I try pretty hard for diversity in the artists and music that I write about, but the Swedish bands are a really doing it for me this month. I Am Karate is a pop duo based in Stockholm. The two members, Erika Soldh Ahlström and Marta Pettersson, started up the duo by a coincidence in 2014 when they signed up for doing a small gig together at the local library.
This song, “Swayze”, has a great build from simplicity featuring uncomfortable, yet poignant moments of silence, to an all out dizzying intrigue of funky electronic yelps. The album is called Bitter and I’m looking forward to hearing more.