The truth is, when the two members of Slide were first brought together, they didn’t really care for each other. Albin Skeppholm and Simon Werner had to work together at school and initially didn’t click–at all. But, after bonding over unhappy moments in their lives, they channeled those struggles into their music and the result is life–affirming rock music poised to change everything. The Swedish indie rock duo’s upcoming debut EP Into Happiness (If Music Could Talk/AWAL), due March 8th, encapsulates their spirit perfectly, tough around the edges but with plenty of heart. Musically, the EP channels some of their largest influences, including Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Oasis. The single “Floating” showcases their funkier side and has been compared to the likes of Beck and been playlisted on radio in Germany, Austria, France and Sweden as well as spot plays in the U.K.