Dazed Vision and All Saints' documentary partnership New Music Cities continues its productive streak with a new documentary looking at the alternative music scene in Gothenburg, Sweden. It's the fourth in a series that has so far given us a glimpse at New York, South London, and Tokyo's underground movements, and one again comes narrated by someone with either expertise in, or an affinity with, the locality in question – in this case, it's indie songwriter José González.
The Gothenburg documentary features influential pop group The Embassy, breezy duo Boat Club, and singer-songwriter Frida Sundemo musing on the way that the city's surroundings informs the music that they make. When González talks about how Gothenburg's calmness has an audible effect on the music coming out early on in the documentary, it reminds us of similar words that CFCF had to say about Boat Club's 'Caught The Breeze' EP when it was reissued by Cascine last year: "As person who rarely goes for grand gestures, it resonated deeply and has stayed in rotation ever since and soundtracked some fond memories, from Eurail voyages to humid evenings home. Sultry yet innocent."