ALBERTA CROSS is a Swedish-English born band that moved from London to America to find fans and inspiration.  Their sound is often described as ”Southern Rock”, but I think it has more emotion, more fight, and an what I’d call ‘Swedish soul’.  Their first full-length album Broken Side of Time is rock-solid, and reminiscent of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s HOWL… which I think is no accident.

Just after they put out an EP, which I was told is not a sampling, but rather and accompaniment to their next release on ATO Records… lead singer Petter Ericson Stakee told me, “they are always evolving”.  And I think their interpretation of their inspirations will find a striking sound all its own.

I chatted with a sniffly Petter before their ROCKING set last Thursday at Stubb’s BBQ in Austin: