bob K
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bob K plays its arena rock with much emotional energy, and offers a grandiose sound with dynamic arrangements accompanied by new thinking variations on the Scandinavian rock tradition.

This long journey has included everything from small club gigs for 40 people to arena concerts with 10 000 festival participants in the audience. Since the start in 2000, bob K has made over 100 concerts around Scandinavia and the Baltic states. Here, the band really has found its audience. The studio productions have been given both honors in magazine reviews, and played on radio in these countries.

In 2002 bob K won a talent contest for bands, that led to the first single Keeper Of My Soul. Shortly afterwards bob K got signed to record-label Eckworks, that released the selftitled album bob K and two singles, Believe and You Make Me Sing.

In 2008 the band released the single Save Me on their own label. From that point the musical direction changed from the previously pretty slick sound, towards a more emotionally driven and atmospheric rock. Something that emerged as new members joined the band and come up with interesting musical influences.

After another single release, Morningstar, and ten years as a band, bob K released the second album called Fragile in 2010. A major production where the magnificent and atmospheric face emotive vocals, beautiful string arrangements and honest lyrics. A 12 tracks parade which together makes a journey through life as a fragile human being.

The Fragile Tour started together with the American artist Kevin Max (Audio Adrenaline, dcTalk), in Finland late March 2010, and continued in Sweden and Lithuania. Later the same year another single, called Falling, was released.

bob K was signed up for a worldwide distribution, and Fragile was re-released on January 21:st 2011, and so was Coma, the 3:rd single from the album. The album received a warm welcome in South America, the USA and Europe, and also two of the songs reached American Effect Radio’s Top-100-chart for 2011, among well-established artists.

In late October 2010, bob K started a new production together with American/Norwegian producer David Larring.

First single, The Escape, was released February 1:st together with a remix and music video. American Effect Radio immediately picked up the song for its Top-30-chart.

Burden, second single, released June 25:th, also found its way to the same radio chart. A music video for Burden was released the same day. Also Hagström Guitars of Sweden promoted the video, since the band was playing on a Hagström Viking in the video.

The album, entitled Noir/Blanc was released September 2:nd 2012, and the song Mayday was played frequently on American Effect Radio.

Noir/Blanc got mostly reviews from all over Europe, but the songs were also picked up by more American radio stations, and the music videos appeared in several tv-shows in South America.

In September 2012 the pre-productions started for what may be album number four...

 
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  Music  
 
 
Noir/Blanc
Noir/Blanc - album (2012)    
The Escape & Burden (singles released 2012):
The Escape listen lyrics
Burden listen lyrics
Angel listen lyrics
Mayday listen lyrics
Songs from Fragile (album released 2010):
Morningstar listen lyrics
Falling listen lyrics
Coma listen lyrics
Embrace listen lyrics
Save Me listen lyrics
Stalker listen lyrics
 
 
  Pressphotos  
 
 
Pressphoto 1  
Photos: Pontus Eklund
Photographic processing: Lorens Palmgren

bob K - white logo bob K - black logo Noir/Blanc Burden Fragile Fragile  
white logo
black logo Noir/Blanc
(album)
Burden
(single)
The Escape (single) Fragile (album)  
 
 
  Videos  
 
 
Burden The Escape Sielos
"Burden"
Official music video
by Josua Enblom 2012
"The Escape"
Official music video
by Josua Enblom 2012
"The Escape"
Live at Sielos Festival
Lithuania 2010
Maata Maata Maata
"Embrace"
Official music video
Live at Maata Näkyvissä Festival Finland 2008
"True Propaganda"
Live video
Maata Näkyvissä Festival Finland 2008
"Vacuum"
Live video
Maata Näkyvissä Festival Finland 2008
 
 
  Links  
 
 
www.bobk.se Facebook Twitter YouTube Spotify Soundcloud iTunes MySpace
 
 
  Reviews  
 
 
Noir/Blanc
Noir/Blanc - album (2012)
Release:
September 2:nd 2012
   
Reviews, quotes:
Metal Integral, France:
"Anything but gray!"
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Roth'n'roll, Sweden:
"Bob K should be one of the premier rock bands from Sweden, let´s hope this album will take them out in the world."
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Imhotep, Norway:
"... could make a decent breakthrough..."
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Upsala Nya Tidning, Sweden:
"Magnificent and very captivating"
"... complex, imaginative and multifaceted musical world"
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Extended Mix, Sweden:
"A love relationship that grows and matures"
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MusikJournalen, Radio Fyris, Sweden:
"Clearly the best album from bob K so far"
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No#1 of "Best 20 albums released in 2012"
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Mauce - The Metal Resource, Netherlands:
"Moody/brooding indie"
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Zero Magazine, Sweden:
"… creates epic emotional storms"
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Ikon1931, Sweden:
"Beautifully well-produced"
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Vårt Land, Norway:
"Solid pop-product of the brother people"
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Fragile
Fragile - album (2010)
Re-release:
January 21:st 2011
   
Interviews:
Ice Vajal (German Online Magazine)
Interview with Jonatan
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Reviews, quotes:
Zapphy, Brazil:
"My humble opinion??? BUY it!"
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Battle Helm, United Kingdom:
"the successors to U2's brand of arena rock"
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Zero Magazine, Sweden:
"Like if Kent, U2 and Coldplay were wrapped in a big, wet blanket of emo"
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Metal Integral, France:
"My big blow of heart of this winter 2010"
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MusicWaves, France;
"Deserves a larger audience than they have had so far”
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Extended Mix, Sweden:
"Fragile is an absolutely brilliant work!"
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Mauce.nl, Netherlands:
"If you like Muse, Coldplay or stuff like that; Buy this Album!"
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Eternal Terror, Norway:
"Quality one expects more from a UK band than a Scandinavian outfit"
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Nurocks.com, Spain:
"Emotional energy"
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Dangerdog, USA:
"Disturbingly addictive"
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Melodic.net, Sweden:
"mighty talented band"
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Noizegate Magazine, Sweden:
"Intended to fill an arena"

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Crossnet, Sweden:
"Ready for the big arenas"
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bob K plays its arena rock with much emotional energy, and offers a grandiose sound with dynamic
arrangements accompanied by new thinking variations on the Scandinavian rock tradition.

Some people has said bob K sounds a bit like Kent, U2, Coldplay, Mew, Muse, Carpark North and The Killers.
 
 
  Contact  
 
 
Contact, booking, management:
JONO webpage:
e-mail:

cellphone:
jonomedia.se
jonatan@jonomedia.se
+46 (0)70-740 92 08