Alex Blaze

Queer Music Friday - Maja Ivarsson

Filed By Alex Blaze | April 22, 2011 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Maja Ivarsson, queer music

Maja Ivarsson, the frontwoman for the Sounds, is openly bisexual.

What? You don't know the Sounds? The Swedish post-punk band? That topped the Swedish and Norwegian charts with "Living in America"? Well, here it is.

Some newer stuff from them is after the jump.

Here's their first single from after when they started their own label, "No One Sleeps When I'm Awake":

They have a new single from a new album that gets more dance-floor, "Better Off Dead":

Here she is talking about queer fans with After Ellen

AE: I noticed a lot of gay men in the audience at the show in Chicago. Are you aware of The Sounds having a queer following?

MI: Absolutely. We had a lot of dykes too, but it depends on what city you are in. But there are a lot of lesbians and gay boys. We have a big gay crowd. I think it's because we look good and we're not one of those sweaty, sweat pants, fat guy, pizza rock kind of bands. It's always been like that in gay culture. They're always a little bit ahead of everything.

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Thanks Alex. I enjoyed these.