When you hear Sweden expect nothing less. That’s what happened with new band called Damen. I only heard two tracks from them: Lights and Freud Division. What can I say? I was blown away. My excitement for indie music is once again rekindled all because of the great vibe I got from their music.
Oh youth, with your innocence, angst and energy to transform…I am glad I feel you in this band! I describe their music as melodic indie rock, rooted in punk. I love the guitar style which is hard to categorize-part ethereal, part aggressive new wave-that at can sound jangly with a pleasant dose of distortion. The vocals are also notable in terms of range and expressiveness. The beats are irresistible while the bass lines keep things tight and sexy.
They’ve been around for three years and the members are constantly writing new songs. Freud Division is a tribute to the current generation.
I got this need, I wanna be something
reality shows and whatever on the TV
A.D.H.D come and and label me
Become a star and this all makes sense
I guess it all collides in the end
I guess it all make sense in the end right? But whatever the song means to you, you can’t deny its beauty.
Lights on the other hand has this nostalgic flavour to it. Like it’s a song recorded in a cigarette clouded radio booth back in the 70s. I love the chord pattern. It sounds like you are floating on air.
Damen has a distinctive sound that will draw listeners. Hopefully the band will gain more exposure because we all look forward to music that’s really interesting and poetic.
Listen to their songs below.