Acid House Kings

Acid House Kings

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Sweden’s no.1 pop band, Acid House Kings, was formed in 1991 by brothers Niklas and Johan Angergård and Joakim Ödlund. With immaculate taste in music stemming from a childhood of Elvis Presley, an almost complete set of Sarah singles and a 100% complete set of the Smiths singles, the Kings set out to define pop music.

Between 1992 and 2002, inspired by the 10 albums in 10 years from Felt, Acid House Kings released a trilogy of albums with one album released every fifth year. The first, “Pop, look & listen!” (1992) is maybe best left unmentioned. The Kings rate it 2.4 out of 5. On the second, “Advantage Acid House Kings” (1997), the aim was to make a Smiths-for-very-sunny-days sort of album. This sort of succeeded, and the Kings rate it 3.8 out of 5.

In 2001, the Kings built their own, now famous, Summersound Studios. Here, Acid House Kings could spend endless amounts of time to create the more sophisticated third album “Mondays are like Tuesdays and Tuesdays are like Wednesdays” (2002). Former guest vocalist and present sister-in-law Julia Lannerheim was introduced as a full-time member while Joakim Ödlund never showed up for recordings. It’s an easy, breezy, beautiful album and the kings rate it 4.2 out of 5.

Spurred by the quality of “Mondays…”, Acid House Kings set out to break their own five years between albums record, while still yet again refining the meaning of pop music. The fourth album, “Sing along with Acid House Kings” (2005), is to date the crown jewel in the Acid House Kings catalogue and a should-have-been-in-the-Guinness-World-Records-book since it included a karaoke-DVD (yes, a karaoke-DVD) with the first 2000 copies. The press release stated untrendy is the new trend, while the music showed an unusual combination of sophistication and catchiness. The Kings rate the album 4.4 out of 5.

In the spring of 2011 Sweden’s pop perfectionists no. 1 finally returned with the new album “Music Sounds Better with You”. The band first started the recording the album in the year 2008, but after three months and with more than half the album finished they decided to scrap it. Reason? They weren’t completely sure they would top their previous album and considered the songs too dark and not melodic enough for The Kings.

In the beginning of 2010 Acid House Kings returned with new inspiration, a brighter mood and numerous new songs. According to the band the new album is “Music Sounds Better with You”. It also got castanets on every single song. -“Music Sounds Better with You” will not re-define pop music, but it may very well define it, states Julia Lannerheim
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Acid House Kings Discography

Albums

Mari 4 Acid House Kings Pop, Look & Listen!(CD, Album) Marsh-Marigold Mari 4 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Acid House Kings Advantage Acid House Kings (Album) Harmony Label Spain 1997 Sell This Version
Acid House Kings Mondays Are Like Tuesdays And Tuesdays Are Like Wednesdays (Album) Labrador, Hidden Agenda Records Spain 2002 Sell This Version
Acid House Kings Sing Along With Acid House Kings (Album) Labrador Japan 2005 Sell This Version
Acid House Kings Music Sounds Better With You (Album) Labrador Sweden 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Acid House Kings / The Bartlebees Acid House Kings / The Bartlebees - Acid House Kings / The Bartlebees (EP) Cornflakes Zoo, Aliénor Records France 1992 Sell This Version
gold 10 Acid House Kings Play Pop! EP(7", EP) Marsh-Marigold gold 10 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
gold 17 Acid House Kings Monaco G.P.(CD, EP) Marsh-Marigold gold 17 Sweden 1994 Sell This Version
h*002 Acid House Kings Yes! You Love Me(7") Harmony Label h*002 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
Acid House Kings We Are the Acid House Kings Labrador Sweden 2001 Sell This Version
LAB032 Acid House Kings Say Yes If You Love Me(CD, Maxi) Labrador LAB032 Sweden 2002 Sell This Version
Acid House Kings Do What You Wanna Do (Maxi) Labrador Sweden 2005 Sell This Version
Acid House Kings Feat. Daniel Treacy Acid House Kings Feat. Daniel Treacy - Heaven Knows I Miss Him Now (Single) Labrador Sweden 2011 Sell This Version
DCR016 Acid House Kings / Carnival Park Acid House Kings / Carnival Park - Acid House Kings / Carnival Park(CDr, Single) Dufflecoat Records DCR016 UK 2011 Sell This Version
LUX061, DCR508 Alpaca Sports / Acid House Kings Alpaca Sports / Acid House Kings - Telephone / I Just Called To Say Jag Älskar Dig(7", Single, Ltd, MP) Luxury, Dufflecoat Records LUX061, DCR508 UK 2013 Sell This Version

Compilations

AHKCD 01 Acid House Kings The Sound Of Summer(CD, Comp) Universal Records (7) AHKCD 01 Philippines 2000 Sell This Version
LUX067 Acid House Kings Dance!(CD, Album, Comp, Ltd) Luxury LUX067 Sweden 2013 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

LAB089 Acid House Kings Everyone Sings Along With The Acid House Kings(CD) Labrador LAB089 Sweden 2007 Sell This Version