Under Kevlaret

There is one thing that is more important to me than anything else. I don’t want anybody to feel like no one hears them. I want to do what I can to help people avoid falling into that big black hole of loneliness. I want to think of the big picture and why we are here on this planet. A while back I decided to change my direction when it comes to music and took some time to really think of what music gives me and what it can give other people. For me it’s a place to belong. I want my music to actually be able to help people, in more ways than the connection and community it creates. So from now on 50% of all profits from merch, cds, vinyls and 100% of digital downloads purchased through my Bandcamp will be donated to Under Kevlaret.

Under Kevlaret is a Swedish association focused on helping boys and men open up and speak about their feelings. I see this as a huge issue today, and I believe helping men get more comfortable talking about their emotions and what they carry inside will help benefit the whole of society. Under Kevlaret do seminars at schools around Sweden for young boys and keep a chat open 4 evenings a week where boys and men can speak about whatever is on their minds.

Live Session: For Us Lonely Souls

The ”For Us Lonely Souls” live session is now out! I’m so proud of what we have created and I’m truly blessed to have friends with such musical and creative talents and with such kindness as to give me a part of their time to make this happen. With their help this became even more beautiful than I had envisioned.

Special thanks goes out to:
Fritz Tsai – Director & Video
Jack Grewe – Drums & Audio
Jolanda Moletta – Piano & backing vocals
Felicitas Arnold – Violin
Jose David Sierra Ramírez – Cello

Live Session Premiere – 19th of February

Friday 19th of February at 6:45 pm CET I will premiere a brand new live session from a song off of my last album ‘For Us Lonely Souls’. As I’m nominated to be a part of the European network of showcase festivals, INES, they will air it as a part of their ‘Festival of Streams’ event together with the rest of the Swedish nominees. My performance will be streamed at 7:25 pm CET, but I’d advice you to check in earlier to see all of the other amazing bands and artists. You can click the bell icon on the video above to get reminded before the premiere starts.

Collaborating with Yellow Belly

I got to know Dominique aka Yellow Belly maybe around 6 years ago when she somehow found my first album Boredomtapes. I was so amazed that someone all the way from the UK had found my music, and even liked it so much she wanted to buy a cassette tape! We started talking over soundcloud and I found out that she also was making music – BEAUTIFUL music. Since then she has really developed her own unique style of dark, moody, ambient and electronic music. Her new album ”Spiral” is just out, and I am so proud and grateful that I got to be part of the last track ”Hiatus”, adding some vocals, guitar, keyboards and working on the arrangement together. I am now officially a fan – and you should be too.

Listen to the track here:

INES Talent 2021

I am incredibly grateful and proud to have been chosen as one of the INES Showcase Festival Network Talents 2021. I feel so much love for LIVE AT HEART for acknowledging my work and believing in me. Thank you 🖤🙏

So what does this mean? Being an INES Talent means that I have been chosen by my home country to be one of 70 artists out of Europe (and 7 out of Sweden) to get privilege being booked for multiple big music festivals around Europe in 2021.

This means so much to me as in these uncertain times planning to book a tour or playing any live shows at all is very difficult. I am so psyched for 2021 and I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed that times will change and I will be able to see you out there on the road together with my band next year.

Italian Shoegaze blog reviews For Us Lonely Souls!

“Adesso forse ha trovato la sua dimensione: scrittura pop, profumo post rock, umoralità vagamente dark. Io direi Jeff Buckley + Sigur Ròs, ma andrei a spanne e lascerei per strada un bel po’ delle tante sfumature di questo songwriter fragile e prezioso”
Grazie mille Shoegaze Blog for featuring my music and comparing me to such favorites as Sigur Rós and Jeff Buckley! An honor to be in the right company of all this beautiful shoegaze music.

Read the full review and check out lots of other great Shoegaze artists featured HERE.

Shoegaze blog

5 Star review in RnR Magazine

‘For Us Lonely Souls’ gets a review in RnR Magazine! Thank you Nathan Rowland for the beautiful words.
“Songs free of tired platitudes and over-extended metaphors but rather filled with deeply personal, if sometimes unintelligible, lyrics that give the album a refreshing feeling of originality”

Gus Ring R2 1 March 2020

UKs The Crack Review

“If you can’t get enough of Scandi-noir, of the aural variety, then this fella is packing some of the murky stuff”
UKs Magazine The Crack hits the spot describing me as Scandi-noir and darkpop indie in their review of ‘For Us Lonely Souls’ to be found in their newly released March issue.

Gus Ring The Crack March 2020

Heartfuck on Eleven Pop Songs

An honor to have my song ‘Heartfuck’ on the podcast eleven pop songs in the right company of other great shoegaze, dreampop and post-punk artists. My german is not the best but thought I heard some ‘düsterich’ ‘pompös’ and ‘fantastisch’… If your german is better than mine – make sure to check out the show HERE!

eleven pop songs

RELEASE DAY! For Us Lonely Souls

Today ’For Us Lonely Souls’ is finally out on CD and Vinyl as well as all digital streaming platforms thanks to Kick The Flame Publishing and everyone who has helped crowdfunding the record. Be prepared, for this record is a dark and brutally honest one.

Bandcamp: https://bit.ly/3ccBqGu
Youtube: https://youtu.be/hAdxjrii1QQ
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2VqaGwi
Apple Music: https://apple.co/399TFu6
JPC: https://bit.ly/2wgOU3i



To celebrate the release of my new album ’For Us Lonely Souls’ on the 28th of February I will hit the road early March for some special shows through Germany. This time I will bring Jolanda Moletta (from SHE OWL) on keyboards and Jack Grewe on drums. It will be more loud, quiet, psychedelic, epic, atmospheric and beautiful than ever.

7/3 – FÜRSTENWALDE – Parkclub Fürstenwalde
10/3 – STUTTGART – Cafe Galao
11/3 – BOCHUM – BASTION Bochum
14/3 – REICHENBACH IM VOGTLAND – City Happening


Echoes and Dust premieres new live session

Surprise surprise! Today Echoes And Dust premieres a brand new live session of ‘Will I Be Alone For The Rest Of My Life?’. I am incredibly thankful to be joined by Jolanda Moletta from SHE OWL on keyboards and Leon Griese from THE SOMNAMBULIST on drums.
“In a warm mystic haze that might lead your thoughts to movies like Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive, Gus Ring’s fragile yet powerful voice and soaring ambient guitar mends perfectly into Leon Griese’s dark jazz drumming, Jolanda Moletta’s haunting vocals, heavy mellotron bass and sharp oriental leads.”

Watch the  live session HERE.


HELP CROWDFUND For Us Lonely Souls!

I never thought I’d do this, but after having multiple people encouraging this independent Swede, I am now taking the step; I am starting a crowdfunding campaign to make the CD and Vinyl production for my upcoming album “For Us Lonely Souls” possible – and YOU can help! If you want to see this happen you can either leave a donation of choice or purchase any of the merch or special items listed on my Indiegogo page – you’ll get there by clicking HERE.

Let’s make this happen! Thank you.

Drefvet Interview

Ricky from my favorite Swedes in Drefvet did a long and very honest in-depth interview with me earlier this summer. Talking about different kinds of darkness, the struggles of keeping your art honest while surviving as a musician, how my songs come to life and the concept of my new album (Swedish only).


For Us Lonely Souls is now everywhere

The second single and title track from my upcoming album “For Us Lonely Souls” is today available on all streaming platforms.



This is the song that opened my mind for the future. It helped me find the reason I share my music at all. I am a troubled soul in a world where I really have to struggle to find my place. But I want to believe I can, and that we all can. This is the reason I create at all, to understand this world and to be able to connect with you, and music is the most absolute way for me to do it.


Thank you Comeherefloyd for following my journey, having a peak through my GR-sunglasses and writing such a poetic review about “Will I Be Alone For The Rest Of My Life?” – Read the full review HERE.

“Gus Ring writes songs with a chip on his shoulders. A look at the world is different from a pair of GR sunglasses. It’s rose tinted, but never long enough to bring the kind of coma to your reality.”


Zone Nights

Gracias ZoneNights for your beautiful words about my new single! Read the whole review HERE.

“La canción, es más que atrapante, su sonido envolvente y atmosférico, lo hace único, siendo así una opción más que interesante para personalizar tu biblioteca musical.”



Today Backseat Mafia​ premieres ”Will I Be Alone For the Rest Of My Life?, the first single from my upcoming album “For Us Lonely Souls” – click HERE to be the first to hear it!

“Will I Be Alone For The Rest Of My Life?” has this gothic shroud cloaked over it… with a chorus that sits, like a black raven, on your shoulder. And never leaves.”

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