• Blueprintlive presents •
MILLENCOLIN (Epitaph Records)
Sunday, September 25th
881 Granville Street
19+ | Doors 8PM
Tickets on sale Thursday, June 30th at 10am ~ http://bit.ly/28Yibna
Hardcopies | ZuluRecords Store, Red Cat Records & Neptoon Records
Scandinavian skatepunk unit Millencolin Official formed in Örebro, Sweden, in late 1992 with its members coming together from other area punk bands. Inspired by the Southern California hardcore sound of bands like Operation Ivy, the Descendents, and NOFX, vocalist/bassist Nikola Sarcevic and guitarists Erik Ohlsson and Mathias Färm formed the first incarnation of Millencolin (a variation on the skateboarding maneuver dubbed melancholy) as a Swedish-language group, but later began writing and singing in English. A ten-song demo, Goofy, was recorded in early 1993 with Färm on drums, but as Millencolin needed two guitarists for their live show, he moved to guitar when permanent drummer Fredrik Larzon was soon added to cement their lineup. That summer, the guys recorded another demo, Melack, which was subsequently sent to local indie Burning Heart; the label quickly expressed interest in working with the band.