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Swedish Post-Punk Group Affordable Hybrid Share First New Music Since 2009

written by Mark Doyle October 4, 2016

Affordable Hybrid to release 7″ Bat/Roky via Flannel Gurl Records October 28th

‘sharp and stellar’ – PureVolume

Listen to ‘Bat’

Affordable Hybrid are a four piece post punk band from Vänersborg, Sweden consisting of bassist/vocalist Lars Ludvig Löfgren, guitarist/vocalist Samuel Järpvik, guitarist György Barocsai, and drummer Mikael Björklund. The band released their debut album The Snake Was A Mistake in November 2007. Their next album, No Area, No Criminals, was released in December 2009. Affordable Hybrid then went into hibernation, leading the band members to focus on other things.

On April 9, 2015 Lars had a solo show in Paris. Samuel was in the city on vacation on the very same date and happened to see that Lars was playing. He showed up at the concert without any notice, they drank some wine together, Lars played, and Samuel joined him on stage to cover a Misfits song. That night, they also made a decision that it was time to bring back Affordable Hybrid. A recording session was booked with György Barocsai for July 2015. In the few months in between, György was propositioned to join Affordable Hybrid as a full time guitarist, an offer which he accepted.

Now that they have shed their skin, Affordable Hybrid are slithering their way through Europe on a tour to support their new 7″ EP Bat/Roky. Drawing influences from Nirvana and the Black Lips, Bat/Roky will be released on October 28, 2016 via Flannel Gurl Records.

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