Independent Country is a 6-piece band. They play country & western versions of songs by Happy Mondays, Blur, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Oasis, Teenage Fanclub and others. As 'The Swede', Simon does guitar, banjo, mandolin and backing vocals. Independent Country have released two albums to date, Trailerparklife and The True Adventures of Independent Country and singles, Wake Up Boo!, The Further Adventures of Independent Country and The Brassneck e.p. The third album, American Portions, is due for release in early 2021, with covers of US indie and alternative classics.

The Brassneck e.p.

2019 single

The Further Adventures Of...

2018 single

The True Adventures Of...

2018 album

Wake Up Boo!

2018 single


2016 album