Pole Siblings – Sköljer bort dig EP
Out today via Strangers Candy
“a damning lament, full of macabre imagery” – Stereogum
“The hushed, pained vocal is shrouded in synth-fuelled digital fantasia, a murky yet endlessly enticing atmosphere of pop electronics.” – CLASH
“a superbly intense and spine-tingling song that will move you as much as it will entrance you” – The Line of Best Fit
The Finnish sibling duo Pole Siblings, the project of Sofia and Johan Stolpe, is releasing its second EP Sköljer bort dig (Swedish for “wash you away”) today, the follow-up to last year’s acclaimed debut EP It Might Grow. The EP was recorded and produced by Anders Lagerfors in Gothenburg on the Swedish west coast. Four tracks about dealing with anger and letting go, sorrow and moving on, it’s in many ways four tracks about family, death and life itself, and how to deal with it all.
The lead single “Carve” was released earlier this spring, a track born out of anger and frustation at not being able to express yourself, about dealing with grief that turns into feelings of vengeance, and a few weeks back they followed it with “How Low”, which in turn is about the struggle to leave someone you love behind, and how you can lose yourself by focusing all of you on someone else.
Sköljer bort dig is out now via the Swedish indie label Strangers Candy (home to Many Voices Speak, Francis, Grapell and more).
Press for Pole Siblings
“Alluring and immediately enchanting” – GoldFlakePaint
“haunted indie-folk gems that get under your skin” – Clash
“Pole Siblings have crafted a dark and beautiful tribute to their past, honouring its ghosts, while hopefully moving on to something new and wonderful of their own making.” – Ja Ja Ja
“The absolute definition of ethereal, Ghosts would feel at home on any Beach House record, yet also manages to lean slightly further toward anthemic at points, existing entirely within a space of its own” – Crack In The Road