Your starter for 10; What do The Concretes have in common with Judith Charmers (No knickers required!), Fred Durst and Pink Floyd? Well, for the most part, according to founding member Lisa, it's that they all Wish You Were Here! Or him, on occasion, you can choose your own title to suit apparently.
WYWH, is the fourth full length album from Swedish Indie popsters The Concretes. Not exactly a prolific output from one time trio, now octet, formed in Stockholm back in 1995. WYWH serves as the follow up to the groups difficult 3rd album 'Hey Trouble'. Having lead singer, and cofounder, Victoria Bergsman serve short notice preferring her own side project of Taken By Trees to that of her established and regarded associates meant that the limelight of leading lady, and key vocalist, would fall upon Lisa Milberg the bands drummer. "Petrified" is how she describes her experience of being lead singer. Having had time to comes to terms with both the loss of Victoria and her own redeployment WYWH comes with a more sophisticated, accomplished and coherent sound than all 3 of its predecessors.
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