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Mosaic Music Festival - Acid House Kings


Fri Mar 8 2013, 7:30pm
Fri Mar 8 2013, 10:00pm

Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio , 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $40.00
  • Door: $48.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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When brothers Niklas and Johan Angergård and Joakim Ödlund started Acid House Kings in 1991, it was with an immaculate taste in music stemming from a childhood of Elvis Presley, an almost complete set of singles from '80s cult British label Sarah Records, and the entire collection of The Smiths' singles. Over two decades and several internationally successful side projects (Club 8, The Legends etc) later, the Kings continue their reign as Sweden's pioneer indie pop act.

Inspired by now-defunct group Felt's 10 albums in 10 years, the group released an album every five years between 1992 and 2002 as part of a trilogy—starting with their 1992 debut Pop, Look & Listen!, the "Smiths-for-very-sunny-days" album Advantage Acid House Kings (1997) and Mondays are like Tuesdays and Tuesdays are like Wednesdays (2002), which featured vocalist Julia Lannerheim in place of Ödlund.

Spurred by the quality of the third album, they released Sing along with Acid House Kings (2005)-to date, the crown jewel of their albums and which included a bonus DVD with karaoke-friendly versions of each song. Released in the same year, their EP Do What You Wanna Do played up this angle as well with versions of songs from the album sung by friends of the band.

In the spring of 2011 the pop perfectionists finally returned with Music Sounds Better with You, "a mash note to a wide range of indie-pop-alternately buzzy, peppy, shy, melodramatic, and grandly sweeping" (Pitchfork). Even though the album was first recorded in 2008, the band shelved it because the songs were considered too dark and not melodic enough. It took another two years before they returned with new inspiration, a brighter mood and numerous new songs. Says Lannerheim, "Music Sounds Better with You will not redefine pop music, but may very well define it".