Niccokick was formed by Andreas Söderlund in late fall of 2001. During a session with only him and the guitar, Andreas came up with the idea of starting a project playing only instrumental songs. He started adding vocals to some of the songs. This turned out to sound great. The first set up of the band was formed during Christmas 2001. Their first gig was held at The Tivoli, Helsingborg in early January of 2002 in connection to a music competition. Niccokick lost in their first contribution. In April of 2002 the first demo was made and sent around to a bunch of people. Good results for project: “Niccokick”! The demo was picked up by some great Swedish music magazines, such as Groove, Nöjesguiden and Sonic. The band performed a handful of gigs during the summer and recorded “Demo 2” on a portable recorder. “Demo 2” includes a tribute-song to the Swedish composer Georg Riedel, based upon one of his finest melodies. During autumn of 2002, Niccokick started the recordings of their third demo, simply named “Demo 3”. During this period Andreas also fixed gigs in a very special kind of way. He send nine different songs, in various envelops, every two weeks for four months to Sweden’s most respected festival: Emmaboda Festival. Each envelop was marked with only one letter, first N, then I and so on. That would build “NICCOKICK” after nine received envelops. The band was booked to the Emmaboda Festival of 2003. During that period Andreas also send a demo to one of Sweden’s most wanted producers, Ronald Bood. After a month, Andreas called him and wanted his thoughts about Niccokick. He hadn’t have the time to listen. But during the recording of “Demo 3” there was a phone call from Ronald. - I’ve listened to the demo. You sound good. Ronald Bood got even more impressed when he got to hear “Demo 3”. - We just have to put out a record! Ronald says in their next talk. After a bunch of gigs, three EP:s and a producer that believes in their music, Niccokick is ready to save the world with their fragile pop that would make Neil Young and Stephen Malkmus faint of envy.
Edited by viska333 on 16 Jul 2007, 10:29
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