Not to be confused with IDA, IVY, OPERATION IVY, IRENE CARA, or DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS' "Come On Eileen," Sweden's IRENE will soon be releasing their second full-length record, LONG GONE SINCE LAST SUMMER.
Already, first single "By Your Side" has become Internet-ubiquitous, and lead singer BOBBY's distinctive, lounge-y croon (comparable, to some extent, to his countryman JENS LEKMAN's) is once again on full display (along with some highly pleasant female harmony vocals).
Irene like to keep their songs on the short side (generally less than two-and-a-half minutes each), so if you don't happen to fall in love with the tracks below, at least you will not have wasted much of your day.
IRENE on MySPACE.
IRENE driving & jetting about >>>
Sep 12 2007 8:00P/Woody West vardagsklubb @ Pustervik (release party!)/Göteborg
Sep 14 2007 8:00P/Klubb Igloo @ Debaser Malmö/Malmö
Sep 22 2007 8:00P/Club Feber/Trollhättan
Oct 5 2007 8:00P/Lost Music Presents @ Brixton Jamm/London
Oct 6 2007 8:00P/Popklubb @ The Dog And Parrot/Newcastle
Oct 18 2007 8:00P/John Doe @ Herrgårn/Linköping
Oct 20 2007 8:00P/Falling And Laughing @ Debaser Medis/Stockholm
Nov 17 2007 8:00P/Klubb Populär @ Storan/Göteborg
From the LP LONG GONE SINCE LAST SUMMER, 2007 >>>
[MP3] "Looking for Love"
[MP3] "September Skies"
[VID] "By Your Side"
From the LP APPLE BAY, 2006 >>>
[MP3] "Only You"