If you were in London over the weekend and weren't flourishing
your rainbow flags then Wireless festival in Hyde Park was the
place to be. Sunday was the final day, a culmination of an eclectic
mix of well-known and up and coming bands. One such band was The
Sounds. They've been mentioned countless times in DIVA and on the
music scene so generally for me, expectations were high.
In comparison to the other acts I saw that day, Maja, (the
famously bisexual lead singer) and her gents were up there with the
best. Of course, they were on a smaller stage than the likes of
Pulp and Grace Jones but that didn't stop them putting on a
spectacle. I have to admit though, I had just downed a whole load
of chips covered in curry sauce and had my ears nearly blown off by
standing too near to an amp so was feeling ever so slightly
That of course did not stop me going slightly weak at the knees
when Maja stepped out, beer in hand and wearing not a lot. A blonde
Swede in leather hot-pants, how could I fault it? She really had
thighs you could get your teeth into. Undoubtedly, Maja did
her famous squat thing, known more sexily as a 'pussy picture'.
She's got attitude that girl, and I know it wasn't just me in the
crowd who got very excited when she stated that she wanted to say
"so many dirty things".
Of course, I didn't just gawp at Maja, or wonder where Felix
(the guitarist) had got his hair cut. The music was pretty good
too. I like a bit of bass on a Sunday afternoon. They all exuded
that Viking charm, if there is such a thing, and even though I
hadn't ever heard them before the fact that I was so, ahem,
stimulated by them didn't make me feel in any way like some awkward
dad who'd taken their teenage goth music-loving daughter off to see
S Club 7 for the umpteenth time.
Annoyingly their set was only really 20 minutes. They obviously
deserved a lot longer but even in the short time they played, those
pesky Swedes got Hyde Park dancing. Well, sort of bopping. I mean,
it was a Sunday after all.