Vånna Inget’s front vocalist Karolina Engdahl and guitarist Tommy Tift released a self titled debut album under the moniker True Moon in 2016 (one of our fav Swedish labels Lövely Records). Engdahl and Tift began this project when they were inspired to create something that was more raw and visceral than the songs they were working on for Vånna (great Swedish melancholic punk by the way).
It’s still melancholic but it’s not punk, it’s post-punk! We’re talking about that kind of post-punk/darkwave having its roots in Joy Division and early The Cure, and if you have followed Messed!Up since our birth, you know that’s what we put on our high rotation list. Their latest single “Poison” (on our weekly recommendation list this week) pushes the Swedish post-punk scene into yet uncharted territory with its propulsive basslines and a melody that stucks immediately. We can’t wait to listen to their second album “II”!
Unfortunately Messed!Up’s staff chose festivals and holidays when they played Hamburg a few weeks ago (although Then Comes Silence-Alex pushed hard for us to do that interview) but just take another trip to Hamburg and we haul you in!
True Moon pages