Three years and nine songs into their career Swedish indie rock band The Bongo Club have played close to 300 shows in 18 countries, including the UK, Germany, USA and obviously, their home turf. Endless noodle fed tours have given this energetic and talented band a following of fans across Europe.
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Compared to the likes of the Arctic Monkeys and The Strokes, The Bongo Club live and breathe being on the road. Their old-school commitment to rock’n’roll where music was felt and experienced live is undeniable having played Sound City in Liverpool and Camden Rocks Festival in London.
‘What You Want Us To Be’ is taken from the band’s debut album “Anybody Have A Lighter?” released earlier this year. With their first single ‘Seventeen’ mixed by Owen Morris (Oasis, The Verve, Ash) and ‘Tell Your Friends’ the track got picked up by Spotify (80,000 plays) and was charting in top 10 on Austrian and German radio stations, The Bongo Club are taking Europe by storm.
The new video for single ‘What you Want Us To be’ contains snippets from their life on a tour bus and includes their hometown Borås, Berlin and Mexico City to name a few.
The Bongo Club explain: “It’s one of our most melodic tunes so far and a real banger live! You can tell it gets the crowd going. The song’s about knowing what’s best for you but doing the opposite.”
For the band, it’s about entering the stage like a boxer enters the ring, leaving it 40 minutes later sweating, loving every minute. Touring is in their DNA and the video is a testament to it.
07.28 – Summer in the city, Köpenhamn, DK
08.02 – Kalnciema Quarter, Riga, LV
08.03 – Summer Sounds, LV
08.04 – TBA, Šiauliai, LT
08.18 – Obstwiesenfestival, Dornstadt, DE
08.19 – Kulturkalaset, Göteborg, SE
09.13 – Norden Festival, Schleswig, DE