Artist: Tom Malmquist

Country: Sweden
Genre: Indie/Pop/Rock
http://www.myspace.com/tommalmquist
Reviews: Two in the morning
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Tom Malmquist
Two in the morning
Bonnier Amigo

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I love everything about Tom Malmquist, from his photo drinking wine while soaking in a tub of dirty bath water and his bizarre myspace bio, to his choice of instruments guitar, banjo, washboard, saw against leather jacket... Then there's his music, of course. He sounds like a quirky young Tom Waits. Except happier. The four-song EP unfolds like a series of letters to lovers, building up to a somewhat darker duet, "Tyranny of heaviness". But even that sounds gorgeous and oddly upbeat. It's celebratory country, of the most comforting variety.
- Stacey Shackford