Album Reviews

Album review: Acid House Kings – Music Sounds Better With You (Labrador)

By | Published on Friday 25 February 2011

Acid House Kings

It’s been six long years since the misleadingly-named Acid House Kings last graced the ears of indie-pop fans. The Swedish band don’t release records often, but when they do it’s usually worth paying attention.

‘Music Sounds Better With You’ is no exception – ten slices of twee pop drenched in 60s sepia. The pace is a little faster than their previous work, but it’s not a frenetic downhill tumble – it’s a brisk walk along a ridgeway in the spring sunshine. Highlights include the sweeping choruses of ‘I Just Called To Say Jag Alskar Dig’, dual vocals on ‘Under Water’ and the delightfully plinky-plonky ‘(I’m In) A Chorus Line’.

The songs do seep into each other a little, as they’re all relatively consistent in tone and lyrical content, but it doesn’t detract from the overall experience – it almost adds to it. The perfect album for blaring out of open windows on the first warm weekend of the year. DG

Physical release: 4 Apr