Sad Day For Puppets are Swedish indie-popsters known for delighting us with melodic, shoe-gazing inspired melodies. Their debut record was released on Sonic Cathedral, which has also released tracks by Maps, M83 and the School of Seven Bells.
We Say: The album reminds me of school days, road trips, festivals, camping trips, loving, losing, slow dancing, sunshine, saying hello, saying goodbye. It is structured like a hazy memory of bygone years – fun, romance, heartbreak, friendship and an overiding feeling of closure as it draws to an end. With a little more clarity to Eklund’s vocals, it might be more of an instant hit, but the more you hear, the more captivating she becomes.
They Say: “Sad Day For Puppets was formed in 2006 in Blackeberg, a suburb to Stockholm (Sweden), by Martin Källholm, guitarist and songwriter. The natural focal point of the band is singer Anna Eklund…leaning on Marcus Sandgren’s ringing and fuzzy chords.”
Band Members: Martin Kallholm, Marcus Sandgren, Anna Eklund, Alex Svenson-Metes and Micael Back.
Unknown Colours (Sonic Cathedral, 2009)
Profile: Jason Williamson