Three friends, all working musicians, got together to jam in a basement one day in 2018 with no plans of starting a band whatsoever. The burst of energy that grabbed ahold of them the second they turned their amps up and played the first note however left them no choice.
Stockholm trio AWAZE was formed. Fans have described the music as ”aggressive but beautiful high energy riffy garage madness” and ”Pieces of Rage Against the Machine and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, a pinch of Arctic Monkeys, one tablespoon of 2021 and a fist full of no more fucks to give”.
You might recognize the drummer Jonna Löfgren from her ten years of playing with Scottish indie giants Glasvegas, or from tours with major Swedish acts such as Lars Winnerbäck, Vargas & Lagola and Hurula. Lead singer/guitar player Simon Zion became famous as ”tie-dye Jesus” on Swedish Idol back in 2015 (where he came in third place), and Olov Domeij will play bass for anyone who pays him cash money – most recently he did 140 shows with Swedish rock legend Ola Salo.