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You might have forgotten ‘Nu Rave’, but when you think about it it’s easy to be persuaded that its ancestral influence is still around in the music scene today. Take a band like Stockholm’s Mother Mink for example, whose taste for cartoonish, colourful theatricality and musical exuberance definitely owes a little to the late 00s’ strongest musical scene (as does the self-aware goofiness of their previous single Sho Ping). Their latest single Slowly Melting Down tones things down a bit, taking a step back from their usual circus energy to something a little more sombre and rich in sound (it’s inspired by our impending climate apocalypse – behind the band’s outer silliness there’s often a social conscience in their lyrics). Powered by a rumbling drumbeat and jittering violin stabs, as well as Fanny Wistrand’s enormous vocal charisma, it makes for a elegant, innovative pop song. It’s out now, and their debut full-length Deadly Playful lands on April 12 on Sony Sweden.