[a]Loney, Dear[/a]’s Emil Svanängen, it is often said, could do with a big cuddle. Not that it’d make much difference, you feel – the Swedish songwriter’s fifth LP is mainly…

Facts about this album: * ‘Dear John’ is the fifth in a quintet of albums, the other four being ‘The Year Of River Fontana’, ‘Citadel Band’, ‘Sologne’ and ‘Loney, Noir’. …

The band with the most superfluous comma in rock (at least exclamation marks are punk rock! Aren’t they Los Campesinos!, Hadouken!, !!! etc?) are never going to inspire outbreaks of…

Loney, Dear

If you’re someone constantly lambasted by friends for a knitting obsession and unrivalled collection of flowery frocks you’ll know better than most that it’s not easy being twee. Thank God,…

Loney, Dear

Commas in band names are not acceptable. Question marks, yes. Exclamation marks, maybe. But commas are simply not rock’n’roll. Neither, it has to be said, is this – but it…

Loney Dear

Lonely, dear? Can NME recommend a spin of Swedish acoustic popster Loney Dear? OK, he sings a bit like someone doing a really bad Irish accent, but his ‘The Battle…