by Svankropp

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Hooks chopped in two, beats that surprise and pummel, vocals that on the surface sound absurd but are full of melodic comfort and guitars that evoke the soundtrack of an old Nintendo game.

Svankropp list themselves a Scandinavian cyber-punk phenomenon. Inspired by sci-fi, 80’s glam, noisy indie, goths and the odd power ballad it’s fair to say that the music could move in any direction but it’s still distinctly Svankropp, no matter what they do. Angular guitars and epileptic drums, obscured vocals and blistering bass are at the core of everything when Svankropp channel their chaotic tendencies into playful absurdity, all-out sonic mayhem and delicious songs - yup, that’s about right.

"Lifecries is one of the first songs that Svankropp wrote, and it defines the bands sound. It is a mix of shoegaze-guitars and club rhythms combined with the colder, darker perspective of the 1980s."

«Lifecries sort of just happened. It was a moment when it was like the four of us was in complete sync, and out of our bodies and minds Lifecries was born. It dosen't always happen this way, but with Lifecries it was just so; pure telepathic magic.»


released February 15, 2016



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