The Swedish alt-rock creator Martin Rubashov last featured a couple of years ago.
Martin Rubashov and Anders Fridén
The newest single – Black Elk, which was released earlier in the month, is a collaboration with Anders Fridén – the vocalist with In Flames – in a track that contains the brooding elements to be anticipated, through set to a faster tempo, giving the song a more oppressive disposition.
Within the past fifteen hours their latest track Downer surfaced. If there were awards for the song-title / sound oxymoron – Downer would most assuredly be on the shortlist.
The bubbles of the trio of Overjoyed sparkle around the room as though shot through a Bren Gun and the listener finds themselves happily dancing in bright party mood as the driving percussion pulls – like a puppeteer – at the limbs with glittering guitars bouncing reflective prisms from the walls as the vocal spins the audience in joyful abandon.
I have heard whispers that Overjoyed have set time aside later in the year to head in to the Studio to complete recording their début LP – a release I am already set for getting hold of some new dancing pumps.
The Swedish alt-indie quartet Pretty Solitude were first introduced in 2012.
With a change in line-up and particularly with a new vocalist, there is necessarily a different emphasis to the material, though it retains its spacious fretwork as evidenced in their latest track You And I.