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Encyclopedia > Broder Daniel
Broder Daniel
Country Sweden
Years active 1989–present
Labels Dolores Recordings
Members Henrik Berggren (Vocals)
Lars Malmros (Drums)
Anders Göthberg (Guitar)
Theodor Jensen (Bass)

1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Dolores Recordings is a Swedish record label, whose roster includes Im From Barcelona and some releases by The Soundtrack of Our Lives. ...


Broder Daniel, BD - translating to Brother Daniel - is an indie and alternative rock band from Gothenburg, Sweden. They formed during the late eighties by classmates Henrik Berggren and Daniel Gilbert "to gain social respect" according to the members. It was decided early on that expression of feelings were more important than musical correctness, an idea no listener could fail to notice. BD may mean: Bachelor of Divinity, an academic degree Bande dessinée (also written bédé), the French expression for comic books Bangladesh, the ISO 3166-1 2-letter country code Becton Dickinson, an American manfacturer of medical supplies Bermuda, FIPS PUB 10-4 territory code and obsolete NATO country... Gothenburg (Swedish:  ) ) is a city and municipality in the province Västergötland on the west-coast of Sweden. ...

The first six years consisted of a number of name changes until the band finally settled on calling themselves "Broder Daniel". A couple of new members joined and they slowly started to find their sound. Swedish music press soon caught on to the hype of the now notorious band featuring the charismatic singer and songwriter Henrik who, with his singing out of tune and excessive use of make-up, had in a short time gained a following of maladjusted youth, looking for a leader.

Music label Jimmy Fun Music, owned by Roxette front figure Per Gessle, picked the band up and promoted them until they signed to EMI Music Sweden. In 1995 the band released their debut album Saturday Night Engine which contained a sloppy - yet fine tuned - mixture of distorted guitars and anxiety-filled cries for help. Roxette is a Swedish pop duo, sometimes rock influenced, that consists of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle. ... Per HÃ¥kan Gessle (born January 12, 1959) is the songwriter and male lead singer of the Swedish bands Gyllene Tider and Roxette. ... The EMI Group is a music company comprising the major record label, EMI Music, based in Brook Green in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based on Charing Cross Road, London. ...

After releasing their second, self titled, album the band resigned from EMI in 1997 and found themselves without a record deal - something few people in the music industry could understand. Though they didn't sell many records, the band was indeed a popular act on music festivals all over the country. One year later they signed to record label Dolores Recordings who released their most critically acclaimed album so far: Broder Daniel Forever. The new record was a dark one, with a focus on love and death. Its sound was inspired by Psychocandy, the debut album of indierockers The Jesus and Mary Chain. This album really seemed to strike a chord with the swedish people, and the band now had more followers than ever before, especially thanks to the inclusion of three Broder Daniel-songs on the soundtrack for the movie Fucking Åmål which turned out to be one of the most popular films in the nineties. Dolores Recordings is a Swedish record label, whose roster includes Im From Barcelona and some releases by The Soundtrack of Our Lives. ... Psychocandy is the debut album of the Scottish indie band The Jesus and Mary Chain. ... The Jesus and Mary Chain were a Scottish alternative rock band that revolved around the songwriting partnership of brothers Jim and William Reid. ... Fucking Ã…mÃ¥l is a Swedish movie that was distributed in most English-speaking countries as Show Me Love (and in other countries under similarly toned-down titles such as Raus Aus Ã…mÃ¥l, Descubriendo el Amor, Amigas de Colégio etc. ... See also 1990s, the band Germans dancing on the Berlin Wall in late 1989, the symbol of the cold war divide falls down as the world unites in the 1990s. ...

The release was followed by a catastrophical tour which the band ended prematurely. The members parted ways briefly to recover and according to themselves they didn't speak to each other for "a year or so." Bassplayer Håkan Hellström released a solo record which was equally loved and hated by the swedish population. He left the band soon after that, since the other members didn't think his reputation as a spreader of joy would reflect well on the band. Guitarplayer Theodor Jensen also released a celebrated record with his band The Plan. Five years since their last release, they once again got together to record their new album Cruel Town. This time around they had a clear focus on the lyrics which for once didn't consist of the usual four-five sentences being repeated over and over again. Since the Cruel Town tour, the band has played only a few gigs together and singer Henrik Berggren has performed solo, playing Broder Daniel-songs in an acoustic manner. No one knows if the band exists or not. Probably not even the members themselves. HÃ¥kan Hellström performing at Katalin in Uppsala, Sweden HÃ¥kan Hellström, born 2 April 1974, is a Swedish musician. ... For the Hillsong Music album, see The Plan (Hillsong album). ...


  • Henrik Berggren - Singer
  • Lars Malmros - Drums
  • Anders Göthberg - Guitar
  • Theodor Jensen - Bass and guitar (Left the band in 2004. Rejoined in 2005.)
  • Daniel Gilbert - Guitar (Left in 1996)
  • Johan Neckvall - Guitar (Left in 1997)
  • Håkan Hellström - Bass and drums (Played drums until his departure in 1994. Rejoined in 1998 when he played bass. Left again in 2001.)

Håkan Hellström performing at Katalin in Uppsala, Sweden Håkan Hellström, born 2 April 1974, is a Swedish musician. ...


  • Saturday Night Engine, 1995
  • Broder Daniel, 1996
  • Broder Daniel Forever, 1998
  • Singles, 2000
  • Cruel Town, 2003
  • No Time For Us 1989-2004, 2005
  • The Demos 1989-1997, 2005



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