Caviare Days - The Awakening

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It's Friday, a week to pass over for me after spending most of it with a bad head (and not a self-inflicted one at that), three hours at the dentist yesterday summed it up nicely. Anyway, you're not here to read about me, thankfully, the music keeps coming at me quicker than I can keep up and I have my inbox to find for this latest blog post...

A band that, if picked up by the right people (that doesn't really include me unfortunately!), could be primed for success next year are Swedish sisters Lina and Maja Westin who lead the psychedelic folk-rock group Caviare Days, they appear to have been around in their native country for a while now with the video to the title-track from their UK debut EP The Awakening (released November 26th) dating back a year or so, nevertheless I can't help but be pulled in by the combination of slightly sinister late 60's psychedelia and alluring vocals...

The title-track "The Awakening" is arguably the finest track, with dark, powerful vocals swamped in foggy guitar spirals and percussive beats, its powerful verse swirls into a chorus filled with emotion and melody, the airy and tense atmosphere continues on "You'll Qualify", a rush of raw,energetic garage rock, its accompanying video of the girls dancing laden in 60's clothes amongst psychedelic patterns a perfect summation of the EP's sound.

While "When the Light is Breaking" is another highlight, it brings a slightly different sound to the table, with the sisters almost Abba-esque vocals harmonies swirling around repetitive bass and percussive shakes which gradually builds with nostalgic guitars to a crescendo of exuberant joy, rock 'n' roll isn't dead just yet.