Mando Diao

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About Mando Diao

Mixing garage rock sneer and Brit-pop sass -- along with a truckload of other influences -- Borlange, Sweden's Mando Diao formed when their members were all still in their teens. The band's germination dates back to 1995, when singer/songwriter/keyboardist Daniel Häglund and singer/songwriter/guitarist Björn Dixgärd were in a band called Butler. Even after that group broke up, the pair continued playing and writing together, eventually bringing bassist Fredrik Nilsson, guitarist Gustaf Noren, and drummer Anton Grahnstrom into their fold; Nilsson and Grahnstrom were later replaced by Carl Johan Fogelklou and Samuel Giers. By 1999, they were known as Mando Diao, a name derived from one of Dixgärd's dreams. ~ Heather Phares

HOMETOWN
Borlänge, Sweden
FORMED
1999