To mark the 20th year since their first record, Pop, Look And Listen, this week saw the re-release on vinyl of three albums by seminal Swedish indie pop band Acid House Kings. The band, founded in 1991 by Joakim Ödlund and brothers Niklas and Johan Angergård back in 1992, were joined in 2001 by Julia Lannerheim and have released just five albums in total, the slow pace very much influenced by their many side projects (Poprace, Club 8, The Legends, Double Dan, Starlet, Red Sleeping Beauty and more recently Pallers) as well as founding a record label and building a recording studio.
The reissues don't include the aforementioned "best left unmentioned" first release or their 2011 record, Music Sounds Better With You and takes in the three middle ones, the out-of-print self proclaimed "semi-classics" 1997's Advantage Acid House Kings, 2002's Monday Is Like Tuesday And Tuesday Is Like Wednesday and 2005's Sing Along With Acid House Kings. Tracing each record again, it's clear to see the affecting band continues to grow with each release. Each is limited to just 500 copies so get in quick. We have a free download of a track from the latter, the Julia Lannerheim sung 'This Heart Is A Stone' as well as our favourite of its four remixes that appear as part of a three volume digital only maxi-single. Get them below and grab all three vinyl reissues from Labrador here or elsewhere here.
This Heart Is A Stone
Acid House Kings (SWE)
From the album, 'Sing Along With Acid House Kings', Labrador.
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