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”Skrämselhicka” (or ”The Hickups of Fear” in English) is the new single from Swedish duo Social Ambitions released by Electric Fantastic Sound on April 8 2013. The single is taken from the forthcoming album ”Hunger” which will be released later this year.
All tracks on the single were mastered by Brian Hazard of Color Theory fame. Combining the skills of the band itself (previously nominated to ‘Album of the Year’ for their 2011 debut ”Almost Gone”) with the sound wizardry of Hazard brought out the finer details of electro pop. To add insult to injury Diskodiktator supplied a lengthy remix of the title track…
This is perhaps the coolest news since sliced bread; famed DJ Rusty Egan has included a track from our very own Social Ambitions in his exclusive mix for Electronic Rumors! The mixtape also include groups like Ultravox, Kraftwerk and Vcmg and it is available along with some interesting background information right here:
We’ve got some exciting releases coming this year and among them here are some… Atari Cowboy, Social Ambitions, Flux, Libra and Diskodiktator have all finished recording new material. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do!
Our Swedish friends in Social Ambitions celebrate the end of 2011 by giving away a free downloadable version of their smash hit ”Commandments” via their SoundCloud page:
Our dear friends at Reflection of Darkness has a lot to say about our current label sampler so why not head on over to their site and read all about it? And while you are at it take the time to indulge yourself in the massive archive of articles, reviews and photos!
Are you still putting sugar and lemon on your hair? Do you love the 80’s synth-pop but none of your friends knows anything about it? Then this compilation is for you.
The dynamic duo Social Ambitions recently performed at the Stockholm Pride 2011 to celebrate the release of their new single ”Commandments” and keeping up their history of rave reviews Anders and Mikael has managed to attract some attention again.
…a catchy pop song with electronic sounds that has only one stated goal…
”Commandments” is a catchy pop song with electronic sounds that has only one stated goal - heat the track through a condensed effects bass line and a powerful equally catchy chorus. As for ”Paris” it’s really in our hearts: there is no question of pop, or even refrain in this way, only a twilight atmosphere.
Electro & Pop (Link)
Just shy of falling into the modern synth pop trap, ”Commandments” boasts an off-beat bassline and those post-Depeche Mode vocals so often found in modern synth pop, but Social Ambitions distance themselves from the pack with the ability to write a good hook and a catchy chorus. Sliding chainsaw synths form quite a nice counterpoint to the vocals, giving the track some balls.
Electronic Rumours (Link)
The well produced sound of Social Ambitions has been tweaked even further and it’s actually a bit harder than before. The track is super radio friendly with a ear catchy lead synth that sticks to your head. I applaud Social Ambitions once again – an important band on the Swedish synth pop scene.
Gustaf Hull, Synth.nu (Link)
The previous album ”Almost Gone” was nominated as Album of the Year at the Swedish alternative Grammys 2011 and Social Ambitions will continue to stun you with their brilliant pop! The single ”Commandments” is available on Spotify, our mp3 store here and on all other major download stores…