In between the release of their 2017 masterwork III and last year’s För Allting, Swedish dream-punks Makthaverskan kept pretty quiet, save for the release of a single 7″ in January of 2019 with “Demands”/”Onkel”.
It was described at the time by their label as:
The A-side is the band in classic form: jangly guitars, memorable bass lines accompanied by a driving drum performance all help to push vocalist Maja Milner’s soaring words into the stratosphere. On the opposite end, “Onkel” is faster paced, building up into a crescendo that recalls influences like the Cranberries and the Cocteau Twins.Makthaverskan ‘Demands / Onkel’ @ Run For Cover
One-off singles like this tend to get forgotten in the shuffle of spinning the long-players, but when they show up in a relative drought of new music from an act – like this one did – they’re like six and a half minutes of manna from heaven, and it’s great to be able to re-discover them again every now and again, like I just did.