The duo Jehovas, hailing from Umeå, have released their first single, “Stannar du stannar jag”. It sounds synth pop from the eighties, school dances and leather ties in this song that has sort of sneaked in to my mind and stayed there for some hours now with the chorus line and whistle melody. I asked them why they chose to name the band Jehovas:
We think the name fits. There’s something tickling in the sect-like, sickly ordinary and allmighty in Jehovas. After long internal battles we chose to go official with Jehovas and our favourite colour then became pine, pine wood. Readily then in a form of a wooden panel in a small kitchen in a suburb or a small community, where the disease is propagating like a sect or where the sect is spreading like a disease. In that way Jehovas wants to make electronic welfare state pop.
(transl. from Swedish)