Disharmonikerna* är ett rockband från Trollhättan som bildades 1991 och existerade fram till 1996. År 2018 gjorde bandet en medieuppmärksammad comeback efter att ha fått en förfrågan om att medverka i en musikdokumentär. Disharmonikerna spelade redan i början av 90-talet en melodiös, syntinfluerad alternativrock med poetiskt kraftfulla texter på svenska, en musikstil som en recensent i Musikermagasinet beskrivit som ”poetisk trummaskindriven indiegitarrfolkpop”. Gitarrerna har ibland använts som om de var en keyboard, vilket tillsammans med trummaskin, monotona basgångar och folkmusikinslag har bidragit till att ge bandet ett speciellt sound. Disharmonikerna spåddes en lysande framtid av flera musikkritiker på 1990-talet men fick inget brett genomslag. 2019 vann Disharmonikerna svenska Parallell Mello med bidraget ”Återkomsten”. Disharmonikerna, som idag repar i Trollhättan och Karlstad, består av de tre originalmedlemmarna Urban Hane (sång), Kristian Petrov (gitarr) och Ken Höög (bas).

*Here follows a biography in English:

 

Disharmonikerna (The Disharmonics/The Disharmonists) is an alternative rock band from Trollhättan, Sweden, that formed in 1991 and disbanded in 1996. In 2018, the band made an unexpected comeback, which spawned quite some media attention in Western Sweden, after having received a request to participate in a music documentary. Disharmonikerna plays a melodious, synth-influenced (albeit guitar-based) alternative rock with poetically intelligent lyrics in Swedish, a style of music that a reviewer from Musikermagasinet (Musicians’ Magazine) dubbed as “poetic drum machine-driven indie guitar folk pop”. The guitars have sometimes been used as if they were a keyboard, which together with a drum machine, monotonous bass lines and folk music references have helped propelling the band’s original sound. Disharmonikerna were predicted a brilliant future by several music critics in the 1990s but did not achieve any broader impact. In 2019, however, Disharmonikerna won the Swedish music competition “Parallell Mello” (an alternative version of the annual national song contest), with their contribution “Återkomsten” (The Return). The competition was organized by the record company Lingonberry Records and the 2019 edition contained 66 Swedish artists who competed for a total of 1,000 EUR in prize money. Today’s Disharmonikerna consist of the three original members Urban Hane (vocals), Kristian Petrov (guitars) and Ken Höög (bass).

 

The band's music has influences from different genres such as postpunk, New Wave, Goth, New Romantic, Krautrock and folk music.

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Since Disharmonikerna is a Swedish band – pursuing a musical art form with exclusive lyrics in Swedish – they are obviously more of a Swedish (or Scandinavian) media phenomenon than an international one. However, now and then (in fact dating back to 1992), international journalists and reviewers are ocassionally talking about Disharmonikerna as well. Please check out the REVIEWS- or INTERVIEW sections for more information. See also this press list for all (or most) past and present media references. 

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