Comprising Sven Köhler (vocals), Michael Sellers (guitar), Henki Van Den Born (guitar), David Sellers (bass) and Kiddie Manzin (drums), Sweden’s Sinners are that country’s closest approximation of the tight, muscular R&B sound of the UK’s Godfathers. As well as the obvious musical similarities, the Sinners’ wardrobe also encompasses the same style of ‘sharp suits’ while their live appearances document a commitment to hard work in addition to technical ability. They were originally conceived of in 1983 when the various members were active on Sweden’s nascent garage rock scene. They have recorded widely since, though they remain primarily a live attraction - very much like the aforementioned Godfathers, they have never truly managed to convert their aplomb as performers into a similarly compulsive studio album. However, 1993’s Fly With Us was comfortably their best effort to date, including at least three excellent songs in ‘Undressed To Kill’, ‘Love Don’t Pay My Bills’ and ‘Heading South’.
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