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"The death in disco and the dance in revolution"
The Guilt is a quirky concept of dancy tunes and punk aggression all combined in a sweaty live show. It’s heavy vocals, simple beats and busted guitar hammering.
The Guilt biography 2017
In 2012 punkrock duo The Guilt made their first appearances. Emma (vocals) and Tobias (instruments)reside in the capital of the south- Malmö, but it all began in Helsingborg, Sweden, with an overpowering need for playing loud and simple.
Before The Guilt they were both in another band but the sudden and tragic loss of a member left the band without direction. Jesper, a good friend and an excellent drummer, could not be replaced. In all this confusion Tobias and Emma found a mutual cause and inspired by everything they ever listened to in the nineties; The Guilt became their channel for dispersing frustration through dancing and shredding guitars.
For their first liveshows the synths and drums were played by an iPod. It could not possibly get less cool. But The Guilt set their own punkrock standards by delivering a blazing work-out at every single show. A few years later the iPod was replaced by a sequencer named Roland and the duo went on exploring the dichotomy between the genres- screaming louder and adding glittery gold in everything.
Since the band started the main focus has been to play however, whenever, wherever. The simple set-up have made it possible to dish out punkrock disco at lounge bars, squats, galleries, apartments, offices, barns and venues all over Europe. Always performing in full throttle, in all the impossible places, made The Guilt what it is today.
In 2015 The Guilt released their first EP named ”Die” on Heptown Records and on Swedish label Suicide Records in 2016 the single ”Dance to the Revolution” was released. The song was inspired by the Emma Goldman quote “If I can’t dance, it’s not my revolution”, in times when it’s more than important than ever to do both.
In 2016 their first full length album “The Guilt” was recorded, and is being released on Heptown records on the 5th of May 2017. With a diverse starting field of songs The Guilt put a lot of thought into finding the right brains for the mixing and producing. Three skilled people: Gustav Brunn (Atlas losing grip, Lawgiver) Alain Steffler (Le Prince Harry, Experimental Tropic Blues Band) and Joakim Lindberg (MFMB) have left traces on this album, explaining lazerpunk.
In 2017 The Guilt will be sweating across Europe with their fully loaded and improved “drummer”. Laughing, screaming and dancing.