The Most (Swedish band)
|Genres||Beat Music, Mod|
|Labels||The Most Recordings, CopaseDisques, Ny Våg Records|
|Associated acts||Komeda, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, Andy Bell, Infra|
The Most is a Beat band from Umeå, Sweden. Original members are Frans Perris (guitars and vocals), Magnus Kollberg (guitars and vocals), Mats Westin (drums) and Marcus Holmberg (bass and organ). Vinyl EPs and albums being released on their own label TMR (The Most Recordings) and on the label Ny Våg Records and later on CopaseDisques. Drawing inspiration from old Blues, Jazz, Bluegrass, 50-60s Soul, 50-60s R&B but also from bands like The Zombies, The Kinks, and The Who, their music has been described as re-inventing 60s music.
The Most was formed by Frans Perris and Magnus Kollberg in early 2000 after different working projects, one being named Loving Nature featuring Michael Ludvigsson on drums. The Most first line up was established with the addition of bass player Marcus Holmberg from the band Komeda. In 2007, Marcus Holmberg was replaced by Inge Johansson (formerly with the band The (International) Noise Conspiracy). In 2013 bass player Martin Claesson joined the band replacing Inge. The Most were spurred on to write Beat music by British Invasion creator Shel Talmy, who liked the song Bad Girl, and Chris Dreja from the Yardbirds.
The first EP Face the Future was released in 2008.
Andy Bell (Ride, Hurricane No. 1, Oasis, Beady Eye) has worked with The Most on various recordings and contributed guitars and vocals on the song Now I Feel from the second EP Moderation in Moderation (a title suggested by Andy Bell). A video for Now I Feel was made by Mattias Pettersson.
Two new videos was released by The Most in early 2012. Firstly, The Action from the Face the Future EP. A few months later the band released Bad Girl from the Moderation in Moderation EP.
The Most first full-length album Auto-Destructive Art was released on May 17, 2013. A pre-release took place in Liverpool, UK with three live gigs at the famous Cavern Club for the International Pop Overthrow music festival. The first video from the album was for a song titled Spiderman. The second video from the album became the track So Wrong. It was released in August that same year.
Bass player Martin Claesson joined The Most for a tour in Spain late in 2013 where the group performed at the Purple Weekend Festival in León. He is currently in the band.
The song She's Nuts is released as a video on YouTube in March 2014.
The end of 2014 also saw the light of new single Picking Up Speed. Featuring two new original songs and cover art by Ian Barrett.
A video for the song I'm Not Your Man from the Auto-Destructive Art CD is released on YouTube in March 2015.
October 2015 saw the release of a second full length album. This time on 12” black vinyl with an accompanying CD with the 15 album tracks. Recently back from an American tour the band used the tongue-in-check title Invasion Completed for the album. Liner notes were provided by John Twink Alder, formerly with the The Pretty Things.
- Garageland Records 20th Anniversary CD - Back in the Garage, GRCD 030, 2004
- Face the Future - 4 track 7" vinyl EP, Ny Våg 012, 2008
- Moderation in Moderation - 4 track 7" vinyl EP, Ny Våg 017/TMR 0002, 2008
- Ny Våg compilation - Umeå Vråljazz Giganter CD, Ny Våg I20, 2009
- Resistance is Useless - 4 track 7" vinyl EP, TMR 0003, 2010
- Auto-Destructive Art - Full-length album CD, TMR 004, CopaseDisques Cat no CD013, 2013
- Picking Up Speed - 2 track 7" vinyl single, TMR 005, 2014
- Invasion Completed - Full-length album LP + free CD, TMR 006, 2015
- "The Most - Ny Vag Records". Nyvag.weebly.com. Retrieved 2012-12-03.
- "CopaseDisques". facebook. Retrieved 2013-05-17.
- "The Most älskar retro | Folkbladet |". Folkbladet.nu. Retrieved 2008-04-11.
- "The Most with Andy Bell - Now I feel". YouTube. Retrieved 2010-01-18.
- "Debaser » Kalender » 2009-11-27 » The Sonics". Debaser.se. Retrieved 2009-11-27.
- "27/11-09 The Most live at Debaser, Stockholm". YouTube. Retrieved 2009-11-29.
- "The Most - Little Girl". YouTube. Retrieved 2011-02-10.
- "The Most - The Action". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
- Evelina Burström. "Spana in The Mosts nya video | Västerbottens-Kuriren |". Vk.se. Retrieved 2012-01-26.
- "The Most - Bad Girl". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-04-13.
- Västerbottens Kuriren (2012-04-15). "Ny video från The Most | Västerbottens-Kuriren |". Vk.se. Retrieved 2012-04-15.
- Ice Cream Man (2013-05-10). "Ice Cream Man Review". icecreamman1967.blogspot.se. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
- "The Most - Spiderman". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
- "The Most - So Wrong". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-08-30.
- "The Most - She's Nuts". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-03-21.
- "The Most - Fuzzy Patterns". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
- "The Most - I'm Not Your Man". YouTube. Retrieved 2015-03-18.