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Sälen’s penchant for treading strange and intriguing ground with their lyrics is partly a result of their eclectic influences, which range from The Neptunes to Grimes via Mean Girls. Rihanna is something of an inspiration too, as much for her attitude as anything else. “She doesn’t really give a fuck what anybody says or does,” says Kamio, “and she expresses herself in lots of different ways.” Milner agrees: “She personifies feminism really strongly, even though she’s not using it as a marketing statement. Feminism can be used to market your product right now, but just being her is a stronger statement.”

“songs about love and loss with a hissing passion at their centre” – The FADER

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