Alice in Videoland

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Alice in Videoland
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Alice in Videoland during a concert on Klubb Utopi in Skövde Sweden 2004
Background information
Origin Sweden
Genres Electroclash
Synthpop
Electropunk
Years active 2002–present
Labels National
Wonderland Records
Storming the Base
Members Toril Lindqvist
Anders Alexander
Johan Dahlbom
Martin Kenzo
Past members Carl Lundgren
Anders Lundgren
Dominique

Alice in Videoland is an electroclash band from Sweden. They are compared to bands like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Missing Persons and The Sounds, although they are more electronic. The name, a play on Lewis Carroll's popular book Alice in Wonderland, was chosen when the band sought a name in a list of old computer games;[citation needed] the game of the same name was published by Artworx in the mid-1980s.[1]

History[edit]

Alice in Videoland describe themselves as a combination of minimal 80's synth pop music with an upbeat electronic body music (ebm) assault and a bitchy disco punk female singer. They also claim that they are the greatest electropunk band in the world.

Alice in Videoland was formed in 2002 by singer Toril Lindqvist and former band member Carl Lundgren. The band gained a massive response on their very first demo with the original idea, which they still try to adhere to, of combining edgy synth-basses, ebm and electro with punk rock, and placing the edgy voice and melodies of Toril on top to create a unique style.

After six months of being on the ‘demo market’ the band were signed to the National label and recruited Anders Alexander (drums and synths) and Johan Dahlbom (bass). The recording of their debut album Maiden Voyage (2003) began. At the same time the band took the local club scene by storm with their energetic live shows.

Their second album Outrageous! was released in 2005 and by that time the band had gained an underground worldwide fan base. The single "Cut The Crap" opened up the US market for the band and a contract was signed with US label Storming The Base. Before the release of Outrageous! Carl Lundgren left the band and was replaced by Dominique who later also left the band due to his own projects. The guitarist Martin Kenzo plays now in their place.

More recently Alice in Videoland has returned to release their third album She’s A Machine! in 2008, which the band described as harder and edgier than their previous works.

In 2010 Alice In Videoland released their latest single "Spaceship" which became the band's first radio hit in Sweden and on November 2 the same year, they released their 4th album " A Million Thoughts And They´re All About You". The band also made their first video ( "In A Band") in 5 years.

Line up[edit]

  • Toril Lindqvist – vocals
  • Anders Alexander – drums, synth
  • Johan Dahlbom – bass
  • Martin Kenzo – guitar

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

[2][3]

Year Details Album
2003 Dance With Me Maiden Voyage
The Bomb Maiden Voyage Plus
Got To Go Maiden Voyage
2004 Going Down
2005 Bad Boy Outrageous!
Cut The Crap
Radiosong
2008 Numb She's A Machine!
We Are Rebels
2009 Psychobitch Non-album single
2010 Spaceship A Million Thoughts and They’re All About You
2011 Something New

Remixes[edit]

[4]

  • Giana Mix of "Black" by Colony 5 on the EP Black
  • Nemesis Mix of "Nothing Can Be Saved" by Univaque on the EP Nothing Can Be Saved
  • Remix of "Dead Body" by XPQ-21 on the album Alive
  • Remix of "Superior Love" by Sara Noxx (featuring Limahl) on the EP Superior Love (The Bright Side)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Worley, Joyce (1986-01). "Alice in Videoland". Ahoy!. pp. 50–51. Retrieved 2 July 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "Webshop Singel Per år". National Records. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "iTunes Store (Alice in Videoland)". Apple Inc. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Alice in Videoland credits". Discogs. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 

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