Sweden's biggest rock-band since the mid-nineties. Debuted in 1994 and has since released a steady set of albums. Their success culminated with 2002's "Vapen & Ammunition" which sold over 250 000 album in Sweden alone. They won the award for best Nordic act at the 2002 Europe Music Awards. The band's frontman Jocke Berg has also written songs for Titiyo and Lisa Miskovsky. They toured the United States in 2000 with the Cardigans.
After hitting the airwaves with debut single "It takes a fool to remain sane" of the album "We are the Ark" in 2000 they were soon established as one of Sweden's biggest acts. They went on to headline both Hultsfred and Kalas. They had previously toured in support Swedish pop colleagues Kent. In 2003 they released "In Lust We Trust" which included "Father of a son." The third record "State of the Ark" dropped on Christmas eve 2004 along with the single "One Of Us Is Gonna Die Young."
In October the brand new album with The Cardigans, "Super Extra Gravity", will be released. Since the last album ”Long Gone Before Daylight” that was recorded in several studios around Europe and produced by Per Sunding, The Cardigans are back in Malmö again.
The international release-date for the album is October 17th, but this could differ with a day or two depending on where you live. Get on to your local record store to find out exactly when you can lay your hands on a copy of Super Extra Gravity!
Recorded in "Gula Studion" with producer Tore Johansson, this is not one step back back to an old Cardigans-sound, but rather two steps forward - to something brand new. ”It wouldn't be Cardigans to do the same record one more time”, Peter Svensson, the guitarist, says.
The album is preceded by the single ”I Need Some Fine Wine And You, You Need To Be Nicer” which is sent out to the radio stations around Europe on August 22nd.
The Cardigans are one of the greatest Swedish bands with more that eight million albums sold.
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Currently riding high with a new studio album released by Sanctuary Records on Monday September 12th, Record Collector magazine calls 'Black & White 050505' "an astounding return to form." To mark the occasion, Simple Minds have announced a major 2006 European Tour that kicks off in Dublin on February 1st.
U.K. Tour Dates
03/02/06 Music Hall, Aberdeen 05/02/06 Academy, Glasgow 06/02/06 ??Academy, Newcastle 07/02/06 Rock City, Nottingham 09/02/06 Academy, Birmingham 10/02/06 Academy, Manchester 12/02/06 Dome, Brighton 13/02/06 Astoria, London