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Thursday, 5 June 2014

#297: Alice Boman - EP II (EP review)


2014 has been a busy year already, at least as far as Swedish songstress Alice Boman is concerned. Festival appearances and an EP release have seen her profile rise somewhat dramatically over the last few months and one can’t help but think it’s likely to rise even more. Her 2013 debut EP, Skisser’(‘Sketches’), was a collection of tracks home-recorded for the benefit of Boman herself, however when Adrian Recordings first heard the record “time stopped” and the Swedish label knew they were on to something. Fast forward almost exactly a year, and Alice has just released her follow-up, EP II, six tracks of fragile, Scandinavian folk-pop that shimmers with the icy allure of the surroundings in which it was conceived.