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Eskilstuna, Sweden (1990 – present)

There are several artists called ‘Kent’:

1. Kent is a Swedish alternative rock band founded in Eskilstuna in 1990, consisting of Joakim Berg (vocals/rhythm guitar) Martin Sköld (bass/keyboards) Markus Mustonen (drums) & Sami Sirviö (lead guitar). Since the mid-1990s, it has established itself as one of the most successful groups in Scandinavia. With more than 1.5 million albums sold, Kent has several times been given the epithet “Sweden’s biggest rock band”

In the band’s logotype, the ‘k’ is lower-case using the Avant Garde fonttype. Kent have had several big Swedish radio hits since the breakthrough single “Kräm (så nära får ingen gå)”. As of 2010, they are probably the most popular rock band in Sweden, but are more or less unknown outside Scandinavia. They have also tried an international career with English versions of the albums “Isola” and “Hagnesta Hill”

Kent and Verkligen (1995–1996)
In 1995 Kent released their epynomous debut Kent. It was distorted and not much reminiscent of what Kent would release in later years. It got almost no commercial reputation at all. Four singles were released, with “Frank” closest to being a hit.

Only one year after, in 1996, Kent released Verkligen (Really). Guitarist Martin Roos had left the band for his career at Kent’s record company BMG, but has since become the band’s manager.

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  • Orbonen

    Knut

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  • fernbom

    Skärtorsdag!

    17 Apr 12:14pm Reply
  • Nakkinak

    nice band

    24 Mar 8:16pm Reply
  • undoreverse

    knet knet

    20 Mar 9:56am Reply
  • faridmon

    Holy shit, their newer song is very political....

    19 Mar 4:49pm Reply
  • midori21

    haha

    16 Mar 4:59am Reply
  • midori21

    they will never go to poland

    16 Mar 4:59am Reply
  • pannaMINERALNA

    I wish they would come to Poland. [2] How long do I have to wait for you? :)

    15 Mar 9:17pm Reply
  • AnXa

    "La Belle Epoque" är en vacker sång. ( ♥ω♥)

    14 Mar 10:49am Reply
  • ScaryTundra

    La Belle Epoque! ^^

    13 Mar 8:29pm Reply
  • damianfii

    La Belle Epoque ♥

    11 Mar 11:23pm Reply
  • Poliarnik

    В конце апреля ведь долбанный новый альбом! Глядишь, и тур лето захерачат! Я тогда минимум на два концерта точно, в Стокгольм и еще куда!

    9 Mar 9:24pm Reply
  • BoysSayGo

    It took a while, but JÄIRFM is now one of my favourite albums of all time. I think the band has never sounded so confident musically, and the lyrics carry a weight to them that hits so hard. Sometimes the songs seem bleak in topic, but there's this underlying optimism in all of them that's a joy to hear.

    1 Mar 8:15pm Reply
  • Fynar

    I'd rather say they are Altermative/Alternative Rock. Indie pop doesn't really fit anything before En plats i solen :)

    22 Feb 10:20pm Reply
  • Elpeligro

    Bästa <3

    22 Feb 3:39pm Reply
  • Smavitaljus

    Люблю их).

    19 Feb 6:56pm Reply
  • irinalisitsyna

    My favorite indie-pop band [2]

    14 Feb 8:14am Reply
  • thepsus

    My favorite indie-pop band,every single song can keep me absorb for hours

    11 Feb 9:21am Reply
  • Fynar

    I wish they would come to Poland.

    7 Feb 2:43pm Reply
  • BoysSayGo

    It's as if during the making of JÄIRFM the band told Joakim to stop ending every other phrase belting out "IGEEEEEEEEEEEEN!".

    3 Feb 5:20am Reply
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