Dublin’s Rob Smith has had an interesting musical trajectory over the years. From years of operating in singer-songwriter territory to exciting sojourns into a more punk sound, he has seen fit to always dabble in a styles that take hold of him at a given time. It was through becoming all the more enticed by the sounds of acts like LCD Soundsystem, Jape and Talking Heads then that Smith took it upon himself to start The Swedish Railway Orchestra, a project that embraces the computerised disco-laden energy of those acts.
Armed with cowbells, a plethora of analog sounds from throbbing bass to swirling synths, and a repetitious vocal refrain, Smith has produced ‘I Don’t See Any Daylight Anymore’. With literal heaps already occupying his Soundcloud, this track just serves as another weapon in Smith’s arsenal, a vibrant flag to draw us into his world of clamouring percussive cuts and infectious grooves. Fans of the aforementioned artists and indeed the likes of Not Squares or Suuns will feel they have stumbled upon a goldmine.
The Swedish Railway Orchestra‘s second album is allegedly almost finished and is expected to be released on former Mighty Stef frontman Stefan Murphy’s new Atlanta based label OCDC.