By Kieran Webber
Boys is the solo project of HOLY guitarist Nora Karlsson and her new EP ‘Love on Tour’ is the follow-up to last year’s debut EP ‘Kind of Hurt’. Whilst ‘Kind of Hurt’ took a more DIY take, ‘Love on Tour’ is a step up on the production side while continuing to showcase Karlsson’s talents as a songwriter, with a sound somewhere in between Sarah Records and current day US indie pop, intimate and affecting lo-fi pop.
The lead single and opening track ‘Happy Hour’ was written after returning home to Sweden following an intense UK tour with HOLY last fall, dealing with the post-tour depression and settling in to the regular life of a 20 year old in Sweden. The track itself is bursting with uplifting shoegaze goodness and a sense of carefree.