Twopointeight (SWE) + Stumbling Pins (Kiel)
Swedens best kept secret and alternative punkrock band, Twopointeight, are back with a brand new release, Twopointeight II. With their own blend of punk and rock they have created their own style in a genre where many other bands end up sounding like the band before.
Sprung from a collective of swedish teenagers forming bands with each other back and forth during the late 90's, Twopointeight finally found it's own line-up in 2003. The self-titled debut album was recorded the following spring but wasn't released until May 2005. Recorded in five days and produced by Randy's Johan Gustavsson, it was well received and the opening track Redeye got plenty of exposure throughout scandinavia, both on radio and TV.
Touring followed, and Twopointeight saw themselves playing alongside punkrock greats such as Bad Religion and Millencolin on their home turf, as well as opening for Flogging Molly on their Green 17 US tour of 2007 and playing shows throughout Europe with Bombshell Rocks, Dead To Me and Street Dogs.