THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Dictator Ship are back! In 2020, the band released their excellent debut Your Favorites, winning praise from fans and media alike. Now the Swedish foursome have launched their second studio album Electric Jihad. Blending energetic and raw rock ’n’ roll with exquisite multi-layered vocal harmonies and melodies inspired by ’60s soul and doo-wop, the band have carved out their very own niche in the rock landscape, perfectly displayed throughout the whole album. In many ways, the album is the natural progression of their debut.
The band explain: “This is a step up from our first album in every single way. We knew from the start that we wanted more harmonies in the vocals and more structure in the guitars than we had on Your Favorites and we are very satisfied with the end result. It’s also a reflection of how we as a group feel about the society we live in. The true frustration that a capitalist pig power structure plants in you may not bring out the best solutions to the problem, but it’s true and honest and should be taken seriously either way.”
Electric Jihad was produced by Stefan Brändström (Gatuplan, Märvel, Side Effects, Satan Takes A Holiday, The Holy Ghost) and the band in The Dustward Studio, Stockholm. Stefan also mixed and mastered the record. Inspired by early giants such as Sam & Dave, Sly & The Family Stone, Jackie Wilson and The Platters, their live act is often described as a combination of the raging sound of The Sonics, the discontent of MC5 and the pure stamina of Elvis Presley in Las Vegas.”
Electric Jihad is a step up from the debut album in every single way, with more harmonies in the vocals and more structure in the guitars. It’s also a reflection of how the band feels about the society they live in.”