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    Club 8

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1This Is The Morning lyrics
    2Sometimes I Felt Like A Loser lyrics
    3When Lights Go Out lyrics
    4Someday lyrics
    5Mornings lyrics
    6I Guess I Was Wrong lyrics
    7Better Days lyrics
    8The End Of The Affair lyrics
    9Things We Share lyrics
    10We're Simple Minds lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Boy Who Couldn't Stop Dreaming [2007]
    2Strangely Beautiful [2003]
    3Saturday Night Engine [2003]
    4Nouvelle [1996]
    5Club 8 [2001]
    6The People's Record [2010]
    7Jesus, Walk With Me [2008]
    8Spring Came Rain Fell [2002]
    9Summer Songs [2002]
    10The Friend I Once Had [1998]


    Club 8 was formed in 1995 by Karolina Komstedt (from the band Poprace) and Johan Angergård (Acid House Kings, Poprace). They immediately signed with the Spanish label Siesta and released a single called « Me too » and an album called « Nouvelle ». Their sound at this point could almost be categorised as « anorak pop » with influences ranging from Sarah bands, Jim Ruiz, and The Smiths.

    In 1998/1999 their 2nd album - « The friend I once had » - and single - « Missing you » - were released. « Missing you » became a club and radio hit in Spain and a college radio fave in North America. The band started playing live, their first gig was in New York at March Records' 1998 CMJ event. Their sound had developed into a more bossa nova and dance oriented one.

    Striving for constant change and improvements, the band once again changed musical direction on their 3rd album in 2001. « Club 8 » is a beautifully laidback - almost a chill out - album, though it was often compared to Portishead, Air, and called triphop upon release. Club 8 did not rest after the release of « Club 8 ». In the autumn of 2001 the band locked themselves in the famous Summersound Studios; writing songs and experimenting with different sounds and songs. Dub, C-86, triphop, chill out, 80's and bossa nova were mixed-up here, without ever losing focus on those wonderfully Scandinavian and melancholic pop melodies. The album was named « Spring came, rain fell » and was released in 2002.

    Later in 2002, Club 8 started working on a follow up for « Spring came, rain fell ». This time Club 8 crept closer to the listener with a more focused sound theme. It's warmer, possibly more acoustic, and definitely more sensitive. The result is « Strangely Beautiful » - and yes, it is their best album so far. The album peaked at #18 on the CMJ charts. For the first time since 1999 the band released a single and video from the album. Backed by 5 exclusive tracks, the song « Saturday night engine » was released as a single in the spring of 2003 and the video made it to #16 on the Up North chart on MTV Nordic.

    After having released 3 albums and 2 EPs in two years, Club 8 is now slowing down the tempo. This means you will probably have to wait until 2004, or even early 2005, before the next album is released. . .

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