Friday, May 15, 2009

Every night I'm by the telephone

I wrote about Le Kid, the new Swedish pop group composed of Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Cocktail Studios' Märta Grauers and Felix Persson, and two other members last March. In the time since then, my enthusiasm for "Telephone," swooshy modern pure pop with elements of both disco and '80s electro-pop-rock but an ultimately fresh feeling, has dimmed not one iota--if you love Swedish pop, go listen to it now (the band's members frequently work with Anders Hansson, if that will get you interested, and fans of Velvet's "Sound Of Music," BWO's "Right Here Right Now," and Agnes's Dance Love Pop should love "Telephone")--but no further word about the group had been forthcoming.

I was thrilled, then, to see Oswalds Popcorn mention a new song of theirs, "Mercy, Mercy." A quick Google search reveals that a music video (made by the creator[s] of the videos for BWO's "Right Here Right Now" and Teron Beal's "Dance At My Funeral" [a song which I haven't properly written about here yet but is by the people behind Swingfly's "Singing That Melody," though it's more subdued and less full of singalong-inducing joie de vivre than Swingfly's song]) is currently being made for it, so I presume "Mercy, Mercy" will be their debut single. If it's even better than "Telephone," we're all in for a treat.


Robpop said...

Bring on the album!

Paul said...

they are very good indeed. love the promo shot. i'm so happy when pop groups DON'T all dress in the same colour. Or where weird floaty orbity things round their heads.

Poster Girl said...

Robpop, and bring on your post telling us more about them!

Paul, I LOVE that promo shot. How can you not love a group that has a promo picture like that?