This is music with heart and soul, topped off with great vocal melodies that… showcases world-class songwriting.
STÖJ SNAK is a ScreamerSongwriter quartet from Denmark playing a folky brand of troubadour-punk infused with plenty of raw energy and melodic catchiness.
Equal parts Dylan, Waits and Napalm Death boiled down to a folkpunk sauce delivered with heart and melodic surplus by the howling bard and his entourage of frantic street musicians – complete with acoustic guitar, washboard, double bass and stage diving.
Since 2012, Stöj Snak has released 6 EPs (among them a split with the English Speed Dinosaurs from 2019), 2 video game soundtracks and the debut full-length ScreamerSongwriter from 2016.
The band has deep roots in the European underground and counts members of MIGHTY MIDGETS, COLUMBIAN NECKTIES, BATHOLIT among others and also help run the label 5FeetUnder Records. Musically Stöj Snak has been shaped by the alternative music scene and the creative attitude found within this community.
A molotov cocktail of indignation, potent washboard and a melodic tenderness fueled by rebellion and an idealistic faith in a better future.
SCREAMERSONGWRITER is Stöj Snak’s debut full-length album. It has been recorded by the singer, guitar player and songwriter Niels H. Sörensen from 2014 to 2016. Like on the previous releases, the recording process has been marked by a strong DIY-ethic and except for a few guest appearances from a his friends, Niels has done everything from mixing to artwork, which has led to a personal and unpolished end result but also created a iterative, creative flow in the songwriting.
On the recording process Niels has the following statement: “Since last time, I had the honor of playing my songs at a baby naming party, a wedding, and a funeral – the biggest of our modern rites of passage – which I think also shaped the way I viewed my writing (for better or worse) and because of it, I think the new songs have turned out more personal but also a bit more experimental in terms of dynamics and instrumentation (there’s a shitload of instruments hidden on those tracks for sure).”
On the record, the Stöj Snak has mixed the melodic and acoustic aesthetic from folk with the political engagement, raw energy and anarchistic approach from punk into 12 uncompromising and yet catchy songs.
“This is a damn fine album and I’d say that this is the finest folk punk album I’ve heard, not just this year, add a full stop. This is how an album like this should be done and it sets a new benchmark.”, (4.5/5) The Punk Site
“Agree or disagree but time must be given to this wordsmith who manipulates his lyrical weapons and makes them hit their target time and time again “, “Fuckin’ magical stuff!” Fungal Punk
“Amazing artwork, amazing lyrics and message, idealism, songs for your soul.” (5/5) Mptyzine
“A really honest and heartfelt record, you won’t hear any better than this!” Lights Go Out Fanzine
“This is music with heart and soul, topped off with great vocal melodies that… showcases world-class songwriting” Rockfreaks.net
“Probably the best thing to come out of Denmark after “The Killing” TV series.” Celtic Folk Punk