January 8th 2019 - Can't wait for the future
Thanks for still remembering my album. 2018 was a busy year for me and I don't take that for
granted. This was the year when I 1. All time high! Got to sing with Magnola Electric Co in
Stockholm and Gothenburg. 2. Released my 6th solo album Transit. 3. Talked with NPR All Songs Considered
4. Was Song of the Day in KEXP. 5. Had the biggest audience on a headline show ever. 6. Played
at STHLM Americana Festival 7. Was sponsored with a great Dowina 12-string guitar from Lasse Dyna Guitars
in Vadstena. 8. Toured with people like Christian Kjellvander, Louise Hoffsten, Damien Jurado and
Weather Station. 9. Cleared a much awaited (by me) vinyl edition of the 2010 album 'Arctic'.
10. And wrote my best song ever "If that's all you got on me"
December 18th 2018 - ARCTIC vinyl re-issue early 2019
Thanks to Accelerator records, 2010's album Arctic will be available on vinyl for the first time ever.
Stay tuned early next year for pre-orders, versions and release date. Arctic was my first album under the
Kingfisher name and features a collaboration with one of my big ambient favorites Keith Kenniff (aka
Goldmund and Helios). Arctic was originally released by Playground Music Sweden. Cover art was made by
Stefan Westling, which in my opinion is tailor made for a bigger format.
November 23rd 2018 - Damien Jurado/Magnolia Electric Co/Louise Hoffsten
Had an extraordinary string of shows in October, summing up 2018 as my most intense musical year to date.
Thanks all who lend an ear when I opened for Damien Jurado, Louise Hoffsten and Christian Kjellvander,
not to mention when I got to sing two songs with Magnolia Electric Co in Stockholm and one in Gothenburg.
Biggest moment for me ever. Broke in two.
WITH MAGNOLIA ELECTRIC CO. Gothenburg (top) and Stockholm
TOUR WITH DAMIEN JURADO Umeå, Östersund, Malmö
OPENING FOR CHRISTIAN KJELLVANDER, Växjö
OPENING FOR LOUISE HOFFSTEN, Lund
September 23rd 2018 - Songs:Molina // Damien Jurado shows
In October, I'm proud to be involved in two Secretly Canadian/Belmont Booking productions I'll never
forget. I will guest the Swedish dates (Stockholm 3rd Oct, Gothenburg 4th Oct) of the memorial tour
of Jason Molina, featuring people from Magnolia Electric Company, Songs:Ohia and Timothy Showalter
(Strand of Oaks). Still gutted by Jason's death. Honoured beyond words. I will also support Damien Jurado
in Umeå, Östersund and Malmö. This is the third tour me and Damien have done together. Can't wait! See
you down the road. //Thomas
August 23rd 2018 - UK, Finland, Hultsfred
Nottingham show#2 w Keto
Hultsfred w Ella Blixt
July 23rd 2018 - Swedish TV and Norwegian libraries
I was recently interviewed in Swedish TV SVT:
and in the music blog of the Norwegian libraries website Deichman.
https://blogg.deichman.no/musikk/2018/06/28/intervju-med-im-kingfisher-en-svensk-hemmelighet/July 22nd 2018 - On the road again!
Three nights in Hultsfred, Helsinki and Nottingham coming up. Here is some pictures from the
LIVE @ Sommarscen Malmö
LIVE @ Sthlm Americana, Stockholm
TV INTERVIEW in Karlstad
LIVE @ Almen, Karlstad (w Lisa Bodland)
LIVE @ Emma's Lada, Eksjö
Checking in for radio session in P4 Malmöhus
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!
https://open.spotify.com/track/51Ivwur01JVkeRgTomFa7J?si=xogJTChiSOiW0To10rt8TQJune 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.
http://www.rfi.fr/emission/20180518-mariage-princier-produits-derivesMay 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 HEREMay 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."
http://clashmusic.com/news/premiere-im-kingfisher-sarajevoFebruary 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."
http://therevue.ca/2018/02/23/the-matinee-18-february-23rd/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-lpFebruary 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:
https://www.kexp.org/read/2018/2/5/song-day-im-kingfisher-what-good-would-loving-do-me-now/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:
http://therevue.ca/2018/02/08/melodic-tonic-18-february-8th/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!