Saturday, 11 June 2016

Video: Sväva - Only U

Sväva Summery Haze

Sväva - Only U

Info: Last month Dutch band Sväva released "Summery Haze", the first track off their self-titled debut album, which will appear later in 2016. Directly after that, on the 24th of May, they released a second track, with video. "Only U" sounds dreamy, playful and is an ode to sweet and tender love. The track comes with a stylish video, directed and shot by Wander Andringa.

Lakes, fjords and wild landscapes; they're never far away when listening to Sväva. Sväva makes dreampop. Sometimes subtle and dark, other times catchy and up-tempo. With their atmospheric songs and characteristic, striking vocals, the band makes an immediate impression. Sväva might be Swedish for floating, but their music is powerful and dynamic. A thrilling contrast with which they love to impress. A fact they have proven during shows at Eurosonic/Noorderslag (NL), MS Dockville (DE) and The Great Escape's Alternative Escape (UK), as well as recent tours in the UK and Sweden.

The video for 'Only U' is cinematic and impressive, a tender dirge that mixes subtle 60's psych sounds reminiscent of Jefferson Airplane (in particular the bending guitar riff) before launching into the contemporary electropop and indie mould of peers such as First Aid Kit. Vocally it is also most pleasing, and quite different to their excellent previous single, 'Summery Haze' (below) which resided in a more post-punk space, closer to The Cure and Joy Division. This is an interesting contrast from the Dutch band and one that makes the forthcoming album release even more tantalising, either way, it's apparent on both singles that they know exactly what they're doing. 

Sväva - Summery Haze

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