The Perishers (band)
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The Perishers are a Swedish indie rock band. The band formed in 1997 with six members. The lineup since 2001, has consisted of Ola Klüft (vocals, guitar), Martin Gustafson (keyboards, backing vocals), Pehr Åström (bass), and Thomas Hedlund (drums).
In 2005, the band was personally handpicked by Sarah McLachlan to open her second leg of the Afterglow tour. Each night of the tour, Sarah McLachlan joined the band and sang background vocals on their song 'Pills'. The live track was released as a promotional CD single and as an online exclusive EP via Tower Records later that year.
Additionally, several of their songs have been played in episodes of the American television programs The O.C., One Tree Hill, Greek and Veronica Mars. in Veronica Mars, the ballad "Sway" featured prominently in a climactic episode of the series' second season.
Sarah Isaksson (Klüft's former vocal teacher) is a featured artist on their song "Pills." Their song 'My Heart' has been played on Saturn Sedan commercials as well as a second-season episode of the ABC Family series Kyle XY. Another song, 'Trouble Sleeping', was played in a promotional spot for Grey's Anatomy; the song 'Come Out of the Shade' was featured in an episode of the show.
In 2010, Klüft left the group in order to perform under the name A Lanky Swede; on 14 April 2011, he released his first single. Since then, the band did not perform more shows and even released new albums.
- Ola Klüft – vocals, guitar
- Martin Gustafson – keyboards, backing vocals
- Pehr Åström – bass
- Thomas Hedlund – drums (he's also the drummer for Deportees (band), Phoenix (band) and Cult Of Luna)
- Sway EP (2005)
- Pills (Live) EP (2005)
- The Perishers Live (2005)
- Demo (2000)
- The Night
- My Home Town
- When I Wake Up Tomorrow
- In The Blink Of An Eye
- Let There Be Morning
- Pills feat. Sarah McLachlan (Live)
- Trouble Sleeping
- Come Out Of The Shade
- All Wrong
- Not Anymore
- Our Days Are Here
- Sleep Tight
- The Best Days
- I Hope You'll Be Missing Me (Like I Will Miss You)
Songs in other media
|2004||The O.C.||TV series episode: "The New Kids on the Block"||"Weekends"|
|TV series episode: "The Way We Were"||"Trouble Sleeping"|
|One Tree Hill||TV series episode: "Don't Take Me for Granted"||"Pills"|
|TV series episode: "Truth Doesn't Make A Noise"||"My Heart"|
|TV series episode: "You Can't Always Get What You Want"||"Sway"|
|2005||London||Film||"Nothing Like You and I"|
|The Sims 2: University||PC Game||"Sway"|
|2006||Saturn||TV commercial||"My Heart"|
|Veronica Mars||TV series episode: "Plan B"||"Sway"|
|2007||Greek||TV series episode: "Separation Anxiety"||"Carefree"|
|Grey's Anatomy||TV series episode: "Haunt You Everyday"||"Come Out of the Shade"|
|"Get Well Soon"|
|TV series episode: "Let the Truth Sting"||"Best Friends"|
|Kyle XY||TV series episode: "Come To Your Senses"||"My Heart"|
|TV series episode: "Free To Be Me and You"||"Come Out of the Shade"|
|Maui Fever||TV series episode: "Forgive and Regret"||"Sway"|
|2008||90210||TV series episode: "The Jet Set"||"Come out of the Shade"|
|Eli Stone||TV series episode: "Freedom"||"Victorious"|
|Greek||TV series episode: "Freshman Daze"||"Nothing Like You and I"|
|Grey's Anatomy||TV series episode: "Dream A Little Dream of Me"||"Never Bloom Again"|
|Kyle XY||TV series episode: "Great Expectations"||"Trouble Sleeping"|
|TV series episode: "To C.I.R., With Love"||"Let There Be Morning"|
|One Tree Hill||TV series episode: "You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side"||"My Own"|
|2009||Greek||TV series episode: "Dearly Beloved"||"Come Out of the Shade"|
|2010||16 and Pregnant||TV series episode: "Leah"||"Let There Be Morning""|
|TV series episode: "Lori"||"Get Well Soon"|
- The Perishers MySpace Page
- The Perishers on FastFocusTV
- Come Out of the Shade Live at Studio Virtanen
- Best Friends Live at Knitting Factory, Hollywood
- Victorious Live Nyhetsmorgon
- "Music from 'The O.C.' Season 2". Retrieved 1 July 2010.
- "'One Tree Hill' Music Season 2". Retrieved 1 July 2010.
- "'Greek' Music Season 1". Retrieved 1 July 2010.
- "Grey's Anatomy Season 04 Music". TV Show Music. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
- "Kyle XY Season 02 Music". TV Show Music. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
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