“Like a Swedish Jeff Buckley.”
– French guy at Koncertkirken, Copenhagen
“A nice mixture of experimental and classic singer-songwriter. You can spot a bad and a good singer-songwriter, and Gus is a good one.”
– Dude at Joe’s Garage, Amsterdam
“Gus Ring is sharing cosmic wisdom, and listening to his music is like taking drugs – but without the drugs.”
– Old artsy man at Art Stalker, Berlin
Gus Ring calls his music Acoustic Dreampop. Growing up playing trumpet in orchestras to then end up screaming in metal and hardcorebands, Gus found his love for fragile, honest, melancholic music in his early 20’s when he started writing and recording songs in his bedroom. In 2014 the first album “Boredomtapes” was recorded, mixed and mastered by Gus in a studio he built in his closet, as an experiment to what he could achieve doing everything himself. Gus then released the album as 100 cassette-tapes, each one with a hand-drawn cover.
The release of the tapes lead to Gus booking his first European tour by himself, called “Boredomtour – Side A”, travelling through Sweden to Denmark and Germany. In 2016 Gus had now written two more EPs and started collaborating with German booking agency Jackalope ANM. Gus went on his second tour, “Boredomtour – Side B”, visiting new countries like Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands. In April 2017 recordlabel “Daughters and Sons” released his new album “Hypnoseas”.
Since then Gus has been touring Europe consistently, being compared both by critics and fans to songwriters like Jeff Buckley, Damien Rice and Jim Morrison and bands such as The Cure, Interpol and Wovenhand. Gus Rings live performances are best described as a dreamy emotional journey through dark ambient soundscapes and melancholic singer-songwriter.