Background/Info: Swedish formation It’s For Us claims to compose post-punk music. “Stay” is the band’s second full length, which has been released two years after “Come With Me”. The album has been inspired by personal, dramatic events and experiences.
Content: I don’t especially want to compare It’s For Us to another band, but their album reminds me of 4AD bands. There’s this typical 80s spirit, which is mainly created by the guitar play. The songs are rather powerful although there are a few ‘softer’ or at least evasive cuts featured as well. The songs are rather short.
+ + + : “Stay” might interest 80s fans of cold-wave music. This album brings this old and original spirit back to life. The guitar playing is absolutely phenomenal, but I also have to congratulate singer Camilla Karlsson who sings a really passionate way. The songs have been meticulously accomplished. This album has a strong nostalgic smell revealing several little sonic treasures.
– – – : I just regret most of the songs are pretty short.
Conclusion: This band is a great revelation! They bring the 80s back to life with passion and I can only wish them a successful future.
Best songs: “The Closing”, “All The Time”, “The Bottle The Bomb”.
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