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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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  • DetoxFive

    The more I listen, the more I love

    22 Jul 10:43pm Reply
  • Tahula

    Does anybody know how they got their band name?

    16 Jul 12:45pm Reply
  • Orbonen

    det var inte meningen att dom helt skulle ta över mitt liv men ok [2]

    12 Jul 11:20pm Reply
  • zepelinho

    yeah good thing they didn't succeed with english lyrics

    22 Jun 12:59pm Reply
  • stoppa-mig-juni

    BARA EN MÅNAD TILL BRÅVALLA NU

    26 May 10:20pm Reply
  • IBlewCastles

    igentligen stört hur catchy röd plattan faktiskt är den har malt sig fast i skallen på mig.

    12 May 7:53pm Reply
  • la-belle-epoque

    det var inte meningen att dom helt skulle ta över mitt liv men ok

    9 Apr 9:16pm Reply
  • Fynar

    One of the most remarkable bands in the world. This is music. [4] Every album they release is gold.

    25 Mar 7:22pm Reply
  • eudeneis

    Tack för ni jag valde att studera i Sverige för ett år - och nu jag förstår ni en lite ahaha. Anyways i love you guys.

    24 Mar 1:14am Reply
  • LEM0NLiME

    One of the most remarkable bands in the world. This is music. [3]

    22 Mar 6:04am Reply
  • kawaii_evil

    Happy birthday, Joakim! Jag älskar dig <3

    16 Mar 4:28pm Reply
  • lilith_s

    One of the most remarkable bands in the world. This is music. [2]

    4 Mar 3:27pm Reply
  • shakermaker05

    One of the most remarkable bands in the world. This is music.

    24 Feb 5:48pm Reply
  • postblueink

    это группа, творчество которой в миллионы раз лучше, чем все их постановочные фотографии. тот пример, когда нужно сначала послушать, а не посмотреть.

    7 Jan 9:47pm Reply
  • Mahnozoid

    Не могу объяснить, но почему то это единственная группа, поющая не на английском языке, которая меня жутко прёт)

    3 Jan 11:19am Reply
  • ISICKFACE

    Underrated? I was always under the impression that it's said to be their best release (atleast in sweden).

    27 Oct 2014 Reply
  • cuIIy

    du & jag döden var, är och kommer i evigheten förbli briljant i mina öron.

    23 Oct 2014 Reply
  • madamecharogne

    I'm not too much into this kind of music, but this band is great! Two months ago I listened to them for the first time and since then I can't stop listening to their music. c:

    15 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Smavitaljus

    Yes ^^

    26 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Irryco

    Stefanszz: D&JD is a fan favourite. :)

    3 Sep 2014 Reply
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