‘Downhill’ by Days


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One of my favourite records over the last few years has been an EP called Downhill by the band Days. This four-piece band comes from Gothenburg in Sweden and they create the perfect soundtrack to any lazy day. Their sound is pure melancholic pop and they fuel it with wonderfully whimsical melodies and  jangly riffs that wouldn’t sound too out of place emanating from Johnny Marr’s guitar during the indie scene of the late 1980’s. Indeed the whole record is steeped in that fuzzy nostalgia that we’ve heard recently through other bands such as Wild Nothing and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. Downhill was released back in 2008 on Shelflife Records and it comes as a five-track cd with a bonus 7″ single, click here to pick up a copy.


December 13, 2010