Just why are there so many great Swedish bands out there? It's a question that's troubled musicologists for decades. Or perhaps it hasn't. But still, it's an incontrovertible fact that there are quite literally oodles of ridiculously talented types hailing from that particular part of Scandanavia.
Take the relatively obscure Kissing Mirrors, for instance. Now, it's quite possible that I'd never even have got around to listening to this band had it not been for the fact that Kissing Mirrors is one of the many projects who blog favourite Sarah Nyberg Pergament AKA Action Biker has contributed to over the past few years. And guess what? They are ineffably poptastically marvellous! Just have a squizz at these two videos of the band playing at last year's Rip It Up festival in Sweden. They're pretty much guaranteed to get you swinging your pants in a Trevor & Simon Singing Corner stylee from the start:
Kissing Mirrors - Let's Kill Cupid
Kissing Mirrors (featuring Sarah Action Biker & Mikael from The Honeydrips) - Whims & Fancies
Mildly Interesting Pop Fact: Kissing Mirrors also have a song called XXXX Me Like A Millionaire - although quite what Castlemaine lager has to do with all this, I don't know.
You can order the Let's Kill Cupid 7" from the Snow Day Records website.
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