They may have been going for 10 years (so are not exactly new) but Surrounded are the latest band to catch my ear in recent times.
The Swedish band have released three albums since their formation way back in 2000 and most recently released the third, Oppenheimer And Woodstock, in October last year. Echoes of Mark Linkous' Sparklehorse spring to mind and, for anyone who knows me, there are not many compliments bigger than that that I can pay a band. Check out a few Youtube videos below and see what you think.

Also check out their cover of The National's "Bloodbuzz Ohio".


  1. Thanks for the tip. The Sparklehorse mention caught my eye and boy is the likeness uncanny. I'm liking it though. Mark Linkous RIP, it will be his anniversary on March 6th.

  2. Nearly a year already? Jeez. Still so hard to believe.


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