Give Me Fire!
It would be really dull to write a review about a Scandinavian guitar band that compared them to The Hives or Soulwax.
But even so, Mando Diao do sound a bit like both The Hives and Soulwax. They sound a bit like Franz Ferdinand too, with some Stax soul thrown in.
Bjorn’s gruff-voiced bellowing adds real soul to the shameless melodies, while the pumping bass and sprinkling of brass keeps things interesting among some of the less adventurous pop-rock standards.