When I spend too much time in the cold, I get testy and tired. When Swedes do the same, apparently they get inspired to write upbeat pop songs.
See: ABBA, The Cardigans, Lykke Li, and now, Those Dancing Days.
This Stockholm quintet first got together in 2005, and since then has been mastering their disco-soul blend of pop. There's no shortage of backing "ooh ooh" vocals and Hammond organ loops, and the group straddles decades as effortlessly as they sing about relationships and life. It's a little sweet, a little sassy, and incredibly catchy (did I mention they've also done a cover of Britney Spears's "Toxic"?).
And although there's no plan to release their debut album stateside (take note, record label execs), you can get it
shipped from the UK. Which we promise you'll want to do once you give tracks like "Run, Run" or "Slow Down" a listen. Consider the Swedish Invasion officially underway.
REBECCA WILLA DAVISwww.myspace.com/thosedancingdays