Twig was one of the many bands who showed up during the early 00s in Stockholm – a very creative era for the Swedish indiepop music scene – put out a few CDR releases, and then fell silent for a few years... That is why, when American indiepop label Cloudberry released their double A-side "Ciao Ciao Bomb / Wentworth" as the first vinyl single on the label, we were both surprised and excited, as we had presumed that they had quit playing together.
This was of no importance however, as one of the best Swedish bands around had suddenly re-emerged – no doubt influenced by British 80s pop and inumerable hours spent at libraries in the Swedish capital. Singer Henrik Linden's Edwyn Collins-like voice combined with Mathias Nilsson's chiming, jangly guitars (just the way they sounded during the heydays of Felt) completely blew our minds! Later followed a brilliant debut album, "Life After Ridge", on Peruvian label Plastilina, celebrated gigs... and yet another long wait for new releases from this magnificent three-piece.
So, it is with great pride We present a new double A-side single with the band. On "Hourglass / Scattered Dreams" we meet the very same Twig that we know from their earlier releases, only with a more refined sound. Ville Hopponen from Finnish pop elegants Cats On Fire makes a guest appearance behind the drums which, on "Hourglass", adds new dynamics and energy to the rhythm section on this Twig hit, where they succeed in sounding both explosive and moderate at the same time.
On the flip side we find "Scattered Dreams", a more melancohlic tune, where Kalle Berglund sets the mood by joining the band on saxophone.
All neatly wrapped up in the characteristic fable sleeve design by Joakim Bengtsson this ressembles nothing else today. The parts may be familiar, but the whole, with Henrik Lindens sharp lyrics, turns into something of their own. Something we dare say is unique today.
Included is a code that allows you to download the songs in mp3 format.
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