Their story began as most others does. They came from the same town, met through mutual friends, had similar interests and musical preferences, made a web-based christmas calender, dabbled with electro-pop. And so on, your ususal fodder for biographies. But it was after trying to make a Christmas song by sampling a Children’s choir from Youtube they’re mutual musical project really started to evolve. This was in the end of 2006.
Due to the lack of computer, and recording, knowledge it took several months to complete it. The final version missed it’s deadline, Christmas, with half a year. But the song suggested what they wanted to do musically together and marked the start of The Sound of Arrows.
After this they started playing around with a couple of samplers, a harp, some strings, technicolors and huge crescendos. Their inital intention was to record a song or two and then move on. But that changed once their first song ‘Narrow Escape’ garnered some apprectiation.
Though always being fans of Labrador it was a friend of theirs that steered them in the direction of the indie-label. They sent a demo and the rest is, as a popular term suggests, history.
The Sound of Arrows is a duo consisting of Stefan Storm and Oskar Gullstrand. Stefan Storm had earlier been making house music in Panache while the other half, Oskar Gullstrand, used to play in an orchestra but is now working as a graphic designer and an animator.
The members have both just passed 20 years old and are originally from a place called Gävle which by many is considered one of Sweden most boring towns. They’ve now moved to Stockholm and only go back to Gävle to meet family or record their songs in abandoned discotheques. Their 9-track debut EP is an embrace of the timeless and the futuristic; a travel through a new world of sights and sounds in technicolour. It will see the light of the day on May 7 –2008 and will be followed by a full length album in the fall of 2008.