If I had to write down some of my favorite bands from the last five years, all-girl trios would probably dominate the list. I don’t know what it is, but the energy these women possess when they are slaying on their guitar/bass/drums is something that’s unparalleled. Certainly near the top of the over-talented trios is the Swedish group Liechtenstein.
Originally starting out as the brainchild of Naemi Pebaqué (bass), Teresa Jaksetic (guitar), and Renée Gustafsson (guitar, vocals), the project has had it’s fair share of restructuring — leaving the latter as the only original member in the current arrangement. What better way to usher in a new Liechtenstein era than to release a brand spanking new 7”, entitled “Passion for Water”, out now on Slumberland. Unsurprisingly, the music is just as catchy as some of the band’s earlier releases, however, it does seem to be a bit more mellowed out than say something like “Roses in the Park” (although the B-side “On the Tram” is pretty damn raucous). You can certainly tell that a new direction is forthcoming with this group, and I can’t wait to hear the result!
You can check out the A-side title track below as well as watch a video the band put together for the B-side “On the Tram”: