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Formed in Tallinn in 2009, this five-piece – Ardo Kivi (vocals, guitar), Paul Sild (guitar), Rein Fuks (bass, backing vocals), Joosep Volk (electronic drums) and Birgit Pauklin (synths, percussion, sampler) – draws its influences from a variety of sources. From synth-pop to 90s indie jangle, Tallinn Daggers soak up what they need to in order to produce highly melodic music that can drown itself in feedback when it needs to, just as it can lock its percussion into a machine-like march. Raspy vocals and stringy synths add extra flavour to the mix. Music blog The Record Stache commented that Tallinn Daggers offer a fresh take on the new-wave revival, and stands out from the rest of the crowd.