Genres: indie pop, rock
Oct 27 - Nov 2 2003
Graphics is a pop band from Sweden. They are not unlike any
other pop band, from America or Canada or wherever, but they're
Swedish. They even sing in English. But they're
Swedish. And they're good.
The CDR of theirs that I received is a two-song EP, which is
criminally short and yet tantalizing nonetheless. Opener
"Bliss (Tob Song)" is pure melodic pop with hooks that could
land it a spot on radio playlists the world over. The band spices things up by
way of upbeat keyboards, and this really adds something to the mix,
making the sound even more layered and fun.
"Sundays" is the second song, and it's a bit more
downbeat in comparison to "Bliss." The recording
quality isn't perfect, and the vocals are a bit loud in comparison to
the other instruments, but that isn't too much of a problem
here. The instrumentation is very tight and the songwriting is
as infectious as can be. The chorus is ludicrously catchy.
The five lads that make up Memorial Graphics have only
released a handful of EPs, but I'm waiting anxiously until they come
out with an album. If they can create enough of these beautiful
pop tunes to make up a full-length disc, there's no telling how
successful they will be.
[Vitals: 2 tracks, distributed by the
band, released 2003]