Sad Day for Puppets

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Sad Day For Puppets
Origin Blackeberg, Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Indie pop, Nu Gaze, Shoegazing, dream pop
Years active 2006–present
Labels HaHa Fonogram, Sonic Cathedral, Fastcut Records
Members Anna Eklund
Martin Kallholm
Marcus Sandgren
Micael Back
Alex Svenson-Metés

Sad Day For Puppets are a Swedish band, formed in late 2006 in the Stockholm satellite town of Blackeberg. The band's sound is based on melodies over noise.


Most of the band’s influences can be traced back to the early 1990s: The Jesus And Mary Chain, Dinosaur Jr, The Lemonheads and The Breeders have all informed the band’s characteristic blend of indie-pop, shoegaze and rock.

Since their debut album Unknown Colors was first released in 2008 interest in the band has increased steadily outside Sweden. Sad Day For Puppets have toured widely in Europe and Japan, and have opened for bands such as Editors, MGMT, A Place To Bury Strangers, Mystery Jets and The Raveonettes. Their second album, Pale Silver & Shiny Gold, was released in September 2010.

The band is signed to the small Swedish label HaHa FONOGRAM and have released records in Japan, the US and Europe. In the UK and Ireland the band has released two albums to date and a handful of 7” singles on the London-based label Sonic Cathedral Recordings. The band toured Japan in November 2011.

In April 2013 Japanese label Fastcut Records released Come Closer, the band's third full-length album. It was recorded in Stockholm in 2012 and is scheduled for release in Europe in August 2013.


  • Anna Eklund – lead vocals
  • Marcus Sandgren – lead guitar
  • Martin Kallholm – rhythm guitar
  • Alex Svenson-Metés – bass
  • Micael Back – drums


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