Does Studio Barnhus, the Stockholm label helmed by Axel Boman, Petter Nordkvist and Kornél Kovács, ever put out a bad release? Following on from the fantastic compilation released last year, the latter of the trio returns with an album that builds on their wonky-pop and offbeat house blueprint. Recorded in the aftermath of a break-up and a period of self-reflection, Stockholm Marathon is the epitome of bittersweet; ‘Ducks’ strikes a tone that’s both down-tempo as well as undeniably danceable while ‘Szombat’’s juddering push-and-pull mechanism feels like aching limbo between an ex-lover, while the chorus of ‘Marathon’: “I’m falling in love, such a mistake, you got me moving around, feeling so sick,” seems set to be a refrain repeated on dancefloors for years to come.

Buy: Kornél Kovács – Stockholm Marathon