MF/MB/

 

Tuesday 8th January 2013
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It all started in 2005 in Bollnäs, a town situated roughly in the middle of Sweden, when the members of MF/MB/ were just 17. Bored and angry at small-town narrow-mindedness they buried themselves in their music. At first, they played mostly cover songs, members came and went and turbulence prevailed. But then one day everything came together. They recruited a drummer who could play like a drum machine, and the new songs took a whole new direction. Even then, they were a manic but magical live band, frantically hungering for more of EVERYTHING. Driven by this hunger, they hit the road early on. Without even having one release, they toured Europe together with bands like The Faint and The Sounds, fixed their own booze-soaked gigs and played at countless festivals including Roskilde and Hultsfred. They left Bollnäs for Malmö and found themselves in their element at the heart of the new so-called Malmö scene.

In 2010 they released their debut album "Folded" on Adrian Recordings. It won global plaudits. Songs from this album were heard frequently on Swedish Radio P3 and many foreign radio stations, and even on the soundtracks of TV shows like CSI:NY and The Inbetweeners. Their touring gathered momentum with several trips to Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Spain. MF/MB/ also supported bands such as !!! (Chk Chk Chk). The MF/MB/ colossus rolled on at a furious pace.

MF/MB/'s second album "Colossus" was recorded live during a few intense spring days in 2012, at Christoffer Lundquist's isolated, rural recording studio together with Mathias Oldén from Logh who had previously worked with such artists as The Hives, Radio Dept. and Mattias Alkberg. It was then mixed by Magnus Lindberg, who had also done the mixing for the Deportees, David Sandström, Totalt Djävla Mörker and Refused.

Allt började i Bollnäs 2005 då medlemmarna i MF/MB/ var 17 år. Uttråkade och förbannade på småstadens inskränkthet gömde de sig i replokalen. Till en början spelades mest covers, medlemmar kom och gick, turbulens rådde. Men så plötsligt stramades allt till. De rekryterade en trummis som kunde spela som en trummaskin och de nya låtarna tog en ny riktning. Redan då var de ett maniskt, magiskt liveband, en explosiv hunger som bara vill ha mer, av ALLT. Hungern tog dem redan då ut på vägarna. Utan någon release i bagaget turnerade de i Europa tillsammans med band som The Faint och The Sounds, gjorde egna spritindränkta turnéer och spelade på otaliga festivaler inklusive Roskilde och Hultsfred. De flyttade från Bollnäs till Malmö och hamnade mitt i den så kallade nya Malmö-scenen där de finner sitt rätta element.

2010 släpptes debutalbumet ”Folded” på Adrian Recordings. Lovord strömmade in från hela världen. Låtar från skivan spelades på hög rotation i såväl P3 som på flera utländska radiostationer, och kunde även höras i TV-serierna CSI:NY och The Inbetweeners. Turnerandet tilltog med flera vändor i Tyskland, Österrike, Schweiz, Spanien och som support till bl.a. amerikanska !!! (Chk Chk Chk). Kolossen MF/MB/ rullande på i en furiös hastighet.

MF/MB/s andra album ”Colossus” spelades in live under några intensiva dagar våren 2012, helt isolerade i Christoffer Lundqvist studio tillsammans med Mathias Oldén från Logh som tidigare jobbat med bl.a. The Hives, Radio Dept och Mattias Alkberg. Skivan mixades sedan av Magnus Lindberg som även mixat Deportees, David Sandström, Totalt Jävla Mörker och Refused.

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