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Honey Is Cool

Honey Is Cool
Origin Gothenburg, Sweden
Years active 19942001
Genres Alternative, Indie rock, Pop
Labels Rabid Records
Members Karin Dreijer(vocals & guitar)
Staffan Larsson(bass)
John Jern(Guitar)
Håkan Hellström(drums)

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Biography

During the second half of the '90s, Honey Is Cool was a constant contender for the pop crown of Sweden, but despite playing at numerous festivals and getting more press than most bands, they never managed to sell very many albums. The band was formed in 1994 by Karin Dreijer, drummer Johan Hagström, and bass player Staffan Larsson, who were soon complemented by guitarist Anders Göthberg who soon left the band and was replaced by John Jern. They recorded a demo which received a lot of attention and gave them gigs at the festivals in Emmaboda and Hultsfred, and a deal with Sun Spot. On this label, they released their first EP, Focky Focky No Pay, in 1996. The new drummer on the record was Håkan Hellström from Broder Daniel. The EP was well-received, and deciding to go to a bigger company, Honey Is Cool signed on to MVG and released Crazy Love. This album also got very good reviews and sold little. It is true that Honey Is Cool was not an easy band to sell, with Dreijer singing intentionally childish with an awful accent, and the music stopped just at the point of turning into something catchy. And neither were they ready to change their vision to increase the sales. Honey Is Cool's failure to sell and the record company's interference in the production of the next album made the band quit and set up their own label, Rabid Records. Hellström had returned to Broder Daniel, leaving a place for bassist Fredrik Wennerlund, and in 1999, keyboard player Carl Larsson left the band for Barusta, being replaced by Dan Lepp, who in turn was replaced by Tina Weibull. An EP in the spring was followed by Early Morning Are You Working in the autumn to the now standard good reviews and bad sales. The title track from the EP Baby Jane, being a Rod Stewart cover, quickly became a radio hit in 2000. But Honey Is Cool announced that they would take a break, since Dreijer was busy with her new project, The Knife, and Wennerlund with Rockmonster. The decisive factor in this was probably the absence of Dreijer, since she had all along been the undisputed front figure, and probably creative force, of Honey Is Cool. Karin Dreijer appears on the album The Understanding by Röyksopp Karin Dreijer is the vocalist in the track What Else Is There? by Röyksopp, appearing on the album The Understanding. ... History Broder Daniel, translating to Brother Daniel, is an indiepop band from Gothenburg, Sweden. ... Roderick David Stewart (born January 10, 1945) is an English singer and songwriter of Scottish descent, most known for his uniquely raspy, gravelly, hoarse-sounding voice and personable singing style, as exemplified in his signature song Maggie May. In a career in its fifth decade, Stewart has achieved 27 Top... The Knife, in typical fashion For other uses of the term Knife, see Knife (disambiguation) The Knife is an electronic indie duo from Sweden formed in 1999. ...


Discography

  • Honey Is Cool, Demo - 1994
  • Focky focky no pay, album - 1995
  • Crazy Love, album - 1997
  • Bolero, EP - 1999
  • Early morning are you working?, album - 1999
  • Baby Jane, EP - 2000

1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

External Links

  • Scandinavian Indie Presents: A short interview with Honey Is Cool
  • Honey Is Cool on Myspace

 
 

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