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Photo by: Peter af Kleen
Photo by: Peter af Kleen

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Female fronted Spiders mix garage punk and early hard rock with bluesy melodies. Spiders’ songs reveal the bands incredible songwriting prowess and the music is full of energy and raw rock riffs.

Spiders is a Gothenburg based band featuring Ann-Sofie Hoyles, John Hoyles, Olle Griphammar and Ricard Harryson.

Spiders was formed in Gothenburg in February 2010. A few months later the band appeared at one of Sweden’s most successful music festivals, Way Out West. It was around this time Spiders for the first time as a band stepped into the studio with producer Don Ahlsterberg (The Soundtrack of Our Lives, International Noise Conspiracy) and started recording.

By the end of January 2011 Spiders released their debut record, a 10” vinyl EP on Crusher Records containing four tracks. The self-titled release was very well received and noticed in Record Collector as well airplayed on Sweden’s largest radio channel P3. In March 2011 those four previously released tracks came to be released in the USA as two separate 7” singles, one on Kemado Records the other on Valley King Records, the latter with an artwork made by the well-known Alan Forbes.

Around this time drummer Axel Sjöberg, former drummer, left Spiders to work full time on Graveyard and came to be replaced by Ricard Harryson (Fox Machine, The Maharajas). In May Spiders stepped into the studio for the second time recording the sequel – the two track single Fraction – digitally released by Crusher Records on September 23rd, 2011.

MEMBERS
Ann-Sofie Hoyles – vocals
John Hoyles – guitar
Olle Griphammar – bass
Ricard Harryson – drums

PRESS QUOTES

“…seems like a great starting block for this quartet… it’s a vital stew of powerful, impassioned sounds.”
Record Collector (UK)

“If you dig driven 60s and 70s inspired rock, go buy Flash Point. Anything else would be stupid.”
Jakob Ljungberg, Close-Up Magazine (SE)

“Catchy to the point of being contagious, yet perfectly willing to get its hands dirty, Flash Point might sound like 1972, but there’s no denying it’s as good as hard rock gets in 2012.”
Adrien Begrand, MSN Headbang (US)

“It’s a superb album that does what it sets out to in under 30 minutes and the proof is in the pudding.”
Jon “Mojo” Mills, Shindig! Magazine (UK)

“…a riff party with a big dose of garage and Motörhead rock.”
Pelle Gunnarsson, Sweden Rock Magazine (SE)

“Flash Point could easily be an album of the year candidate.”
Bill Goodman, The Soda Shop (US)

DISCOGRAPHY
Flash Point CD/LP, (October 5, 2012). ORDER

1. Weekend Nights
2. Hang Man
3. Love Me
4. Loss & Trouble
5. Fraction
6. Above The Sky
7. Rules Of The Game
8. Hard To Keep True
9. Stendec

Additional info: Recorded and mixed by Per Stålberg and Olle Björk at Welfare Sounds Studio. Mastered by Hans Olsson Brookes at Svenska Grammofonstudion. Cover photo by Sara Persson. Cover photo editing by Anders Bergstedt. Live photos by Johan Mossberg & Josefin Larsson. Layout by Peter Carlsson.

Weekend Nights 7″, (September 7, 2012). GET DIGITAL

Side A:
1. Weekend Nights
Side B:
2. Lies

Additional Info: Recorded and mixed by Per Stålberg and Olle Björk at Welfare Sounds Studio. Mastered by Hans Olsson Brookes at Svenska Grammofonstudion. Cover photo and artwork by Tammy Karlsson. Weekend Nights written by the Spiders. Lies written by Mathias Lilja, The Strollers.

Fraction (digital release), (September 23, 2011). GET DIGITAL

A-side:
1. Fraction

B-side:
2. Under My Wheel

Additional Info: Recorded and mixed by Daniel Nordahl and Magnus Johansson at Norra Stranden Recording. Mastered by Henryk Lipp at Music A Matic. Cover photo by Jenny Segerfelt. Layout by Martin Hultqvist. All songs written by Spiders. Except Under My Wheels, written by Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway and Bob Ezrin.

S/T 10″ Picture Disc, (September 2, 2011). ORDER

A-side:
1. High Society
2. Gracious Man

B-side:
3. Long Gone
4. Nothing Like You

Additional Info: Recorded and mixed by Don Ahlsterberg. Mastered by Hans Ohlsson-Brookes and Don Ahlsterberg. Cover art by Sebastian Toivonen. Layout by Martin Hultqvist. All songs written by Spiders. Except Nothing Like You, written by Spiders and Martin Heppich.

Featuring Ann-Sofie Hoyles, John Hoyles (ex. Witchcraft), Axel Sjöberg (Graveyard) and Matteo Gambacorta.

S/T 10″, (January 28, 2011). ORDER

A-side:
1. High Society
2. Gracious Man

B-side:
3. Long Gone
4. Nothing Like You

Additional Info: Recorded and mixed by Don Ahlsterberg. Mastered by Hans Ohlsson-Brookes and Don Ahlsterberg. Cover art by Sebastian Toivonen. Layout by Martin Hultqvist. All songs written by Spiders. Except Nothing Like You, written by Spiders and Martin Heppich.

Featuring Ann-Sofie Hoyles, John Hoyles (ex. Witchcraft), Axel Sjöberg (Graveyard) and Matteo Gambacorta.