Riddarna Riddarna


En annan tid (A Different Time) (2017)

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Riddarna - En annan tid

Produced by Riddarna
Recorded in West India Studio
Mixed by Niels Nielsen at The Fox Den
Mastering: Thomas Eberger, Stockholm Mastering
Layout and cover by Maria Forslund

Under jorden (Under Ground) (2014)

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Riddarna - Under jorden

Produced by: Per Stålberg & Olle Björk
Studio: Welfare Sounds
Cover, graphic design, layout: Maria Jenje & Edward Forslund

“They have a DIY-like approach to the sound, with elements of new wave, psychedelia and classic rock”
– Gaffa Norway (Album review of “Under Jorden”: 5/6)

“Dark and gloomy stoner pop from our Swedish friends”
– Musikknyheter.no (Album review of “Under Jorden”: 8/10)

“The Knights weapon sharpens for each record”
– Göteborgsposten (The Gothenburg post) (Album review of “Under Jorden”: 4/5)

“Gritty punk, gorgeous pop hooks and desperation in a magical way. The inventiveness seems to have no limits.”
– Sundsvalls Tidning (Album review of “Under Jorden”: 4/5)

“Check out Riddarna if you ever liked Dinosaur jr, Sonic Youth or Fugazi”
– Gävle dagblad (Album review of “Under Jorden”: 4/5)

“A skilled blend of psychedelic rock, garage and raw energy. To make such a heavy dose of 70’s influences sound both vital and explorative is an achievement.”
– Svenska Dagbladet (The Swedish Daily Paper) (Album review of “Under Jorden”: 4/6)

“Their compact rock is alive in the contemporary context and their strong feelings – anger, desperation, sincerity and hope – are by all means highly acute.”
– Nöjesguiden (Entertainment Guide) (Album review of “Under Jorden”: 4/6)

“Riddarna’s loud and skewed rock has become even darker. “Under jorden” captivates with sounds from the 70’s and raw anguish”
– Aftonbladet (One of Sweden’s biggest daily magazines)

“the perfect mix between stoner power, melody and despair. I guess Swedish people with taste are aware this band is one of the best thing that happened to Swedish rock music during the last decade”
– Absolut Noise

Bakom molnen (Behind the Clouds) (2012)

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Produced by: Per Stålberg & Olle Björk
Studio: Welfare Sounds
Graphic design: Edward Forslund

Hier PERE UBU, dort THE KINKS, da REFUSED, um die Ecke JOY DIVISION, dann mal etwas PRIMUS? Alles im Programm.
Musikreviews.de (review Bakom molnen: 13/15)

”my eyes gets filled with tears of joy when listening to this in the middle of the Eurovision Song Contest hysteria”
Södra Sidan (Album review of “Bakom Molnen”: 5/5)

“I am speechless and happy”
Blaskan (Album review of “Bakom Molnen”: 5/5)

“Most of all it sounds like a band playing music like their lives depended on it”
Gaffa (Album review of “Bakom Molnen”: 5/6)

“Riddarna awakens another Frankensteins monster”
Dagens Nyheter (Album review of “Bakom Molnen”: 4/5)

“I like the fact that there’s full throttle and good songs”
Norrbottenskuriren (Album review of “Bakom Molnen”: 4/5)

“Right now, Riddarna makes the most vital rock music in Swedish since Bob hund was puppies.”
Göteborgs Posten (Album review of “Bakom Molnen”: 4/5)

“There’s no doubt about the fact that this is very talented Swedish rock”
Corren (Album review of “Bakom Molnen”: 4/5)

“The whole band feels uncompromising”
Dalarnas Tidningar (Album review of “Bakom Molnen”: 4/5)

“Riddarna is a healthy injection in swedish music”
Motala och Vadstena tidning (Album review of “Bakom Molnen”: 4/5)

“Scewed music that doesn’t limp”
Norra Skåne (Album review of “Bakom Molnen”: 4/5)

Riddarna (The Knights) (2011)

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Produced by: Per Stålberg & Olle Björk
Studio: Welfare Sounds
Graphic design: Edward Forslund

Are you ready for some heavy anarcho garage pop?
Musikreviews.de (review Riddarna: 13/15)

“…the debut lands somewhere between wacky 60s psychedelia rock and 90s alternative.”
“In conclusion: I never knew brain damage would be so amusing.”


“Rock is dead, long live Riddarna! If you are not a music puritan, you are probably already dancing.”
The Gothenburg Post: (Album review of the debut album: 4/5)

“It is simply wonderful. Lyssna, rock’n’rollen är död bounces and jumps like Bob Hund on amphetamine that only knows two chords, and it is probably this year’s best Swedish song.”
Gaffa: (Review of the debut album: 5/6)

“Best Track: Förbjudna saker a twisted ballad that shows that their garage rock actually has influences that are older than the hard rock genre in itself”
Norrbottens Kuriren: (Review of the debut album: 4/5)

“Wow! That’s the first impression after listening through Riddarna’s energetic debut album. An album full of raw hard-roaring rock’n’roll and distorted desperate singing. Filled with echoes of 80’s punk and 90’s electric Thåström. Refused and Pascal mixed with a large dose of stoner rock. A modern rock’n’roll that Dennis Lyxzén would kill animals to make today. “
Kulturbloggen: (Review of the debut album: 4/5)

“Especially Glömma allt is quite hypnotic in its monotony manic.”
Västerbottens-Kuriren: (Review of the debut album: 4/5)

“… I fall unreservedly for the album which could very well be the best Swedish album this year.”
Tidningen Kulturen

“All I know is that I really, really like Riddarna.”
Matti Alkberg, Norrbottens Kuriren

“The Cross by Prince, Bob Dylan Drifter’s Escape and Glömma Allt by Riddarna. The common denominator? Great songs with two chords.”

“Ruthless real rock without washed-out sweat smelling Iron Maiden-shirts.”
– Cabinstreet.se