What do you get when you combine Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman, Magne Furuholmen from a-ha, Jonas Bjerre from Mew and producer Martin Terefe? Why, a new supergroup with a Swedish name, of course. Apparatjik, which is a Swedish term for people who create bottlenecks in otherwise efficient organizations (!), first formed to provide music for a BBC show called Amazon Tribe: Songs for Survival (!!!).
Although only one song, “Ferreting,” shows up on the Amazon soundtrack, the band has since released an album, We Are Here, available for digital download on the group’s site.
Recently, Apparatjik made their live debut in Berlin. (They were promising to perform in a cube, but it’s hard to tell if that actually happened.) Here’s a short clip from the show: