TOTD #41: Little Gang – Ah haa ha

Little Gang is centred around the unsettled energy of Stockholm based musician, Jacob Snavely. After numerous relocations in his native USA, a move from San Francisco to London was in order. Not long after setting up camp in London, fellow Bay Area cronies Two Gallants came to the call, and after a year and a half tour managing, Jacob was curious to experiment with music of his own. Sweden´s capital became the breeding ground and together with his sister, Sarah, they formed the band, Dag för Dag. Who released the wonderful album ‘BOO’ a few years back.

Today’s song comes from his new outfit Little Gang he began to form songs built around raw pecussive instrumentations and woven into a patchwork of communal melodies that allowed the words and voice to pave the sonic picture. Armed with a few sketches he began a series of sessions in various dungeons and music rooms, together with new friends in his adopted home of Stockholm. As the songs developed, and the idea of Little Gang took root, the goal became possible, and he quickly got these ideas down on tape to see what would become.


In the winter and spring of 2011, a gathering of talented musicians including Carl Von Arbin (Shout Out Louds), Rebekka Karijord, Erik Nilsson (Ane Brun), Elias Krantz (Hhapiness), Tobias Fröberg, and Johannes Berglund got together with Jacob Snavely to start recording a new record. With this, Little Gang will be releasing their début album, Half of Everything on the 4th June on Control Freak Kitten Records. Today’s track of the day is the radiant, yelps and interwoven melodies of the album’s lead single ‘Ah haa ha’ that’s primal energy, buzzing guitars and rattling instrumentals is like the imaginative aural equivalent of a Jackson Pollack painting, it gloriously sideslides way into your brain like a earworm. Marvellous!

Ps Watch out for the human crab in the video.


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