With three albums under their belts in less than five years, Hedvig Mollestad Trio have gone from strength to strength gathering respect from both rock and jazz camps and receiving vivid praise from the likes of Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke and veteran writer Richard Williams, who started his report from the Berlin Jazz Festival with, “a late-night gig last week persuaded me that Hedvig Mollestad Trio have found a way to make headbanging feel good”. Although there is enough riffing here to satisfy the headbangers, with Black Stabat Mater the trio are venturing into more free and open landscapes with Mollestad truly coming into her own as a solo guitarist as well as a riffmeister previously compared to the likes of Tony Iommi and Jimmy Page. It´s also notable that extensive touring has given them a confidence boost, and once again the tracks have been laid down live in the studio with only minor overdubs. The last few years have seen a thrilling new progessive wave of Norwegian avant jazz´n´rock or free metal energy combos like labelmates Elephant9, Grand General, Bushman´s Revenge and Krokofant, and not to forget the mighty Scorch Trio – led by Finnish guitarist Raoul Björkenheim – who can be said to have started it all some 15 years ago. But it could very well be that Hedvig Mollestad Trio defines it all with their ability to turn the full force of heavy rock and electric jazz to demonic purposes. Hedvig first picked up her mother´s nylon-strung acoustic guitar at ten, before discovering a whole new world through her father´s jazz and rock record collection as a teenager. She translated a biography of Jimi Hendrix for a school project and was given her first electric guitar and amplifier as a confirmation present. The members of the trio are from the districts, but Hedvig met bass player Ellen Brekken and drummer Ivar Loe Bjørnstad at the Music Academy in Oslo. Hedvig asked them to join her after she received the Jazz Talent Of The Year Award at Molde International Jazzfestival in 2009. They have stayed together since, and their previous three albums have all been released on Rune Grammofon, Shoot! (2011), All Of Them Witches (2013) and Enfant Terrible (2014), all to wide international acclaim.
The Syndicate Acquires Sneak Attack Media
Sneak Attack is excited to announce that we’ve been acquired by entertainment marketing agency The Syndicate and will serve as the company’s digital marketing department. Read all about it in Billboard and please visit us at The Syndicate’s website: www.thesyn.com We look forward to continue to work with all of our amazing clients from within The Syn…Read more
The future of influencer marketing
Recently Sneak Attack prez Marni Wandner spoke at the Music Ally Sandbox Summit conference in New York. The conference brought music industry leaders, together to discuss the future of digital music marketing. One of the main themes of the conference was the rise in influencer marketing. Viral Nation co-founder Joe Gagliese described influencer marketing as “It’s like hiring your best…Read more
Sandbox Summit 2018 | NYC #MarketMusicBetter
Learn how to market your music better. Music Ally presents Sandbox Summit NYC; a mix of presentations, panel discussion sessions, and top tips sessions from music industry leaders. On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 Music Ally will be hosting Spotify, UMG, mTheory, and more at this single day conference. Join Sneak Attack founder Marni Wandner alongside some awesome folks from…Read more
Drinking Data: Panel at SXSW
We’re pleased to present our panel at SXSW, Drinking Data: Principles of Human-Based Marketing on Friday March 16 at 5pm at the Austin Convention Center. Join Sneak Attack founder and president Marni Wandner, Jenni Sperandeo of Dangerbird Records, Aaron Ford of The Orchard, and Graham Garner of Sphere Insight for their chat about how to make…Read more
Speakeasy: Music + Tech Mixer in Austin
Join this year’s Austin edition Speakeasy: Music + Tech Mixer with Sneak Attack Media and special guests Music Ally, Lucky Hound Music, DISCO and Endless Riff. We’re pleased to join FLOOD Magazine‘s FLOODfest again at Cedar Street Courtyard. Come grab a beer with some incredibly awesome folks in the music + music tech industries. More info and RSVP hereRead more
Free Artist Consultation for Indie Musicians!
Attention independent musicians located in NYC: our digital distribution friends at Tunecore will be hosting an Artist Consultation roundtable on March 1 in Brooklyn, and we’re super excited to be a part of it. Join Sneak Attack founder Marni Wandner alongside some phenomenal folks from Spotify, Chart Room Media , Momentum Worldwide and Audiomack for a great…Read more