Christoffer Lundquist’s first single “On Air” is out

Published March 25th, updated March 28th

“On Air” is the first single out of Christoffer Lundquist’s first solo album “Through The Window” (release date: May 4th) and can be already bought online on a Finnish website Meteli.net (store not known to us..).

The single has already been played on Sverigesradio a few times since 3rd of March. You can listen to it SR P4 archive – starting at minute 13!

If you have Spotify and are in Sweden, check it out here!

The album is already listed on CDON, Ginza and Amazon as far as we could see.

Fabulous song!

Update March 28th: Here are some promo pictures of Christoffer and the album cover in better quality!

Christoffer Lundquist to release solo album in May

As previously reported, Christoffer Lundquist is going to release a solo album in the following months. Warner Music Sweden AB has sent out a press release today with some information about the album:

– Album release is set for May 4th – two days after Christoffer is going to receive the “Sir George Martin Music Award” in Palladium, Malmö.

– Title: “Through The Window”.

– Tracklist (taken from Swedish online stores Ginza.se or CDON)

01. Green
02. On Air
03. The Raging Hands Of Time
04. Tiny Penelope
05. Full Moon
06. By A Garden Wall
07. A Clearing In The Forest
08. Cloudberry Way
09. Through The Window
10. Everybody Prop.8 Breakdown
11. Everything About This Life Is Garbe D In Mystery
12. Early Morning Street
13. Not A No-no
14. Showtime
15. Angel Blue

– Cover: seems to be taken from/in the studio.. with some wild animals and plants in addition 😉

– It has taken Christoffer 12 years to finish the album, which might not be surprising given that Christoffer’s studio Aerosol Grey Machine has always been taken by other artists. So the only hours the studio was free and he could work on the album were between 4 and 6 in the morning. And Christoffer needed some sleep as well.

– Christoffer has recorded, mastered and mixed the album himself. He also plays all instruments, except for the drums.

And about the award:

George Martin about the award and Christoffer: “When I was his age I was in the middle of producing Sgt. Pepper for The Beatles but nobody took any notice of me until much later. I wish to cheer him with his success and wish him well for his future!”

Here is once again the promotion medley uploaded by Warner.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfwBMJyQPCQ

Christoffer released an EP called “Major & Minor Songs” which contained 4 tracks in 2005. You can read a review by Tomasz here.

The BBC reviews “Charm School”. Fun reading!

Chris Roberts of the BBC got to review Roxette’s new album for the upcoming UK release. They get away pretty fine!

With a Hollywood-like sense of triumph over adversity, Roxette return with their first album since singer Marie Fredriksson was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2002. She recovered, and the Swedish power-pop duo seems appropriately exhilarated. …

Read it here: BBC

Norwegian band accuses Roxette of plagiarism

According to an article on Norwegian newspapers Dagbladet and Side2,  the Norwegian band Hollywood Vampires claims Roxette has stolen parts of their song “She Had Nothing On But the Radio”, which was released in 2008. According to the singer of the band Paul E. Vercouteren, these parts can be found in Roxette’s latest single “She’s Got Nothing On (But the Radio)”.

“It is weird that another band is earning money on the chorus we wrote,” tells Vercourteren to Dagbladet. Vercourteren claims that besides the chorus, the bass rythm and guitar chords are similar as well, and that all in all, the song is “too similar to be a coincidence”.

The norwegian band is now considering if they take any legal steps against Roxette or not.

Here’s the link to Hollywood Vampires song. What do you think? Personally, to me this song sounds like Green Day.

Christoffer Lundquist new album preview

You can listen to some snippets of Christoffer Lundquist’s new album on youtube.

Christoffer informed on Facebook that the album will be out on April 28th. The backing vocals in the album are done by Hanna Ekström.

Hi there,
it will be released on the 28th of april I think. Someone asked who was on backing vocals: Her name is Hanna Ekström, she’s from a small village close to my home. And her father is the schoolteacher of my oldest daughter! She’s on …facebook:http://www.facebook.com/hanna.ekstrom1
Thanks you everyone for the kind comments!

Roxette gets an A on BBC’s Radio 2!

UK Roxette fans have good news this week. Roxette’s single ‘She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)’ has made it to the exclusive A-List on BBC’s Radio 2 which is absolutely fantastic news since Radio 2 is perhaps one of the biggest national radio stations in the country.

According to the BBC Radio 2 website the Playlist Committee, is made up of producers and chaired by Jeff Smith, Head of Music Radio 2. They meet each week to decide which new releases will be added to the station’s playlist.

The playlist contains about 30 tracks which are then divided into three different levels the A list, which receive the most plays, about 20 each week, the B list which gets around 10 plays and the C list which receives around 5 plays.

Per tweeted his happiness this morning:

‘She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio) has been A-listed on BBC Radio 2 playlist in UK” – We like that!!!’

Yes Per so do we…

Roxette interview in Nyhetsmorgon tomorrow

TV4 posted a short teaser of the forthcoming interview with Roxette that will be broadcasted on Nyhetsmorgon tomorrow, February 19th.

Watch this teaser here. Per and Marie talk about the songs they choose to play for the audience before they go on stage.

Update February 19th: Here is the full interview from Nyhetsmorgon today!

SGNO remixes on the way

In the next day or so the official “She’s got nothing on (but the radio)” remixes should be available for download.

Here is the tracklist:

1.Adrian Lux Remix Original Version | 05:36
2.Adam Rickfors Power Edit | 03:38
3.Adam Rickfors Dub Edit | 07:25
4.Adrian Lux Remix Radio Version | 02:42
5.Adam Rickfors Radio Edit | 03:31

Source: The Real Roxers Facebook page