The success story continues for Nestor, consisting of five childhood friends from the small town of Falköping, Sweden, who chose to restart the band they once formed back in 1989, that’s been lying dormant for just over three decades.
Their debut full-length album ‘Kids In A Ghost Town‘ (review here) was released on October 22 and reached first place on the Swedish Hard Rock Album Chart as well as an honorable second place on the list for Physical Album Sales. The album has been unanimously acclaimed by rock press and media, both at home in Sweden and abroad in Europe, the UK, and the US, where many have mentioned it as a given candidate for Album Of The Year.
Their music has already reached close to 1,5 million streams on Spotify and more than 500 000 views on YouTube of their music videos, among them the one for the single ‘Tomorrow‘ – an epic ballad duet with 80s icon Samantha Fox, that together with the videos for the two prior singles ‘On The Run‘ and ‘1989‘ showcase the band’s love for the 80s and all its attributes, with a sense of detail that is hard to match.
With their live debut accomplished in conjunction with their album release at a sold-out gig in Stockholm, where the only real complaint was that the crowd wanted more, Nestor have several upcoming live performances, both at the big arenas in Sweden and on the trustworthy summer rock festivals.
Nestour Dates 2021-22:
Nov 20 – Keep It True Rising, Würtzburg, Germany
Dec 10 – Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden (w/ Takida)
Dec 11- Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden (w/ Takida)
Dec 17 – Malmö Arena, Malmö, Sweden (w/ Takida)
Feb 4 – Vulkan Arena, Oslo, Norway (w/ H.E.A.T)
Feb 5 – Berns, Stockholm, Sweden (w/ H.E.A.T)
Feb 18 – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark (w/ H.E.A.T)
Feb 19 – Trädgår’n, Gothenburg, Sweden (w/ H.E.A.T)
Feb 26 Folkets Hus, Blomstermåla (w/ H.E.A.T)
June 4 – Atlas Rock, Gävle, Sweden
June 11 – Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg, Sweden
Aug 3 – Sabaton Open Air, Falun, Sweden
Many more dates to be added.
Nestor embraces influences from the 80s in their nostalgic rock, with tongues-in-cheek and a lot of heart along with great passion. The album Kids In A Ghost Town is produced by Tobias Gustavsson, mixed by Sebastian Forslund (The Night Flight Orchestra), and mastered by Thomas “Plec” Johansson at The Panic Room.
Jonny Wemmenstedt (guitar)
Mattias Carlsson (drums)
Tobias Gustavsson (vocals)
Marcus Åblad (bass)
Martin Frejinger (keyboards)