After 2008‘s “Oh No! / The Mourning Comes, The Morning After” vinyl single stirred up much interest all over Europe, Sweden‘s Dial M For Murder! are back with a full-length debut album that fulfils all the promises made by that 45 rpm gem.
”Fiction Of Her Dreams” is a powerful and dark manifesto celebrating the everyday highs and lows of life in Europe‘s North in the first decade of the new millennium. Winter‘s anxieties, summer‘s confusing adrenaline rush and springtime‘s yearly hopeful new beginnings are all part and parcel of this multifaceted album.
References to 80‘s British “Dream Pop” bands such as A.R Kane and Chameleons are to be found, as well as the aesthetics of classic bands like Joy Division or current contenders Interpol and Ladytron. This is a pretty raw sound that is all about mood and expression. Haunting vocals, soaring melodies, fuzzy electric guitars, mean sounding synths, dirty drumboxes … it‘s all here, it‘s all wonderful!
Dial M For Murder! is a duo comprised of David Ortenlöf and Andy Lantto. Stating Alfred Hitchcock, love & hate, low frequency bass, old drum machines, London and indie fashion as outside influences, Dial M For Murder‘s sense of style AND purpose comes as no surprise!
Produced by Fredrik Jansson and the band, recorded mostly at night, “Fiction Of Her Dreams” is a strong post punk/dark wave statement with very cool songs and attitude in abundance.