Death and Vanilla Share New Song “Looking Glass”

Jan 06, 2023

By Mark Redfern

Photography by Anna Brånhede

Swedish dream-pop trio Death and Vanilla are releasing a new album, Flicker, on March 17 via Fire. Now they have shared its second single, the atmospheric and baroque “Looking Glass.” The first half of the song is a slow building instrumental before Marleen Nilsson’s vocals take hold. Listen below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art, as well as the band’s UK tour dates.

The band formed a decade ago in Malmö, Sweden, and also features Anders Hansson and Magnus Bodin. Flicker is the follow-up to 2019’s Are You a Dreamer? Previously Death and Vanilla shared Flicker’s first single, “Find Another Illusion,” which is also below.

A press release describes what to expect from Flicker in more detail: “Housed in a beautifully austere post-ironic de-constructed sleeve, Flicker is a modern reflection on these difficult times. World crises and lockdowns notwithstanding, Death and Vanilla return reborn, re-arranged and revitalized after assimilating dub reggae, the motorik spirals of Can, the modal meander of Philip Glass, and The Cure’s dreamier pop sounds; plus the twice removed symphonic ambience of Spiritualized and Talking Heads under heavy manners from Brian Eno. By osmosis their period of transition since 2019’s much darker Are You a Dreamer? has hatched new eclectic electronica anthems riddled with melody lines, and layered for lush love.”

Flicker Tracklist:

1 Out For Magic
2 Baby Snakes
3 Find Another Illusion
4 Perpetuum Mobile
5 Looking Glass
6 Mercury’s Rising
7 Fearless
8 Transparent Things
9 Perpetuum – Reprise

Death and Vanilla UK Tour Dates:

Tue 18 April: Brighton, Rose Hill
Thur 20 April: Bristol, The Cube
Fri 21 April: London, Shacklewell Arms
Sat 22 April: Manchester, The White Hotel
Sun 23 April: Glasgow, Hug & Pint

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