There must be something in the water over there in Sweden. Or something. Anyway, the favourite mainland European country in the blogosphere has come up trumps with another band, Oh! Custer.
Again, this was a band I'd been emailed about (to anyone who thinks I've ignored their emails, I haven't, but there's only one of me and this isn't the day job). This is gorgeous indie-pop with both jangling guitars and a gorgeous shimmering of shoegazing, or dream pop, as the North Americans call it.
I'm not going to reel off a list of other bands that they sound like, just beg you to judge these three excellent tracks on their own merits and go and buy the album States. Hell, I'm desperate to hear it.
Oh! Custer -'States.' mp3
Oh! Custer - 'Your Name.' mp3
Oh! Custer -'Post.' mp3
Then pop along here to make friends with them. Sorry there's no photo I can't seem to get them off their mySpace.