The mischievous minds of this Swedish four-piece indie band have yet to experience a dull moment in their 30 year long career.
The Confusions have done it all, been signed to indie and major labels, been hailed by the British music press and at the same time rejected by the local papers, toured around the world, had a sales flop and then at their next release a MTV hit. The band is now a powerful live machine consisting of four good friends with a genuine love for the music they create.
The Confusions formed in 1991 by a gang of childhood friends in the suburb of Skönsberg of Sundsvall – an industrial town in the north, better known for its punk, postpunk and metal scene. But being an outsider can be sometimes be to your advantage. And the band took that chance and developed quick.
Five years later – their second album “Everyone’s Invited” – produced by Peter Svensson from The Cardigans, smashed all the doors open to numerous releases and tours all over the world. It was crowned with the title of “one of this year’s five top album” by Record Collector.
Some years later a gig at SXSW would open the door for some touring of US and finally also a Nordic MTV no 1 for the video to The Pilot. Things don’t always turn out the way it should, but the band survived all the ups and downs of an indie band, still constantly touring developing and releasing records. Building a bond between the members that is really special.
After a challenging period, the band built a studio in their rehearsal room and 2008 recorded the more than one hour long self-produced album “The Story Behind the Story” that by many was regarded as their finest work and also found a working method by recording and producing in their own studio.
In early 2020 the band played two hours show in hometown Sundsvall with tracks from all their 30 years and felt it was time to gather some of the latest releases and combine with the new stuff, the double vinyl album “Black Silhouettes”.
Live they are a stunning band and this album also proves their impressive songwriting skills and passion for their own musical universe.
Mikael Andersson-Knut – vocals, guitar
Zarah Andersson-Knut – keyboard, vocals
Mattias Löfström – drums
Magnus Thorsell – bass
Photo: Music To China, performing at the Silk Road Music Festival in Chengdu, China.