Wednesday, 29 August 2007

"I saw the boy I love kiss another girl"

Free Loan Investments
The first thing you need to know about Free Loan Investments is that if you do a search for them on the internet, you will be bombarded with dodgy sites promising to help you get rich quick. The second thing you need to know about Free Loan Investments is that they are a now disbanded quartet. The third thing you need to know about Free Loan Investments is that they made tuneful jangly pop music in the Talulah Gosh mould.

It matters not that they are Swedish or that band member Roger Gunnarsson was also in Nixon or that Amanda Aldervall went on to form the Busy Band. Nor that they both count Amelia Fletcher among their heroes.

Have a listen to the lovely-sounding but viciously-titled Kick His Balls Out. When has anything so pretty had such bite to it?

Free Loan Investments - Kick His Balls Out mp3 (right click and 'save as')

More sadness disguised by an upbeat tune below.

Free Loan Investments - In The Park mp3 (left click available for 7 days)

You can read an entertaining interview with Roger and Amanda here and watch them playing live on the youtube clip below.



One day I'd love to discover a band I really get excited about and find out that they haven't stopped playing...

7 comments:

John said...

Yes, they did rather scupper themselves, search engine-wise, by choosing that name! Good band though.

martijn said...

That search-enginge thing is just a lie. 8/10 links on the first Google page are band related; 10/10 if I put quotes around their name...

Lovely band though. Have you heard The Garlands? That's Roger's latest band (www.myspace.com/garlandssweden) and, as far as I know, they are still going.

martijn said...

Oh, I should have put a :) after that first paragraph. It's still true though. :)

Spike said...

I've only heard You Never Notice Me by the Garlands but was pretty impressed with that. I'll have to look out for more of them - thanks for the tip!

(Just had a look at your site - it's really good so I've just put a link to you from us.)

Marianthi said...

Free Loan Investments, The Garlands, Nixon... Everything Roger touches turns to gold!

Spike said...

It seems so! Long may that continue!

Eolande said...

Great work.