Sweden’s Pale Honey are Tuva Lodmark (guitar and vocals) and Nelly Daltrey (drums), with producer and third member Anders Lagerfors (guitar, bass, and electronics) joining them for live performances. They’ve dropped the title track of their Some Time, Alone LP, to give us a flavour of what’s to come.
The intro’s street-tough bassline is quite deceiving as it sets up the listener for what becomes a foray into the dreamier end of indie and electro. Guitars gently float over the sparse yet pacey percussion, as the song looks to the 80s glamour and pomp of Queen and Blondie, and the indie attitude of The Smiths, to lend the song an aura of sophistication that seems to come straight from the street – and the heart.
Pale Honey says about Some Time, Alone, “We have loved this song since it was just a demo and its place on the upcoming album has been obvious from the start. The single Some Time, Alone is immediate and very beat and bass-driven. Lyrics about the feeling when you just want to be left alone and you get irresponsible and self-centered, that is not a place where you want to be, but you sometimes end up in any way. Now, life feels good because we have a new album to look forward to and share with you all.”
Catch up with Pale Honey over on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get news about their album. Some Time, Alone is out now on Bolero Records and can be streamed on Spotify and other services – follow the link for more details.
Photo by Ellika Henrikson