Sugarplum Fairy

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Sugarplum Fairy
Sugarplum Fairy 2007.jpg
Sugarplum Fairy in 2007
Background information
Origin Borlänge, Sweden
Genres Pop rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock
Members Victor Norén
Carl Norén
David Hebert
Jonas Karlsson
Past members Kristian Gidlund

Sugarplum Fairy is a pop-rock band from Borlänge, Sweden. The members took the name from a version of the Beatles' song "A Day in the Life" where John Lennon counts the song in by saying "sugar-plum-fairy, sugar-plum-fairy". Sugarplum Fairy was founded in 1998 by Victor and Carl Noren and Kristian Gidlund.

The band released several demos before being signed to EMI Records in 2004, releasing the EP Stay Young to generally positive reviews. Later they released their first single, "Sweet Jackie", from their first full-length album "Young & Armed" released later that year (September 29, 2004). The band toured heavily in Sweden, Japan and Germany, and released the debut album in different editions in both Japan and Germany in early 2005. In 2006 they put out their second record, "First Round First Minute". A third album followed in 2008, including a cover of The Hollies' Bus Stop. In 2009 the band went on hiatus.

In 2011 drummer Kristian Gidlund was diagnosed with stomach cancer. He died from the illness in 2013.

Apart from their music, the band is also famous for the fact that the two singers in the band are brothers of Gustaf Norén, former singer in Mando Diao.


Current members
  • Victor Norén (b.1985) - Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Percussion (1998-present)
  • Carl Norén (b.1983) - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Organ (1998-present)
  • David Hebert (b.1986) - Bass, Organ, Guitar (1998-present)
  • Jonas Karlsson (b.1985) - Guitar, Backing vocals (1998-present)
Former members



Year Title Peak Chart Positions[1]
2004 Young & Armed - 49 25
2006 First Round First Minute 50 40 20
2008 The Wild One 66 92 22


Year Title Peak Chart Positions[2]
2004 Stay Young - 16
2004 Sweet Jackie 72 30
2005 Far Away From Man - -
2005 Sail Beyond Doubt - -
2005 Morning Miss Lisa - -
2006 She/Last Chance - 60
2005 Marigold - -
2007 Let It Try - -
2007 The Soul Of The Sun - -
2008 The Escapologist - -
2008 Never Thought (I'd Say That It's Alright) - -
2008 Bus Stop - -
2009 You Can't Kill Rock'n'Roll - -


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