Saturday, 10 January 2009

The sound of Labrador. Woof!

For us poor lot in the northern hemisphere, it's cold. Bloody freezing in fact. So here's something to warm yer cockles. The Swedish label Labrador sent me (Blogger please NOTE!) these two tracks from their roster, just for you...

First up is Pallers. Picture the scene: there's a light breeze, hot and dry, as you look out over an azure blue Mediterranean sea, with the sound of Humdrum drifting from the villa behind you. This is what assailed the senses of the duo above as they wrote it.

Bastards. Lucky bastards. And judging by their description of their sound it's all done in a very *ahem* relaxed manner: "One leg is always standing in the green grass of pop while the other leg is out on its own, wandering between places such as dancefloors, sandy beaches, cold concrete and a weightless existence in a bed or a hammock."

Humdrum - Pallers
Get Humdrum on iTunes UK here

Next up are The Sound of Arrows, seen here lovingly picking nits off each other and looking very colour co-ordinated within worrapolava. Stefan Storm and Oskar Gullstrand have been making music together (oo-er) for a couple of years now. Their hometown in Sweden wasn't big enough (or exciting enough) so they moved to Stockholm where they now look at the world in technicolour. M.A.G.I.C. is a global song. It sounds like Englishman Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy performing a very a la mode French track alongside cute samples of Japanese school kids over some Eastern European fairground synths and a catchy Swedish backing track. They have also produced a lovely video with lots of lovely images which perfectly encapsulate the sound. M.A.G.I.C. and all it's remixes and extra tracks is out on 28th January.

M.A.G.I.C. - The Sound of Arrows (zShare)
Go to iTunes UK here to purchase their album from last year, Danger!


Paul said...

Phew. the post is still here. stupid blogger seems to be quite indiscriminate about whether you have permission or not. I love the Sound of Arrows. They are so delightfully upbeat and amazing. And yes it is freezing here. I had to wear a coat to the pub last night, which ruined my ensemble.

DanProject76 said...

That Sound Of Arrows song has done the bloggy rounds nd is one of my current favourites... the other track will be listened to later but I am sure I'll like it too.

Bloody Swedes! :-)

And bloody coldness. Maybe my trip to Prague next week will be a bad idea for climate reasons!