Postiljonen is a band made up of one Norwegian gal (Mia Bøe) and two Swedish guys (Daniel Sjörs and Joel Nyström Holm). Formed back in 2011, the trio released their debut album Skyer this summer.
Pouring forth their dream pop sound, the Stockholm/Bergen-based musicians opt for hushed vocals over synth-infused tracks, creating sometimes melancholic and oft-times ethereal and floaty cloudscapes. It is very apt then, that the title of the album – out now on Best Fit Recordings/Hybris – should mean ‘clouds’ in Norwegian.
Upbeat moments and toe tapping sax solos
There are upbeat, wave-your-hands-in-the-air-type moments on the album too – first encountered on ‘We Raise Our Hearts’, with toe-tapping sax solos and an ’80s vibe going on elsewhere, not least on ‘All That We Had Is Lost’ which borows lyrics from Whitney Houston’s hit ‘How Will I Know’, the video for which was newly-released this month.
When All The Wild Things Die
Postiljonen’s music from Skyer has been flooding the summer airwaves since its release in July and the band members are already turning their attention to more autumnal sountracks. ‘ When All The Wild Things Die’ is a brand new track that came to my attention when it was aired last month. It has a recognisable air and the warmth of being in a log-cabin with the open fire roaring and the snow falling outside….perhaps. That’s the image it conjures up for me anyway. Maybe it’s almost time to hibernate.
Skyer – Released 5 July 2013: