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Club 8

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Club 8


Years Active: 1995 to present

Genre: Indie Pop

Country: Sweden


Karolina Komstedt
Johan Angergrd

Artist Bio:

Club 8 was formed in 1995 by Karolina Komstedt (from the band Poprace) and Johan Angergrd (Acid House Kings, Poprace). They made simple bedroom recordings of their three first songs and sent them to their ten favourite labels. The response was just as immediate as it was good with half of the labels wanting to release the band. Club 8 chose the Spanish label Siesta where they released their debut single Me too later the same year and the debut album Nouvelle the year after.. The sound on the debut album was definitely a bit naive and twee. And as charming as a lot of people found the debut the follow up The friend I once had (1998) felt like a big step forward for the band. Their mix of bossa nova, glittery guitars, shiny pop melodies and small hints of dance music made this album an indie-success. They also debuted as a live act with a performance at CMJ in New York in 1999. Striving for constant change and improvements Club 8 moved away from the bossa nova influences and direct pop songs of The friend I once had with the self-titled follow up. Club 8 (2001-Parasol/Labrador/Flavour of Sound) was both darker and slower......[Read More]