Label: Erotic Elk
Release date: March 27, 2015
By: Niklas Forsberg
Time for some more Swedish synthpop. This time by what has to be the most original name in the genre. How did they ever come up with that? In some ways I think it has become an obstacle for the band, as many probably dismiss them as a joke. That’s a shame, because they are missing out on some very solid song writing.
To stand out in the Swedish electropop scene is quite a daunting task as there is so much talent and so many bands. Erotic Elk, while quite uneven, have a few catchy tunes on “III”, but on the whole the sound and vocal style are too generic to make a long lasting impression. We are talking that modern, dance oriented brand of synthpop implemented by a lot of acts these days. ”III” is mastered by Leæther Strip’s Claus Larsen by the way.
Nothing really sticks out and nothing is notably bad either so, to summarize, “III” has a few firecrackers to lift it above average and make Erotic Elk interesting enough to want to hear more in the future.