Peter Bjorn And John Biography
Vocalist + guitarist Peter Morén from Dalarna and vocalist + bassist Björn Yttling from Västerbotten had been playing music together for eight years when they in 1999 met drummer John Eriksson from Norrbotten; all of these towns are located in the north of SWEDEN and the three-piece indie Pop-Rock band frequently performed at music clubs around the region as Peter Bjorn And John.
In 2002 the home recorded self-titled debut album was released and received favorable reviews as well as some national airplay with the tracks "Matchmaker" and "People They Know".
2004 saw the follow-up with the more complete, mature and darker "Falling Out"; the main single, "It Beats Me Everytime", became a Swedish radio hit and the album was released Stateside the following year to press acclaim.
In mid-2006 Peter Bjorn And John embarked on the second phase of their careers; the trio's third album, "Writer's Block", recorded in Björn's studio in Hornstull, Stockholm, was the first to showcase all three members as songwriters and taking on lead vocalist duties. The 11-song set climbed into the British Top 100 Albums chart and reached the #155 position on the American Billboard 200 while the lead single, "Young Folks, hit #22 on The Hot Modern Rock chart.
The Swedish popsters released their fourth full-length disc, "Seaside Rock", in September 2008; the press blurb said that it was a “homage to Peter, Bjorn and John's respective hometowns” and featured dialect from each of the three areas; the album was also issued as a limited-edition package, vinyl with a digital download code, in the United States.
In March 2009, Peter Bjorn And John released their next album, "Living Thing". The set, which included the single "Nothing To Worry About", managed to penetrate the top 100 of the U.S. Billboard Albums chart.
For their sixth album, "Gimme Some", the band chose to work with a producer for the first time ever, enlisting the skills of Per Sunding at Tambourine Studios in Malmö. "Second Chance" was the first single from the trio's 2011 outing.