The 405 headed to the beautiful city of Gothenburg and all we took were these lousy photos with Photo Editor Tim Boddy's medium format camera.

This is only partially true; as we also had a wonderful few days exploring Sweden's second city and took in many of the sights as described in our City Guide to Gothenburg that ran last week featuring suggestions from Gothenburg-based acts. And they sure did deliver - the art institution Röda Sten on the outskirts of town under a gargantuan Brooklyn-esque Bridge is worth a trip in itself. Deadly serious on this. Efterklang are curating the current installation on the four floors and it was a rather beautiful and intense experience in our fatigued and hungover state. Other things to note: the pastry game is unrivaled, the dog game is pretty decent, and trams are fantastic (if not scary).

Oh also there was a festival on. Way Out West lived-up to the hype as one of the better festivals in Europe, with highlights including Belle & Sebastian's set (Sega Master System's California Games providing a visual backdrop at one point for crying out loud), Father John Misty's sweaty day time shenanigans, Pet Shop Boys' potent lightshow, and just generally the magnificent beards on display. The 'after hours' Stay Out West section of the festival in city bars worked a treat - seeing a supremely tight set from Ought in a tiny upstairs venue a memory that won't fade for a fair while.

Here are the foliage-daubed images from a sweltering summery weekend, featuring Susanne Sundfør and Tove Styrke in that order.

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