heard on the wire

Johnny came home with a gift for me

Onions, Shallots and Garlic from Roscoff, Brittany

Apparently “math”, or maths as any right-thinking person calls it, is a musical genre that has already spawned “mathgaze” and “mathrock” and who-knows-what-else.

As someone who liked maths at school, but with whom music genre-typing sits uncomfortably, I find this all very discombobulating. What next? Physics disco? Biology pop? Though, on second thoughts, they’re already acknowledged genres, no?

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You are the beat-beat-beat of my heart


Imagine a blend of Swedish, radio-friendly pop and Italo disco—frightening, isn’t it? But that’s the perfect description of Sally Shapiro, a Gothenburg duo comprising “Sally” and Johan Agebjörn.

The epitome of publicity shy, “Sally” has never revealed her real name, let alone anything about her life away from the band. Agebjörn, a psychology student, has said that he chose the name because the duo inspired by artists like Valerie Dore and Katy Gray, who also had a team of producers and writers behind them using the name of a singer as the title for the project.

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