The best song in the Swedish qualification of the Eurovision song contest 2017, is Dismissed´s Heart Align and it didn´t even get to the Swedish finale.
Not only is there a tough climate for rockmusic in mainstream media, but I guess the audience wasn´t ready for Dismissed´s cocky image.
However, with the splendid song Hearts Align, this band gained lots of new fans and one could believe that they would take the fast lane and record a bunch of commercial rock songs on their debut album Heads Held High. But they did not!
Don´t expect a band that are flirting with housewives or hope their songs will end up on a teen-pop compilation, Dismissed instead focus on songs with longevity where they stand with one foot in 70´s glam a la David Bowie and the other in the contemporary electro rock scene.
The music on Heads Held High scream out neon signs and sci-fi rock that would be perfect as the soundtrack for the upcoming film Blade Runner 2049.
I could go on and on about the adorable Hearts Align that is co-written by Ola Salo (The Ark) but I have more favorites on this 9 track album like the groovy Save The World and the grand opening song Leave It Under Water.
Dismissed stand out in the current and predictable rock genre.