Swedish Shoes ‘Sleep And Eat’
What’s red and lies in the gutter? A dead bus. Or in our case, two or three, because see, they all appeared at once when we decided we were open for business again yesterday and all died of shock when we served up our second post in as many days. It won’t last.
While I was rummaging yesterday, I came across Swedish Shoes on the previously mentioned swedesplease.net. This much I know – they’re called Ola Angleby and Joakim Näslund, who may or may not look like the above picture. And that’s it. I’m not even sure if they’re just called Shoes, adding the Swedish bit to differentiate themselves from all those bands called Shoes in other parts of the world.
What I know for certain is they sound – to quote my old pal – literally quite good. Cleverer people than me have already said there’s a hint of Antony off of the Johnsons, which you’d have to agree with. Not sure where their Depeche Mode comparison comes from though. No entirely sure it’s necessary for the end of the song to descend into its odd folk wigout, but hey, who am I to complain when there’s handclaps too. Who’s anyone to complain when there’s handclaps? Enormously likable stuff.
- Erm, there’s just the MySpace, which is here