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  • Writer's pictureAndy Wors

ismael - 'Lukas' single and video release!

We featured Swedish band ‘ismael’ earlier this year when they released their album ‘Som om jag vaknar nu’, which if I remember correctly translates to ”As if I wake up now”. I really liked this album at the time, ismael maintain a really nice balance between having the natural energy of a guitar based trio, whilst simply writing good tunes.

They’ve now released one of the stronger tracks on the album ‘Lukas’ as a single, and there’s a video to go with it. This is a great summer track, and it has a lovely theme to it, about gaining confidence and courage through meeting others - the chorus has the line ‘If you can be yourself, maybe I could be myself’. For non Swedish speaking UK readers, maybe knowing this background will help you when enjoying the video, which I think compliments the song really well.

ismael are a band I have a lot of time for. One of the tracks ‘Händerna’ has remained on a personal playlist of mine for many months, and listening to ‘Lukas’ has reminded me how good the other songs are, so I hope you like this as much as I do.

They also have some live dates coming up over the summer - if you’re based in Sweden obviously, although they’re more than welcome to come and play at The Sugarmill too....

June 16: Pet Sounds Bar, Stockholm (together with KajHolst)

July 1: Sörfjärdens kapell, Hälsingland

September 10: Glashuset, Rosehills, Ljusdal.

More details please visit their website at:

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