|“Umeå Hardcore” is the first single from GATUPLAN’s new album ‘Välkommen till underjorden’ (Welcome To The Underground). The track is about the music scene of the Swedish city Umeå, and how music has the power to change your life in a better way.
The force behind GATUPLAN comes from Inge Johansson the Swedish bassist known from bands like The (International) Noise Conspiracy, Against Me!, Cryssis and CSS.
With no intention to reinvent the wheel, GATUPLAN echos the music that inspired them from the get go. You can hear the influences of the pop sensibilities of the mighty Ramones, the groove of Rancid and The Specials, and the edgy attitude of Ebba Grön, The Clash or Public Enemy.
But, GATUPLAN have no ambition to become a retro concept act – they strive to make music for the here and now, and for the future to come.
This is positive music in a negative time, and a soundtrack to a dream of a better future.
The video for the new track is directed/filmed by Emil Klinta, well known for his work with The Hellacopters & Ghost, among others.
Watch the Video for “Umeå Hardcore” HERE