1980 – present (37 years)
Aarhus, Aarhus Municipality, Central Denmark Region, Denmark
tv·2 is a danish pop band from Aarhus that loves to travel around the country and perform under the slogan of being "The most boring band in Denmark". With their record debut from 1981, it is also one of Denmark's oldest and still-existing pop bands. In no small degree thanks to their lyrics, which are witty and have a thoroughly humorously ironic undertone they have achieved great and stable fame. tv·2 consist of Steffen Brandt (lead vocal, guitar, keyboard, principal songwriter), Georg Olesen (bass), Hans Erik Lerchenfeld (guitar) and Sven Gaul (drums).
tv·2 was founded by the turn of the year 1980/81. As recording began of the first album Fantastiske Toyota in January-February 1981 Steffen Brandt was also a member of Kliché as keyboard player, and Sven Gaul was on vacation in the United States. Six months after the debut Torben Westergaard replaced Georg Olesen, who at the time still played with Warm Guns. In 1983 they released Beat were the development of the band gathered speed. tv·2 still had not won the heart of the big record buying audience, but by rapping his way through "the Admirals Song" from H.M.S. Pinafore, renamed "Popsangerens Vise" secured success. On the album "Rigtige Mænd Gider Ikke Høre Mere Vrøvl" the title track became a hit song all over the country and the album sold over 250,000 copies. In 1988, they released Nærmest Lykkelig which was proclaimed the best album, the band so far had released, by the music press. The title track and the "Shadows"-like "Alt Hvad Hun Ville Var At Danse" became hit songs. After this they released the album Vi Bli'r Alligevel Aldrig Voksne. It was the fifth album in a row which had reached platinum. The band celebrated their 10 year anniversary in 1991 with Slaraffenland where tv·2 again wanted to play with the music. tv·2 released a Greatest Hits collection, De unge år (disc 1) and De unge år (disc 2) in November of 1992.
In February of 1994 they reached double platinum with the album Verdens Lykkeligste Mand with the hit single "Det er Samfundets Skyld". They released Kys Bruden in 1996. The title track, "Kom Lad Os Brokke Os" and "Sån't Er Livet" became big hits on the radio and the album sold more than 130,000 copies. The album Yndlingsbabe was released two years later and the album contained the hit song "Der Går Min Klasselærer". 1999 had no new album from tv·2, instead they looked back. In part with a live double album Verdens lykkeligste band: Live 99 (disc 1) and Verdens lykkeligste band: Live 99 (disc 2) and in part with Manden der ønskede sig en havudsigt a show where a number of tv·2 hits were played with the aid of a group of modern dancers. The album released in 2001, Amerika. One year later they release På Kanten af Småt Brændbart with the hit songs "Big Time og Honning" og "Herlev, det er skønt". In 2004 a double album, "Hits", containing hits from the beginning of their career up to 2004 was released. All talk of mid-life crisis silenced when tv·2 in November of 2005 released De første kærester på månen. Even though it was released late in the year the album ended up being the most sold album in Denmark that year, and by the spring of 2006 it has sold more than 140,000 copies.
Band website http://www.tv-2.dk/
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