Stockholm-based Åka Bil consists of Benke (drums), Tony (guitar), Stefan Söderberg (bass & guitar) and Christian (vocals & backing vocals). One can find a past in bands like Krapotkin, Inferno, Nittonhundratalsräven, Oroliga Kalkoner, Gibbonerna and more or less nameless constallations. That experience has given them an enormous strength on stage. This is total speed.
They have their wheelbase deep down in the punk movement of the 70's and 80's, but today, they sound just as much "guitarbased pop". If Docent Död would start today, they would probably sound just like Åka Bil. Not because Åka Bil have a heavy, guitarbased sound and a strong frenecy in their vocals (which makes a lot of people compare them, rightfully, with Ebba Grön), but because they live on beautiful melodies, vibrating guitar sequences and smart, good lyrics in swedish.
In only six months, Åka Bil had established themselves as a leading live band. The band planned to swoosh up the record lists and this became evident when they released their first CD single on Beat Butchers.
After original bassist Kung Krax quit the band and after the temporary help from Spass, new members Stefan Söderberg (bass) (former Tuk Tuk Rally) and Peter Helleday (guitar) were presented in March 1997.
In 1999 the band decided to split up.
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