The Fourtune-Tellers

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The Fourtune-Tellers formed 2006 in Stockholm when Andreas Jonsson and Mathias Westerlund joined forces and rented a rehearsal studio for themselves. Andreas took care of the drums while Mathias played guitar and discussions begun on what to name the band, and also what musicians to recruit for the band. They settled quickly for The Fourtune-Tellers and soon Kari Harström was recruited to play drums, and Andreas picked up the 2nd guitar and took care about the vocals. Old time friend Nicklas Olsson, living in Gothenburg but with plans on moving to Stockholm, was invited to play bass guitar. But awaiting Nicklas move, the band had to find a temporary bass player. Soon they asked Peter Rosén from The Moving Sounds to step in, which he did. After the second rehearsal Peter, very inspired and dedicated, asked the other members, "So, what's the plan, am I in or not?". Since Nicklas move seemed to be more talk than action, it was decided that Peter got the job permanently.

Their debut EP Voodoo Girl was recorded at Göran Thungströms studio in Sundsvall, Sweden over an weekend, and released on copaseDisques in 2007. The band did several successful drunken gigs all around Europe, playing their own brand of sloppy and energetic neo garage punk. The follow up EP Don't Tell Me The Words was recorded at Real Studio by Per Ängkvist and released on copaseDisques in 2009. Soon after Kari left the band and drummer boy Handsome Hank Högberg joined forces. After a few years also Peter decided to leave the group, feeling being member of two bands was a bit too much and wanted more time for cycling. He played his last gig at Bassy in Berlin 13 February 2010, and was the same night offered a gig with The Fuzztones. Being determined to spend more time on cycling he turned down the offer much to Rudi's disappointment. Either way, the gig was a success and he went out with a BOOM!

In came wonder kid Pontus Söderberg, a young man who brought new blood to the group. The sound became somewhat refined, but still keeping the punky edge. The band continued with successful and drunken sprees around Europe, and soon recorded Storm, a song penned by Jens Lindberg and given to the band exclusively. The band had met label mates The X-Ray Harpoons at Summer Safari in Halle, and soon after decided to release a split single, and Storm ended up on The Fourtune-Tellers side. It was released in 2011.

In the spring 2012 the band brought in Johan Ullman on Farfisa organ. New recordings took place and the band made a fantastic gig at the PsychWard Club, Oslo, May 5th, which was to be the only live gig Johan played with the band. A month later the band travelled to Moscow for a gig, but Johan was left at home due to troubles getting the visa. It was a chaotic gig, although it went down well the band was sort of exhausted. In august 2012, due to different circumstances, Pontus felt it was time to move on to other projects, and the band went on hiatus. A gig was scheduled at Landet, Stockholm, March 16th 2013. But the gig was cancelled.

Line up mark I:
Andreas Jonsson - Vocals, guitar
Mathias Westerlund - Guitar
Kari Harström - Drums
Peter Rosén - Bass

Line up mark II:
Andreas Jonsson - Vocals, guitar
Mathias Westerlund - Guitar
Peter Rosén - Bass
Henrik Högberg - Drums

Line up mark III:
Andreas Jonsson - Vocals, guitar
Mathias Westerlund - Guitar
Henrik Högberg - Drums
Pontus Söderberg - Bass, vocals

Line up mark IV:
Andreas Jonsson - Vocals, guitar
Mathias Westerlund - Guitar
Henrik Högberg - Drums
Pontus Söderberg - Bass, vocals
Johan Ullman - Farfisa organ
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Singles & EPs

CDEP007 The Fourtune-Tellers - Voodoo Girl album art The Fourtune-Tellers Voodoo Girl(7", EP) CopaseDisques CDEP007 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
CDEP012 The Fourtune-Tellers - Don't Tell Me The Words album art The Fourtune-Tellers Don't Tell Me The Words(7", EP) CopaseDisques CDEP012 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
CDSI 017 The Fourtune-Tellers - Storm / Snake Woman album art The Fourtune-Tellers / The X-Ray Harpoons The Fourtune-Tellers / The X-Ray Harpoons - Storm / Snake Woman(7", Pur) CopaseDisques CDSI 017 Germany 2011 Sell This Version

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