Grunge is back. Gothenburg’s SMASH ATOMS are highly influenced by the ‘90s and intend to bring it all back in a new form. That is the quartet’s enjoyment and intention when creating their first album, and lead track “Down” highlights the Swedish band’s familiar yet captivating sound. Check out the music video now on YouTube or stream/download the track at all digital platforms.
“Smash Atoms are super excited to sign with M-Theory Audio for the worldwide release of our debut album. We are looking forward to continuing the development of our music and fanbase together with a serious label that understand today’s rock and metal scene,” says guitarist Martin Söderqvist.
“The first single, ‘Down,’ is about being drained of your energy, surrounded by negativity and trying to break out of that pattern. The video was filmed by Rickard Croy Media on location at Östra Kyrkogården in Gothenburg, Sweden in the summer of 2023.”
While the influences are obvious, there is something charming, nostalgic and infectiously endearing about the group’s material culminating in what will surface as a very strong album upon its planned summer release.
SMASH ATOMS’ story actually originates back to 2012 when they formed, releasing one smashing demo and playing a handful of magical shows before U.S.-born singer Glen Gilbert stepped out and the remaining trio changed their name to THE TORCH with Martin now also handling vocals. The Torch recorded two albums, gaining national Swedish radio play and touring all over places like Scandinavia, Germany and Italy. But two years ago, Glen (The Story Behind, Hide The Knives) and the guys reconnected and decided to revert back to their former incarnation and give SMASH ATOMS another chance and here we are. So now listen “Down” and anticipate more captivating songs in the coming months.
SMASH ATOMS live:
24.08. Ackerbrand Rock Festival – Germany w/Danko Jones and more