Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 161 / 6-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6.5/10 | Label: Teg | Autor: JV

The voice of Alina Björkén penetrates the ear lasciviously and cheekily, weird indie pop mixes with electronic noises, a portion of punk and disharmonies in actually very harmonic, catchy choruses. This mixture from Sweden caused quite a stir in the far north last year, caused a lot of radio presence and positive reviews and brought the band appearances at the Roskilde-Festival among others. The unconventional troupe describes itself as feminist and political. This is what one hears in her texts, which turn against repressive mechanisms and attempts at manipulation by the media. This can also be seen on their Facebook page, where the members report, for example, if they participate in antifascist events. The unadapted basic attitude also runs through most of the music on the debut album. Many things still seem refreshingly experimental, weird, arranged without calculation. Producer Matthias Alkberg, Swedish poet, songwriter and icon of indie rock (among others as a member of The Bear Quartet) has done a good job. Top track: Finger On The Trigger

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