Molosser is an acoustic duo from Sweden with a raw and bluesy Alt/Rock sound. Partners in both life and music, Tess and Jahn made their professional debut as Molosser in 2021 with the album “Appear.” That record introduced a talented songwriting team with a distinctive sound. With their downtuned acoustic guitars and Tess’ soulful lead vocals, Molosser creates a unique genre-bending vibe.
The two met as working musicians in the city of Gothenburg, each playing in a series of bands ranging from Noisecore and riff-heavy Rock to improvised Jazz. They eventually relocated to a farm in Uråsa, in the province of Småland where they live and work today. Molosser had a momentous 2021 and they show no signs of slowing down in the new year.
Throughout the month of January, Molosser released four new singles. The tracks are all taken from a recent live and uncut recording known as the “Barebones Sessions.” Each song was recorded in one take, into live microphones and with no overdubs. The result is a raw, organic and bluesy performance. And every bend is captured in a beautiful and warm live recording.
Each of the four songs from the Barebones Sessions are new re-imagined versions of tracks from Molosser’s debut album. They launched the new project with the swampy Delta Blues of “Solid Gold.” On the track, the two guitarists riff on a voodoo groove as Tess hauntingly sings, “show me where the gold is.”
“Dive In” adds a touch of Classic Rock to the mix. However it still resides within the Blues universe, sounding a bit like some long lost late night Jorma Kaukonen and Grace Slick jam. On the follow-up single “Black Oak,” Molosser delves into some complex Prog Rock musical sophistication. The song travels an ever evolving landscape of haunting melodies and chord changes.
“Unsolid” is the latest single from Molosser, released worldwide to all major streaming services on January 28, 2022. The song continues the musically adventurous spirit of “Black Oak,” this time with some Jazz-infused acoustic Grunge. The song’s mix of grit and musicality brings to mind Chris Cornell’s acoustic work. Tess sings of “falling to pieces” with all the angst of Seattle and the Jazz soul of New York.
Check out the “Unsolid (Barebones Sessions)” video below. You can also hear that track & “Dive In” on the Deep Indie Dive playlist and “Solid Gold” & “Black Oak” on the Deep Indie Songwriters. Or listen to Molosser on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with the band. Get on their socials and get in the loop on all of the music to come from this talented team, including a brand new studio album later this year.