Shallow Soundwave

Shallow Soundwave

Shallow Soundwave was a band from Gothenburg, with members Nicolas Janco (drums) and David Sundqvist (guitar, vocals) The band grew when they played live with Erik Norinder (bass) (who used to play in the bodysynth band Spinebender, but quit that band and joined convict country band Southern Reptile in March 1998 - who changed their name to Bronson in June the same year) and yet another guitar player.
Nicolas, as you might know, used to play drums in the band Aquadays (ex-Somersault). He also used to play in a jazz-trio called Fatima (see more info in the News section below). David used to play in a Pixies-influenced band from Gothenburg called Blonk (see more info in the News section). (On a side note: former member Annica Silvonen (in the photos above) was actually an opera-singer. For example, she sang at the "Konserthuset" in Gothenburg together with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra plus a number of song-ensembles.)

The band released four demos. The first in November 1995, the second in October 1996, the third in 1997 and the fourth in 1999. They have also appeared on a compilation CD called "A Chance To Shine" released on Dorian Records 1996.

They didn't play live at many places, but gigs worth mentioning would be at the Gothenburg Rock Film Festival, April 1995, together with a band called Brandgul at Musikens Hus in Gothenburg October 1996 and on November 29th, 1996 they play at Underground in Gothenburg. But that doesn't mean that they were unexperienced live-musicians, because they played a lot in other bands as well.

They never agreed with comparisons to Lush or Slowdive (see the Scandinavian Indie reviews below), but they were admirers of U2 and Cocteau Twins, which no doubt could be heard through their music and vocals.

In March 1998, Annica Silvonen, original female lead singer is no longer a part of the band. Remaining members David and Nicolas looked for a replacement throughout the year. This seemed to be an impossible task, so the boys decided to call it quits at the beginning of 1999, reforming as Elasmo.


Shallow Soundwave Discography Tracks


Dorian 002 Various Hyper Various - A Chance To Shine. A Dorian Records Compilation(CD, Comp) Dorian Records Dorian 002 Sweden 1996 Sell This Version