In the beginning of the Autumn Restless Riot, hailing from Lund and Malmö, released their debut album “Leaving the Circus”. Like they write themselves it’s about indie pop that meets alt-country in ten songs. In many parts the album is loaded with tension, much because of the singer Daniel Engelbertsen’s Conor Oberst-sounding expression with the characteristic anxiety-loaded trembling, where he in the slower songs hangs on to every word and has me glued to the speakers.
I also like the contrasts on the album, where they, for exemple, in the Damien Rice-vibing duet “Waltz of I”, go from the quiet, darkly beautiful to the rough, messy, drum-distorted “Blind Horse” with it’s unruly Aladdin Sane-piano. Another example and favourite is the song “Learn” where Broselids electric piano harmonies paints an Air-sounding atmosphere in the background. An interesting debut, which makes me curious about what they will be up to next. Have a taste here below in two songs.