Nov 092007


A deep fragile fallen angel’s voice, delicately wild lyrics gambling dangerously with despair and combined with a gloomy franco-british pop sound reconciles Serge Gainsbourg and The Cure, or Françoiz Breut and Lloyd Cole.

Two years after the release of ‘ Aux Jours Meilleurs’ (On Better Days ), a debut album that won wide acclaim from enlightened media (from Paris-based renowned cultural magazine Les Inrockuptibles to the major radio France Inter and on indie radio worldwide), the scandinavian-named french boy has landed in on our coasts with an intransigently beautiful new album ‘Perdition.’

SvenSson’s music distills mixed influences from the Joy Division’s and The Smiths’ new-wave cool and modern french songwriters’ intimate literary influences with an an unrestrained mixture of hypertensive electric explosions and naked moments of grace.

In concert, alone in pub cellars as well as under the bright lights of big stages, the alchemist from Toulouse is joined by folk guitars, violin and “cellobass”,to create his own unique blend of baroque rock. SvensSson has played in France and Denmark for both his “Better Days” and “Perdition” Tours, sharing unplugged gigs with some of the most elegant representatives of the french (Miossec, Daniel Darc, Da Silva, Prohom, Nicholson, Verone, Miro) or anglo-saxon (Andrew Bird, The National, The Posies) indie-pop-folk-rock scene. SvenSson and his inspired team will be on the road again in December ‘07 for an “Australian Perdition Tour.”

“SvenSson combines heavenly and abyssal zones like never before (…) a seriously distressed dandy.”

6 December – Excelsior Hotel with The Cuban Heels and Hunter Dienna
64 Foveaux Street, SYDNEY, New South Wales Tix available on 02 9211 4945

8 December – The Sando with Jo Meares, Liz Martin, Michael Bridges and Hunter Dienna
Sandringham Hotel – 387 King Street, NEWTOWN, New South Wales – Cost : $10 – Tix available on 02 9557 1254

13 December – Manchester Lane with Charles Jenkins & The Swedish Cowboys and Jo Meares
36 Manchester Lane, MELBOURNE, Victoria – Cost : $12 – Tix available on 03 9663 0630

15 December – Central Club with The Cuban Heels and Hunter Dienna
293 Swan Street, RICHMOND, Victoria – Tix available on 03 9428 1480

16 December – Brunswick Green
313 Sydney Road, BRUNSWICK, Victoria – Cost : free – further info on 03 9381 2413

19 December – Retreat Hotel with Jo Meares
280 Sydney Road, BRUNSWICK, Victoria – further info on 03 9380 4090

SvenSson’s Australian Perdition Tour is proudly supported by the Ambassade de France en Australie.

Look our for more news coming soon and don’t miss the opportunity to see SvenSson here on our sunny shores.

Cheers, Karen