Listening to the fiercely adrenalized sophomore disc by Sweden's Love Is All is like being at the fair for an entire weekend, stuffing your face with cotton candy and taking one too many spins on the Gravitron. You're left giddy and disoriented by the lo-fi layers of scronking sax, noodling guitar riffs, disco-punk drumming and zany yipping by frontwoman Josephine Olausson, who uses every last breath to gleefully spit lyrics on the theme of single-life loneliness.
Just when the band's relentlessness verges on tiresome, they offer the sparse almost-ballad A More Uncertain Future. The disc ends with 19 Floors, in which Olausson - sounding a lot like Cyndi Lauper - endearingly makes a case for antisocial behaviour.
Top track: Big Bangs, Black Holes, Meteorites
Catch Love Is All at the Horseshoe tonight (Thursday, December 11).