When I heard the self-titled debut EP of Those Dancing Days last year, it was pretty much love at first listen. Their cheerful pop mixed with soul had a fresh sound to it, and I couldn’t wait until they completed their first album. Now the wait is over, as In Our Space Hero Suits sees the light of day.

So, just what can you expect from these five Swedish high school girls? Quite a lot actually. Out of the five tracks on their EP, the best ones are included on the album: “Hitten” (which cheekily means “The Hit” in Swedish) and the band’s very own self-titled anthem. Also featured is the latest single, “Run Run”. While a good song, it’s not quite as enthralling as “Hitten” and I have to say this goes for several of the other songs on the album. But that doesn’t mean that it’s bad – far from it!

In Our Space Hero Suits is a solid intoxicating pop record, with TDD’s signature hammond organ thumping through each song and singer Linnea’s soulful vocals that go well beyond her mere 18 years of age. The tempo is up-beat and energetic from start to finish, even if some songs are more memorable than some. All in all it’s a sweet and colorful album with an exotic flavor to it, making one wonder if these girls don’t hail from some tropical island rather than dreary old Sweden.

Besides the already mentioned tracks, I highly recommend “Falling In Fall”, “Shuffle”, “Home Sweet Home” and “Kids”. But they’re all worth a listen. Or several.

~ “Hitten”, “Home Sweet Home” ~

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Those Running Days

June 29, 2008

Those Dancing Days

Finally!

After creating a buzz with their self-titled EP, Those Dancing Days are back with a brand new track, “Run Run”. The song is the first single from the Swedes up-coming debut album which will be distributed by Wichita Recordings.

Words can not express how much I love these girls and their cheerful indie-pop, so I’ll just settle with posting their latest video and one of their songs.

Be sure to check out the “Run Run” single on 7 July.

~ “Hitten” ~

 

Those Dancing Days

September 2, 2007

 

Thanks to my stint as a music-babbler at another Swedish site I got the opportunity to review the first EP by Those Dancing Days. Since I’m now writing about them here it’s pretty obvious that I enjoyed what they had to offer.

Those Dancing Days consists of five young Swedish girls, whose sound can be described as jangly twee-pop, spiced with a bit of soul and fun synthesizers. What I really love about this band though is the singer, 17-year old (!) Linnea. For someone so young, she has an amazingly expressive voice and sounds much older than she is.

The band is enjoying the beginnings of success right now; they played, amongst other gigs, at the Way Out West festival here in Sweden this summer and are working on completing their up-coming album that will be released early next year. Fact is that they already have a fan club in England!

However, when speaking of their success you can’t leave out the impact our dear friend Internet has had for Those Dancing Days. Thanks to MySpace and various music blogs, rumor about their “perfect pop songs” spread rapidly and the record labels came running. After getting signed and recording their EP, the band is now ready to become one Sweden’s most talked about acts.

~ “Hitten” ~