Some of you may have heard of Jesper Hörberg's departure from successful and critically acclaimed Swedish synthpop act Saft some time ago. Well, this is where he went, to a modern rock/pop band by the name of Sissy Prozac.
Their debut single "Happy Hooker" was a perky, commercially polished Suede clone with catchy turns and personal, charismatic vocals. The fulltime disc "Uppers for Downers" is a vast music spectre, displaying interesting views and interpretations of influences from different musical sources. Rock'n'roll and pop are conjoined through the warm company of occasional electronics. Caesar's Palace, Robot and the mentioned Suede all play in the same division, but Sissy Prozac adds another edge of freshness, the expression of strong emotion. "Violence" first caught my attention, followed by "I Love You" (another single release) and the uptempo "Heaven's Gonna Come Undone". There are no real dives on "Uppers for Downers", only a few too traditional songs.
Highly recommended hi-tech rock/pop with enough energy to make you sweat after just a few minutes.