Album Review: Loney, Dear - 'Hall Music'

Loney, Dear - 'Hall Music'

Loney Dear ’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 another delicate sojourn into oceans of really-fucking-mellow. This...

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Album Review: Loney, Dear

Loney, Dear

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'. * Loney, Dear recorded 'Dear John' in his studio apartment in Stockholm...

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Loney, Dear

Loney, Dear

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 frenzied air-guitar, but ‘Saturday Waits’ is almost a bit...

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Loney, Dear

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, then, for Sweden’s Emil Svanängen, the new...

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Loney, Dear

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 is delightful, bouncy and entirely summery skip-pop that brings to...

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Loney Dear

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 Of Trinidad And Tobago’ is gentle, eddying folksiness that soothes like a...

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