Posted in music | tour dates on April 28, 2009

by Bill Pearis

Those Dancing Days

Stockholm, Sweden's all-girl quintet Those Dancing Days are coming to America for the first time next month, including two dates in NYC: Mercury Lounge on May 26 and Union Hall on May 28.

Formed in 2006, the band (who are still in their teens, just barely) released an EP this time last year that got a fair amount of internet attention, and their full-length debut, In Our Space Hero Suits, was released last year in the UK on Wichita Records (Los Campesinos!, Peter Bjorn and John, Sky Larkin). Here's what the NME said about it:

God bless the humble handclap. Pop would be bereft without it. What do you get when you soul-shuffle it with the Wigan Casino, a Phil Spector wig and five mini-skirted Swedes? Whack in a dizzying Hammond organ and you've got the kind of sherbet-pop that promises to get all the girls hip-swaying on the dancefloor (because getting girls on the dancefloor is what pop's all about). Hailing from the Stockholm suburb of Nacka, it's no surprise this sashaying quintet originate from the land of Abba. What is a surprise is their love affair with both northern soul and '60s girl groups. Put them together and you have a kaleidoscopic mash-up only the Nordic could attempt to get away with.
Check out a couple Those Dancing Days videos at the bottom of this post.

May in New York is going to be lousy with Swedes, a Scandinavian invasion the likes of which this town hasn't seen since IKEA opened in Red Hook. As promised, Suburban Kids with Biblical Names are coming. They were added to the NYC Popfest line-up (which already features Swedes The Radio Dept and Lichtenstien), playing the Sunday (5/17) day-long show at Cake Shop. Advance tickets to that one show have sold out, but there will be some available at the door on the day of the show. And as mentioned before, Pelle Carlberg is playing Union Hall on May 30.

Videos and dates below...

Those Dancing Days - "Run Run"

Those Dancing Days - "Hitten"

Those Dancing Days - "Those Dancing Days"

Those Dancing Days - 2009 Tour Dates
Apr 29 Apollo 2 Barcelona
Apr 30 Moby Dick Madrid
May 1 Sos 4,8 Murcia
May 2 Theatre Lloseto Mallorca
May 23 Spaceland Los Angeles, California
May 26 Mercury Lounge New York, New York
May 28 Union Hall Brooklyn, New York
Jun 26 Technische Universit├Ąt Munich
Jun 27 2Prolog Leipzig
Jul 25 Be At @ Proud Galleries London, London and South East
Jul 26 Secret Garden Festival Hudington

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Comments (9)

T!T!T! got this band popular in Sweden and the UK as a joke. Tons of potential, but everything they' done thus far is pretty terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 4:53 PM

"T!T!T! got this band popular in Sweden and the UK as a joke. Tons of potential, but everything they' done thus far is pretty terrible."

Watching those videos, I will have to kindly disagree with you. I will be at Mercury Lounge... I just hope they can get in.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 5:01 PM

"Watching those videos, I will have to kindly disagree with you. I will be at Mercury Lounge... I just hope they can get in."

That's fine. I just feel my opinion of them the past three years is that there is obviously, as I said, potential in them, I just don't find their recordings to exude much confidence. "Hitten" is definitely their strongest track. I've just felt when they get to their third album they'll have come into themselves as songwriters and a band.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 5:08 PM

Your a total twat! You got the band popular as a joke..... ha! please, get over yourself. This band is the shit and are so down. Dance party coming your way soon. I hope you can handle it...unlike the uncool twat above.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 5:30 PM

girls... girls... girls...

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 10:23 PM

i don't understand how getting this band popular would be a joke? i think that's a pretty silly thing to say. anyway, sounds good to me.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 11:20 PM

The look like the somewhat attractive girls in my school, except they play shitty music, whereas those same girls here cannot even hold an instrument, much less play one.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2009 12:51 AM

What the hell is T!T!T!? Tora! Tora! Torrance!?

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2009 2:50 AM

They are like the Au Revoir Simone of Sweden, cutesy girls playing mediocre cutesy music.

God bless them.

Posted by great satan | April 29, 2009 5:25 AM

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