Club 8 – Western Hospitality

My love affair with Sweden continues and my latest obsession is Club 8 (Karolina Komstedt and songwriter Johan Angergård, who is also in The Legends and Acid House Kings).  The band is commonly recognized for their personal blend of melancholic, dreamy and irresistibly catchy style of pop but their latest album, The People’s Record adds some new elements to the mix.  The band travelled to Brazil for inspiration, bought records made in the 70’s in Western Africa, used a percussion player from Cuba and hooked up with producer Jari Haapalainen (The Concretes, Camera Obscura, Ed Harcourt).

The end result is unique mix of Swedish pop melodies and African rhythms…I dig.