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Listen: Club 8 - “Late Nights”

Pleasure Due Out November 20 via Labrador

Nov 04, 2015

Swedish duo Club 8 (Karolina Komstedt and Johan Angergård) are releasing their ninth album, Pleasure, on November 20 via Labrador. Now they have shared another song from it, "Late Nights." More

Listen: Club 8 - “Skin”

Pleasure Due Out November 20 via Labrador

Oct 23, 2015

Swedish electro-pop duo Club 8 (Karolina Komstedt and Johan Angergård) are releasing their ninth album, Pleasure, on November 20 via Labrador. Now they have shared another song from it, "Skin." More

Premiere: Club 8 – “Kill Kill Kill” Video

Above the City Out April 2013 Via Labrador Records

Jan 16, 2013

Club 8 will return this April with their 8th studio release, Above the City. Since three months is a long wait for anything (particularly well-crafted pop) the Stockholm-based duo has given us a first taste in the form of a video for album cut, “Kill Kill Kill.” More

Jul 05, 2011

Swedish label Labrador Records recently released a free compilation for American fans. We have the details.

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Buy Our Current Issue to Access the Digital Sampler Featuring Sufjan Stevens, of Montreal, and more

Includes Exclusive Unreleased Tracks by Rose Elinor Dougall, Motorifik, and Club 8

Jan 14, 2011

Every issue of Under the Radar includes a free digital sampler that can be accessed via the download code printed in the issue. Our Year-End issue's sampler (which is sponsored by Shure) includes exclusive unreleased tracks by MotorifikRose Elinor Dougall, and Club 8, as well as songs by of MontrealPlants and AnimalsThe Radio Dept., Tame ImpalaWild NothingSufjan StevensTwin ShadowLost in the TreesBeach HouseAvi Buffalo, and Owen Pallett. We have the details.  More

Dec 16, 2010

For Under the Radar’s 8th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2010. Pick up a copy of Under the Radar’s Year End issue for interviews with: The Antlers, Bon Iver, Caribou, Club 8, Delphic, Rose Elinor Dougall, Gayngs, Hot Chip, Lost in the Trees, Love is All, The Love Language, Mogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Yoko Ono, Owen Pallett, Plants and Animals, Mark Ronson, Superchunk, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Sharon Van Etten, and Vivian Girls. Today we posted web exclusive surveys with Pepper RabbitDelphic, and Johan Angergård (Club 8/Acid House Kings/The Legends). More

Sep 30, 2010

Just in time for us all to start longing for the hot days of Summer, Club 8 has unveiled delightfully rhythm-heavy track, “Closer Now,”— a perfect epilogue to recently released album, The People's Record. We have the mp3

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Aug 30, 2010

Under the Radar's Summer 2010 Issue is a special issue named the Wasted on the Youth Issue that features musicians and actors talking about their childhood memories and things they loved when they were kids. We're also posting web-exclusive essays that were not printed in the issue, including this one by Club 8's Johan Angergård, who's also a member of The Legends and Acid House Kings. More

Exclusive Club 8 Premiere: “Shape Up!” MP3

Band Featured in Spring Issue of Under the Radar

May 14, 2010

We heard (and saw) the video for Club 8's  "Western Hospitality" last week. Today, we have the great privilege to premiere an MP3 of Club 8's "Shape Up!" to our readers. More

May 11, 2010

On May 18th, Club 8 will release their newest album, the Brazilian/Afro-pop influenced The People's Record. While we've still got a few days to go, the Swedish duo is busy striking up a party mood with their video for single "Western Hospitality." We have the clip. More

Club 8 Return to the Studio For Album 7 with Producer Jari Haapalaine

Jari Haapalainen Manned Albums by The Concretes, Camera Obscura, and others

Oct 19, 2009

Swedish dream-pop duo Club 8 (Karolina Komstedt and Johan Angergård) is returning to the studio to start work on album number seven. They are working with producer Jari Haapalainen (Camera Obscura, The Concretes). More


Interviews

2016 Artist Survey: Johan Angergård of Club 8, Djustin, and The Legends

Angergård on 2016's Best Albums, Trump and the Election, and Leonard Cohen

Jan 30, 2017

For Under the Radar's 14th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2016. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2016 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions.  More

2015 Artist Survey: Johan Angergård of Club 8, Eternal Death, and The Legends

Angergård on His Favorite 2015 Albums, Streaming, the Election, ISIS, Star Wars, and More

Jan 11, 2016

For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Johan Angergård, who is in a multitude of bands (including Club 8The Legends, and Eternal Death, who all released new albums in 2015). More

Club 8

Waiting For a Change

May 19, 2013

It’s eve of Club 8’s eighth album release, Above the City, and Johan Angergård is contemplating his musical hero, Morrissey. More

Dec 15, 2010

For Under the Radar’s 8th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2010. Pick up a copy of Under the Radar’s Year End issue for interviews with: The Antlers, Bon Iver, Caribou,Club 8, Delphic, Rose Elinor Dougall, Gayngs, Hot Chip, Lost in the Trees, Love is All, The Love Language, Mogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Yoko Ono, Owen Pallett, Plants and Animals, Mark Ronson, Superchunk, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Sharon Van Etten, and Vivian Girls. Here’s a survey from Johan Angergård of Club 8, The Legends, and Acid House Kings. More

Club 8

Passport Approved

Apr 02, 2010

Immersing yourself in a new culture can be a time of discovery—new food, new friends, new language—and for Karolina Komstedt (vocals) and Johan Angergård (guitar, synths) of Club 8, new inspiration. Leaving home became unexpectedly crucial to the creative process of their seventh album The People’s Record, a project whose origins began in 2008, during a rare Club 8 international tour that brought the Swedish pop duo to Brazil for the first time.


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Reviews

Pleasure

Pleasure

Labrador

Dec 23, 2015

Swedish indie pop pioneers Club 8 celebrated 20 years as a musical couple (which included several years as an actual couple) in 2015. That experience and chemistry are easy to track on the veteran band's release of Pleasure, a new eight-song LP that  More

Above the City

Above the City

Labrador

May 22, 2013

Club 8 started out as a twee-pop outfit before gradually obscuring and veering towards electronics. On the duo’s eighth outing, Above the City, the electro-pop sound is very ‘now,’ but the Scandinavian indie-pop roots lend it distinctiveness thanks in part to Karolina Komstedt’s saccharine vocals.  More

The People’s Record

The People’s Record

Labrador

May 18, 2010

Since 1996, Club 8 have been churning out sophisticated pop in their native Sweden with nary a Stateside accolade. (Anyone? Anyone?) For The People's Recordtheir sevenththe duo (Karolina Komstedt and Johan Angergård) have expanded their melodic sonic pallet with traces of Afro-pop, bossa nova, and South American jazz. More