Vanbot – Electro bliss and bubbly beats from Stockholm’s new electro pop wonder
Vanbot – Photo: Sara Arnald
Late night bike riding and endless love for retro synthesizers inspired Ester Ideskog to compose synth heavy electro pop hits under her new alias Vanbot.
Vanbot has been making music since the early teen years and was constantly searching for the right sound, but she often found herself a little too sprawling. After the completion of “Bitter is the sweetest part” her music finally found it’s voice. In the little studio with the over-sized world map Vanbot’s dreams can fly freely to compose electronic soundscapes inspired by synthesizers and drum machines.
All material is written by Vanbot herself and produced by companion Sebastian Forslund who also worked with Swede indie artists I Break Horses, Blackstrap and Loney, Dear.
Her self-titled debut album was released last spring and followed by a remix EP with work from Niva, Fear of Tigers and Bremen. Being heavily praised in Europe Vanbot is now hitting US with NYLON Magazine loving her latest single, her next coming shows at SxSw with fellow Swedes Niki & The Dove, Serenades plus opening for legendary Roky Erickson – presented by FILTER, Peace & Love Festival, Bilda and Export Music Sweden.
“Got To Get Out” is about my hometown Stockholm and how it’s filled with people experiencing a sense of isolation and separation, how it makes you feel lonely in a crowd. It’s fascinating that people can live so close together without really noticing one another.” – Ester Ideskog / Vanbot
“Why are Swedish female pop stars always so brilliant? Somebody please conduct a scientific study.” – The Guardian
“she´s likely to give Robyn a run for her money in the pint-sized-with-attitude-stakes.” – NME
“Having made an appearance in our Best Fit Fifty Tracks of 2011 with the outstanding ‘Make Me, Break Me’ [...] ‘Numb’ continues to showcase Ester Ideskog’s tightly wound brand of electro-pop to fine effect.” – The Line Of Best Fit
VANBOT @ SxSw
Thu – March 15, 2 pm @ Bar 96. Presented by FILTER, Export Music Sweden, Bilda and Peace & Love. *
Thu – March 15, 11pm @ Deseo Centro Lounge. Official SxSW Showcase
Fri – March 16 12pm @ Threadgills, 301 West Riverside Drive. Presented by Roky Erickson Icecream Social, Export Music Sweden, Bilda and Peace & love. **
* with Niki & The Dove
** with Roky Erickson, The Bombettes, Anna Ihlis
RSVP to Vanbot SxSw showcases – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
VIDEO: Vanbot – ‘Numb’
Video by by Samuel Axelsson. Grab code to embed video here: http://vimeo.com/34657702
Access Vanbot PRESS ROOM to find download links, biography, press pictures, and more.