Elias and the Wizzkids are the latest signings to Sweden's rather wonderful Hybris label, home of such luminaries as The Sweptaways, Andreas Mattsson, El Perro Del Mar and TIAC. The Wizzkids' new single, The Dance, is an absolute belter of a tune (I defy anyone to listen to it without tapping their feet throughout!), with the lyrics finding our man chronicling his feelings of unspecified restlessness one day. Just what is it that's missing from his life? Could it be coffee, could it be tea? Chocolate? Or is he just feeling lonely and in need of a friend? Well, no. After trying all of the above with no success, he suddenly experiences an epiphany and all is revealed: dancing is the cure for his woes! (which I suppose makes him a sort of modern-day equivalent of the Dancing Priest in that episode of Father Ted.)
Anyway, those nice people at Hybris are very generously giving The Dance away as a free mp3, so I'm including it here for your listening pleasure, along with two other songs - I Wish and Regret - that Elias & the Wizzkids have made available for download on their own website. Mighty fine they are too.
Elias and the Wizzkids - The Dance (radio edit) mp3
Elias and the Wizzkids - I Wish mp3
Elias and the Wizzkids - Regret mp3
Elias and the Wizzkids on My Space