Vacuum was formed in 1996 by Anders Wollbeck, Alexander Bard and Mattias Lindblom. Their first singleI Breathe was a big hit in large parts of Europe. At that time Marina Schiptjenko was part of the group. After the second album Bard left the group. Vacuum then released the single Starting Where The Story Ended. Schiptjenko left the group shortly after. Wollbeck and Lindblom wrote and produced, in 2004, Vacuum's critically acclaimed album Your Whole Life Is Leading Up To This, marking a new direction for the band. At that point Wollbeck and Lindblom had started writing and producing for other artists as well. Vacuum then released the singles Six Billion Voices in 2006 and Walk On The Sun in 2007. In 2008 Wollbeck and Lindblom started a collaboration with Austrian pianist Michael Zlanabitnig. It resulted in the release of Know By Now and My Friend Misery. The latter being a duet with Marcella Detroit known for her success with Shakespears Sister. In 2009 they released The Ocean. Another single written in collaboration with Zlanabitnig. Vacuum is currently working on new material. The band enjoys a huge fan following. On June 4, 2011, Vacuum released the song Black Angels.