Record Label: Labrador Release Date: 06/08/10 Link: Official Site Swedish duo Karolina Komstedt and Johan Angergård aka Club 8 have been making music for over 15 years now and from the sounds of things they’ve developed the kind of musical sophistication that most artists crave but never achieve. Their latest single ‘Shape Up!’ is the epitome of musical refinement with its seamless tempo shifts and beautiful indie pop guitar riffs that are as natural as they are perfect. 'Shape Up!' sounds like an effortless drift through summer, gentle unimposing and a hell of a lot of fun. Fragile high pitched vocals, upbeat tropical backing percussion, jangly guitars and the occasional dose of uplifting brass can’t fail but to bring a smile to your face. The only criticism is that it’s all over too soon leaving you desperate for more of the duo’s quirky pop. It’s a wonder why Club 8 haven’t had more commercial success over the years as tracks like ‘Shape Up!’ showcase a clearly defined and highly appealing style of pop music that you just don’t hear enough of in a world full of sexualised auto-tuned puddles of noise. Photobucket