Posts Tagged ‘Sweden’

Hearts Of Black Science

Hearts Of Black Science

Hearts of Black Science’s pop-noir music combines the melancholic darkness of Joy Division and Depeche Mode with the haunting melodies of New Order, M83, Maps, The XX, and Boards Of Canada.

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Light In Your Life

Light In Your Life

Light In Your Life play brooding, melancholic post-punk influenced indie rock that can be just as depressing as it is beautiful and dreamlike. Their pop sensibility and dark undertones put them in the same niche with Editors, Interpol, Film School, Kent, and The Cure.

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Danish Daycare

Danish Daycare

Citing influences such as The Cure, New Order, Depeche Mode, Ride, and Doves, Danish Daycare’s mixture of weeping guitars, moody synths, and punchy beats unveils an unmistakable ’80s herritage.

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Dial M For Murder!

Dial M For Murder!

Stating Alfred Hitchcock, love & hate, low frequency bass, old drum machines, London, and indie fashion as outside influences, Dial M for Murder! stand somewhere between the poised assurance of Ladytron and the lugubrious side of Interpol.

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The Mary Onettes

The Mary Onettes

Inspired by guitar pop from the ’80s and indie bands from the ’90s, The Mary Onettes play blissful dream pop that sounds like a mixture of Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cure, The Smiths, New Order, and The Jesus & Mary Chain.

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Masquer

Masquer

Masquer create brooding cinematic soundscapes beamed straight out of The Cure’s Pornography by mixing shimmering electronics, sweeping melancholic melodies, and dreamy shoegaze guitars with marching drumbeats and rumbling basslines.

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The Kick

The Kick

With influences ranging from shoegaze to goth and a fascination for mixing organic elements with machines, The Kick makes industrial pop in the veins of Nine Inch Nails, IAMX, Cyanna, Duran Duran, and The Perfects.

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Bondage Fairies

Bondage Fairies

Conceived in pleasure, the Bondage Fairies is probably the only Nintendo-death-punk band that the cold country of Sweden has squeezed out from its fleshy womb. Their releases effectively blend indie guitars with 8-bit bleeps and blops that will strike a chord with Commodore 64 owners.

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The Sounds

The Sounds

Often compared to new wave acts such as Blondie, The Cars, and Missing Persons, Swedish imports The Sounds combine icy synthesizers with rocking guitars and vixen Ivarsson’s spunky voice to create a lip gloss-smacking pop sound with more hooks than you can imagine.

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The Monument

The Monument

The Monument are an indie quartet from Sweden whose energetic beats, off-kilter vocals, galloping bass, and moody synths bring to mind Interpol, The National, The Cure, and Arcade Fire.

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