‘Bob Hund’ are one of Sweden’s most popular acts. Their frantic and comic live performance has earnt them their faithful crowd of followers from the band’s start-up in the 90’s. Öberg, the bands lead singer, sings in Scanian, a southern Swedish dialect, mixing comical and serious subject matter. Fuse this alongside an eclectic mix of electronic-indie synths, guitar and drums, and you have yourself something truly unique.
While I understood little of the lyrical brilliance underpinning the eccentrics of the live act, I was immersed in the sense of freedom it evoked. The hugely entertaining Öberg encapsulated the small but significant crowd that attended with his non-stop, out-of-the-ordinary, plainly fabulous show. Öberg completely lost himself in his scantily-clad, pearl-entangled, masked character which was a joy to behold. Dödliger klassika, Bob Hund’s newly-released 11th studio album, supplied the ammunition for the bulk of the show, and whilst followers of the band seem to enjoy the studio recordings, I cannot emphasize enough how they cannot be compared to seeing the band live. Whether you are a fan of the bands recorded works or not, go and see them live and you may be pleasantly surprised, as was I.
Text: Adam Andrews