Tag Archives: Joel Wästberg

sir Was: Heaven is here

Joel Wästberg, known to his fans as sir Was, has just released his debut album, ‘Digging A Tunnel’. Written and performed entirely by the Gothenburg-based multi-instrumentalist, it’s a highly personal collection of songs blending hip-hop, soul, and electronica, drawing inspiration from the likes of Moondog, My Bloody Valentine, and D’Angelo via Sly and the Family Stone, The Beatles, and Mahavishnu Orchestra.

Ahead of his performance at Birthdays, he tells us about recording the LP, learning to play everything from sax to drums, the thrill of South Africa’s minibus taxis, having a machine gun pointed at him during a border crossing, playing in José González’ band, and the “zone” of live performance.

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sir Was ‘Says Hi’ at The Old Blue Last

Gothenburg-based hip-hop electronic musician sir Was is launching his debut EP, ‘Says Hi’, with a London show on 1 June at The Old Blue Last.

Tickets are available now.

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