UN RODO CORA - BEIJING-BANGALORE




 
Location: Stockholm, , Sweden
 
Press Release:
“A nightmare for all those who just have to sort music into genres, but a source of happiness for everyone not suffering from that kind of identity crisis. (LT, Daily Paper, Sweden.)
 
The quote sums it all up. When Un Rodo Cora releases a new album the reviewers are divided into two camps. The first one just loves it. The other almost seem offended; “They don’t follow the rules. It shouldn’t be allowed!”

But… to be completely honest, there’s also a third group. Actually, that last group is quite big: Those who think that some songs are just fantastic, but others are.. well, a bit less fantastic. The only problem is, they never agree on which the really great songs are, and which the not so great ones are. And for us that’s just proof that Un Rodo Cora know what they’re doing. Every song is standing on it’s own, and has it´s own audience.

And that’s how they work. First the song, then the band. Around the central figure Bo Christo there’s an ever growing line-up of band members. Among the new faces are names such as Chino Mariano and Mats Wigerdal – both well known on the Swedish music scene for years – New Yorker Amy Madden, and Indo-Swede Zac O’Yeah.

Almost eight years after their latest album Un Rodo Cora are now back with Beijing-Bangalore. As on previous albums the inspiration draws from many different sources, thematically as well as musically. From the very personal in songs like She’s Out Of Here and Tired of Being a Friend, to universal issues in songs such as Shark Fin Town and The Opposite vs. The Same, dealing with international politics and fanatism.

And regardless of costume, it is unmistakably Un Rodo Cora.
 
Biography:
The line-up is fixed as a recipe for pizza. Band members switch instruments, guest musicians enter the ring. All depending on the needs of the song. The world of Un Rodo Cora is not unlike ours, but with fewer restrictions and more surprises.

Press quotes:

“A masterpiece of psychedelic, alcoholic, noisy and melodic pop music. A masterpiece that surprises and catches you by the freshness, the immediacy and the variety of content and form. Short songs that go to the center of the center.”
Staf Magazine (Spain)

”Sometimes timeless surprises pops up and Un Rodo Cora is one of them.”
Allehanda (Sweden)

”Fewer limitations and more surprises are two given catchwords if you shortly try to describe Un Rodo Cora… Of course they are a nightmare for all those who just have to sort music into niches, but a source of happiness for everyone not suffering from that kind of identity crisis.”
Länstidningen (Sweden)

“At times this album is just fantastic.”
Barometern (Sweden)

“This manifests itself in fresh, immediate and EU-compatible pop. In other words – Un Rodo Cora reaches across borders. Their second album is really good, energizing and addictive.”
Nya Wermlandstidningen (Sweden)

“Something genuinely new in the rock area... ...It’s an intense album containing 16 pieces which involve you, but remain simple and straightforward in the best rock tradition.”
Suburbia (Italy)

“Liberating and at times brilliant.”
Gefle Dagblad (Sweden)

”Un Rodo Cora is one of many rock bands at small labels that don’t get the attention they deserve… For those looking for rock music with a character of its own Un Rodo Cora is an obvious choice.”
Zero Magazine (Sweden)

”Christo is a skilful conductor. So it’s allowed to be a little weird and playful, but never messy or silly. Furthermore Bo Christo has a pleasant and sharp expression in his lyrics, which tickles you and makes you want to play this album over and over again. And after the tenth time or so you realize that Un Rodo Cora have made a very good album.”
Västmanlands Läns Tidning (Sweden)

“A really great melodic rock album that should change the image of Sweden as the great hit nation, only able to produce commercial music. If you take a step further into the Swedish music scene you’ll find lots of undiscovered bands deserving an international breakthrough. But even if the object of Un Rodo Coras inspiration varies, the album as a whole is surprisingly consistent. It’s one of those albums that you’d like to say something negative about, because it seems so overwhelmingly good, but it’s impossible.”
Subzone, Radio SNR (Denmark)

“Songs full of heart and soul, and with a well produced radio sound. But the David of the Stockholm pop has even more to offer; first class hook-lines, that stretches itself like an umbrella to keep the everyday cares away, or the carefree French way in which the songs are delivered... They will soon be famous, with certainty.”
Realmusic (Germany)

“Some really impressive jewels”
Sundsvalls Tidning (Sweden)

”Full of Beatles-esque songs, soft careful pop ballads and catchy pop songs with handclap... Un Rodo Cora is a breeze of their own in the warm pop desert where these bands otherwise are in exile. They get stuck in your brain... And I hope they’ll be playing ”Pigs” many times. It might be this years most delicate melody.”
Dagens Skiva (Sweden)

“A small wonder of English-speaking pop, with classic ingredients but with a unique result... Paris-Stockholm is a masterpiece which for a long time should forgive Sweden for it’s pop history.”
Cargo (France)

”They follow a path that’s often sunny, at times however accompanied by more introspective and darker parts which transform New York-Barentsburg into a record much more than simply pop.”
Kronic (Italy)

”Clever and catchy pop.”
Ikon (Swe)

“Christo has written a beautiful bunch of delicate pop pearls.... “Pigs” and “Somewhere in the City” are two fantastic ballads, and “The Good Boy”, “Is Your Life Any Better?” and “I Had A Lot” is power pop of the very finest brand... There are so many strong songs here that the album definitely can be recommended”
Puls (Norway)

”Eight excellent tracks that are both artistic and listening-friendly. The tone is a bit retro, but still very modern. Maybe it’s just timeless... This is simply fantastic music.”
Lyssningsknark (Sweden)

”It could be very shattered with such a mix of influences and musical approaches, but instead it’s quite the opposite. Un Rodo Cora is responsible for highly cohesive pop music, that is sometimes allowed to float in a slightly more dissonant rock landscape.”
Joyzine (Sweden)

“Intelligent guitar rock with pop ambitions, rich with a special fragile beauty... A balanced and very refreshing album almost with an atmosphere of Beatles, full of elegant melodies and memorable lyrics.”
Rockblock (Czech Republic)
 
 

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