Weatherday is the noise-pop project of the mononymous Swedish artist Sputnik. While they have also found success with their side project, Lola's Pocket PC, it is their cult-acclaimed album Come in that has garnered them a large and dedicated following through its raucous musical universe and serpentine sparklepunk stylings. Often heralded as an achievement of lo-fi bedroom pop tangled with threads of emo and DIY, Come in is better described, in its author’s own words, as a “life goal.”
The initial spark that ignited the fiery, heated debut from Weatherday originated from Sputnik’s desire to write, perform, and produce a record all on their own, from the ground up. Starting in 2014-2015, their preliminary attempts at what would eventually become Come in first materialized as a shoegaze EP, and then a dream-pop meets chamber-pop LP. Ever the perfectionist though, Sputnik wasn’t satisfied with the results and deleted the releases without a trace, finally deciding to set out in the direction of something more akin to their longtime influences of emo and its various subgenres.
After two years of tinkering in this stylistic sweetspot, Sputnik settled on the eleven knotted, maximal tracks that comprise Come in. From the caustic, harsh peaks of “Sleep in while you’re doing your best” to the soothing piano-laden passages of “Embarrassing paintings” and experimental, granular coda of “Water dreamer the same,” the range of Weatherday’s debut is doubtlessly a product of an artist who refuses to compromise a single shred of their vision.
Weatherday’s inaugural record leaves no thoughts unspoken, no emotions suppressed, no base instinct ignored; it’s a caustic-but-nuanced queer confessional that approaches bedroom pop from a brutalist perspective, musically challenging but still laymen accessible.
-Zoe Camp for Bandcamp Daily
"Come in", the debut album by Weatherday, is an unpredictable array of sounds and styles woven in such a way that is nothing short of chaotic and affecting.
-Nick Matthopoulos for Atwood Magazine
Sputnik roars furiously here and is reservedly hushed there, hitting you with a wall of sound before dropping you off a cliff of silence, as the riffs cycle between twinkly and anthemic.
-Grandma Sophia's Cookies
"Come in" is a deeply personal queer lo-fi indie rock epic.
Raw, authentic and memorable without reinventing the wheel, Weatherday’s "Come in" seems predestined for cult status.
-Mini Music Critic
"Come in" introduces its exposition with minimalist lyrics that reveal themselves like distant memories—the oddly familiar kind that dwells in dreams as if they were nostalgic déjà vus.
-Marvin Dotiyal for ACRN