Crash Nomada is a Folk Punk band based in Stockholm. The music is a unique hybrid of folk music from around the world, charged with electric punk rock energy. The band is known for wild live performances and has been labelled as Sweden’s best live band numerous times over the years.
Driven by a thirst for experimentation yet never loosing the danceable club vibe, simplicity and raw energy, Crash Nomada creates a distinctively own anarchic genre-bending type of Folk Punk. Prepare for an intense mix of folk music from south-eastern Europe, North Africa, Scandinavia and the Middle East blended with classic Punk rock in the vein of bands such as Levellers, Mano Negra and Gogol Bordello to name a few.
Crash Nomada has played venues and festivals all across Europe such as Maré de Agosto Festival (P), Boomtown Fair (UK), Lowlands festival (NL), Peace & Love festival (S) seven years in a row, Miracle Hill Festival (Italy), Urkult Festival, club tours to Holland, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Estonia and pretty much every corner of Sweden.
In 2011, the two singles From town to town and Itineranza were released. The first full length album Atlas Pogo was released in 2012 and received good reviews. In 2013 the Broar EP was released with four songs in Swedish. In 2015 the band teamed up with producer Jari Haapalainen to record two songs, Mälaren and Ljuset som du sökte, which were released in 2016 to critical acclaim. The band is currently working on their second full-length album.
– At the end of the day, you know, our music is pretty uncomplicated. In fact this is probably the most accessible music there is, vocalist Ragnar says. This is ancient music that affects us and connects us to the world and our heritage. This is subversive music doing what it has always done best. Transgressing borders, rules and conceptions. And of course, making us dance along the way.