Fans of indie pop through the 2000s might remember Shout Out Louds, the Swedish band that recorded the 2007 hit Tonight I Have To Leave It.
Well, they’ve been on the comeback trail for a while, announced for The Great Escape in May and set for a London date the same month.
Today they’ve finally released a new single, Oh Oh, and it has all of the melodious jangle that made them such an underground pop favourite back in the day.
With opening strings, lush guitars and lingering keys it’s a fanciful production, complete with Adam Olenius’ hearty vocals.
It’s completely at odds with ongoing trends for more aggressive, angst-ridden indie pop, and in a way that makes their comeback all the more welcome.
Shout Out Louds will be releasing a new album, their first since 2013, later this year.
It’ll be the fifth for a band that started out with 2003’s Howl Howl Gaff Gaff, before the high water mark of 2007’s Our Ill Wills.
Olenius also dabbled in solo work last year with his Looking Forward to the New Me EP.