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With extremely prosaic lyrics and lacking instrumental skills, Torsson rose to fame something of a novelty band in the early '80s. It is unclear how serious the band's intentions were initially, but as they sang songs about an uneventful picnic or an agricultural fair, they were verging on poetry -- of course their own unique and intentionally dull poetry. In the early '80s Torsson's amateurish attitude towards music and their overly gentle melodies put them in a position were they could be seen both as strange hometown relatives to punk rock, and as its opposite. They kept their popularity throughout the century, but in the '90s, they were much less active, and while not disbanding, Torsson gave many signs of dying.

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Amid all the familiar creative journeys made back and forth between Europe and the United States, a brand new route is opening up for business in 2006. It’s the one between Malmö (Sweden) and Nashville, with a little diversion to Dublin, and the group making the connection is Calaisa.

The four girls in Calaisa are ready to demonstrate that the pop sensibilities of Scandinavia and the musical traditions of Tennessee are perfect partners. Especially when you add some Celtic instrumentation and the experience of two pairs of sisters, who prove that the group that plays together stays together.

It’s there to be heard on ‘Hey Girl,’ the first single from a self-titled debut album that will establish Lisa, Caisa, Anna, Ma...

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John Bull Gang

Hometown Marie