Alice in Videoland

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Alice in Videoland
Alice in Videoland during a concert on Klubb Utopi in Skövde Sweden 2004
Alice in Videoland during a concert on Klubb Utopi in Skövde Sweden 2004
Background information
OriginMalmö, Sweden
GenresElectroclash
Synthpop
Electropunk
Years active2002–2019
LabelsDiket Records
National
Wonderland Records
Storming the Base
MembersToril Lindqvist
Anders Alexander
Johan Dahlbom
Martin Kenzo
Past membersCarl Lundgren
Anders Lundgren
Dominique

Alice in Videoland was an electroclash band from Sweden. They were compared to bands like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Missing Persons and The Sounds, although they are more electronic.

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.

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 fourth album A Million Thoughts And They´re All About You. The band also made their first video ( "In A Band") in 5 years.

In April 2015, after a nearly four-year hiatus, the band announced that their new single "Let Go" would be released in May, and their would-be fifth album Forever would be released sometime later in 2015.[1] The album never materialized, but a second single, "Stand", was released later that year.

In November of 2018, the band announced on their facebook page that they would be disbanding after playing a few final gigs in 2019, and that they would be releasing a limited edition Best of Alice in Videoland compilation on vinyl featuring two new songs.[2] A new single "Souls on Fire" with b-side "Shocker" was released digitally on December 24, 2018.[3]

After Alice in Videoland disbanded, Toril Lindqvist formed a new electronic band called Le Volt together with Magnus Norr of The Girl & The Robot.[4]

Line up[edit]

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

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

[5][6]

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
2015 Let Go Non-album single
Stand
2018 Souls on Fire Best of Alice in Videoland (Limited edition vinyl)

Remixes[edit]

[7]

  • 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. ^ "Alice in Videoland återvänder med nytt material". Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  2. ^ https://www.facebook.com/aliceinvideolandofficial/posts/2101024526587474?__xts__[0]=68.ARCr5lS5eOfU87RlTPrYXG6zQnzPsXqkegFTnIeCep4Ps69iBX17laHacd9QwctB3nmgPCYy2pwlPYFDT2u5j8JNaUxPuUgAd_iktqbJ6bhIJmLHkH0wZT-GT9NOgcVdKyx02K3043EXZuwoMk75m3NbfXIymFzUdm7jONQwAv9OWvRIqmXG3OVIPf2d2PoHt4kyX1jJ0MwhhXE_Y_vTr8pi5plt2sb6g6IuHuhBvIJRcZtOiFguu0qgvZWo6ru8P48mmo9sqhKpE8hcr3F8X7G5T7anZtYJbcXZF4ui38gOqQ2te_bHc89u-JmSU6Hk2alEbed3eAReWTfexvzFXg&__tn__=-R. Retrieved 12 January 2019. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Souls on Fire - Single by Alice in Videoland on Apple Music". Apple Inc. 24 December 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  4. ^ Forsberg, Niklas. "Alice in Videoland and The Girl & the Robot members team up". Release Music Magazine. Release Musik & Media. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Webshop Singel Per år". National Records. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  6. ^ "iTunes Store (Alice in Videoland)". Apple Inc. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Alice in Videoland credits". Discogs. Archived from the original on 2017-05-14. Retrieved 2 May 2012.

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