How can a band create an aural and visual, mind-altering and colorful experience that effortlessly tantalizes your senses and quite frankly; makes it impossible to stand still? Humfree Bug Art, emerging European pop group, has soulfully crafted graphics which infused with their mindful eclectic music manages to find a delicate balance between the two art forms. Holding the thread that keeps it all together, this Swedish sextet, sews their visions and sounds creating an overall experience that will launch you on a journey not to be forgotten. Although seemingly in its infant stages, as the band was hatched in 2012, Humfree Bug Art's collaborative sets brings a sophisticated yet fun alternative sound to today's pop genre. The band released their first EP “Chairlene” in October 2012 on their own music label, Esplanaden Fonogram. Later they released the single, “With Nights and Lights” and most recently they released a third EP “Collema.”
The story of how it all started.
Drummer, Andreas Sandberg, and vocalist and songwriter, Arvid Jonsson, grew up playing music together since the age of 12 in the world heritage, copper town of Falun, Sweden. Sebastion Svesson Nylin, guitarist, and Andreas Henningson, contrabassist, both coming from the same area of Sweden, the historical providence of Varmland known for its scenic nature. Notably, Nylin, with his roots in blues and Swedish folk music has a music degree with a focus on guitar. Henningson, also a formally schooled musician is a graduate of the Royal College of Music in Sweden. Daniel Vestin, jazz pianist, songwriter, and multi-musical monster, originates from the university town of Linkoping. Fredrick Forell, another multi-musical monster, originally from Soderhamn, furnishes the band with his expertise and background in sound and music production. Forell, as the band’s music producer also is the mastermind behind the visuals and graphics that saturates their performances.
The humble beginnings of the band members and their amplified awareness of their surroundings, have served as the backdrop for their music while seeking inspiration from the experiences of leaving their small rural towns and moving into the big city. A clash between the happy, organic echoing of childhood memories and picturesque nature; the urban structured environment that they left it all for, have generated a coloring of darker undertones to their upbeat tempo sound. The progression and ever changing sound and visuals of Humfree Bug Art’s music is multi-faceted, as it challenges fans musically and visually.
"The shapes, patterns and texture of Humfree Bug Art sound gives a constant feedback to new rhythms and sounds which in itself inspire new shapes, patterns, and texture."