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Borlänge, Sweden (1999 – present)

Mando Diao are a band from Borlänge, Sweden. According to the band, the name Mando Diao has no meaning at all, but rather appeared to band member Björn Dixgård in a dream. Their sound is influenced by The Animals and Oasis.

The roots of Mando Diao date back to 1995 when Björn Dixgård was a member of a band called Butler. Band members came and went; four years later, the remaining line-up chose to proceed more seriously in their musical efforts. Björn Dixgård and Gustaf Norén locked themselves up in a summer house and spent six months writing songs. The now-renamed band, along with Samuel Giers and Carl-Johan Fogelklou, made their first public performances in the clubs of their hometown Borlänge in 1999. A local writer described them in an article as the best unsigned band he had ever seen. This was soon followed by a record deal with EMI Sweden. In 2002 their first album Bring ‘Em In was released in Sweden. It contains early demo versions of their songs, partly recorded in the basement of keyboarder Daniel Haglund who left the band later in 2003. In 2003 the album was released internationally, along with their debut single Sheepdog. In 2004, Mats Bjorke officially joined the band to replace Haglund’s departure. In the same year, the band is hailed enthusiastically by the music press as one of the most sanguine newcomer bands of the year. The album Hurricane Bar was released in 2005.


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  • cozd

    so, it's 23 of april in Sweden

    3 Apr 10:08pm Reply
  • cozd it 2nd of may?

    3 Apr 9:15pm Reply
  • VelBer

    I love their new synth rock sound.

    10 Mar 9:08pm Reply
  • jennica_med_c

    LOVING Black Saturday, a welcome return to form!

    24 Feb 10:43am Reply
  • _218_5_

    I don't know if I like Black Saturday, but I'm glad it's not Another track in the style of "Infruset"!

    9 Jan 12:55pm Reply
  • Nit89ram

    Aelita is coming...Black Saturday 11/1 :)

    5 Jan 11:05pm Reply
  • gabiiru

    Aelita is coming... <3

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • LetsGetHighBaby

    Still waiting the next rock'n'roll album and a gig in Brazil

    21 Nov 2013 Reply
  • chriistine_

    I'm in love with Ode to Ochrasy! <3

    16 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Deardeadfriend

    Despite their pretty-boyband-image, they can write some really nice tunes.

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • maskeraddanne

    Pretty nice band, shame they have to be a couple of douchebags though

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • anakin616

    necesito un nuevo disco :(

    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • drahtwurst

    they should listen to their old records (all before "give em fire") before they do their next. but i think the pressure by the recordcompany is too big and they make another mainstreamshit album for the billboards. but i have hope, infruset was the first step in the right direction.

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • LivCullen

    Deras svenska skiva är fantastisk, vad underbart det vore om de fortsatte med sådan musik...

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
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    22 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Olegolll

    is the theme song of the world cup 2010 performed by these guys? im confused %)

    25 Jun 2013 Reply
  • CharlieTheDead

    Come to cold Russia)))

    17 Jun 2013 Reply
  • carolnoren


    12 Jun 2013 Reply
  • duyunmei

    Song for Aberdeen❤

    3 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Strokarlos

    love their music soooo freakin' much ...i've been listening to them since years ago but i couldn't see them live *-*

    23 May 2013 Reply
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