Von Thord is an upcoming Swedish two man band playing non-genre‐bound string beat.
The concept of the band: excellent. The cello and double bass combination cannot be smoother. The boys pluck their strings like slap bassists. They tap their instruments like percussionists. They slide like blues guitarists. They rock it like electric guitarists. The cello has never sounded so unlike a cello! The bass never sounded this good! Goodbye classical training! Hello to good music!BUT, when I watched the video below, the first of their official shoots, I suddenly had something else to say. Why, oh why do they have to wear those lumberjack outfits (in other words wifebeater)? Showing your tattoos doesn’t make the music better, or does it? And Johannes, why the backslick and sunglasses? Fine, fine. Ok, ok so you’re Swedish. I forgive you… But don’t do it again!
Cello: Johannes Bergion
Double Bass: David Werthén
Whistling: Martin Isaksson
Directed by: Emil Lundaahl
Camera: Carl-Johan Engberg
Sound recording: Anders Bergsten
Produced by: Von Thord & Emil Lundaahl
Want to hear more of von Thord but happy not to watch? Listen to Baby did a bad bad thing or buy their EP Woodbeat on iTunes.