Cleanin’ Out My Closet (of Deserving Songs) – September 2018
We periodically review the list of blogworthy tracks that have undeservedly remained on the list for too long. Assuming we still find the songs blogworthy, we dedicate a post to them, although they may be in very different genres. Today, it’s time to clean out the closet.
In this post, the songs tend toward Pop.
Kastrup is Timmie Strandberg and Puppe Westberg of Malmö, Sweden. According to their bio:
The Swedish duo Kastrup was formed as the consequence of an innocent lie which landed the singer and songwriter Timmie a gig on short notice at the well-known and respected festival ”The Rookie Festival”, in Sweden 2013. Timmie signed the contract with the promoters, but had no band, no finished material, but a lot of demos and creative anxiety to channel. He contacted programming wizard and master synth geek Puppe to help out with this looming disaster. With a very short time to rehearse the gig was shaky, but the guys managed to be very appreciated by the audience and the promoters. Kastrup was born. “Joanna” by Kastrup
Haley Blais is from Vancouver, British Columbia. There is an innocence to her voice and a power to her delivery. The vocal texturing during the final minute is what makes “Small Foreign Faction” special.