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Approved: This Is Head

By | Published on Wednesday 30 January 2013

This Is Head

Formed in 2008, Swedish quartet This Is Head released their debut album, ‘0001’, in 2010. The record saw them attempt, mostly successfully, to blend krautrock, indie rock and disco. A generally upbeat, fun record, it had moments where the band allowed their darker influences to take hold more, such as on the album’s standout track, ‘0011’.

Due to release their second album, ‘The Album ID’, on 27 Mar through Adrian Recordings, the first track to appear from it, ‘A B Version’, sees them heading down that darker route again. At least at first. Opening with atmospheric synths, broken up by stabs of trombone, though it starts dark, and has lyrics to match, it eventually gives way to a soaring instrumental section excitedly rushing towards the end of its allotted five minutes.

Watch the video for ‘A B Version’ here: