Apparently the harsh conditions of Småland in Sweden has over the ages encouraged its inhabitants to be cunning and inventive. After hearing Louise Lindenger and Håkan Persson – better known as Stranded Mermaid I can well believe the latter trait has certainly seeped into their music.
This haunting duo provide us with our Song of the Day My Last Summer On Earth which Louise describes as a sad and mysterious summer folk lullaby. It has a very strong folkloric feel, heightened by the album cover showing a photograph of a fairy/elf riding on an elk. Listen to it below:
Formed in Småland, Sweden in 2013, by the producer duo Louise Lindenger (vocals) and Håkan Persson (vocals, guitar), along with Nathanël Bartolo on drums, bassist Gustav Magnusson, guitarist and former bassist Andreas Bohlin, vocalist and keyboardist Matilda Westergren and violinist Veronika Jönebratt.
The band performs a dirty, yet beautiful and atmospheric sound inspired by the western movie soundtracks of the great composer Ennio Morricone and folk music. The members share a great passion and vision for the sound, and produce the music on their own. In 2013 the band released their first album, Dark downbeat film noir.