If you’re a Eurovision person, you’ll probably have noticed that we found out who is going to be competing in Melodifestivalen 2017. A lot of people were screaming excitedly about the returns of Charlotte Perrelli and Loreen, and there was also some hyperventilating and shaking about Ace Wilder, Krista Siegfrids and Wiktoria, but I’m more interested in the acts that I haven’t heard of before.
So let’s talk about Dismissed. They’re 4 gorgeous glam rock types from Gothenberg, and they’ve been apparently rocking the heck out of various festival stages and pride parties all over Sweden all summer. They’re operating at the sweaty, danceable edge of rock music – it’s like The Rapture have reformed with better dress sense – and so far their songs have had quite sharp political messages that go a bit beyond the platitudes of ‘love love, peace peace’.
I’m sharing their most recent song ‘Glitch’ with you because as well as having a sexy video, a massive hook and a great danceable chorus it forms a cry of alarm at the glitches in our apparently tolerant reality that show that minds are perhaps less open than they claim to be.
I wonder what they’ve got in store for us next year?