Listening to… 🎧
We’re listening to Weils, a Swedish instrumental blues band based in Stockholm. Formed by Jonas Teglund and Isak Sundström, who mostly play guitar and synths. They play “a kind of inverted blues without blue tones,” which is to say they borrow templates and progressions from blues, but they play in a major key. Their one and only LP, Fugue State, from 2022 begins with a 23-minute jam and from there oscillates from hard rock to almost slow gospel. They’re joined on their journey by a supporting cast on sax, flute, harp, pedal steel, bass, and drums.