The Sinners - Turn It Up (MNW)
As soon as possible, THE SINNERS went back into the studio to record the follower "Turn It Up!" Also here with Michael Ilbert as the producer and with their friends from Sator on backing-vocals. The first single was "I Wanna Love You" with Sven and the great voice from Landskrona -Annette Lindwall. Annette, who was a big star in Japan, is also starring in the video which was elected best video of the year at the Angered Bild-festival. The video was produced by Dan Zethræus.
Biografi
Lund's major contribution to the history of garage rock'n'roll – THE SINNERS - started playing in the winter of 1982-83. Prior to THE SINNERS, the members were involved in various punk and new wave bands without gaining more than local success. The Sinners did their first live appearance in September 1983 when they played support to Wilmer X at Fredman's in Malmö. They were doing gigs regularly from the start until 1994 and secured a position as one of the most exciting bands from southern Sweden. In the very beginning they copied old Nuggets standards, but very soon they begun writing their own material. The first single "Open Up Your Door"/ "Echoes (From Your Heart)" was released in October 1984 on their own label Teenage Kicks. It was an instant success both in Sweden and abroad. It was pressed twice before it ended up as a collector's item. March of 1985 saw the birth of the second single "Won't Be Back" and a forceful version of the Elvis Presley classic "Suspicious Minds" (Amalthea records).

The interest for Swedish rock bands was at the time even bigger abroad than in Sweden, so in April 1986 THE SINNERS did their first tour abroad when they did 6 successful gigs in France and appeared on French TV and radio. This was also the time for the release of the third single "Hotshot"/ "I Won't Take That From You", which was a big favourite of the critics and Sweden's biggest daily paper named "Hotshot" as single of the week. "Hotshot" was also THE SINNERS' first video and was shown all over Europe that summer by Music Box and Sky Channel. In October 1986 the French label Swamp Records released a mini-LP entitled "The Original Sin" containing the first three singles and some other tracks. To promote this mini-LP THE SINNERS returned to France in January 1987 for a more extensive tour which also included gigs in Germany and Spain.

Once home THE SINNERS started recording their first album, "From The Heart Down", which was released in October 1987 by Amigo Records. The video for the track "Walk On By" was broadcast all over Europe by MTV and in december 1988 MTV top-rated the video for "When She Lies", with heavy rotation for seven weeks. In the beginning of 1990 THE SINNERS started the recordings of their second album together with the producer Michael Ilbert at the Polar Studio where also ABBA and Led Zeppelin have been recording. The album was named "Piece By Piece" and was released by MNW in april 1990, followed by a successful tour. The track "Love You More Than This" was the hit, often heard in the national radio, that gave THE SINNERS opportunities to reach a bigger audience.

As soon as possible, THE SINNERS went back into the studio to record the follower "Turn It Up!" Also here with Michael Ilbert as the producer and with their friends from Sator on backing-vocals. The first single was "I Wanna Love You" with Sven and the great voice from Landskrona -Annette Lindwall. Annette, who was a big star in Japan, is also starring in the video which was elected best video of the year at the Angered Bild-festival. The video was produced by Dan Zethræus.

In 1992 THE SINNERS were awarded the Zeppelinprice as The Best Swedish Rockband, and they were also nominated for a grammy earlier that year. THE SINNERS got a major recorddeal with Warner Music in 1993 and in october that year "Come Fly With Us" was released. It was recorded in Malmö and produced by Martin Hennel. On one of the tracks you can hear Sven sing "Love Don't Pay My Bills" with a string-quartet as the only company. "Heading South" was the hit and the second single, but never got any video or any release outside of Sweden.

After disputes with Warner Music THE SINNERS left the label and had a very long break. During this break the members in the band have been doing other things, such as raising kids, studying and working but also playing in other bands such as Langhorns (Michael and Rikard), The Men (Sven) and Zerox (Henki and Rikard again).

Through the years THE SINNERS have been touring to more than 300 cities in many different countries; Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany, Austria, Spain and France, and in 1989 they played at one of Europe's biggest festivals, the Roskilde Festival.

THE SINNERS were one of the best live acts from that time and whether the audience was 10 people or 10 000 you could always count on THE SINNERS to give it all and showman Sven to join the crowd with a stage-dive and a maraccas dance-party.

And on a few occations in the 21st century you’ve had the chance to hear them live at parties and anniversaries in their hometown and nearby.

A gem from THE SINNERS’ early years ”Barbed Wire Heart” was in 2005 featured on the compilation ”Children of Nuggets” together with 99 other great songs, released by Rhino records in the US and worldwide.

Diskografi:

Piece By Piece
MNW 1990

Turn It Up
MNW 1991
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