There’s a certain attractiveness that comes with Swedish bands, and with Gothenburg-based newcomers Wildhart, we’ve our shining example, as their debut,”Stuck in a second”, shows they’ve a leg up on the rest of the world when it comes to electronic-pop
There's no doubt you you'll be hooked on this for months on end. You're new Swedish addiction has arrive.
– Obvious Pop
Wildhart is described as having their feet in jazz and improvisation music, and that’s certainly detectable on the heady, complex production and its enchanting, flittery atmosphere. There’s a future pop synthiness that evokes Purity Ring blended with Little Dragon, altogether paired with the icy, ethereal Scandinavian qualities of acts like The Knife, Oh Land, and Niki And The Dove.
– I love moosiq
Billed as “a fuck you to all the hardships that you carry inside when living in an patriarchic world, the new track is an intriguing, righteous purge that swells towards the kind of powerfully dynamic finale that the stifling patriarchy couldn’t even dream about. It’s a brilliant taster for the band’s new record.
It’s easy to get swept up in ‘Shake Off’’s bright sense of escape, but threading it together is a sense of resistance, defiance and positivity that Wildhart truly embrace
– DIY Mag
“Shake Off”, the latest release from Swedish alt-pop trio Wildhart, is a jittery anthem to female empowerment.
– The Line of Best Fit
Following the upbeat feminist message of “Shake Off”, Wildhart return with the laidback groove of “Is It Possible”.
– The Line of Best Fit
A powerful record that, as the lead track declares, turns hardships “into gold."
– Hype Machine
...is an indie / electro pop act from Gothenburg that adds to the mix a healthy dose of deconstructed jazz improvisation, thereby killing two birds with one stone and RIYL 80s / 90s electro pop and the likes of GoGo Penguin, Live Footage and Dawn of Midi.
– Deadly Music
Really loving the crystal clear vocal on this and the fact it is up front and central and not buried in the track. Seems like early days for these guys but on the basis of this track I’m excited to hear more from them.
– Teases and Dare
Lovely Swedish electronic pop.
– Pop Justice
This is Depeche Mode meets The XX meets The Knife. A strong introduction and we will be keeping our eyes on these.
– Your Music Radar
based on this track alone there’s a suggestion that what these dudes don’t know about the crafting of eclectically purred pop probably isn’t worth noting
– The Sunday Experience
this Gothenburg trio’s synth pop is delightfully weird and that vocalist Ylva Holmdahl is a name we’re going to be hearing more often next year
– All things go music
Seemingly without fail, Sweden is the place of origin of yet another innovative pop offering. “Stuck in a Second” from Wildhart is an enjoyable balance of atmospheric sounds and experimentation with equal parts forward-thinking song structure and memorable melody.
– Blah blah blah science
Yes, it's another awesome pop band from Sweden. But trust us, you need to listen to Wildhart's “Stuck In A Second.”
– Gadsen Records
Premiering initially on DIY (one of the biggest UK music sites/magazines), they said some really nice things - calling the track “a richly inventive new single” - describing it as “deep, exploratory pop.”
We then followed that with some superb additional support from some big names, highlights including:
CMU, who said: “It’s a high point from a wonderfully varied and adeptly fashioned album, which you should definitely set aside some time for when it comes out next month.”
The Line Of Best Fit, who said: “Lead singer Ylva Holmdahl’s vocals start out reminiscent of Warpaint’s quiet determination, building to a climax over Josefin Runsteen’s frantic beats and hazy synths from Kiwi Berg.”
GoldFlakePaint, who said: “Just as [Taylor Swifts] “Shake It Off” was rightly heralded as 2014’s gleaming moment of empowerment, so too Wildhart’s “Shake Off” deserves to reach as many hardened hearts and flailing limbs; the new track from the Gothenberg trio presenting an intriguing and thrilling burst of indie-pop, as vehement as it is danceable, that makes for the band’s most compelling moment to-date.”
All Things Go, who said: “Their new single, “Shake Off,” borders on jazz, but brims with rock and roll attitude, slowly building into a rapturous anthem without ever revealing a chorus.”