Dead Pollys is founded as an extension of Eldinger, a singer-songwriter project by Niclas "Nizze" Nilsson . He met Hans "Dr Glitter" Müller over a beer among some other friends where they mentioned working together. Nizze with his punkrock history and Dr Glitter with his background from the blues, country, reggae and rock scene as a professional bass player. Nizze is inspired by bands like The Clash and The Pouges, but also bands like The Dubliners, Gogol Bordello, Dropkick Murphys, The Boys and 999. He started to play some new songs together with Dr Glitter whos biggest inspiration is The Beatles and Ernest Ranglin. At one of their first meetings he brought his guitar and a lapsteel and so they started to figure out the noise of The Dead Pollys.
At an outdoor summer party Nizze and Ola "Skin-O" Höök started to know eachother amongst crayfish, herring, spiced schnapps and good friends. Skin-O started smashing the skin motivated by Sweet, and other inspirations is Alex Harvey, Dr Feelgood and old school punkrock acts like 999 and The Damned. He is a honest drummer playing excellent old school rock with a history in garagebands like Gary Garbage. The last but not least is the bass player, Sten "Sten Hard" Gustavsson, who was grown up with Frank Zappa and Pink Floyd. He has his musical roots in the 50's and 60's and played in The Mondays with his childhood friend Ingemar Wallén who later sterted the legendary Boppers. Sten Hard was involved in the prog movement during the 70's and amongst other things he organized some outdoor gigs.
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