This came across my desk today and since it’s Scandinavian I had a feeling I’d like it. I hope you do too, I think it’s fantastic.
My Empire Of Sound – The Confession Of The Machines – Preview
The Scandinavian electro-pop duo My Empire Of Sound are very excited to announce the release of their debut album The Confession Of The Machines via Warsaw Recordings on December 16.
Since uploading their first songs online they have created quite a buzz in the blog universe. Musicohm.com wrote “Like a Swedish-Danish She & Him…the pair complement one another adroitly, ascending to join this year’s best and brightest as a result.”
Their debut single Early Morning (A New Beginning) was the most popular new track on Indierockcafe.com with over ten thousand streams and it also went to number two in the Scandinavian Chart Base Top 100 and they were voted Best New Scandinavian Act by the same site.
My Empire Of Sound are Swede John Alexander Ericson (Alberta Cross, The Northern Territories, Stjarna) and Sidsel Marie Søholm from Denmark. They are signed to Misty Music Publishing Sweden (ABBAS FORMER PUBLISHER).
The two met in a bar in berlin only a year ago, “Sidsel was one of the performers that night and her voice blew me away” says John Alexander. “We started chatting and decided, on the spot, to start a band together” Two weeks later they started recording in Alex´s studio in Berlin. John Alexander´s background in electronica shines through but Sidsel definitely puts her own stamp on the songs. There´s obviously a very scandinavian feel to the songs, very pop, but at the same time slightly melancholic. “I listen to everything from fellow Swedes Fever Ray and Lykke Li to older things like Propaganda and early Kraftwerk, so I guess it´s all in there somewhere”, says songwriter John Alexander.
The Confession Of The Machines is available on iTunes, Spotify and all other major digital stores on December 16.