Swedish duo Dick Pettersson and Andrea Caccese swear by a manifesto that is all about taking chances and following their guts. A noble statement given that guts have often have shit for brains.
But they may be onto something, not happy with being confined to a particular style or genre I Used To Be A Sparrow make music that means something to them, often sharing their soul with the listener.
Sounding like a cross between fellow Northern Europeans Stellastarr* and Mew, IUTBAS (for short) released debut album Luke back in February, chock full of complex arrangements that take you on a sonic journey.
As well as a European tour this year the band will also be contributing to our forthcoming WellChild compilation album at the end of the month.
Their single Life Is Good is an emotionally uplifting piece that manages to raise the hopes as a reminder that anything is possible.