In the beginning
of the nineties Jens Lindgård and Petter Lindgård played
horns in a number of local bands around Malmö. 94 Jens and Petter
took up guitar and drums and started to play pop songs together with
David, who Petter had met at a jazz school. After some time an eight
track demo was recorded and in the early spring of 96 the Mopeds were
signed to the new label Vibrafon.
Vibrafon didn't want the Mopeds to sound like anything else so they
simply opened the doors to the studio and let the band record on their
own. In January 97 the brilliant debut EP "Hände Hoch"
was released. The song Lizard became a hit and was one of the most
played songs on national radio for a couple of weeks.
Following releases were the three track singles "Life's too short
to hurry" and "Kid is alright" and in early 98 their
classic first album: "The hills are alive with the sound of mopeds".
The album was also released in Japan, where Lizard once again got
heavy radio rotation.
The following two years Vibrafon was involved in affairs with different
record labels and all releases were cancelled. The last thing to leave
independent Vibrafon was the Mopeds' three track single "She
went boom" in the autumn of 99. This was at the same time as
started playing with the band live.
In the spring of year 2000 the bridge between Sweden and Denmark was
ready and during the fall that same year Crunchy Frog and the Mopeds
started making plans for a new release. The first Moped CD to leave
the Copenhagen pop centre was "Steppin' on fire", followed
by the 2001 album "the Land of the three". The single Dina
tried her silverbow got a fantastic video made by the danish dynamic
duo "Spild af tid". The video was not played at MTV because
of too much sex, drugs, alcohol and Strobolights. They had to recut
it 4 times then MTV played it after 9 pm. After this record it took
4 years to finish a new one. During this time the mopeds built a new
studio and started to work more seriously as producers and engineers
for other artists.
Finally in April 2005 FORTISSIMO was released. It's a 11 song strong
album which was mixed as loud as possible by the great brothers at
Crunchy Frog; Jesper Reginald
and the great nalna .
Live the mopeds now perform with 5 people, Sven
on baryton saxophone and Petter
on sologuitar are soon to be real members of the group.
Since 99 the mopeds are running their own studio together with 2 other
friends, Marco Maineri and Sebastian Borg. The studio is called GULA
Studion (check out on www.gulastudion.com).
The studio is highly respected for its great sound and has been used
by for example Marit Bergman, The Cardigans, Junior Senior, the Mo,
Franz Ferdinand, the Gospel, the Revs, Bazookahosen, Suede,Abossa
Electrica, Miss Universum, De Stijl and Bonnie Pink.
Jens and Petter are well known session musicians and horn arrangers.
Their horn section, Hello Bobbadee Horns, can be heard on recordings
with bob hund, the Cardigans, Eggstone, Tom Jones, Roxette, Ulf Lundell,
st Etienne, and many more. Recently you have heard them play with
the band Damn! (check out www.damn.se)
David is exept from the mopeds playing and developing the art of freeform
jazz. Check out his bands LIM and AORTA. He also have recorded and
mixed jazz records with Plunge, Mattias Carlsson abossa electrica,
Miriam Aida and others.