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Sunday, June 20, 2010
ALBUM REVIEWS : HOLMES - HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOATHE YOU
Anyone who says Sweden, says pop (even if some might come up with metal though) but only a handful of people will come up with American sadcore. Of course that is if they are unfamiliar with Holmes . This five-piece band from Varnersborg aren’t that much of newcomers but this second cd (as this is the following up from “Wolves”) has set its target on European playground. If you’re having in mind that a current successful flow of indiefolkband are making it, it’s more than possible, especially as there won’t be anyone around who is thinking of Sweden if he hears this (…not that there is anything wrong with Sweden though). “Have I told you lately that I loathe you” can be best described as a moody record full of melancholic sounding pianopieces, slideguitars, magical vocals from Kristoer Bolander and now and then there’s even some guitaroutburst which is very shoegazing-like. After JJ this is surely another Swedish band to take notice of!