The inspiration musically for Brända Barn was post punk, and when they released their first LP in 1983, Jan Strandquist, on keyboards and percussion, had also joined the band. But in 1984, Brända Barn took their first break from touring, and also as a band.
They came back as a band, with a restart almost 10 years later. But this was not the only break and restart, there have been more of them later.
Literature has also inspired Brända Barn, because the Swedish author and journalist Stig Dagerman's novel "Bränt barn" was very influencial for Brända Barn's pick of a band name.
Brända Barn's current members of 2016 are: Anders Brodin, Henrik Brodin, Mikael Nilzén, Mikael Selin, Mikael Svensk.