Hundhuvet, whom I wrote about last year, is back with a new EP, “Spårar ur”; four songs which sounds even better than before. I like Hundhuvet (Dog’s head), but I find it hard to put my finger on what makes them special with their melancholic indie pop. The singer, Fredrik Trossö, who performs the dark, sometimes word-rich lyricsin his own way, certainly holds one part of the explanation.
They tell me that their band name comes from one of their earliest songs, which contained the line: ”jag tar på mig all skuld och skam och sånt som inte klär mig” (transl. “I take all the blame and shame and things that doesn’t suit me”), which leads to the Swedish expression “att bära hundhuvudet” (“to be the scapegoat”).