Artist Bio

Jonas Carping

Jonas Carping is based in Stockholm, Sweden and Staffanstorp, Skåne. Second studio album Cocktails and Gasoline is now released.

Cocktails & Gasoline was recorded mainly at a cabin in the wilderness of Skåne (county in southern Sweden). Our aim was to preserve that vast and beautiful feeling that appears when there is nothing else around but musical instruments and wastelands outside the window. We didn’t go there to find a certain sound. We went there to maximize the feel. Our quest was to find the The Soul.
The Result was eleven new songs and you’ll find them all under one single name - Cocktails and Gasoline.

History & Other Collaborations
In 2012 Jonas released debut album All The Time In The World. The album reached critical acclaim and was preceded by two singles Underground and The Sting. Jonas has also released two singles with Manifestet (2014), a collaboration in Swedish with Martin Karlsson. Manifestet and Jonas first release in Swedish Sommarnattens Sång (2014) was featured in Swedish newspapers Sydsvenskan and Skånska Dagbladet. Jonas has also released What Turns On The Lights (album 2014) with The Glade. As songwriter Jonas has participated in the release of Time Will Tell (single 2015) with singer Sigrid Nilsson and producer Martin Karlsson. Songs of Jonas Carping, The Glade, Manifestet and also Time Will Tell has been aired on Swedish national radio (Sveriges Radio) and has also been featured on several independent radio stations in Europe, North America and across the globe. Now Jonas has released his second album, Cocktails & Gasoline. Exciting times lies ahead.

All music is released on the artists own label.
Location: Stockholm, Sweden & Staffanstorp, Skåne

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A Selection of Reviews

“..when I listen to it, I feel like an apocalypse horserider.”
- Absolut Noise (FR/UK)

“That rolling bassline with those slide guitars — magic — is it Mark Knopfler or am I putting myself into Dire Straits? I’ll pull myself out of the Menai Straits and confirm that this is actually a gentleman called Jonas Carping from Stockholm, Sweden.”
- Fresh On The Net - BBC New Music Blog (UK)

“The album itself can be summed up fairly easily. It’s stunning..”
- Louder Than War (UK) review of All The Time In The World

“It sounds like the rebellion of a non-conformist, it depicts a human being defying all the adversities of life. This dark and sometimes fierce Alternative Rock really impresses me.”
- Lie In The Sound (DE) translated by the author

“..a mix of folk n’ americana (‘Breathless Helpless’), his late compatriot Gustaf Kjellvander and his The Fine Arts Showcase, and Norway’s Madrugada (‘The Last Approval’ and ‘Damn Old World’) if the first three tastes are to be trusted. Either way it sounds like it could be a pretty great album…”
- All Scandinavian (DK/UK)

“the atmospheric, tense verses exploded into cathartic choruses, accented by a mournful slide guitar. jonas might be swedish, but he is schooled in the dramatic, hard-driving americana of bruce springsteen and tom petty.”
- Modern Folk (US) review of Cocktails and Gasoline

„The Last Approval“ eine außerordentlich gut Single geglückt. Es ist schon immer wieder erstaunlich wie viel Kreativität und Herzblut sich wie bei ihm in Musik verwandelt.“
- Soundkartell (DE)

“Espere melodias belíssimas com uma energia crua que atinge o fundo de qualquer alma. Coloque logo Higher Ground para entender o espírito e cante alto junto.“
- Musicapave (BR)

Interviews

Hendicott Writing
Interview about What Turns On The Lights
Read interview

Frogsonalog Musicblog
Interview about All The Time In The World
Read interview

Sydsvenskan (in Swedish)
Read Interview and Article written by Håkan Engström

Skånska Dagbladet (in Swedish)
Read Interview and Article written by Yvonne Erlandsson

Stalker Magazine
Interview about The Glade, Songwriting and What Turns On The Lights
Read Interview: English - German

Helpful links

Official Homepage JonasCarping.com

Buy CD
http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JonasCarping
http://jonascarping.bandcamp.com/

Spotify http://open.spotify.com/artist/7go3nun6k2Hcfyd1BJK9H6

iTunes / Apple Music http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jonas-carping/id319348754

Soundcloud http://soundcloud.com/jonas-carping

Twitter http://twitter.com/jonascarping

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JonasCarpingOfficial

Credits

The Band
Jonas Carping - Vocals/Guitar
Martin Karlsson - Bass
Johan Norlund - Drums
Micke Petersson - Guitar
Marika Dahlbäck - Cello
Sigrid Nilsson - Vocals

All Words & Music written by Jonas Carping

Produced by Martin Karlsson
Co-Produced by Jonas Carping

All Coverart & Photo by Hicke Jakobsen

Cover Art & Publicity Photos

The Last Approval (please click image to enlarge)

Jonas Carping

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Cocktails & Gasoline (please click image to enlarge)

Cocktails & Gasoline

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Underground (click image to enlarge)

Jonas Carping Underground Coverart

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All The Time In The World (click image to enlarge)

All The Time In The World - Album Cover

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