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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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  • 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
  • Janzu21

    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: [2]

    24 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
  • Janzu21

    Den Andra Sidan is so good!

    5 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Irryco

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

    3 Sep 2014 Reply
  • prdssn

    Knet.

    25 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Stefanszz

    Why is Du & Jag Doden so underrated??? It's easily their best album...

    18 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Stefanszz

    Thank God the picture is changed.

    18 Aug 2014 Reply
  • FlowerDownland

    Chans is my current favourite, really amazing band.

    14 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Killinstinct

    Vore bra om vi kunde rösta upp senaste bilden så vi blir av med de gamla i biblioteket. /+images/100282453

    31 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Cold417

    "Hör du mig? Hör du mig? Kan du höra mig? Allt vi sagt, allt vi gjort blev en sång för dig." Vapen & Ammunition is the best album. I've listened to it so many times since I was introduced to Kent!

    31 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Orbonen

    hopps. ja där hade jag fel. nya skivan är skitbra

    30 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Irryco

    väntan alltid denna väntan

    22 Jul 2014 Reply
  • xapg

    Hagnesta Hill is magnificent. Though I still think that Mercenary's cover of "Music Non Stop" is even better than the original.

    13 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Klonki

    Upptäcker en ny Kent-låt varje dag

    2 Jul 2014 Reply
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