Force the entire back catalogue of Sarah Records through a fine metal sieve and chemically infuse it with the burnt embers of Bob Stanley’s morning toast then inhale via crack pipe. Moments later you’re transported to a rock pool on a beach, somewhere near a mythic seaside resort where neon-horned unicorns run free and the pier cafe plays Museum of Bellas Artes‘ ‘Watch the Glow’ on permanent repeat.
Of course it’s another slab of fantastik music from Sweden, pulling in a symphony of numerous influences – both obvious and discreet – to produce a piece of perfect pop ephemera that’s somehow original and beautifully fraudulent at the same time. The song cocks a shy glance at the aural receptors, gathering you up with a deft hand and rocking you into the late evening with that lush-yet-frail vocal and a rum-Balearic strum.
What’s not to love?
The Stockholm trio pay a visit to our shores with a show on 9 November at Madame Jo Jo’s, but before that ‘Watch the Glow’ drops on a 300-only 7″ via Transparent (and you know how much we love their 7 inches here at TLOBF). It’s out 7 October from all good record stores or through Pure Groove.