Spunsugar: It Never Gave Me Anything

Swedish shoegazers, Spunsugar, return with their new single, It Never Gave Me Anything, part of their forthcoming album, A Hole Forever, scheduled to come out on November 17th, 2023.

Spunsugar comment on the new single: “It Never Gave Me Anything describes a relationship between a person and an unwanted side of themselves. This side is so unlike how they want to be that they treat them as a separate entity, maybe even a person. It has always been there, ruining moments, talking to them and making sure that they never forget that it is present. A seemingly never ending list of things this ‘it’ is responsible for is recited over a pulsating beat and bass riff that is both ominous and groovy at the same time. This paired with a wall of distorted guitars that show up in the bridges and choruses, creates a song that makes you question what mood the song leaves you with. As is typical of the band, the song plays with what emotion, as well as which genre, it evokes.

In a manner reminiscent of their well-received first album, Drive-Through Chapel, released in 2020, Spunsugar go for a similar musical trajectory. The band blends a diverse range of elements from different genres, amalgamating their unique inspirations into a unified whole. While the nineties influence is still obvious, the band doesn't merely dwell in nostalgia; instead, they push their sound beyond mere reminiscence, producing a moody and enigmatic piece of work.

Band photo by David Möller

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