The Swedish trio Bengtsarvet are finally back with new music after a five year wait.
The new stand-alone single “Ubåten” (Swedish for “The Submarine”) merges majestic post-rock with John Carpenter-esque soundscapes, a grand statement of intent and the follow-up to the band’s debut single “Slutet/Monarken” from 2011.
The reclusive trio has only ever performed live once, at a small festival deep in the Swedish forest, and now, after half a decade, they’ve returned with new material. Dark and alluring, “Ubåten” is a fascinating listen all through its eight minutes. It’s been a long time coming, and with no certain plans for the future Bengtsarvet continue to defy the expectations of the modern music business.
“Ubåten” is out now digitally via Strangers Candy.