Stockholm duo Anti Pony (Alexander Pierre and Sanna Colling) showed off their indie-pop credentials on January's Alexander EP, which paired guitar fuzz with the sharpest of pop choruses.
Their new single "Love Can't Make You Stay (Can't Fuck My Heart Away)" shows that they've lost none of that EP's sparkle.
It's a jangle-pop song that mixes scuzzy guitar riffs and a whopper of a chorus with some of the most misery-soaked lyrics this side of Morrissey (it's not a coincedence that the band covered "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" back in March). Wrapping up the bleakest emotions in a sugar-sweet song is one of the oldest tricks in the pop book for a reason: it works, and Anti Pony pull it off with style here. If you want to sob away the last of the summer, you couldn't ask for a better soundtrack than this.