The Stockholm band South Ambulance was formed in late 2003 by Pietu Kaipainen, Daniel Filipsson, Robin Spurrier & Daniel Gamba, with the ambition to write good music on Saturdays and record it on Sundays. In November the same year, four songs were caught on tape and the band was offered to do their first live set at a club in Stockholm. The audience was happy, Swedish radio started to play the music and magazines wrote nice words so the band decided to put out their ep#1 on cd-r. “Die 5times times5”, their first recording, was spread on the internet and became kind of a hit in Sweden. During 2004 south ambulance did gigs, recorded more songs, participated on compilations and released ep#2 & ep#3, still with great support from fans, radio and magazines.
In January 2005 friend & percussion/keyboard player Stefan Lindström joined the band. Sonic magazine put “Saturdays for sad excuses” on their compilation sonically speaking. More concerts, radio airplay and song writing led the band to finally sell its soul and sign with Labrador. Their first album was released on the 23rd of march 2005. When this biography was written south ambulance just finished their recording of the pale saints song “kinky love” which will be on an English indie cover compilation published by London based AC30. South ambulance may not be a Sunday band anymore.
In the period 2004-2005 the band released debut album and three EPs titled by numbers. After the break, the band is back with the new EP titled EP #4. The EP #5 and EP #6 are planned for the rest of the year. Recommended!
South Ambulance - Davy Crockett
South Ambulance @ MySpace
SONG OF THE DAY: The Marry Onettes - Dare
(from EP/CD Dare, out on April 29th on Labrador)
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