “Retoxed” stronger than
ever with the music created to support the
vocals and carry the lyrics to the listener.
Not just content with working the main vocal
melody the band have taken great care to
ensure the background musical and vocal
melodies are there to support the bands
trademark vocals, the band call this the
“Abba inspiration”. The new
freshness is attributed to the band being
more positive than ever and this is reflected
in the feel of the 11 tracks.
the albums direction guitarist Anders Lundström
states, “It seems like for every
record we twist our idea of making music
a notch. Not much, but still there is a
difference through all our releases. We
never got trapped doing a record that followed
the trend of the day, and the return to
the “original sound” of the
band. We’ve just progressed and followed
what happened in our lives. This is a pretty
happy record and that reflects the period
of the band and the member’s life’s”.
freshness is also attributed by the band
to them going back to writing as a collective
unit (as they did on their melodic rock
classic debut “Lint”) in the
rehearsal studio instead of 5 musicians
working individually on ideas as they had
done for their previous 2 albums. The band
state, “The album wrote itself when
we finally agreed on how we were going to
write this one”. Not only was the
working practice influenced by the band
going back to the “Lint” days,
the band also revisited what made them inspired
back then and what has happened in their
life’s since to add a new perspective.
This coupled with the bands continued ambition
of writing a perfect song spawned the production
writing sessions for what is now “Retoxed”.
expecting a remake of “Lint”
will be surprised to hear the fresh new
vigour prevalent in the bands music and
House Of Shakira are ready to bring onboard
a new generation of melodic rock lovers
worldwide and hit the road in support of
the new release.
» House Of Shakira is widely regarded
as one of the leading melodic rock bands
and has a loyal fan base around the world.
» “Retoxed” marks the
bands fifth studio album.
» European tour dates are being planned
now at the time of writing.
» Album showcase at leading elite
melodic rock outlets.
» House Of Shakira are available for
interview in English or Swedish via email
or phone. To arrange your publications contact
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