Single: Beverly Kills – Sunset Drive

“Beverly Kills has established itself as one of the most exciting acts in Sweden’s alternative music scene. With their debut album Kaleido, released in 2022, the band not only introduced a completely new variant of Gothenburg indie but also delved even deeper into their dreamy landscape of melodic post-punk. With reverb-soaked synth loops, explosive emotional charges, and equally cynical and romantic observations of everyday life, they have almost paradoxically managed to combine comforting melancholy with pure and sheer euphoria. And since then, they have succeeded in reaching entirely new places. Both sonically and literally.

In recent years, Beverly Kills has enjoyed success both nationally and internationally. They have toured in Mexico, impressed audiences at both SXSW and Reeperbahn, and found themselves as the obvious support act for indie legends like Wolf Alice. They have been played on Swedish national radio, KEXP, and praised in BrooklynVegan, NBHAP, among others. Wherever they seem to end up, people simply fall in love. This autumn, Beverly Kills will follow up with their much-anticipated sophomore album.”

“It’s one of the first songs we wrote for our upcoming sophomore album, and it cemented some of the sound we wanted to work with. The song title is taken from a conversation we overheard in Austin during SXSW last year: ‘there’s a White Claw party at Sunset Drive!’. It felt like we were in an American college movie. An animated reality. The song is about getting in over your head, and how you eventually can drink so many units of alcohol that it stops being fun.”

I am thrilled to share with you my current obsession with Swedish indie music. The Scandinavian music scene has always caught my attention due to its unique take on indie rock and indie pop. It’s been leaving a lasting impression on me, and this newest single is no exception. The Swedes really know how to create music that’s dreamy, catchy, and captivating. I can’t stop listening to it on repeat, and it has become my go-to song for any mood. The melody and lyrics are so enthralling that I find myself lost in the music every time it plays.