Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly To Headline At Musikens Hus Goes Progressive 2018
Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly are pleased to announce that they have been invited to play at the renowned Musikens Hus Goes Progressive 2018 event this year, along with Lotus, Twin Pyramid Complex and Moonmadness. The event will take place on April 7th, 2018 at Musikens Hus in Gothenburg. The official announcement can be read below.
RIKARD SJÖBLOM’S GUNGFLY
Rikard Sjöblom is a world name in progressive rock. Over eight albums with the Beardfish group – as well as live shows in many countries – he confused the listener with his fancy songs, often in strange arrangements, but just as often beautifully melodic. In 2015, the Gävle musician was headhunted by British group Big Big Train (with members from XTC and Spock’s Beard), and in parallel, Sjöblom runs Gungfly, which now comes to Gothenburg with its unique variant of progressive rock.
Thanks to its own groovy, 70’s-heavy rock, but also through recurring gigs with Brian Robertson (Thin Lizzy), Gothenburg trio LOTUS became a household name around the turn of the Millennium. Clubs, Slottsskogen Goes Progressive and Sweden Rock Festival all introduced the band, and one of the trio’s rare reunions (albeit without Robertson!) takes place at Musikens Hus Goes Progressive 2018.
TWIN PYRAMID COMPLEX
Helsingborg-based Twin Pyramid Complex is truly a complex band. With influences from The Mars Volta and Radiohead as well as Steve Reich, the group never leaves their listeners in peace. But listening is rewarding, which Twin Pyramid Complex will show at Musikens Hus.
Every connoisseur of 70’s symphonic prog-rock knows that Moonmadness is the title of an album by british band Camel. Consequently, it’s all Camel music as the Gothenburg quintet with this name hits stage. The constellation is quite new, but all musicians lean back on decades of experience.