Alpaca Sports return with their second album at the end of this week, From Paris With Love is perhaps the Swedish couple’s most diverse yet, an international record produced by Ian Catt (Saint Etienne, Shampoo, The School). Andreas and Lisle drawing inspiration from the city, as well as the complicated feelings that come from starting over in a new place. The two poured these feelings into creating a heartfelt set of songs to help them remember the things that get lost as time marches on. Today we premiere ‘Eiffel Tower’ from the record, its jaunty rhythm is juxtaposed by the two part vocals that capture pecious moments, listen below.
Alpaca Sports were formed in late 2011 by Andreas Jonsson. Having previously been in a band called Bluekicks with his childhood friend Carl Jirestedt, Jonsson struck out on his own, but called on several friends to help form his musical vision. Chief among them were Jirestedt and vocalist Amanda Åkerman. Their first single, 2012’s “Just For Fun”, was released by the Swedish label Luxury. It was the start of a long relationship, as the label released the “She’ll Come Back For Indian Summer” and “I Was Running” singles in 2012 and the “As Long As I Have You”, “Telephone” and “He Doesn’t Even Like You” singles in 2013. Each record had a distinctive cover created by Japanese artist Ray Kimura.
ALPACA SPORTS’ profile grew with each single, enchanting fans of classic indie pop worldwide with their sweetness and songs. The band played well-received sets at the 2013 NYC Popfest, as well as several European festivals and in Japan. In 2014 they issued another single, “Just Like Johnny Marr”, then followed it with the “Sealed With A Kiss” album, which included many of the singles.
After signing with Spain’s Elefant Records, they returned in 2015 with the Mini-LP “When You Need Me Most”. The record featured new member Lisle Mitnik (Tiny Fireflies), who recorded his parts in Chicago, as well as Ladybug Transustor’s Gary Olson and Julia Rydholm who recorded in Brooklyn along with longtime drummer Hampus Öhman-Frölund. It was produced by Ian Catt ( in his London studio.