Millencolin Overview

Millencolin is a punk rock band that was formed in October 1992 by Erik Ohlsson Erik Ohlsson (musician) , Mathias Färm and Nikola Sarcevic in Örebro, Sweden. In early 1993, drummer Fredrik Larzon joined the band. The name Millencolin is derived from the skateboard trick "melancholy".

 
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The original lineup, consisting of Sarcevic (vocals & bass bassist ), Ohlsson (guitar guitarist ), and Färm (drums drummer ), released their first demo tape, Goofy, in early 1993. Soon afterwards, Larzon joined the band to play drums, allowing Färm to perform as the second guitarist. They signed Millencolin to do a CD single, which culminated in the release of Use Your Nose in November 1993. initially planned to be a single for their new album. However, the band decided to record four cover songs as well and released it as an EP Extended play instead. They put out their first major release, Tiny Tunes, in 1994. The recording and mixing of the album took two weeks. Legal trouble with Warner Brothers over the title and cover artwork of the album led the band to re-release it in 1996 under the name Same Old Tunes.

Millencolin continued to tour and in 1995 brought out their second full length album Life on a Plate. This coincided with Millencolin beginning to tour outside of Scandinavia. At the end of 1995, the US United States of America record company Epitaph Epitaph Records wanted to release Life on a Plate in the US, and the band agreed. They then toured further afield, touring Japan, Australia, Brazil and Canada, and played as part of the 1997 Warped Tour.

Further albums For Monkeys and compilation The Melancholy Collection followed, but the band's po***rity really increased in 2000 with the release of Pennybridge Pioneers, an album with more of a rock influence than the band's previous skate punk sound. The recording took six weeks and they started their first major worldwide tour. Millencolin played in Wellington, New Zealand, followed by an Australian tour. This led to an early release of the album in Australia and New Zealand.
Millencolin wrote on tour and brought out Home from Home in 2002. While it was not as well received as the previous effort, songs like "Happiness for Dogs" and "Afghan" showed a stronger and rockier sound which would greatly influence their next album Kingwood. In 2003 the band won the award for Best Swedish Rock.
Kingwood Kingwood (album) , released in March 2005, marked the band's return to a faster and more traditional punk rock sound, collaborating it with their recently founded rock sound, and completed a world tour in follow up of the album. The album debuted at #2 in the Swedish chart.

In mid 2007, lead guitarist Erik Ohlsson announced plans for a new full-length album, a follow up to their DVD Hi-8 Adventures and a new website, amongst other things.

On October 22, 2007 the band entered the studio to start writing and recording songs for their seventh album Machine 15 .

The band has hosted a skateboard contest at their own skatepark in Örebro, Sweden named the Millencolin Open. They say they started this annual contest because skateboarding is what brought them together and now they have the chance to make something good of their town and of skateboarding.

Sarcevic is currently promoting his second solo release Roll Roll and Flee, and Färm is currently promoting his new band Franky Lee.

In addition they will be playing a few festival dates across Europe, starting the August 26 and ending with the Fear & Fury festival in Bochum in early September.

Their new album is entitled Machine 15 and was released on April 7, 2008. The video for their first single "Detox" has since been released.*Mathias Färm – guitar, backing vocals singing
*Fredrik Larzon – drums drum kit
*Erik Ohlsson Erik Ohlsson (musician) – guitar, backing vocals
*Nikola Sarcevic – bass guitar, lead vocals
Studio albums

* Tiny Tunes Same Old Tunes (1994) (re-released as Same Old Tunes in 1998)
* Life on a Plate (1995)
* For Monkeys (1997)
* Pennybridge Pioneers (2000)
* Home from Home (2002)
* Kingwood Kingwood (album) (2005)
* Machine 15 (2008)


Compilation albums

* The Melancholy Collection (1999)


Soundtrack albums

* Millencolin and the Hi-8 Adventures Millencolin and the Hi-8 Adventures#Soundtrack album (1999)


EPs

* Use Your Nose (1993)
* Skauch (1994)
* Millencolin / Midtown (2001)


Singles

* "Da Strike" (1994)
* "The Story of My Life The Story of My Life (Millencolin song) " (1995)
* "Move Your Car" (1996)
* "Lozin' Must" (1997)
* "Twenty Two Twenty Two (song) " (1997)
* "Penguins & Polarbears" (2000)
* "Fox Fox (song) " (2000)
* "No Cigar" (2001)
* "Kemp Kemp (song) " (2002)
* "Man or Mouse" (2002)
* "Battery Check" / "E20 Norr"(2003)
* "Ray Ray (song) " (2005)
* "Shut You Out" (2005)
* "Detox Detox (song) " (2008)
* "Broken World Broken World (song) " (2008)
* "Örebro Örebro (song) " (2009)


Demos

* Goofy (1993)
* Melack (1993)# Millencolin and the Hi-8 Adventures (1999)
 

 

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