"We grew up farmer offsprings, bible belt kids of fundamentalists and trailer trash in small towns of Sweden. These are our references and this shapes our sound.”
Spunsugar return with brooding new offering "Happier Happyless".
Single: Happier Happyless
"Spunsugar’s new track is built on a foundation of pulsating, foreboding synths, and sees Elin Ramsted’s atmospheric vocals glide gracefully over the the sharpness of the electronica and percussion. The hazy guitars emphasise the tense synths, growling in the shadows before pouncing and flooding the chorus with compelling shoegaze.
Spunsugar manage to control the coldness of the instrumentation with harmonies, balancing the brooding elements with angelic vocals, much like Chromatics and Cocteau Twins."
- The Line of Best Fit
Following on from the release of their breakthrough debut EP ‘Mouth Full Of You’ last year, a collection that cemented them as one of the finest emerging shoegaze outfits of the moment as well as garnering support from Steve Lamacq at BBC 6Music, Swedish trio Spunsugar now return with their latest dose of forlorn industrial electronics on ‘Happier Happyless’ through Adrian Recordings.
With a strong affinity for post-punk, noise-rock and dream-pop, this genre-bending new offering sees the group deliver one of their hardest and most impactful releases to date. With a Nine Inch Nails-esque direction, filled with the atmospheric vocals of Elin Ramsted, the group look to emulate the warm and driven sound of acts like Cocteau Twins and Slowdive with their pulsing aesthetic.
Speaking about their new single, the band said, ""Happier Happyless" is a sour and sweet song, tackling subjects of pining, happiness and revenge. Having a fittingly slower pace than former Spunsugar singles, this song is also an homage to the shunned 2001 slasher movie Valentine, released a little too late in the post-Scream era. Written with the aim to have “a memorable hook, a thumping synth bass line and a gazey chorus” this is a good introduction to the bands debut album, because of the constant switching of emotional tonality."
"Happier Happyless" is set to become the band’s first taste of their long-awaited debut album "Drive-Through Chapel", which is set to land on the 2nd October via Adrian Recordings.
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