Five years ago in the little village Tibble outside of Leksand in Dalarna, a remarkable project started. Two neighbors had the idea to start playing gypsy music together. Since they had lots of experience of film music, song writing and different music projects between them, finding skilled musicians to join the group was not very hard (Johan Testad is the film music composer of ”Ett öga rött" (One eye Red) and last year’s critically acclaimed ”Tjuvheder" (Drifters), among other things). Tibble Transsibiriska was founded and quickly grew into a six person band. Tibble, a village deeply rooted into Swedish cultural soil, had its own gypsy band!
TIBBLE TRANSSIBIRISKA has created a unique style with Swedish lyrics and some elements in Romani, which is completely new to the Swedish music scene. Catchy, dance friendly Balkan beats are mixed with languorous, tearful songs in minor. The debut album was well received by reviewers and resulted in lots of touring around the north. The band was the winner of Dalecarlia Music Awards 2016, in the category Best Folk Music. Now Tibble Transsibiriska is releasing a first single before the coming second album ”Duj” (release April 21). ”Du vet jag gillar dig” is a party song, strongly inspired by gypsy music. A simple and slightly humorous lyric about love and sex (depending on how you listen to it) and that giving each other attention is important in a relationship. A phrase in Romani is found in the chorus, ”shukar tjej” which simply means ”beautiful girl”.