Living in the northern hemisphere near the polar circle puts you in a unique mental state. Amidst the sunny disposition of Labrador Records and the gloom of Swedish death metal, Sweden’s The Bell, finds a cozy corner nested in the looming shadows of abnormally long winter nights by transcending Manchester England circa 1983 with the post-punk revival of today.
Their album Make Some Quiet might take you back to a time when you were first discovering bands that acted like the ideal soundtrack to your post-teenage life. We think of Echo and the Bunnymen, The Cure… on our trip down good memory lane.
“…the Bell’s echoing pop stylings take the Chameleons’ raw post-punk and sprinkles it with Mew’s sparkling pixie dust.” – Spin.com