Bedwetters

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Bedwetters
Origin Pärnu, Estonia
Genres Pop punk
Post-hardcore
Electronic rock
Years active 2004 - 2013 May
Members Joosep Järvesaar
Mihkel Mõttus
Karl-Kristjan Kingi
Kaspar Koppel
Rauno Kutti
Past members Oliver Rull
Alo-Martin Mathiesen

Bedwetters are an Estonian pop punk band formed in September 2004. They became well recognized in the spring of 2007 when they won the most prestigious contest for Estonian new groups.

One of the main prizes of the competition Bedwetters won, was the possibility to shoot a music video with acclaimed Estonian music video director Masa (Supersonic). Video for "Dramatic Letter To Conscience" received the highest possible rotation on MTV Baltic and band became hugely popular in all three Baltic countries after which they became one of the few Baltic acts that were nominated in the MTV EMA Munich 2007 New Sounds of Europe category. On November 1 a miracle happened - when Nelly Furtado and Snoop Dogg handed them the MTV award, they became the first Estonian artist ever to receive an MTV prize.

In spring 2008, Bedwetters was a support act for Good Charlotte & Avril Lavigne in Tallinn and spent the summer touring in the Baltics sharing the festival stages with the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Reamonn, Justice and many more.

In summer 2008, Bedwetters was signed to a Swedish record label I Can Hear Music (TMC Entertainment) and the work on the debut album could begin. Petter Lantz (ex-Lambretta) was chosen to produce the material that the guys had written during spring & summer 2008. Band headed to the studio in December and recording was finished in the end of January 2009. "Meet the fucking Bedwetters" was released in Estonia and the world (iTunes) on the 20th of April 2009.

Video for the first single "Long.Some.Distance" off the debut album was directed by Henrik Hanson, long-time editor of Swedish music video wizards Jonas Akerlund & Johan Renck (RAF). Video received the highest rotation on MTV Baltics (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) and MTV Fresh award. Video is also receiving airplays on MTV Sweden and Finland.

In 2009 and 2010, Bedwetters was touring the Baltics, playing at festivals like Positivus, Be2gether, Fonofest, Baltic Beach Party, Reiu Rock and Rock Nights alongside Moby, Pete Doherty, Sinead o`Connor, Polarkreis 18, The Rasmus, ATB and many more.

On 16 of August 2010, Radio 2 in Estonia, Radio 101 in Latvia, Opus3 in Lithuania and Radio Afera in Poland premiered the band's new single "Hayley". Video for "Hayley" was shot between 5–8 August in their hometown Pärnu.

Members[edit]

  • Joosep Järvesaar – lead vocals
  • Karl-Kristjan Kingi – drums, backing vocals
  • Rauno Kutti – guitar, backing vocals
  • Mihkel Mõttus – guitar, backing vocals
  • Kaspar Koppel – bass guitar

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Dramatic Letter To Conscience" (2007)
  • "So Long Nanny" (2008)
  • "Long.Some.Distance" (2009)
  • "Source Of Inspiration" (2009)
  • "Someone Worthless" (2009)
  • "Hayley" (2010)

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