Ny Våg Records and Cage Match Federation proudly presents “Lugna favoriter”, Knugen Fallers debut album. “Lugna favoriter”, produced by Stefan Granberg of Randy and recorded at Gröndal Studios, delivers 12 punk jams of top hit quality that’s electric, energetic, danceable, and provocative and played with far more attitude than skills.
This is a record you should pick up if you are sick and tired of what punk has become today – a four letter combination that helps H&M to sell t-shirts, a stupid glorification of decadence, ragged clothes and dirty socks or just another band on MTV consisting of boys with bangs and eyeliner whining about broken hearts and broken iPods’.
Knugen Faller was formed in late spring 2003, over a bowl of tomato soup, at the local “Food not bombs” in Umeå. At the time three of the members were living together in the same apartment, and had known each other for a long time. Since all the members were in other bands they wanted to make a big challenge out of this new band by not allowing any member to play an instrument they had played before. Garderoberto switched from six strings to four, Fredda “Frekvent” Reinfeldt bought a drum kit, Inge borrowed Garderobertos Telecaster and changed his name to Guitarzan and Silvia Sate put her hip hop skills aside to scream her lungs out.
The bands debut single, “Skellefte stadshotell ep” was released in early 2004 by Cage Match Federation and got great reviews all over the world. Maximum Rock n Roll listed it as one of the best releases that year and it was quickly sold out, repressed and sold out again.
In early 2005 Knugen Faller released their second ep “Inte som ni”, also released on Cage match Federation together with the newly established label Ny Våg. The ep got some great reviews, such as “the ep sounds like Poly Styrene singing along to a Bloodstains across Sweden compilation” (Tristano Casanova) and “I really like the last song” (Jello Biafra). Even Swedish national radio gave it a spin or two. It was sold out quickly, repressed and sold out again. The band went on tour in Sweden and Norway with their good friends in The Regulations and played some summer festivals.
Gigs were played, songs were written and during the summer of 2006 Knugen Faller entered Gröndal Studios (Where bands like The Hives, The (international) Noise Conspiracy, Moneybrother, Randy and Sahara Hotnights recorded many of their albums) to record their first full-length album “Lugna Favoriter”.
“Lugna favoriter” is based on sad, but true story. On this album Knugen Faller takes you on a three chord journey through the new right wing Sweden. With the help of catchy melodys, saxophones and a dark sense of humor Knugen Faller delivers their politically charged punk rock in classic style. Mixing pop and politics may never have been more unfashionable than it is today, but therefore it’s also needed the most.
01 Jag vill inte vara med
02 Vad vill ungdomen idag
04 Lugna Favoriter
05 Bedöva mig
06 Svenska för invandrare
07 Jag är värdelös
08 Hem ljuva hemlöshet
11 Felnärd i välfärd
12 I Tomas Ledins Sverige