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Let’s Say We Did - Hello Creatures | FESTIVALPHOTO

Let’s Say We Did - Hello Creatures

Formed in 2008, and after a couple of years lurking on the periphery of Stockholm's music scene, Let’s Say We Did began to gain momentum with the release of a trilogy of EP's. In November 2011 the band released their debut, self titled, album produced by Let's Say We Did and Pelle Gunnerfeldt (The Hives, Fireside, Bear Quartet, Hello Saferide). Upon release, Scandinavian media fell over themselves to shower praise on a still relatively embryonic band, drawing comparisons to the likes of Real Estate, Teenage Fanclub and Pavement. In support of the album, LSWD performed a string of shows around Scandinavia and have opened for, among others, acts like Xiu Xiu, Withered Hand, Ida Maria and Suburban Kids With Biblical Names. Ever-changing dynamics, explosive guitars, embellished pop melodies and droning melancholy are mixed and filtered through a cloud of distortion to form LSWD’s lofi-aesthetic. From the bubbling atmospherics of opening track Into Wherever, to the languid, wilting, ambience of Hey Kid and the understated but no less powerful I Was There Too, Hello Creatures’ one constant is vocalist Sebastian Fors’ – who also has a project called Loose Cannon with Max Bloom of Yuck - pained Swedish drawl. On the forthcoming single Goodbye! (released Feb 18th) he sings “The earth is spinning in reverse, as things shift from bad to worse”. It’s a track draped in trademark LSWD melancholy. Recorded at their own studio in Stockholm, Hello Creatures picks up where the debut left off. Fors comments: "This time it's more an album than a collection of songs. Where the common thread is more visible and the guitar-hooks has been held back in favour for a more dynamic and full-bodied sound."

Skribent: Anthony May
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