Baskery are Greta, Stella and Sunniva Bondesson. A trio of sisters from Stockholm, Sweden, who’ve played music since they were old enough to hold an instrument.
Baskery play a combination of classic ‘roots music and Americana’ with a twist of rule breaking punk to turn this much loved style of music on its head. Their sound oozes style and playfulness and has helped them accrue a number of plaudits and accolades.
They are (in their own words) …. “3 b*tches from Sweden playing alternative indie, folk, rock, Americana, Nordicana, blues and the odd pop”.
Since the start in 2008, they’ve released four full-length albums and successfully toured the world. The band’s motto, to go where the music takes them, has created an organic growth and their energetic and diverse live shows have made them an attractive and sought-after live band.
They’ve been handpicked as support act for Gary Clark Jr, Robbie Williams, Seth Lakeman, Lukas Nelson and Brandi Carlile and have made appearances at festivals like Glastonbury (UK) (Avalon stage 2009 and 2022), Shrewsbury Folk Festival (UK), Solfest (UK), Shambala (UK), Bonnaroo (US), Newport Folk Festival (US), SXSW (US), Calgary Folk Festival (CAN), Winnipeg Folk Festival (CAN), Woodford Folk Festival (AUS), Peace and Love (SE), Storsjöyran (SE), Colours of Ostrawa, (CZ), and Toender (DK).
In February 2022 the band teamed up with producer Sean Lakeman (The Levellers, Billy Bragg, Imelda May) in a timeless Devon hideaway studio, far from any distractions, to record their 5th album. The collaboration between producer and band was mutually inspiring and the result is a diverse sound landscape, where each song has been granted its own, unique outfit and where the red thread lies within the musicianship and the vocal harmonies.
Their previous albums have received great critical acclaim from magazines like Q Magazine, Mojo Magazine, and Uncut Magazine. 2023 will be a busy year for Baskery with an album release, a festival-packed summer and an extensive autumn UK tour.
For more information, please visit the band’s webpage baskeryband.com Baskery are: GRETA BONDESSON – banjitar, guitars, drums & vocals STELLA BONDESSON – double bass & vocals SUNNIVA BONDESSON – electric guitar, acoustic guitar & vocals