I hate Abba with a passion, but that’s the first thing anyone ever thinks of when you use the word ‘Sweden’ in conjunction with ‘music’. But some quality alternative artists have been putting the country on the map too, over the past decade. Indie pop extraordinaire label Slumblerland Records in the US has just signed up new Swedish band, Lichtenstein, who continue rousing that ghost of C86 with their simple girl harmonies, bare guitar chords, primal drums and tunes full of aching hoping hearts. We’re reminded of a stack of attractive Swedish indie/pop projectors from recent years.
These are just a handful of choice ace Swedish indie/pop acts, so if you feel there are any glaring omissions, or you want to highlight a lesser known Swede act, drop a comment.