The Paris Work-In – Painted World

• “Painted World” set to a picture of the housing album cover.

7.8 “Great Indie Pop from Sweden”

From “Hi-Five! EardrumsPop’s 5 year Anniversary Compilation” (EardrumsPop ePop039) released in April 2015.

The hard-working labour-of-love net-label EardrumsPop celebrated their 5th birthday with a bumper 38-track freebie last spring.

On it, was this great tune; short, snappy and highly melodic. The Paris Work-In remind me of cool Scottish bands like Spare Snare and Urusei Yatsura, both of whom will not be unfamiliar to Peel listeners of the 1990s.

There’s next to nothing on the internet about them but, thankfully, Silja Haddal Mork of EardrumPop sheds some light in the excellent liner-notes (yes, not only is this comp free, it has excellent liner-notes!)

The Paris Work-In is an easy, no strings attached collaboration project. It’s basically two bands who like each other getting together. The Mare is a band from Stockholm. Jimmy Jazz of Tasty Fanzine said about them: “There’s something sweetly genuine about their music and the cute, slightly affected way they phrase their English over Belle and Sebastian chord changes and trumpet that makes me love them”. There is Thunder in our Hearts is also a Swedish band, described as “bedroom recordings from high valley. The result of spending warm summer days inside”.

Heard on Rocker’s July 2015 show on Dandelion Radio.

You can read more and get this free-download directly from EardrumsPop. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth – grab it by the reins and ride that Black Beauty.



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