Super-cool, Swedish indie duo, Pale Honey, have made their self-titled debut album available to stream.
The Gothenburg based band, consisting of Tuva Lodmark (guitar/vocals) and Nelly Daltrey (drums), have been heavily compared to PJ Harvey and Sleater-Kinney; due to their intense, grungy sound. Their debut single "Youth" was released online a few weeks ago to much media acclaim.
Showing just how cool they are, they said this about the single:
“Youth started to take shape one summer that we spent locked up, sweating in our new rehearsal room. The playful guitar riff set the pace for the drums and the vibe was clear to us - the laid back sound gave the feeling of controlled coolness, which we later wanted to match the lyrics with. We recorded the song in Paris with our producer Anders Lagerfors and from there the song grew into the more wild, attitude-filled song, still keeping the simple playfulness. Being inspired by our ultimate decision - to start daring to make own music and just go for it no matter what (probably paired with the usual personal awakening that every Swedish summer brings after the cold, dark winter) the lyrics are about letting go, getting over things and just keep going with your head held up high and starting to earn your bruises.”
The album was released yesterday (5 May) via Instant Records. The band will also make their debut London appearance this month, at The Islington on 20 May.
Stream the album, at Consequence of Sound, here, and watch the video for "Youth" below.