are a musical duo from Stockholm
. They met through mutual friends and at a bar in central Stockholm Olsson invited Malmborg to his studio for a visit. The group consists of Anna Karin ('AK') von Malmborg
) and Mattias Olsson
). The band formed in July 2003
and recorded the basis for their debut album Return to NY
in six afternoons writing two songs every time (one of them didn't turn out too great and was erased immediately). The music is based around the sounds in the Roth Händle studio. Archaic samplers such as the Optical organs Orchestrons, Optigans and Chilton Talentmakers and their tape based cousin...the Mellotron. After the initial six afternoons Olsson then recorded additional overdubs with the Mellotrons, Optigans and Orchestrons and mixed the album.
They have been compared to Portishead for their use of synth instruments, Kate Bush for the vocals and Goldfrapp.