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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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  • LaCelobiasa

    New album is smtg different but i hope they return with their old style. Miss them so much.

    9 hours ago Reply
  • bruitigor

    Aelita is perfect! Child, If I don't have you, Make you mine are really great songs... They bright decorated my music year.

    9 Jan 10:33pm Reply
  • pauluda

    I miss the old Mando Diao, the Hurricane Bar/Ode to ochrasy times[2], but I still love them.

    6 Jan 2:52pm Reply
  • HenryBadaroh

    Ælita ♥

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • kristinaclocks

    I saw those men last summer in a festival and it was AMAZING. Love Aelita forevah! <3 Old songs with the Aelita sound are so great.

    26 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Eholove

    ♥ Black Saturday ♥

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • TschulietLoisFM

    Wow i love this album nach (6tracks erst)80´s Synthesizer Beats mit klack klack bum

    19 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Peters91

    The more I listen to Aelita, the more I love it. Absolutely brilliant. Completely different from what they've done before, but magnificent!

    10 Oct 2014 Reply
  • xcannibalx

    Aelita is their best

    25 Sep 2014 Reply
  • rabrn

    I'm not at all impressed with the new album, but Child is still a pretty epic song!

    25 Sep 2014 Reply
  • flori_hedig

    German review for the new album online at "Aelita" gets 8 out of 10!

    28 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Chi-Ga

    I miss the old Mando Diao, the Hurricane Bar/Ode to ochrasy times. The new sound sux so much.

    3 Aug 2014 Reply
  • XxMinimonxX

    new Album → ♫♪ ♥ ich liebe es! :D

    23 Jul 2014 Reply
  • gtabro

    Saw them live and I'm kinda in love with them now...

    9 Jul 2014 Reply
  • WaWaGoGO

    love this band but ... the new album really? :/

    6 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Sh1notensh1

    Big fan... but still your new album sux ass. i needed to get that of my chest

    26 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Tamydopinto

    FÃS MANDO DIAO BRASIL, PAGE FACEBOOK! curtam! =)))))))))))

    25 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Chi-Ga

    @JJPozo true words

    15 Jun 2014 Reply
  • JJPozo

    I'm very disappointed with the new Mando Diao album. In comparison with their first albums, this is very awful :( :(

    14 Jun 2014 Reply
  • MorticiaVouk

    until today I've thought "Black Saturday" was an 80's song by a band I didn't remember :D On the radio they said: "A new single by Mando Diao" and I was like: whaaaaat? hell yeah!" :D

    7 Jun 2014 Reply
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