Tyskarna Från Lund

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Tyskarna från Lund is a Swedish synthpop group, consisting of members from the comedy group Varanteatern. The name translates to "The Germans from Lund" in English (the Swedish town of Lund is the home of Varanteatern).

Tyskarna från Lund is a satirical group that makes fun of the stereotypical synth music artist and their followers, in particular Kraftwerk. Like the latter group, TFL has a four-person line-up of (fictional) Germans, always dressed in black and with minimal movements on stage.
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CDCOM 15 Tyskarna Från Lund - Metamorphobia album art Tyskarna Från Lund Metamorphobia(CD, Enh) SubSpace Communications, Playground Music Scandinavia CDCOM 15 Sweden 2003 Sell This Version
CDCOM 20 Tyskarna Från Lund - Die Quelle album art Tyskarna Från Lund Die Quelle(CD, Album) SubSpace Communications CDCOM 20 Sweden 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Tyskarna Från Lund - Global Fussball OK album art Tyskarna Från Lund Global Fussball OK (Single) Playground Music Scandinavia none Sweden 2002 Sell This Version
cdssc 24 Tyskarna Från Lund - Achtung X-Mas! album art Tyskarna Från Lund Achtung X-Mas!(CD, Maxi) SubSpace Communications cdssc 24 Sweden 2002 Sell This Version
none Tyskarna Från Lund Still Loving You (Single) SubSpace Communications none Sweden 2003 Sell This Version
CDSSC 31 Tyskarna Från Lund - Kniven, Gaffeln, Skeden album art Tyskarna Från Lund Kniven, Gaffeln, Skeden(CD, Maxi) SubSpace Communications CDSSC 31 Sweden 2004 Sell This Version

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aion

October 29, 2003
The translation of the band name is 'The Germans from Lund'. Lund is a city in south Sweden in which all of these guys went to the University and where they also became a part of the theatre company 'Varanteatern'. Eventually, as a part of the theatre production, four of them started this synth-pop/electro band just for fun. However, with the song 'Global Fussball' which they made as a drift for the World Football Championships 2002 they became immensely popular in Sweden and were played even more than the original song made for the swedish football team. Since then they have done extensive touring, released one album and several cd singles of which 'Achtung X-mas!' from 2002 is very suitable for the electro oriented Christmas celebrations!

The lyrics are more or less nonsense in a mix of english, german and swedish and extremely funny since they use all the common mistakes in german and english made by swedes. The four members are good singers and adapt their voices to whatever style they want to make a drift with. The music is more or less constantly a reference to old synth-pop and electro bands from the 80's and 90's and it is obvious that they have great knowledge of the scene! But, TFL have also made synth-pop covers of such songs as the metal classic 'Still loving you' which in their version is truly bizarre and it's an even more hilarious experience to watch them play it live!

The four members of Tyskarna från Lund have adopted one style each of the typical 80's synth-pop/electro characters roaming around at the venues back then. The four boys all have their own style when it comes to haircut, clothes (although basically all the same in order to fit together as an electro band) and even behaviour, just like all boy-bands of today with the exception that these are into synt-pop. Just watching them is extremely funny and offers a sometimes not so flattering understanding to what the music and youngsters were like in the 80's! For those growing up with the electro scene at that time in Scandinavia and maybe even northern Europe, a show with Tyskarna från Lund is a must.

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