Jens Lekman is a mercurial young fella from Gothenburg. Fragile pop songs and a baritone to rival Stephin Merritt's make Jens' debut album When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog a beautiful, warped listen. This was a culmination to a series of EPs that were progressively more wonderful. The top notch Swedish label Service releases his stuff in Sweden and Secretly Canadian do the honours worldwide. He's currently on tour around Europe (dates on his website). In the meantime here's the highlights from his EPs so far.

Jens Lekman - Black Cab
Jens Lekman - You Are The Light
Jens Lekman - Rocky Dennis Farewell Song To The Blind Girl

He's so prolific there's a whole load of unreleased stuff on the Secretly Canadian website under the banner At The Department Of Forgotten Songs.

Jens Lekman - F-Word
Jens Lekman - Pretty Shoes
Jens Lekman - The Wrong Hands

Also recommended is watching the video for Jens's 'You Are The Light' single. Jens Lekman - You Are The Light Video

Wan Light hail from Stockholm and another of the bands in thrall to the Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev. We can forgive them this shameless homage by the fact that they're so great at it. Labrador are responsible for putting out their music. Just one mp3 but it's a cracker, the lovely In The Heart of Sarah Freeman from the first Wan Light album Let's Wake Up Somewhere Else. There are however more recent songs in the player on the Wan Light website.

Wan Light - In The Heart Of Sarah Freeman

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