Swedish punk-rocker JAKOB MIND heralds his debut solo album with a video which he's premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

Known to his folks as Jakob Arvidsson, he leads a double life as the guitarist and singer with Uppsala punks ROTTEN MIND and 'Let Them Know' is taken from the album The One Who Got Away.

Arvidsson's actually got a track record going back over a decade, starting out as a member of hardcore mob AGENT ATTITUDE who managed to turn out a trio of full-lengths before imploding in 2015, at which point Rotten Mind began.

Prior to sessions for his band's most recent album Rat City Dog Boy, Jakob slipped into the studio to lay down the tracks that comprise The One Who Got Away, drawing on an array of influences from the Velvet Underground and Roky Erickson to the Ramones, Buzzcocks and Dead Boys.

"It’s a bit different when you play all the instruments by yourself," he says. "You can’t rehearse it before so pretty much all the drum takes are the first time I play the songs. I just used my acoustic guitar at home and tried to figure out in my head how the songs will sound and then try to re-create that in the studio. It’s not easy all the time but it’s good fun.”

'Let Them Know' is out on Friday 5 February through Lövely Records while The One Who Got Away follows in 16 April.


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