offering Lifejackets. It's is a natural progression from the intricate post-rock of their debut.
Lifejackets feels like a beautiful journey through the hearts and minds of Danish boys Snaevar
Albertsson (vocals, guitar, trumpet), Daniel Beck (guitar), Lasse Christensen (drums) and Gert
Jorgensen (bass, vocals).
With gorgeous layered guitar melodies and a cerebral quirkiness unique to the Scandinavian
four-piece, Lifejackets is an amalgamation between US indie legends American Football and
indie folk oddball Darwin Deez. This is most apparent on 'La Moustache Formidable', as Snaevar
bellows proudly that he's "growing a moustache in my apartment". However, the band display a
brilliant range on this album, moving away from the quirks and showing a deeper side on tracks
like 'Manflu'. The album was mixed by Addi 800 (Blur, Sigur Ros, Bjork) and mastered by
Grammy nominee Chris Tsangarides (Depeche Mode, Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy) and it's hard
to believe such an accomplished album is only their second to date.
They are no strangers to the live scene either. They've toured all over Europe playing with bands
like Mono, Why? and Menomena. Last year, they were even invited to play the legendary
Roskilde Festival and the boys are still in demand as they prepare to hit the UK again at the
end of the year. Having already toured the UK three times and with glowing reviews and praise
from places like Drowned in Sound and established tastemakers such as BBC Radio 1's Huw
Stephens, Mimas' live set is something not to be missed.
Lifejackets features beautiful, meandering melodies and simple, refreshingly peculiar musings
on life and love; they are a band who don't take themselves too seriously, however this is an
album that simply must command your attention. Magnificent.