New G2 album next year

G2Sweden’s G2 has announced plans to start work on a new album in 2014. But this time they will be heading to the US to record.

The band’s first two projects were tracked in Sweden and released on Swedish labels, but the guys will instead record independently and look for label partners once it has been completed for this one.

Banjo picker Jens Koch tells us that they have booked two weeks in the Spring of 2014 at J Studio in Nashville, and are making plans now to be ready on time.

Jens Koch“Erick Jaskowiak is engineering and will be helping us produce the album. We met up with Erick on our trip to the US this summer and we feel that it should be a good collaboration. What’s exciting is that we get to record this album for two weeks straight rather than doing it one weekend here and there, as has been the case with our previous albums. So that’s one reason for not recording here in Sweden. Also, being immersed in music in Nashville and with a seasoned engineer feels like a good thing. It’s going to be fun to record again!

We have about half of the material set and we are still writing and collecting songs. We would really like to get some good originals written outside of the band – it’s a hard process to find good material and sure demands time. So, people are still welcome to send songs. We are waiting for material from some writers out there and can’t wait to listen to it.”

Joining Jens on banjo are Christoffer Olsson on guitar and lead vocals, Erik Igelström on mandolin, Jimmy Sunnebrandt on bass, and Tobias Strömberg on reso-guitar.

Songwriters with material to offer are invited to contact G2 through their official web site or Facebook page.

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