Meet the absolutely bonkers Swedes who invented “scrapyard rock”

We love getting unsolicited emails at MVM. Genuinely it still blows our minds that anyone sends us emails in and asks us to check their band out.

Imagine how excited one of us was then, when sitting at the FM gig we reviewed a fortnight or so back a message came to us from Shit The Cow. Not a real name, we thought. Somebody is at the wind-up we surmised.

Actually no.

Shit The Cow are four men who probably should know better. Daniel Kjellberg: guitar and bass, Robin Lindqvist: drums, Erik Rosenberg: guitar and bass Peter Söderberg: vocals and guitar, make up perhaps the barmiest band we have come across for a long time.

The quartet have just released their third EP “Rissna” and one review in their press pack says this: “Utterly mad, but utterly brilliant with it, Shit The Cow still play music ten times better than their name.”

Enough said?

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, the band released their debut EP “volume/cow” 2012 and followed it up 2013 with “Salt of the earth”. They describe their music as scrapyard rock, (“skrotrock” in Swedish) and find their influences in mainly punk, garage and stoner rock.

We asked them what it all means and got this for a response: “Rissna is the name of the small village up in the woods in nothern Sweden where we recorded the EP over a weekend in late April.”

Which is about the only straightforward thing about them.

The EP will be reviewed next week.