Album out November 24
Available on all streaming sites and on limited edition CD
Directed and produced/edited by Karl Johan Larsson. DOP Andy Galvez.
Thanks to StarKaraoke Gothenburg. And all the extras/Jonas Kröjtz. Special thanks to Stefan Barkland!
Thanks to Chris Westerström for camerawork. Editing by Karl-Johan Larsson. Grading by Swingman. And thanks also to Brilliant Lightning.
Directed and edited by Karl-Johan Larsson
Featuring Marie Lyn. DOP Michael Petersen. Gaffer Jonas Villadsen & Jonas Ingman. Best boy grip ass Markus Frantz. Big thanks to the Fries family and all the friends who helped out.
Karl Johan “Kalle” Larsson – composer, lead vocals
Tobbe Lander – composer, synths
Jonas Berg – composer, synths
The story began back in 1979, when Tobbe met Kalle in the 5th grade, 11 years old. Our interest in music brought us together listening to Robert Palmer, Bob Marley, Pretenders & The Vapors. In 1980 we heard John Foxx, and in 1981 Depeche Mode – and we immediately hooked up with this futuristic sound.
In 1984 we bought a BOSS DR-55 drum machine, borrowed a Yamaha CS-5, overdubbed a tape time after time and made some covers. In may 1984 we made our first gig, with covers from DAF, The Twins and Human League.
The same year we met Jonas Berg, and our band Etage took off. In 1985 we changed the name to Strange Tales (taken from a Smash Hits story about Depeche Mode) After a few gigs and a 5-track demo cassette, we took a break -87, and we all took on different careers after finishing high school.