The Concretes

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The Concretes
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The Concretes playing at Ugglan, 22 December 2006.
Background information
Origin Sweden
Genres Indie pop
Years active 1995–present
Labels Licking Fingers
Astralwerks, Something In Construction
Associated acts Taken By Trees, Peter Bjorn and John, Frida Hyvönen Milberg
Website Official website
Members Maria Eriksson
Martin Hansson
Ulrik Karlsson
Lisa Milberg
Dante Kinnunen
Per Nyström
Ludvig Rylander
Daniel Värjö
Past members Victoria Bergsman

The Concretes are a Swedish indie pop band from Stockholm, composed of eight members.[1]

History[edit]

The Concretes began with Victoria Bergsman, Maria Eriksson, and Lisa Milberg. Since their formation in 1995, they have grown into an eight piece band. They have a number of "Honorary Concretes" who play on their records.

One of their songs from their debut album The Concretes, "Say Something New", has been featured on a number of television advertisements in the United States for Target. "You Can't Hurry Love", also from their debut album, has been used in major motion pictures and other films. Their second album, In Colour, was released in 2006. It was followed shortly after by the departure of lead singer Victoria Bergsman, who has since moved on to her solo project, Taken By Trees.[2] Lisa Milberg now provides lead vocals for the band, both on stage and on the band's third album Hey Trouble, released early 2007.

In 2007, The Concretes recorded a cover version of Take That's "Back for Good" for Engine Room Recordings' compilation album Guilt by Association, released September 2007.

Maria Eriksson is also half of the band Heikki, with guitarist Jari Haapalainen. They released their self-titled debut, a mini-CD, in Scandinavia in 2002. The follow-up, Heikki 2, appeared in 2004. Lisa Milberg also makes music on her own, under the name Milberg. Her first solo album was released in 2009.

Group members[edit]

Current members:

  • Maria Eriksson – guitar, lead and backup vocals
  • Martin Hansson – bass, backup vocals
  • Ulrik Janusson – horns, piano, backup vocals
  • Lisa Milberg – drums, lead and backup vocals
  • Dante Kinnunen - drums
  • Per Nyström – organ, backup vocals
  • Ludvig Rylander – horns, piano and backing vocals
  • Daniel Värjö – guitar, mandolin, backup vocals

Former members:

Selected discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Concretes". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  2. ^ Victoria Bergsman Leaves The Concretes, July 24, 2006, Pitchfork Media.

External links[edit]