Honey Is Cool

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Honey Is Cool
Origin Gothenburg, Sweden
Genres Indie rock, alternative rock
Years active 1994–2000
Labels Sunspot, MVG, Rabid
Past members Karin Dreijer
John Jern
Staffan Larsson
Fredrik Wennerlund
Johan Hagström
Anders Göthberg
Håkan Hellström
Carl Larsson
Dan Lepp
Paul Källman
Tina Weibull

Honey Is Cool were a Swedish indie rock band from Gothenburg, formed in 1994. The band's final line-up consisted of Karin Dreijer (vocals), John Jern (guitar), Staffan Larsson (bass) and Fredrik Wennerlund (drums).


During the second half of the 1990s, Honey Is Cool was a constant contender for the pop crown of Sweden. Despite playing at numerous festivals and getting more press than most bands, they never managed to sell many albums.[citation needed] They recorded a demo that received a lot of attention[citation needed] which gave them gigs at the festivals in Emmaboda, Hultsfred and a deal with Sun Spot. On this label, they released their first EP, Focky Focky No Pay, in 1996. The new drummer on the record was Håkan Hellström from Broder Daniel. After the EP was well-received, Honey Is Cool signed on to MVG and released Crazy Love. This album also got very good reviews and sold little.[citation needed] Honey Is Cool's failure to sell[citation needed] and the record company's interference in the production of the next album[citation needed] led to the band quitting and setting up their own label, Rabid Records. Hellström had returned to Broder Daniel, leaving a place for drummer Fredrik Wennerlund, and in 1999, keyboard player Carl Larsson left the band for Barusta, being replaced by Dan Lepp, who in turn was replaced by Tina Weibull. An EP in the spring was followed by Early Morning Are You Working in the autumn to the now standard good reviews and bad sales.[citation needed] The title track from the EP Baby Jane, being a Rod Stewart cover, quickly became a radio hit in 2000. But Honey Is Cool announced that they would take a break, since Dreijer was busy with her new project, The Knife, and Wennerlund with Rockmonster. The decisive factor in this was probably the absence of Dreijer, since she had all along been the undisputed front figure, and probably creative force, of Honey Is Cool.[citation needed]

Honey Is Cool disbanded on 3 July 2000, following an announcement on the Rabid Records website.


Studio albums
  • Crazy Love (1997)
  • Early Morning Are You Working? (1999)
  • Focky Focky No Pay (1995)
  • Bolero! EP (1999)
  • Baby Jane (2000)
  • "Nach Heart" (1997)

Band members[edit]

Vocals Guitar Bass Drums Keyboards/synthesizers
Karin Dreijer (1994–2000) Anders Göthberg (1994–1994) Staffan Larsson (1994–2000) Johan Hagström (1994–1995) Paul Källman (1995–1997)
John Jern (1994–2000) Håkan Hellström (1995–1997) Carl Larsson (1997–1999)
Fredrik Wennerlund (1998–2000) Dan Lepp (1999–1999)
Christina "Tina" Weibull (1999–2000)

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