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The creaking vibration of 45mm of new black ice recorded by Henrik Trygg on the frozen surface of Lissma Kvarnsjö – a lake outside Stockholm last December.



The video for technical metal veterans Meshuggah’s new single Clockworks is miiiighty impressive, marrying the band’s Gigeresque art/aesthetic to dynamic, moving, fractal art courtesy of Dutch visual effects maestro Julius Horsthuis.

Clockworks is from the band’s new album The Violent Sleep of Reason, out now via Nuclear Blast Records.

Julius Horsthuis


This evening.

Dame Lane, Dublin 2

Thanks Colin




Hoolahan 1- Sweden 0



Ireland’s Clark!

For – aargh – Sweden.

Final score: Ireland 1 Sweden 1


Tommy Tropp and Friends – Balls On Fire: Vi bär fram Sverige

Tommy Tropp writes:

I’m a Swede who lives in Dublin since 2012. Me and a few of my friends have written a Euro Cup song (above) for the Swedish team. We might be rivals in the group stage but only for one game :-).

Balls On Fire (Facebook)


Those controversial lyrics translated…

Balls On Fire – Vi bär fram Sverige (We carry Sweden forward,):

Once again we’re getting ready
With this, the national team’s tribute song
A team who fights through thick and thin
Will bring victory to our fortress

With Zlatan as our guide
He’ll show the way with his global class
Soon winds approach with the flavour of final
We’ll stand topmost in the hall of the kings

Now we’re chanting for our blue and yellow squad…

We carry Sweden forward
Our Sweden – to triumph in this summer’s fight
We carry Sweden forward
Our Sweden – when the dream is true we have peace

We look to the future but remember nighty-four
Great old days and conquests
Embrace equal parts finesse and strength
Becoming heroes we will worship

From all the cities of Sweden we dress up in blue and yellow
It’s the Euros, it’s party, we’re the loudest of fans
What a squad, what a lot – which teams will get smashed (Ireland, Italy, Belgium)
The blue and yellow eleven who give all Sweden hope
With Isak furthest and Zlatan up front

We carry Sweden forward
Our Sweden – to triumph in this summer’s fight
We carry Sweden forward
Our Sweden – when the dream is true we have peace

We carry Sweden forward
Our Sweden – to triumph in this summer’s fight
We carry Sweden forward
Our Sweden – when the dream is true we have peace

We carry Sweden forward
Our Sweden – to the gold who will be ours
We carry Sweden forward
Our Sweden – in July we have made something big


It’s so catchy.


Euro songs to broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘For Euro Consideration’.



Sinead Finnegan writes:

As I’m sure you all know we are just around the corner from Ireland’s first game in France, and with that in mind, we want to share the very first of the Life Style Sports #FootbALLorNothing Fan Guides. Up first, we have the beautiful Swedes!


Sweden-based Irish journalist Philip O’Connor writes:

I asked Louise Quinn [Ireland international currently playing with Eskilstuna United] who could win the Swedish title and qualify for the Champions League today, whether she would rather win the Swedish League or qualify for the Euros with Ireland – her answer (above) is brilliant…

Mighty Quinn can strike Swedish gold with Eskilstuna (PhilipOConnor)

Mighty Quinn can strike Swedish gold with Eskilstuna (WomensSprtsJournal)


In a flashy effort to help their military fend off the perceived threat of Russian submarines, Swedish peace activists have deployed a neon underwater “defense system” which sends out a welcoming message reading “this way if you are gay.”

The animated subsurface neon sign was recently installed off the coast of Stockholm by the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society (SPAS). Submarines in the vicinity of the so-called “Singing Sailor” are welcomed by morse-coded message and captions that state in English and in Russian: “Welcome to Sweden. Gay since 1944,” in reference to the year Sweden legalised homosexuality.

MORE: Swedish activists deploy ‘gay propaganda’ defense system against lurking Russian subs (RT)

(Gif: Svenskafreds)

(H/T: Sido)


From left: Elina Thorsell, Cecilia Kallin and Bodil Bergström in Waterloo (ahem) Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 this afternoon

On Monday we posted a plea from photogenic Swedish folk pop group Timoteij to find a Dubin venue to play this Saturday.

The band, in town to provide backing vocals on fellow countrywoman Erika Selin’s bid for Eurosong 2015 tonight, wanted to showcase their music in a welcome setting.

Many teenage boys venues got in touch.

The band were “overwhelmed”.

But there can be only one.

Timoteij’s Stockholm-based Irish ‘rep’ Philip O’Connor writes:

The lucky winner is the Mercantile [Dame Street] Dublin , where Timoteij will take the stage at 9pm Irish time on Saturday. FREE. If you want a taster Timoteij gave a lovely performance on The John Murray Show on RTÉ Radio One this morning. Listen here

Previously: Can We Play Your Dublin Venue?