Stockholm based unit DULL are back once again with their brand new single ”The Problem” – out January 19th via Startracks.
It’s taken from their forthcoming debut album ”Dive Deep Down” and will be the final single before the album drops, February 17th.
Previous singles have been highlighted in several meaningful media outlets, both in Sweden as well as abroad. Earlier this fall, one
of Scandinavia’s largest newspapers, Aftonbladet, celebrated their single ”You’re Lame!” calling it ”indie punk rock that’s everything
but dull, despite what the band name implies” further noting that ”in only two minutes the band leaves a lasting impression.”
”The Problem” is just under three minutes long and is fueled by unconcerned but determined vocals, obscure guitars, hard-hitting
and swinging drums, addictive melodies and yet another catchy chorus which by this point has become a trademark of the band.
Similar to previous releases, influences from the mid 00’s alternative rock, punk and indie scene can be heard, and yet again DULL
shows us that the music dosen’t have to be complicated to instantly take hold of the listener.
Canan Rosén, guitar and vocals, let’s the ”The Problem” speak for itself: ”The lack of D-vitamin like a modern cave man. That’s how the final verse of The Problem starts. In other words, very much relative to the current winter darkness of Sweden. I wish that the rest of this piece was full of clever, selling words about cool riffs, guitar melodies and an overall rock attitude. Instead, I want to offer a warm hug to whoever is out there struggling with winter depression.”
Consisting of members from a range of other well-known bands in the Stockholm area – Dead Vibrations, Twin Pigs, Tiger Bell, Mary’s Kids and Boris and The Jeltsins – these individuals are no strangers to the Swedish underground scene.
”The Problem” releases January 19th and debut album ”Dive Deep Down” is out February 17th via Startracks.
Today, we have teamed up with the band to give us their top inspirational albums! Check them out, along with the band’s special commentary, below.
Moonface – Heartbreaking Bravery
Louise: Spencer Krugs emotional voice and lyrics together with Sinais dark, vibrating and kraut-y instruments makes this album one of my absolute favourites. And also a huge inspiration on how to suggestively crawl under someone’s skin.
Ty Segall – Manipulator
Louise: The music Ty Segall writes has affected me much in how to write simple and catchy guitar riffs that sticks. If I’m stuck in my writing process, some tunes from Ty often helps me to proceed. Also always loved that warm fuzz sound of his, that I’ve tried to copy more than once.
The Cure – Disintegration
Max: This masterpiece by The Cure has helped me through a lot of things. It brings comfort, energy and inspiration. With its melancholy melodies and an ongoing forward motion I feel the soundscape brings both saturation and fragility at the same time.
Veruca Salt – Eight arms to hold you
Canan: When in doubt, this is the album I turn to. Return to. Everyone must have at least once rocked out to the killer song Volcano Girls, but the whole album is just ace. Double lead vocals might also be something that has inspired DULL.
Fireside – Get Shot
Canan: The guitars! Oh, the guitars! Fun, friendly, quirky, mean, heavy, soft. I don’t know how they do it. But it makes me smile. And it makes me wanna play guitar myself and keep on writing those riffs!
Can – Tago Mago
Elias: An album that have inspired me a lot on how to make music and how to play drums. Experimental with intense grooves by a great rhytm section.