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Hammare

Genre: Industrial Electro

Hammare is a duo based in Sweden. Their material is best described as a blend of electronic music and modern rock played against an experimental setting. Though there are clear influences from industrial acts such as DAF, NIN and Einstürzende Neubauten, Hammare’s bag consists of tricks gathered from a wide variety of genres.

Hammare started out as a creative haven, where music would be brought about in an explorative manner rather than having boundaries set by specific genres. Frequent use of dissonance, irregular phrasing, simplicity and sharp focus on lyrics and rhythm are trademarks in Hammare’s music. Making the familiar strange is what this band does best, as can be heard on ”God Is Doing Blow” – in which a plethora of familiar approaches to vocal hooks flow through unconventional instrumental arrangements.

This duo is endearing to audiences appreciative of easy listening that allows for deeper delving.