Don't Kill The Babe
Big Stir Records is delighted to welcome back Uppsala, Sweden's indie rock darlings (and ours), as IN DEED returns with a brand new single! “Don't Kill The Babe” is out Friday, June 3 and up for pre-order at www.bigstirrecords.bandcamp.com (and everywhere digital music is sold or streamed) now. It's the first new music from the band since their
Big Stir Records is delighted to welcome back Uppsala, Sweden's indie rock darlings (and ours), as IN DEED returns with a brand new single! “Don't Kill The Babe” is out Friday, June 3 and up for pre-order at www.bigstirrecords.bandcamp.com (and everywhere digital music is sold or streamed) now. It's the first new music from the band since their acclaimed hit album EVEREST received its worldwide release with Big Stir in 2019, and the first in a series of new singles leading up to something very special from IN DEED in 2023.
“Don't Kill The Babe” is instantly recognizable as classic IN DEED. It's a pop gem of bouncing beats, swirling guitars and rollicking organ, topped by LINDA KARLSBERG's lilting vocal, adopting an almost bluesy bite at times. The song races from intro to coda in less time than it takes to describe, leaving the listener eager to spin it again right away. Evocative of The Primitives at their best with hints of the '60s sounds of The Zombies and a '90s alt-rock kick, it's a quintessential IN DEED track for a good reason... it is, in many ways, the blueprint, as Karlsberg explains.
“It was one of the first songs I ever wrote, and it's been in the making for our whole career, it feels like,” says Linda. “It’s 2:30 minutes of catchy pop to be played over and over again. Put it on repeat and shout it out loud - 'Will you show me how you do it, just show me how you do it!'” The new recording was crafted by the core group who has powered In Deed 's melodic drive since their 2001 debut At 4000 Meters: Karlsberg, drummer MARCUS SEGERSVÄRD, and guitarist/vocalist RICHARD ÖHRN, with Niclas Malmberg providing the Hammond organ hooks and Magnus Kotlerud Lindström on bass and backing vocals.
It's a welcome return for the band and slice of pitch perfect pop for summer, in Sweden and all over the world. And it's just the beginning: “Don't Kill The Babe” is the first in a series of standalone singles leading up to a 2023 “Best Of” collection summarizing IN DEED's unique sound and songwriting, from their early century bow through their triumphant return and beyond, including the new tracks as well as rarities culled from hard-to-find EPs and singles never before heard outside of Scandinavia. The buzz begins now, and won't be stopping any time soon: from 4000 Meters to Everest to today, IN DEED still have new heights to scale, and Big Stir Records can't wait to share the full ascent with the world.
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