DICTATOR SHIP And ‘Your Favorites’

Sweden’s Dictator Ship is excited to announce news of their upcoming debut album “Your Favorites,” which will be released by The Sign Records this April.   It’s an immediate outburst in raw and primitive rock n roll, with lush harmonized vocals inspired by 1960s soul bands.   Combined with an impossibly intense rhythm section, Dictator Ship are the prime and natural energy source that the world has been searching for.

“Your Favorites” was recorded in a small cabin in Värmland, Sweden, engineered by band member John Sijbren Leonard. He comments: “I am pleased with the lo-fi sound and the honesty of this album. It sounds like us, and that’s the hardest thing in recording, to capture your own sound.”  The band mic’ed and pre-mixed all the drums through an old PA-mixing console from the ’70s. Then they summed the drums up to two stereo channels, so only two drum channels were recorded. This was done to save on channels, mostly because they only had eight channels available for the whole recording. The instruments were recorded live with vocals added later on.

The reason for this unique approach was that John wanted to focus on the band’s live sound rather than studio enhancements.  What listeners hear on “Your Favorites” is what they’d hear from Dictator Ship at a small Swedish pub — or perhaps one day, a big-city stadium.

Line up:

  • Petter Heinemann – Vocals and Guitar
  • John Sijbren Leonard – Vocals and Guitar
  • Viktor Henriksson – Vocals and Drums
  • David Ericsson – Vocals and Bass

Tracklist:
1. In the Heat of the Night
2. Savage
3. Good Thing Gone Bad
4. Just for Fun
5. Eat the Poor
6. Gunner Man
7. From the Womb to the Tomb

Read our review here.

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