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Mew – Special (2005)

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A decade earlier, south of Malmö, Jonas Bjerre, Bo Madsen, Johan Wohlert and Silas Utke Graae Jørgensen were also tapping an older sound. The Danish quartet released their album And The Glass Handed Kites in 2015. It featured the single ‘Special’ – a slice of pure 1990s alt rock.

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Alberta Cross – Water Mountain (2015)

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Petter Ericson Stakee

From one distinctive voice to another. Alberta Cross was once an Anglo-Swedish act, formed by singer-guitarist Petter Ericson Stakee and bassist Terry Wolfers in London in the mid noughties. Uppsala-born Ericson Stakee has since parted ways with his “cockney brother” and now operates out of NYC. A couple of weeks ago, he was back in London playing at the Borderline. I went into the gig believing his voice to be an acquired taste (e.g. Jonathan Donahue, Will Sheff, Jonas Bjerre), but left thinking it fit the bill. His renditions of ‘Water Mountain’ and Bowie’s ‘Five Years’ are still front of mind.

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