Wayward Souls

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Often considered to be a Scandinavian version of the Go-Betweens, the intelligent, literate indie pop of Sweden’s Wayward Souls always deserved a better fate than that summarized by their final album…
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Often considered to be a Scandinavian version of the Go-Betweens, the intelligent, literate indie pop of Sweden’s Wayward Souls always deserved a better fate than that summarized by their final album in 1987 (Nobody Loves The Wayward Souls). Between their formation in 1983 and their dissolution Hakan Fagerstedt (drums, vocals), Per Ahlen (vocals), Jonas Asp (bass, guitar, vocals) and Henrik Rosencrantz (guitar) won over critics from Europe to the USA. Their inability to convert critical acclaim into record sales always marred their career, however. Strenuous efforts were made with Junk Food Kings On Diet to expand their cult audience, but the effort failed. However, the group re-formed again in 1994 to appease a loyal fanbase that had retained its affection for the band from its 80s peak.