Westkust is a Swedish rock band from Gothenburg, Sweden.

Westkust
OriginGothenburg, Sweden
GenresIndie rock, shoegaze, dream pop
Years active2010 (2010)–present
LabelsLuxury, Run For Cover
Associated actsMakthaverskan
Websitewestkust.bandcamp.com
Members
  • Julia Bjernelind
  • Philip Söderlind
  • Pär Carlsson
  • Brian Cukrowski

HistoryEdit

Westkust began in 2010 without a consistent lineup or sound. In 2011, the band added Hugo Randulv and Gustav Andersson of the post-punk band Makthaverskan and finalized their lineup. They released their first EP, titled Junk EP in 2012 via Luxury. The following year, they released a 7" titled Summer 3D/Weekends.[1]

On March 2, 2015, Westkust premiered their single Swirl from their then upcoming debut studio album.[2] The album, titled Last Forever, was released on April 22, 2015 in Scandinavia and was released in the United States on July 10, 2015 via Run For Cover.[3][4][5] On March 1, 2019, Westkust released their self titled second studio album.

Band membersEdit

  • Julia Bjernelind - vocals
  • Philip Söderlind - drums
  • Brian Cukrowski - guitar
  • Gustav Andersson - guitar/vocals
  • Hugo Randulv - bass

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • Last Forever (2015, Luxury and Run For Cover)
  • Westkust (2019, Run For Cover)

EPs and singlesEdit

  • "Junk EP" (2012, Luxury)
  • "Summer 3D" / "Weekends" (2013, Luxury)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Andel, Autumn. "Stream 'Summer 3D/Weekends' Double Single From Westkust". Prefix Magazine. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  2. ^ Claymore, Gabriela. "Westkust – "Swirl" (Stereogum Premiere)". Stereogum. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  3. ^ Frometa, RJ. "Westkust stream new single "Dishwasher", debut 'Last Forever'". Vents Magazine. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  4. ^ Sacher, Andrew. "Makthaverskan side project Westkust releasing debut LP on Run for Cover (stream a track)". Brooklyn Vegan. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Westkust - Last Forever". Third Coast. Retrieved 15 June 2015.