Punk Slime Recordings are proud to present the new EP from the Swedish indie pop act Boys with lead single "Happy Hour" premiering on Stereogum. Boys is the solo project of HOLY guitarist Nora Karlsson and her new EP Love on Tour is the follow-up to last year’s debut EP Kind of Hurt. While Kind of Hurt were more or less home-recorded demos, Love on Tour is a step up on the production side while continuing to showcase Karlsson’s talents as a songwriter, with a sound somewhere in between Sarah Records and current day US indie pop, intimate and affecting lo-fi pop.
The lead single and opening track “Happy Hour” was written after returning home to Sweden following an intense UK tour with HOLY last fall, dealing with the post-tour depression and settling in to the regular life of a 20 year old in Sweden, while the rest of the EP deals with subjects such as longing and homesickness. Love on Tour was recorded and performed by Nora herself. except for HOLY frontman Hannes Ferm handling drum duties on “Happy Hour” and “In My Mind”.
Live Boys expands into the quintet of Nora Karlsson (guitar/vocals), Hannes Ferm (drums), Anna Rauhala of Swedish indie pop act Üni Foreman on guitar, Amanda Ferm on bass and Lina Högström (aka Swedish indie folk singer-songwriter Skator) on keyboard.
"once you come across their bright, buoyant brand of pop with just the right amount of shoegaze, you won’t be disappointed" – Stereogum