BIO

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Gus Ring grew up in Sweden up playing trumpet in orchestras to later end up screaming in metal and hardcorebands. From these experiences Gus created a unique style of fragile, dark, melancholic pop. His works has been compared by critics and fans to songwriters like Jeff Buckley and Damien Rice, and bands such as Sigur Rós, Daughter and Wovenhand.

Over the course of two album releases and extensive touring throughout Europe as a solo act Gus Ring’s third album ‘For Us Lonely Souls’ features Jolanda Moletta (She Owl) on keyboards and Fredrik Ottosson on drums. While keeping the eerie melodies and emptiness of 2017 ‘Hypnoseas’ the step out of the previous singer-songwriter outfit has given the trio newfound power to experiment with soundscapes and creative dynamics ranging from fragile minimalism to cinematic crescendos.

With heavy mellotron bass, soaring ambient guitar, classical piano lines, cinematic drums and Gus Ring’s fragile yet powerful voice the trio is creating a dreamlike space of music that allows the listener to just close their eyes and drift away. During live performances, the audience is invited to progressively go deeper and deeper within, finding their innermost sorrow and letting it go.

“Dreampop for bleeding hearts and suffering souls.”
Musikreviews (DE)

“Scandi-noir”
The Crack (UK)

“Gus Ring has something else, something unique, and not even if you’d point a gun to my head would I be able to put my finger on what it is. It’s like a beautiful divine shimmer spreading across the room.”
Drefvet (SWE)

“It doesn’t become generic for a second, and it’s to say the least, very original.”
Gaffa (SWE)

“At a first listen it may sound like every other guitarballad, but inside Gus’s voice and melodies hides a darkness that slowly reveals itself and gives the music such a beautiful nerve.”
Norrköpings Tidningar & Östgöta Correspondenten (SWE)

imkifi“Gus Ring uses the attributes of the traditional singer-songwriter, but makes it sound like something else, something different.”
I’m Kingfisher

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“Präriens elegant!”
Kristian Anttila

“Like a Swedish Jeff Buckley.”
Koncertkirken, Copenhagen

“Gus Ring is sharing cosmic wisdom, and listening to his music is like taking drugs – but without the drugs.”
Art Stalker, Berlin

 – REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS –

English:
RnR Magazine
The Crack
Echoes and Dust
Backseat Mafia
Freq
Come Here Floyd (Will I Be Alone For The Rest Of My Life?)
Come Here Floyd (You Deserve So Much More)
Music & Riots
XS Noise
Nordic Music Reviews (Hypnoseas)
Nordic Music Reviews (You Deserve So Much More)
The Leipzig Glocal
Vents Magazine – (Hypnoseas)
Vents Magazine – (You Deserve So Much More)
Meadow Music
A Little Bit Of Sol
Emerging Indie Bands
Unpeeled
Tempelores

Swedish:
Nolltretton
Corren
Gaffa
Drefvet (Where’s The Music)
Drefvet (You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me)
Drefvet (Gus Ring Har Ordet)
Drefvet (Intervju)
Norrköpings Tidningar
Meadow Music
Djungeltrumman
Landets Fria
Robex Lundgren

German:
Musikreviews.de
Künstler wie Keine
Pretty In Noise
We Love That Sound
Avantgarde Night Flight
Time for Metal
Dirk Busse Musik

Italian:
Shoegaze Blog

Portuguese:
Tracker Magazine

Spanish:
ZoneNights (Will I Be Alone For The Rest Of My Life?)
ZoneNights (You Deserve So Much More)