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Those Dancing Days
Those-Dancing-Days.jpgPictured in July 2009
Background information
OriginStockholm, Sweden
GenresIndie pop, twee pop
Years active2005–2011 (hiatus)
LabelsWichita Recordings
MembersLinnea Jönsson: Vocals
Lisa Pyk: Hammond Organ
Rebecka Rolfart: Electric Guitar
Mimmi Evrell: Bass Guitar
Cissi Efraimsson: Drums[1]

Those Dancing Days were an indie pop band from Nacka, a suburb of Stockholm, Sweden.[2] Most frequently compared to Northern Soul and 1960s era girl-groups, the band formed in 2005 while the members were all still in school.[3] They are signed to Wichita Recordings. The band consists of five people from Stockholm. Their name derives from the Led Zeppelin song "Dancing Days" pitched by the band's bassist, Mimmi.[4]

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Discography
    • 2.1 Albums
    • 2.2 EPs
    • 2.3 Singles
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

History

Two of the band members completed school as late as summer 2008,[5] and they received a lot of publicity during 2007, including being featured in NME and on MTV2. They were also nominated for the Best Swedish Act prize at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007.[6] The band has played many gigs in their native Sweden as well as in the United Kingdom and Germany.

They released a 5-track EP in Sweden before being signed by UK label Wichita Recordings, who released a self-titled single in October 2007 (described as "Blondie backed by The Attractions",[7] and "The Slits rehearsing with Bow Wow Wow whilst breaking in a new drummer"[8]), with a second single, "Hitten". Their debut full-length album In Our Space Hero Suits was released on 6 October 2008, preceded by a single Home Sweet Home on 29 September.[9]

The band was chosen personally by Belle & Sebastian to perform at their second Bowlie Weekender festival presented by All Tomorrow's Parties in the UK in December 2010. A second album, Daydreams & Nightmares was released in 2011. The band made a number of festival appearances in the summer including Glastonbury finishing with Popaganda in Stockholm on 27 August. Four days after this performance, the band announced on their website that the group would be 'put to bed for a while'. The same announcement revealed the final release will be the single "Help Me Close My Eyes".[10] Some band members founded Vulkano in late 2011.

Albums

  • In Our Space Hero Suits (2008) – UK No. 180
  • Daydreams & Nightmares (2011) [11] – SWE No. 58

EPs

  • Those Dancing Days (2007)

Singles

  • "Those Dancing Days" (2007) - SWE No. 17
  • "Hitten" (2008)
  • "Run Run" (2008)
  • "Home Sweet Home" (2008)
  • "Fuckarias" (2010)
  • "Reaching Forward" (2011)
  • "I'll Be Yours" (2011)
  • "Can't Find Entrance" (2011)
  • "Help Me Close My Eyes" (2011)

References

  1. ^ "Wichita Recordings artist page". Archived from the original on 16 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  2. ^ "First Sight: Those Dancing Days by Maddy Costa, The Guardian". London. 2007-08-31. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  3. ^ Cruz, Araceli (2009-05-28). "Five Questions for Sweden's Those Dancing Days, 2009's Most Adorable All-Female Alt-Pop Quintet". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2009-06-01. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Those Dancing Days: Interview (video) from Neu magazine". Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  5. ^ "Those Dancing Days: Interview with the band by Tom Mendelsohn, from new-noise.net". Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  6. ^ "MTV Europe Music Awards 2007 nominations". Retrieved 2007-12-30. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Artist of the day: Those Dancing Days, Spin magazine". Archived from the original on 27 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  8. ^ "Single reviews: Those Dancing Days - 1,000 Words, by Steve Barker, Manchester Evening News". Retrieved 2007-12-30. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Those Dancing Days announce debut album details". Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  10. ^ http://www.thosedancingdays.com/start
  11. ^ http://www.ohhcrapp.net/

External links

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