Animal Daydream: Easy Pleasures EP 7" (Jigsaw Records)Release date: January 13th, 2015
Bio: Releasing a record - particularly a 7" - is really trying these days. They're expensive and they take ages before they turn up at your door - so, you have to really like a band and their music to be able to endure the rigors of pressing vinyl. Enter Animal Daydream (of Gothenburg, Sweden) and their wonderfully gentle but grand sound. These four songs that comprise their debut release just swept us off our feet on first listen, and they never get old. Imagine a cross between later period Teenage Fanclub, the Zebras (fellow labelmates!) and a healthy dose of American '70s soft rock (see if you can spot the Fleetwood Mac nod in the title track!), with layers of jangly guitars, vocal harmonies and assorted vintage keyboards and percussion throughout. Definitely a great way for Jigsaw to start its 2015!