Combining the lulling ambiance of shoegaze with the iconic melodies and vocal prowess of classic American country music, outlaw cowboy, Orville Peck croons about love and loss from the badlands of North America. The resulting sound is one entirely his own - taking the listener down dusty rose-colored desert highways; through a world where worn out gamblers, road-dogs, and lovesick hustlers drift in and out of his masked gaze.
Stockholm resident Manuela Iwansson has been playing music for over ten years. She used to sing in the band Terrible Feelings (that toured extensively across both Europe and the US) and has during the last five years been busy playing bass live with Swedish punk act Hurula.
Last year, she self-released her debut EP “Dream Lover” – a neat little bundle of romance and grit. To describe the EP, she wrote: “The stage is set to a 1980s ballroom, where dream lovers navigate a dream world of imminent longing. Four songs doused in sadness and seduction – a soundtrack of dancing desperately into the night.”
Following the EP release, she has been playing solo shows around Stockholm over the past year. Next week sees the beginning of a completely new adventure, when she’ll be opening for Canadian country crooner Orville Peck around Europe.
To coincide with the tour, two new singles will be released by PNKSLM this fall. Musically, they pick up where “Dream Lover” left off, but with added noise and 80s Berlin noir. Her sound continues to be romantic and eerie; they are pop songs that try to convey the condition of solitude and the beauty of the disappearing moment.