1. Mando Diao.
This is one of my favourite bands since the first time I listened to them, long time ago, in 2002. The funny thing is that I only listened to their music and I never saw a picture or videoclip of then until 2007, that I saw this gorgeous clip, Never seen the ligt of day. I think that this is one of the songs that can be described as "talks about me". Totally.
2. The Hives.
The sound of their guitars and drums makes me go crazy, and the fury of their letters just makes me go mad... I adore The Hives, and I really think that their name is more than appropiate, because the sound of their music stings like a hive!
3. The Cardigans.
Yes, I know that this maybe sounds strange for all of you, who know that I love punk and rock... yes, The Cardigans is a pop band, but a pop band that makes a delicious music with a 60s touch in the begining and that, later on, mature their sound for make a real good pop. Hanging Around is one of my favourite songs and videoclips, but I adore carnival too, I must say!
4. Backyard Babies.
Total 13 changed my life, totally. I was ending my highschool studies and I was so into punk and hard rock music that, when I fist listened to Backyard Babies, I went crazy. I saw them in 2002, with the Making enemies is good tour... and I hope I could see them again soon!
Of course, with Backyard Babies, The Hellacopters came into my life, and I just love them too. The sound of their guitars makes me shake my head always! They've got lots of great songs, but this one has something that I really like!
6. Miss Li.
I think that Miss Li has got one of the most sweet voices and makes some of the most lovely songs I've ever heard. It's funny, because I discovered her like some months ago, and since the beginng of the year, this song it's been used for a car spot... I almost screamed the first time I was it!
7. Sugarplum Fairy
Another pop band, but related with Mando Diao (as the founders of this band are two Norens, brothers of Gustaf Noren). I discovered them with this song, The Escapologist, and their sound is perfect for dancing... son, why don't you dance with them?
I discovered Johnossi thanks to Die Welle film, where they've got a song; and since them, I'm a huge fan. I really love their rock sound, mixed with different things like blues, sometimes... this is an expample, my favourite song!
9. Ebba Grön
Yes, a formal swedish punk band, of course! When I started with punk music, I listened not only to english band, but also to german, swedish or italian bands. Ebba Grön is the most famous punk band from Sweden, and their great hit, Staten och Kapitalet, is a cover version of Den Ena Handen Vet Vad Den Andra Gör, by another swedish band, Blå Tåget (I discovered this thanks to Wikipedia some years ago, haha!). Anyway, punk is claim, and this song is about claim, of course!
10. The (International) Noise Conspiracy.
This is the band that I most want to see from Sweden right now. The first time I heard T(I)NC was in 2001, when I was still living at Málaga and we were planning a claim trip to Madrid where we finally had to escape from the police. And while I was running, I remember that this son was inside my head...
Because If I can't dance, I don't want your revolution...
Did you know about this bands? Have you got another favourite band from Sweden? Let's share them!