Genre/Influences: Electro-pop, indie-pop.
Background/Info: Sweat Boys is a new name hailing from Wisconsin (USA), which joined hands together with Gave/Take to unleash this debut vinyl featuring five songs. The songs are a ‘about love, redemption, and partying.’
Content: Sweat Boys are clearly inspired by different electro-pop standards. Some passages are taking us back to the 80s while other ones are more into an indie style. From melodic parts towards refined parts, this work is quite diversified, but never into ‘classical’ electro-pop music. They invited Niklas Stenemo from the Swedish electro-pop band Kite to sing on one of the tracks.
+ + + : I can’t really say there’s a main song featured at this maxi as we get 5 different cuts. That’s a very good way to get a better idea about the bands potential. I prefer the more melodic and electro-pop driven “You’re Gone”. “Endlessly” featuring Niklas Stenemo is also worthy of examination.
– – – : This EP is missing a real title song.
Conclusion: I can’t say that I was totally convinced by this debut, but I’ll wait for more to get a better idea about their potential.
Best songs: “You’re Gone”, “Endlessly feat. Niklas Stenemo”.