Holiday with Maggie - Skyline
Drive - From Sweden - Imported by Listening-Post Music
THE HOLIDAY WITH MAGGIE HISTORY
In 1998 Marcus came back from some month travelling in Asia! He went to
visit his good friend Magnus, who just had started his sound enginering
education. Together they formed the band HOLIDAY WITH MAGGIE. With a mixture
of Magnus girl problems and Marcus travelling they had some great popsongs.
Both guys are from the town of Gävle in the middle of Sweden and
they have played togheter before in some rock bands! Nothing really happend
the first two years in HOLIDAY WITH MAGGIE´s history, they were
just writing songs. That´s mainly because they lived in different
parts of the world trying to get themselves an education. But some times
during the years they hooked up togehter and recorded a few songs! In
the summer 2000 they both went travelling to Asia. And togheter with a
pocket recorder they had a great time and made a lot of new songs ...
At the end of the year 2000 Snowglobe Records got in touch with HOLIDAY
WITH MAGGIE. They really liked what they had heard and wanted to release
a mini-cd as soon as possible. And in the middle of 2001 "Librarian
types" was released; a six-songs mini-cd with both old and new songs.
It got some really good reviews and also many airplays on the American
collage radiostations. After the release the new members Alec Ahlenius,
Joel Edin and Anders Björk joined the HOLIDAY WITH MAGGIE family.
They played some kicking shows this year with Soundtrack Of Our Lives
and Swinging Blue Jeans among others.
The Japanese label Syft Records digged "Librarian types" and
said that they wanted to release it in Japan on both CD and LP. So a licence
agreement was made between Snowglobe Records and Syft Records and in February
2002 Syft's sublabel Boundless Records released "Librarian types"
in Japan with the bonus track "Me & Baggio" included exclusive
for Japan. "Me & Baggio" was actually the first HOLIDAY
WITH MAGGIE song and the first recording as well. This release resulted
in a contract beetween Boundless Records and HOLIDAY WITH MAGGIE. Boundless
Records was eager to release the debut album, so the work on it started
right away and "Nice from far... but far from nice" was finished
in the summerbreak of 2002. The theme for the album is without doubts
girls and a little bit travel. The sound is more heavy and punchy than
the mini-cd and a big difference is of course that it's a complete band
now. All song are written by Magnus and Marcus. The album was recorded
and produced by the singer Magnus at the Overlook Studio, Gävle.
Before the release of the debut album a 7" single was released with
the songs "King of the suburb" from "Nice from far... but
far from nice" and the b-side "Tove, Jenni, Elin and Lotta"
exclusive for this limited 7" single.
So, after much hard work and many fights in the studio "Nice from
far.. but far from nice" finally was released on the 18th of Januari
2003 in Japan by Boundless Records. The album got really good response
in and sold very well. Magnus and Marcus released a single and later on
a fullength album with their other band MONASTIR in Sweden and it got
great response from the national radio and MONASTIR went out on the road
in Scandinavia and later on a Japan tour. This became a natural paus for
HOLIDAY WITH MAGGIE. But, many new songs were written and captured on
portas and pocketmemories.
After a roadtrip in USA, the work on the new album started. First a four
songs promo, sent out to a bunch of swedish recordlabels, which resulted
in a contract with the swedish label A West Side Fabrication. HOLIDAY
WITH MAGGIE started to record the new album "Skyline Drive"
in a couple of studios around their hometown Gävle in January 2004.
Now, the line-up was changed. Joel and Anders were not in the band anymore.
But, during the recording Magnus and Marcus played the bass and the keyboard
beautifully! The new songs were a little bit different from the last album.
More dynamic and intense, but in the same way more emotional and sinsere.
HOLIDAY WITH MAGGIE:
Magnus Björk / vocals and guitar.
Marcus Olsson / guitar
Alec Ahlenius / drums and back up vox
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