Monday, New week, time to present "Record of The Week".
"A Message from Dystopia" is the 3:rd release from the Swedish quartet HONG FAUX.
A band that have visited Tune Of The Day more than once, they are almost known as the "house band" nowadays :)
"A Message from Dystopia" is an album with a pretty wide musical palette, well-written tunes and an awesome song craft where the starting point is classic 70s rock, the songs have a grunge-like structure and pop harmonies with some stoner elements and heavy melodies, a great genre mixture where the flow is magnificent without feeling the slightest contrived.
The musicianship between the guys is like they have lived forever together :) The powerful voice of the singer Nik Serén is a trademark of its own, he sings clearly and brilliant. A voice that you will remember, that's for sure. Björn Billgren's guitar sound is Gibson classic and he delivers some real crunchy riffs on the album. The backing vocals are done by the bass player Johan Bergqvist who also sets the ground to the band in excellent way. For the final, an very prominent drumming by Daniel Israelsson (who is now replaced by Jonathan Hummelman who is an excellent replacement to keep the groove going).
"A Message from Dystopia" continues on the path they created on their last album "Hello Neptune". Tracks like "Peter & Anne", "Scars" and "No Exit" are pure rockers and could be songs from the same drawing table as the rest on that album. "Coming Through the Rye" is one of softer tunes on the album, an amazing tune that really grows to a new level live. The latest single/video "From Now to Never More" is a real blast, catchy son of a bitch with an effective hook. The title track and the album closer is an piece of art, soft, quiet, acoustic beauty. The production is very good and sounds amazing on my record player. The album is produced by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES)
Summary: An album that should be mandatory in every rockers/poppers record collection, "A Message From Dystopia" is really worth listening to, so check it up!
Today's tune "Coming Through the Rye" taken from "A Message from Dystopia" , enjoy!
Upcoming Tour Dates:
11.26 :: The Tivoli / Vinyl Bar / Helsingborg / SWE
11.28 :: Essigfabrik / Cologne / DEU
11.29 :: Markthalle / Hamburg / DEU
12.01 :: Lux / Hannover / DEU
12.02 :: WunderBar / Luckenwalde / DEU
12.03 :: Exil / Göttingen / DEU
12.04 :: Alter Schlachthof / Lingen / DEU
12.05 :: Astra / Berlin / DEU
12.06 :: Batschkapp / Frankfurt / DEU
02.10 :: Badehaus Szimpla / Berlin / DEU
02.11 :: MarX / Hamburg / DEU
02.14 :: Strom / Munich / DEU
02.15 :: Weekender / Innsbruck / AUT
02.16 :: Nachtleben / Frankfurt / DEU
02.17 :: Underground / Cologne / DEU
02.19 :: Bastard Club / Osnabrück / DEU
More info @
Official Hong Faux Web
Listen to ”Hong Faux - Coming Through the Rye" on Spotify!
Follow tuneoftheday.blogspot.com on Spotify!