13 Mar 2017
Brighton's Finest reviews Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation live at The Haunt
It’s been a breakthrough year for Swedish psychedelic pop artist Josefin Ohrn and The Liberation. Her second release, the 2016 album Mirage, garnered plenty of media attention and led to airplay on radio stations across the UK, including in Brighton, where her re-edited single ‘Sister Green Eyes’ took the Brightonsfinest track of the week on Juice FM. Although already well-known in her home country as a Swedish Grammi-nominated artist, the extensive UK tour that followed has cemented her presence in the British shoegaze and stoner-rock scene. One of the final dates of this tour found her addressing a sold-out Haunt on Sunday.
As the sonic explorations begin with insistent basslines and roaming keys, it’s easy to see why Josefin, who has taken up a power-pose at the front of her band, is positioned front-and-centre. At this gig, as with her music in general, it’s clear she has a creative vision that pulls the band forward. For this tour, she’s enlisted visual artist Innerstrings to project hallucinatory fever-dreams onto the stage and all the band. Speaking to her before the gig, she explains that for her, vision and sound all form one live experience - and it’s a rich and intense landscape that blends perfectly with the psychedelic elements of her music...
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