After eight years as bandleader and songwriter in Sweden’s most successful alt-country band The Thousand Dollar Playboys, the stress of being in charge over five equally stressed persons began to take its toll. As a way to get his lust for music back Lars sought refuge in the punkband The Bukks. But it was not long before he felt the urge to try his wings on his own.
Franke is a rock band from Gothenburg, Sweden with the two brothers Fredrik and Nicklas Franke as the lead figures. Their lyrics are characterized by blackness, social alienation and problematic love. Music wise, Franke belongs in an alternative indiepop-furrow with hard guitars which in combination with the lyrics signals desperation and rootlessness.
Songs of Soil was a band consisting of the brothers Christian Kjellvander and Gustaf Kjellvander. The band was a temporary side project for the brothers, as Christian had taken a break from his band Loosegoats and Gustaf had disbanded Sideshow Bob. They only made one album, The Painted Trees of Ghostwood (released in 2000).
Magnus Johansson is a singer/songwriter from Norrkoeping, Sweden. He sings in Swedish with lyrics that is inspired by love, reality and traditional folk songs. His first album was released in the early 90's. The single "Vakna nu Anneli" turned into a radiohit.