I got this band recommended by Ann-Sofie Hoyles from The Spiders, and of course I end up checking them out three days after they play in Oslo! Oh well, next time… Apparently Vanja herself is the daughter of Stefan Sundström, and the musical genes are strong in this family. Her voice is full of blues, soul and rock'n'roll attitude, and the band plays hard, but catchy garage-y rhythm & blues that will seduce you one moment and beat you up before stealing your lunch money the next. Obviously all the attitude in the world is useless without the songs to back it up, but the Vanjas are rich in both 'tude and tunes! Whether you're a fan of Etta James or The Hives, this is an album you need to check out. And do yourself the favour of doing just that before the band hits your town, because you will want to see them live!