Gus Ring
SE Linköping – Dream Pop / Shoegaze / Dark
Gus Ring


Gus Ring - For Us Lonely Souls (Live)
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Gus Ring / Kick The Flame
Ab67616d0000b273c210b8bc27a9093af8c23272 You Deserve so Much More Single 2019
Daughters And Sons Records
Ab67616d0000b273df269d9df8ef2172e0e3ecbf Hypnoseas Album 2017
Kick The Flame
Ab67616d0000b2736f887aa74d64314b53680b0f For Us Lonely Souls Album 2020
Self-released as 100 Cassette-tapes with hand-drawn cover art
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Boredomtapes Album 2015
Jackalope ANM
Paul Schmidt
No Management
Kick The Flame
Jasmin Adgezalov
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“Scandi-noir” - The Crack (UK).

"Dreampop for bleeding hearts and suffering souls." - Musikreviews (DE).

"It doesn't become generic for a second, and it's to say the least, very original." - Gaffa (SE).

"Like a beautiful divine shimmer spreading across the room." - Drefvet (SE).

Gus Ring grew up in Sweden playing trumpet in orchestras to later end up screaming in metal- and hardcore bands. From these experiences, and with a fascination for nostalgia and shoegaze, Gus created his own unique style of dark, dreamy, melancholic pop. His works have been compared by critics and fans to songwriters like Jeff Buckley and Damien Rice, and bands such as Sigur Rós, Daughter and Wovenhand.

Over the course of two album releases and extensive touring throughout Europe as a solo act Gus Ring’s third album ‘For Us Lonely Souls’ features Jolanda Moletta (She Owl) on keyboards and Fredrik Ottosson on drums. While keeping the eerie melodies and emptiness of 2017 ‘Hypnoseas’ the step out of the previous singer-songwriter outfit has given the trio a newfound space to experiment with soundscapes and creative dynamics ranging from fragile minimalism to cinematic crescendos.

With a wall of heavy mellotron bass, soaring ambient guitar, catchy piano lines and tribal drums complementing Gus Ring’s fragile yet powerful voice the trio is creating a dreamlike space of music that allows the listener to just close their eyes and drift away. During live performances, the audience is invited to progressively go deeper and deeper within, facing their innermost sorrow and letting it go.