If you’ve been lamenting the loss of Scandinavia’s finest band The Wannadies since their last album was released in 2002 then you may want to investigate Spielbergs.
Scandinavia seems to be developing some really interesting rock bands at the moment. Denmark’s Mew seemed to start the trend of placing your best song right at the end of a record with Comforting Sounds and in 2016 it was FEWS who followed suit, emerging from the Stockholm’s psychedelia scene with a record brimming with post-punk angst to go alongside a thrilling live presence that is no more keenly experienced than when they play ‘Ill’, coincidently the last track from their debut record Means. This year it’s the turn of Norway’s Spielbergs to enter the fray with new single ‘We Are All Going to Die’.
The track comes from upcoming EP Distant Star due for release via new label By The Time It Gets Dark on April 27th. The power trio live up to the moniker during the first half of the song with a relentless barrage of guitar and drums, all delivered with military precision amongst the malaise displayed by vocalist Mads Baklien. This is unsurprising considering the name of the song, but the track is not a one dimensional firestorm of angst; richer guitar tones subtly introduce the extended conclusion which starts to rise up from the despair into something suggesting hope. Angry and relentless certainly, but hope nonetheless.
Listen to “We Are All Going To Die” below