Refused: Dennis Lyxzén.
broke up in 1998 Dennis started two projects, one being The (international)
Noise Conspiracy and the other being a solo project called the Lost Patrol.
In 1999 Dennis released his first record under the moniker The Lost Patrol,
Songs in the Key of Resistance on Startracks records.
laid dormant for a while when Dennis was focusing most of his energy on
The (International) Noise Conspiracy. However in 2003 he released the record
“Songs About Running Away” on Burning Heart records. The record was a huge
collective effort and not so much a solo record. It featured over 20 musicians
and had a loose 70’s singer/songwriter feel to it. The records scored some
good reviews and had an unlikley hit with the song Alright written by childhood
friends Lisa Miskovsky.
After the release
of Songs about running away Dennis gathered some friends to form a proper
band, more in the veins of the music the he grew up with. The Lost Patrol
Band is now consisting of Dennis Lyxzen - Vocals/ Guitar. Andre Sandström
- Drums. Robert Petterson - Bass/vocals and Anders Stenberg - Guitar.
The line up
is a veritble who's who of the swedish music scene. Dennis of course sings
in The (international) Noise Conspiracy, Andre used to play in thrashers
DS-13 and is currently in newcomers Vicious. Robert Plays bass for the
amazing band the Regulations and is also handling vocals for Vicious. While
Anders is in the hyped swedish country/soul band the Deportess.
In 2004 they
went into the studio with Stefan Granberg of Randy and Daniel Berglund
of the Isolation Years and recorded 10 short poppy song in the vain of
forgotten and not so forgotten bands like the Undertones, the Nerves, Elvis
Costello, Rudi, the Zeros, The jags and so on. Great catchy powerpop punk
true to the late 70's early 80's.
The self titled
Lost Patrol Band record was released by Burning Heart in 2005 on Cd and
it also got release on Vinyl by Dennis own Label Ny Våg. The record
got some great reviews and the video to the song Golden Times actually
got a fair amount of airplay in sweden.
In 2004 Dennis
got voted the sexiest man in Sweden by magazine Elle. Last year he slipped
to #14 but Anders made #31 which will make Lost Patrol by far swedens sexiest
The Lost Patrol Band hit the studio twice. First to record a 7” called
Automatic Kids for Dennis label Ny Våg and then to record the follow
up to the Self titled Lost Patrol Band record.
The new record
is tighter and a bit punkier than the last one even though pretty much
every songs has a great pop hook to it. Dennis says that it is a celebration
to the punkrock that he first discovered in his teens with bands like Buzzcocks,
The Jam, Ramones and so on but also a attempt to recreate some of the more
amazing and obscure bands that he has fallen in love with over the years
like Protex, Pointed Sticks, Carpettes, The Kids and so on. Bands that
put out amazing records to an indifferent crowd.
The New Lost
Patrol Band record is Called “Automatic” and will be released in October
on Burning Heart Records and a limited vinyl version will be released by