Here you will find some interviews from when Daybehavior released the :Adored-album.

Sunlit Hours

Melody Maker (1st february 1997)

Daybehavior - from out of Sweden, the early Eighties refined.

Introducing the subdued grace and quiet luxury of Daybehavior. It crept up on me late last year, a sound of electric dreams and synth bubbles, pop as beautiful as a cloudless day. And they share my love of the early Eighties.

- We were brought up on all that music, Ultravox,Human League, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, because they were working so much with technology in a way that doesn't happen today, explains Tommy ( fast-talking, charismatic Swedish techno-boffin Number One). Their new single, "Hello!", displays this eagerness to invent a musical future in order to understand the present. It has an alluring glamour, a marshmallow-soft melancholy, with the sinister undercurrent of film-noir. Like the sweetest apocalypse kiss. Impossibly romantic.

- I like the simple things. Romance can be the nicest breakfast, or an afternoon walk in Stockholm during the winter, adds Carl (slow-talking CSTB Number Two). True, but Daybehavior also embody the need for extravagance. No matter what you do, you can never be too elaborate. It helps, then, that the real start of the group is Pulinda (fur-lined vocals, future Bond girl, favourite eye-shadow colour: blue). How near are you to being the perfect pop group?

- We ARE the the perfect pop group, she giggles. This is definitely the correct answer. You love them already, I can tell.

By Daniel Booth.

Rise of the Romo Empire

New Musical Express (25 january 1997)

"Funny place,Sweden. The highest standard of living in Europe - yet the highest suicide rate. The most liberal country on earth - yet saddled with the most restrictive alcohol pricing policy known to man. Host of the planets most exciting POP! scene, yet the first to fall for the UK's daftest musical notions.

To with: while the half-baked, hald-arsed romo "movement" is already dead and buried over here, it's just taking off over there. - There's a big new romantic revival at the moment, giggles Paulinda Crescentini down the phone, and she should know. After all, she is the singer with swish swedish electro-poppers DAYBEHAVIOR and therefore very much a "face" on the Stockholm romo "scene".

- They are wearing the silly clothes and make up, she continues. My boys love all that...
Her "boys" being Tommy Arell (dubious hair) and Carl Hammar (dubious beard "arrangement"), the two techno boffins who formed Daybehavior in 1991 then spent two years listening to Ultravox before finding a singer in the half-Italian, half-Swedish form of Paulinda.

Thankfully. despite the sartorial evidence, Daybehavior are more fantastic than plastic. Indeed, their debut, ennui-drenched UK 45, Hello!, reveals a band more into tune with the Swedish indie explosion that's already brought us The Cardigans, The Wannadies and Grass-show. Imagine Saint Etienne at their most effortless, add the clinical pop perfection of The Human League and you've arrived at the super-sultry DB sound and another reason to wonder what they're putting in the Swedish water supply.

- I do not know, but it seems to be working, sniggers Paulinda. -The bands used to be hopeless, but now they are like English bands. They have class and style.

And Daybehavior, a band who once missed a flight that was taking them to to sign their record deal because they were too busy getting hammered in the bar, certainly have class in abudance. It's the style element we're worried about.

- I know, agress Paulinda. I have never seen a beard like Carl's on any other man. But dressing up is very important to us Swedes. It's the only thing that cheers you up.
Romo' better blues, anyone?"

By Mark Sutherland.

Swede killers

Big Issue in Wales (August 1997)

Swedish pop sensation Daybehavior bemoan the difficulties of breaking into the British charts.

Tommy Arell of Daybehavior is waiting on Chelsea Bridge for his chance to take part in a spoof Eurovision organised by MTV. "We 're representing Italy because our singer is from Italy and they already have a band from Sweden."

The band consists of Italianborn singer Paulinda with Tommy and Carl on keyboards. Will the fact that the two lads are not representing their own country reduce their chance of winning? "If we win we're going to go out all day tomorrow and have long liquid lunches at the record companies' expense. Seriously, we don't care. In fact I'm half Swedish, half Norwegian; Carl is half Turkish half Swedish and Paulinda is half Italian, half Swedish. We're a very cosmopolitan band."

Critical success with their debut album :Adored has courted camparisons with the similar classy Europop of Saint Etienne, but the deeper, moodier atmospheric sections of the record infer other influences:early Eighties Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode, a multitude of film soundtracks and the celebral trance of Leftfield and Sabres Of Paradise.

Tommy thinks the British market is slowly opening up to quality European acts. "The British press has always stuck to English music and it's been very difficult for other bands to break in. There are a lot of British bands that are truly gorgeous, but they have a very distinct British sound. Bands such as the Wannadies and Cardigans have copied it so they sound a bit British, but with the flavour and taste of another country too. You can't put your finger on it but you can hear it's typically British.

"We too were hoping to get success in Britain, but we have tended to be more successful with the press than the radio stations. And it's the radio stations that are vital for getting into the charts. We got great reviews for our album in Britain. Then we heard Radio One loved our debut single Hello!, but the daytime Djs said it should be played in the evenings, and the evening Djs said it should be played in the daytime, so it ended up not being played at all. The fact radio can be so poweful in Briain is very scary.

"Meanwhile we'll just keep on putting out the best music possible and trying to make a decent living at it. We don't expect to be like the Spice Girls, because then we shouldn't make this type music at all."