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Fire Records

Released: 17.03.23







There is a hazy, crazy kind of dream pop ebbing its way across from Malmo, Sweden. The trio that make up Death And Vanilla light the fires and bend the sounds to craft tokens of enchantment. They weave a simmering, shimmering sound that floats effortlessly like a post-modern day Air, complete with atmospheres and ambience, lush electronica, vibraphone vibes, jazzy guitar, uplifting melodies and marvellous melancholia.

Across nine polished pop gems of songs Marleen Nilsson’s languid voice soothes. This is a pure pop medicine balm; shoegazing in the clouds. Except listen closer and those clouds are being spiked by sulphur. The dream is turning to nightmare in the house of mirrors… A tragical magical ride.



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