June 13th 2018 - Malmö! Stockholm!
See you at Sommarscen Malmö on June 28th...
... but first up! Sthlm Americana on Saturday!
June 8th 2018 - NEW SINGLE: The Best Forgettable Act
Out today, THE BEST FORGETTABLE ACT, originally cut during first Transit studio day and meant
to be song#5 on the album. About the soothing feeling of being lost, and listen to how Helena
Arlock's strings fade out at 2:02. Piano and production by my favorite hard working hero Carl
Edlom. This was the last song for years, hope you like it. Thanks!
June 4th 2018 - "This record is awesome"
- NPR'S ALL SONG CONSIDERED!
+ "Sublime" - Accents d'Europe, Radio France International
Surreal to be talking, and having the song Topography of Gabon featured, in today's
NPR: All Song Considered, one of my favorite radio shows. Hearing Robin Hilton saying
"This record is awesome!" Thank you!
Also, great words like "unique" and "sublime" from Vincent Théval in Radio France International's
cross-europan news watch show Accents d'Europe. Luck Underwhelms Me was played.
May 31st 2018 - "New video: Sarajevo"
The good people at Various Small Flames premieres the video for 'Sarajevo' (directed by Isac Stridsman)
"I’m Kingfisher’s style allows room to explore a range of emotions within a single album.
Each track having a certain directness that draws the listener to Jonsson’s lyrics in the
manner of the best folk music."
May 24th 2018 - Sommarscen Malmö June 28th!
I'm part of Malmö's annual series of free outdoor summer shows. Check me out at the water
outside the concert hall Malmö Live on June 28th. Also there's a lot of shows announced in
Eksjö, Stockholm (Sthlm Americana), Karlstad, Helsinki, Nottingham, Umeå, Sundsvall and more
at: [TOUR PAGE]
May 9th 2018 - STHLM Americana!
With Jason Isbell, Handsome Family, John Moreland and more
So happy to announce I'm part of the line-up of this year's STHLM Americana @ Södra Teatern
in Stockholm this year on June 16th. Other acts to play include Jason Isbell, Handsome Family,
Sara Shook, John Moreland and many more.
We've also announced a new show in Karlstad and my first in Helsinki, along with the rest of
the tour and more is to be announced. Update yourself HERE
May 3rd 2018 - 1st leg of Transit tour, more to come...
Going to announce a few more shows next week, really happy with the first batch. Lund, Göteborg,
Stockholm, Copenhagen, Karlstad, Grums
May 2nd 2018 - 8/10 in Hymn & 482mhz live review
8 out of 10 in HYMN. "Sweden's most prominent singer/songwriter ... world class"
and a great live review from 482mhz on last show in Lund.
April 23th 2018 - More press
After great reviews in Swedish main media such as Sonic (7 out of 10!) and Nöjesguiden (5 out of 6!),
pleased to see the staggering quote "Master of small gestures" in Göteborgs-Posten as well as 8 out 10
by old favorites Americana UK.
April 16th 2018 - "ALBUM OUT NOW / First reviews!
So proud to finally present my sixth solo album Transit!
Order (vinyl ltd. orange & black, cd, digital): https://fadingtrailsrecs.bandcamp.com/album/transit
20+ dates Scandinavian/UK w/ Damien Jurado, Weather Station, Jessica Lea Mayfield and more: Tour
"Strength, hope and beauty"
5/6 - Nöjesguiden
"A true album"
7/10 - Sonic
"Sweden's most prominent singer/songwriter"
- HYMN (+ track-by-track interview)
4/5 - Nya Wermlands-Tidningen
4/5 - Värmlands Folkblad
8/10 - 482 mhz
5/6 - Kentucky7
"His strongest yet" - Lira
April 4th 2018 - "A Graceful Return" - Clash Magazine (UK)
Clash Magazine (UK) is premiering the new brand new track Sarajevo today! Martin Hederos plays piano
and organ, Carl Edlom a little bit of everything.
"a hearty, pastoral piece of Americana with a folk-hewn template. A graceful return,
it's one weighed down by experience while retaining a sense of lingering innocence.
Tune in now."
February 24th 2018 - Nöjesguiden (S)
The new Nöjesguiden features first words on the actual album, out April 13th. "When Thomas Jonsson
finally delivers all promises." (from Patrik Forshage's best-right-now-picks). EDIT: The second sentence
was not supposed to be there.
February 23rd 2018 - Aftonbladet (S) on single#1 - The Revue (CA) on single#2
Håkan Steen wrote good things about the lead single "What Good Would Loving Do Me Now?" in Sweden's
biggest evening paper Aftonbladet. "Mostl likely Thomas Denver Jonsson's finest work to date. "early-
Also a veeery nice track review on the second single from Canadian The Revue, talking about "masterpiece",
"It’s safe to say that I’m Kingfisher is one of our favorite discoveries of the year" and " a tale that
Clint Eastwood should turn into an Academy Award-winning film."
February 20th 2018 - Single Premiere: Luck Underwhelms Me
"A song for the road less travelled" - GoldflakePaint (UK)
Today, the great people at GoldFlakePaint (UK) premieres the second single 'Luck Underwhelms Me'
from the upcoming album 'Transit', saying "a rugged country ballad that adds scorched strings
and dusty guitar playing to Jonsson’s cracked, yearning voice to create something worn and aged,
a song for the road less travelled; the disappearing of things once held dear. It feels both wise
and craggy, neither of just the man or the earth but of one within the other, the push and pull
between forces we can never get a grasp on, the ambiguous nature of our time here.
PRE-ORDER TRANSIT (vinyl/cd/digital): https://fadingtrailsrecs.bandcamp.com/album/transit-lp
February 8th 2018 - KEXP: Song of the Day
Thrilled to be featured in KEXP's Song of the Day today!!! An in-depth song
review highlights with "a sonic marvel on which Jonsson ruminates on intimate flashbulb memories".
Find the whole post here:
The Revue (CA)
Also, great words from Canadian The Revue writing "“What Good Would Loving Do Me Now?” shimmers with
the ambience of Bon Iver and Lord Huron fused with the rich textures of Damien Jurado and José González.
Prepare yourself for a breathtaking experience." Whole post at:
January 29th 2018 - Hymn / Göteborgs-Posten / Sydsvenskan
Nice mentions from HYMN (above left), Göteborgs-Posten (above right), Sydsvenskan (below)
January 24th 2018 - New single, new album, new label
Today, British The 405 premieres my brand new single 'What Good Would Loving Do Me Now?'
writing "before you know it, 'What Good Would Love Do Me Now?' has become a mini-epic"
and "Transit is sure to be an understated delight."
I'm so proud to annouce to that my sixth solo album Transit will be released world-wide by
Fading Trails Recordings on April 13th (vinyl/cd/digital). This is a stripped-down album,
using full takes, produced by Carl Edlom and featuring guests like Martin Hederos, Christian
Kjellvander, Klas Henrik Hörngren and Helena Arlock.
January 16th 2018 - Featuring in soundtrack
On 31st January at Gothenburg Film Festival, the new Swedish feature film Kärlek & Vilja (Love & Will)
has premiere. Its soundtrack includes three songs of mine: Dreams at the Film Club, Dance Floor Borders
and Smile with your 1000 Teeth.
January 7th 2018 - Video session: Gothenburg Sessions
Don't know if this will ever end up on an album, but still like this song plenty. Gothenburg Sessions
came by a few months ago and recorded it! Thank you guys!