Sometimes it is best to DIY, and that is precisely what Tomas Dahl has done on "The Better End". After many years in the music industry, partly as a drummer in bands like Turbonegro and The Yum Yums, he is now in the driver's seat with his own project Caddy.
The songs on the album have been made during the past eighteen months, and is written in such diverse places as the Norwegian Mountains, via the French Riviera, Fuerte Ventura and Perth in Australia. Here you're served a delicious mix of The Beach Boys, classic power pop and several of his personal favorites such as The Shadows, Kraftwerk, Teenage Fanclub and Don Henley.
Although there are still great emphasis on catchy pop songs, Dahl also gets to showcase himself as a lyricist on "The Better End". The result is a sophisticated summer album, with lush vocal harmonies, beautiful arrangements and dreamy melodies.
He has written all the songs and recorded the album all by himself, but is joined by Bendik Brænne on saxophone for the song "Wherever You Go", and Janne Hea on vocals on "Bring It Back".