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 core of the band formed around 2006 and quickly gained a reputation for wild and intense live performances. Crash Nomada has been labelled as one of Sweden’s best live band numerous times over the years.
Driven by a thirst for experimentation yet never losing 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 and Scandinavia blended with classic Punk rock.
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) nine years, Miracle Hill Festival (Italy), Urkult Festival, club tours to Holland, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Estonia and pretty much every corner of Sweden.
The first full-length album Atlas Pogo was released in 2012 followed by the Broar EP in 2013. In 2015 the band teamed up with producer Jari Haapalainen to record two songs, Mälarenand Ljuset som du sökte which were released in 2016 to some critical acclaim and pointed in a direction towards more emphasis on the lyrics and song writing. In 2017 Crash Nomada collaborated with the Egyptian singer Maryam Saleh and released the single Leih ya Hamam which is a duet in Arabic and Swedish. 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.