The eight-headed beast behind Pacifisticuffs is notoriously hard to pigeon-hole; although comfortable nestled in the rock and metal worlds, they incorporate elements of jazz, prog and even classical music. With tongues firmly in cheek, they take a sideways look at the world we live in and sprinkle their musical output with a healthy dose of theatrical sparkle. Since the release of their last album, Pandora's Piñata, in 2012, lead vocalist Annlouice Lögdlund departed the band, and has been replaced by Kristin Evegård.
Evegård has wasted no time integrating into the group, and along with an all-round more democratic process has added her lyrical and composition skills into the mix for the long awaited new record Pacifisticuffs. The core style and approach of the DSO remains recognizable, but the band has turned their sights outwards rather than inwards. Less introspective than previous releases, Pacifisticuffs offers up an expression of life's highs and lows – and everything in between – all delivered with the DSO's signature technicolor.