(no upcoming gigs)
gigs from the past:
DoItYourself, Mondo (Stockholm, 12/10/2005)
A bunch of friends showed up, the other band were really nice people, and Gustav accidentally insulted a guy in a white hooded sweater. He left early though, so Gustav didn't have the time to appologise to him.
Födelsedagsfestivalen (Vaggeryd, 20/8/2005)
Our friends from Sweden's very own Bible belt did it again! The Födelsedagsfestival volume two offered an awesomely brilliant party in an old barn. Except for having to do this show without Markus, who went to Paris to visit Truffaut's grave instead of hanging out with us (the bastard!) this night had it all.
Bonden Bar (Stockholm, 18/8/2005)
An acoustic gig with only Gustav and Sam performing. The audience wasn't as big as expected but we sure had a lot of fun playing. Thanks to Björnmamma!
Porten (Visby, 14/5/2005)
Rita, a girl living on the biggest island of Sweden, Gotland, arranged a club as a project for her school. Of course we showed up and what a show it was!
After the gig many members in the band drank a lot of wine made out of peach. It smelled like those winegums you buy in airports and on ferrys but the taste wasn't that nice. Anyway it kept those who drank of it warm and made it possible for them to party the whole night.
Have you ever done a three-gig-tour in three days? Then you've proudly participated in a "tourette", defined by its intensity and level of madness. This is what we did in May '05. The key to success is to consider these three days as the last ones you have.
Pang Musik!, Kalmar Nation (Uppsala, 22/4/2005)
The last gig out of those three-in-a-row-booked ones. We knew it was the week-end before you get the salary and we didn't have the biggest expectations on the crowd. But the students of Uppsala surprised us with a great party, lots of cheap drinks and one of the most beautiful girls seen, working in the bar.
Congero (Västervik, 21/4/2005)
Even though the crowd wasn't the biggest we've seen and with Sam absent, we made a good performance for the young people of Västervik. After the gig we went to a pub called Jihad and Johan slept on a pooltable after a strange round of Master Labyrinth.
Dodger, Smålands Nation (Lund, 20/4/2005)
A nice gig at a students pub founded in the 17th century. The engineer was an ex-member of the Swedish punkgroup TT Reuters and turned out to be a good friend of Thåström and Stig Vig, two other Swedish musicians. He was nice talking to, and the sound was perfect.
Vänner och Bekanta("Friends and Acquaintances"), Kolingsborg (Stockholm, 2/4/2005)
Fabulous show. Very intimate, loads of dancing kids, sparkling wine and comic artists from out of town. No thing makes a night more special.
Leetspeak, Dieselverkstan (Stockholm, 11/3/2005)
Arranged by our friends Tor and Jana who also made the tv-show "Headspin to Backspin". Alex was absent and Leo played even though he was ill. But the gig was great and the audience seemed to think so too.
Kafé 44 (Stockholm, 16/09/2004)
One of Stockholms most classic stages is Kafé 44 and it took us four years to get there. Nearly every Swedish popgroup has played here (not ABBA and Gyllene Tider though). Two other bands played too; Salty Pirates and Cheap.
Our first tour abroad, consisting of five gigs in Germany. A tour diary with pictures can be found here. It's in Swedish though.
Barracuda Bar (Kassel, 22/8/2004)
The last stop of our tour. We finally met Volker, the man who had arranged the whole tour. He was a nice fellow with a cute accent and some of us had a strange chat with him during the after-party. He said that he loves "chewing-gum pop" and that Sugarplum Fairy is the best Swedish act he know about. Strange.
Turner Toons, Studiobunker (Leipzig, 21/8/2004)
This show was held in a sort of street-art/modern art museum. The owners were very nice and the dinner we got from them was vegan and good.
Karrera Club (Berlin, 20/8/2004)
One of Berlins bigger clubs. A big audience including a lot of Swedish au-pair girls. As always, the party was great with for example massage-lessons by a guy named Jari (or whatever the spelling is) and a lesser snow storm (consisting of shrimp snacks) in the dressing room. One of the highlights of the evening was Johan's lessons in "meditation" in theory and practice.
Weltbühne (Hamburg, 19/8/2004)
The owners of this club were very nice to us and helped Gustav out with his hangover and when Sam and Markus went here half a year later, they were let in for free and got free drinks. Thanks to Tino, you're cool!
Lila Eule (Bremen, 18/8/2004)
Our first show of the tour was in Bremen, a beautiful town close to Hamburg. We did a really good concert, the audience bought many albums and singles and the after-party was great including open fire, expensive bathtubs and marble-floor. A good start and a great first impression of Germany and the German hospitality. Gustav got stopped by a police car when he was biking in the middle of the street, half naked, looking for his bag.
Rundgångsfestivalen (Karlskrona, 29/05/2004)
For the second year in a row we played at Rundgångsfestivalen in Karlskrona. We met and became friends with a German band here called The Happy Couple. They were nice talking to and the boy in the band coined the classic phrase: "Who issss zis guy?"
Café Mix (Stockholm, 00/00/2004)
First gig with Alex on backing vocals and tambourine. We had some problems with the soundcheck because Justus couldn't be there so the sound wasn't the best but the show was smashing! The now famous Swedish band Raymond & Maria opened for us and played their single four times during their set.
Debaser (Stockholm, 00/00/2004)
Another one of those Labrador arrangements. This time we played with our friends in the band Ingenting. A good show whith lots of new songs being played for the first time.
Panama, H62 (Stockholm, 11/12/2003)
A show with some technical problems; not one of our best.
Jon-Jons Biljard (Jönköping, 00/00/2003)
A show arranged by our friends in Jönköping. A trip full of strange anecdotes. Even though the people in Jönköping are known for being religious they gave us free drinks and weren't shy joining us in the cheering. We slept in a furniture storage, and Johan was carried around by a fireman. No one really knows why.
Rundgångsfestivalen (Karlskrona, 31/05/2003)
The first gig with Markus behind the keyboard. Christian ("Kulan") and some other guys had arranged a one-day festival in Karlskrona, in the south of Sweden. We brought some home-made wine. Members of the Swedish blip-blop-band Slagsmålsklubben finished of the wine about twelwe hours after we'd thrown it away.
Lava (Stockholm, 00/00/2003)
Another graduation party which was held at Lava, Kulturhuset, in Stockholm. And a great party it was.
Kolingsborg (Stockholm, 00/00/2003)
Södra Latin, the school which Sam, Sandra and Markus went to, arranged a party 100 days before graduation. We played there on a huge stage and crazy crowd full of dancing students. Leo's bass-amplifier broke down during the gig but it didnt stop the rest of us from playing.
Lava (Stockholm, 00/00/2003)
A gig two weeks before we went to Jönköping to record "Oh Eira". The venue featured a happening for bisexuals. Incidentally, there are no bisexualls in the group is but when it comes to musical prostitution nobody seems to care. After it we did a tv-interview with a local network show called "Headspin to Backspin".
Rockklubben (Stockholm, 00/00/2002)
A club for young popgroups was arranged at Fridhemsplan and weren't late to be signed for a gig. Mysteriously five or six panda-girls were sitting in the front rows. No one knows where they came from.
Droppen (Danderyd, 00/00/2002)
The trumpet couldn't be tuned properly so all instruments had to be tuned up half a third of a second micronote or something like that. Naturally everything was out of tune.
Debaser (Stockholm, 24/10/2002)
A Labrador-night at Debaser. We played together with Acid House Kings, Tribeca and Chasing Dorothea. Sandra was on again. Now as a full member of the group and playing the trumpet.
Tre Backar (Stockholm, 00/00/2002)
A concert which gave the band some bad reputation when Gustav threw his microphone-stand on a little girl. She didn't really get hurt but maybe it wasn't a too good idea. Sandra (a former critic who had reviewed us as lacking a girl singing harmoies and playing the tambourine) was with us on stage singing harmonies and playing the tambourine.
Inkonst (Malmö, 23/02/2002)
Our first gig far away from Stockholm (6 hours of driving). Labrador had a special party at Inkonst in Malmö and to get in there you actually had to be 20. It was a great experience and a lovely trip although certain members of the band claim that it infact wasn't such a great experience and that the trip was awfull.
Tyresö gymnasium (Tyresö, 00/00/2002)
A friends school had a equality-day so we got there and played some of our new songs. Sandra replaced Leo on the bass. ofcourse we had to tell the crowd consisting of badass-looking suburban kids that we were gay in order to get beaten up and ofcourse they didn't give a damn. They actually liked us.
Mosebacke (Stockholm, 23/04/2001)
First gig with the new setup of members and a pretty new sound too (which we didn't stick with for too long).
Restaurant Camarillo (Stockholm, 00/00/2001)
A friends sister had a graduation party what better idea is there than to call us for a little concert between the meals. The students liked and danced on the tables together with Gustav.
Musikmuséet (Stockholm, 29/03/2001)
Our first gig as Corduroy Utd. and quite an unusual start for a young popgroup. We played with a symphonic orchestra, strings, horns, big drums etc. But the show was great and the audience gave us lots of applauses.