Swedish act The Sweet Serenades have had an interesting path so far. For three years, they mastered their music in front of an unlikely audience:
From 2006-2009 The Sweet Serenades was touring Swedish prisons, trying out new material and dancing with the inmates. The restless and inpatient audience left the room whenever the songs didn’t fit them. Martin and Mathias adapted and threw away all songs that didn’t work. This became a natural part of creating the high energy pop the band is playing today. Up until now The Sweet Serenades have made more than 100 shows to entertain Swedish convicts.
You might expect something gritty and tough to be the outcome, but the Swedish prison system must have an appreciation for the more complex things in life—The Sweet Serenades’ “Can’t Get Enough” is full of sexual tension, slick minimalism, and a touch of quirky playfulness.
Pre-order the album, HELP ME!, out September 12th, here.