NEW ALBUM COMING FALL 2013
“critically-lauded electro-pop [...] with her melodic, synth-heavy music…” – Team Coco (Conan O’Brien)
“…a genuinely thrilling pop proposition” – The Line Of Best Fit
“Vanbot returns with a slice of PURE POP GLORY” – Arjan Writes
“it’s just the Scandinavian way! (And by that, I mean perfect.)” – Mtv Buzzworthy
“…warm yet banging synthpop amazingness…” – Pop Justice
Ester Ideskog aka Vanbot is becoming something like the next big thing from Sweden for 2013. Her new video “Hold This Moment” was premiered by Arjan Writes and has been heavily spread through the blogosphere and in other media. “Hold This Moment”, out Jan 29th, is the first single from her up-coming first full album release which is due to spring 2013.
Here are some of Vanbot’s own words about the song:
“Hold This Moment” is about the exhilaration a certain moment may hold and the lack of power to make it last
“whilst the gloss and shine of the music sets adrenaline racing, lyrically ‘Got To Get Out’ sees Ideskog in a more introspective mode.” – The Line Of Best Fit
“…a massive tune pumped full of space-age electronica and soaring synthesizers…” – MTV Buzzworthy
“…a thrilling, deceptively upbeat jam…” – NYLON MAGAZINE
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 dressing. In the little studio with the oversized 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
“Damn Sweden, why you got to create such awesome pop music all the time?!?!” – Stylecaster
“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, Austin:
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
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