Uddevalla Punk Invasion
Västra Götaland County
There are, at least, two bands known as Troublemakers:
1) A French trio
2) A Swedish punk
1) A French trio: Fred Berthet, Arnaud Taillefer & DJ Oil. They met, in 1998, at la Friche Belle (Marseille, France). Their appreciation for '60s / '70s jazz, funk & film scores - plus dance elements - produced a distinctive eclectic sound.
Two years in studio produced a début album - Doubts & Convictions (2001 on Guidance Recordings). Then, Fred departed, leaving a duo. Next they produced a 52 min' film soundtrack - Express Way (filmed in Marseille, OST on Blue Note).
2) A Swedish punk band originally formed in Gothenburg in 1981 with members from Perverts and Göteborg Sound. After a while the band s...
City Saints might be a new band, but the members are no rookies. For nearly twenty years drummer Magnus Jonsson has been a driving force in street punk veterans Perkele, whose significance in mainland Europe is undeniable. Teaming up with Stefan Johansson, drummer of Chillihounds, the two began discussing a parallel high energy punk rock outfit some fifteen years ago.
At last, in the year of 2012, with ten albums, numerous EP:s, singles and tours between them, the two men finally found time to work together. The group was soon joined by remaining members of Chillihounds; bass guitarist Carl Linnaeus and guitar player Gabriel Aadland added an important part to City Saints tight but loose vibe. Having nurtured a lifelong influen...