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As a rule of thumb, it’s generally wise to avoid bands that court publicity. Those are the bands for whom style is a substitute for substance, bands who co-ordinate their outfits, grow carefully trimmed beards and pose in stairwells.

I love a band that’s deliberately, wilfully obscure. Take Sweden’s Top Sound, whose biography amounts to the band’s members, home city — Stockholm — and their two records.

The first is delightful, self-titled, 2011 debut LP, which I discovered retrospectively, after stumbling across this, their first and only release in the subsequent five years.

Top Sound // Hernani

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