The God Warriors for the week of July 13 are The Tough Alliance!
My mind was at a stand-still while trying to come up with a good God Warrior this week. Then I remembered The Tough Alliance, a duo I had sorta gotten into towards the last few months of school and thought, “Kells Yeah!”
The Tough Alliance are two Swedish pop artists with a unique performance-style (see: spinning their own record during live shows and singing along, dancing around crazily on stage, controversially swinging baseball bats at the audience). Members Henning Furst and Eric Berglund were friends since childhood and produce ambient electronica, often combining elements of reggae/dub and other worldly sounds. Their name is a bit of a misnomer, though: the boys are known to cry during their song “Silly Crimes” during live performances because it means so much to them.
The duo has released a handful of EP’s since forming in 2003, but their latest full-length, A New Chance, was released in 2007 on their own label, Sincerely Yours.