In case you would be hazarding a guess as to which Southern U.S State these ladies might come from, think again because you would be on the wrong track. Baskery are a three piece all sister, Alt-Country band from Stockholm, Sweden. Greta, Stella and Sunniva Bondesson formed the group in 2006 as an offshoot of a previous union called The Slaptones which included their father Janåke Bondesson on drums. Baskery's first album 'Fall Among Thieves' was released on the German label Glitterhouse Records in 2008. Describing their own music as 'mud-country' or 'kilbilly' they have cut their own furrow as a uniquely thrilling live act. Regularly touring Europe, they also featured as one of the favoured groups at the SXSW festival in Austin Texas last March.
This is one of the songs from that album called 'Haunt You' performed here at Östersund in their native Sweden for a TV show last year.
No strangers to the live circut worldwide, Baskery have already played at the Kilkenny Rythym and Roots Festival in Ireland and have even played at the U.K's biggest festival Glastonbury.
Currently playing shows in Scandinavia, they are off to Canada for several dates in September to promote their new album called 'New Friends' released on 'Blue Rose Records'.
'New Friends' have received a very favourable review in this months UNCUT magazine. I will be posting more about that album at a later stage.
Meanwhile it has to be mentioned that probably the last thing to expect from a young Swedish band would perhaps be a combination of Banjo, Double Bass and Acoustic guitars. This is what makes Baskery stand out to say the least.
Here is a live clip from the Kilkenny Rythym and Roots Festival back in 2008..