Tuesday, April 13, 2010
It's been ages since I last categorised a band as 'Sweet Swedes' but this one fits the bill without a doubt. Holiday for Strings is a Swedish 5-piece band consisting of, among others, Pony from Thieves Like Us and John from Peter, Bjorn & John. They just got out their second album "Favorite Flavor" which is quite a dark album actually, but it has exactly the right amount of sweetness. Definitely worth checking out.
While Two Of You is one of the poppier songs on the album, Unwilling / Not Able is a slightly melancholic yet beautiful eight and a half minute track featuring vocals by Neneh Cherry's sister, Titiyo. It takes a few minutes until the vocals start but it's worth the wait.
Holiday for Strings - Unwilling / Not Able (feat.Titiyo)> (ALT)
Holiday for Strings - Two Of You (Holiday for Strings Remix) (ALT)