from the official INVASIONEN myspace page:
09 apr 2008:
and a new name and some other random things!!!!
of people have been asking about the name change and the language change
so I’d thought that I’d give you some sort of reason why all of this happened!
name: There is a really crappy stuck up American artsy fartsy Indie band
from NYC called The lost Patrol and they copyrighted the name and sent
us threateing letters saying that we interfered with their livelyhood and
laywers involved and managed to remove all the Lost Patrol Band and Lost
Patrol stuff from all American Distros and Itunes and such places. They
also threatend to sue us if we ever used the name in the states again.
This is also a big part of why the last LPB record never came out in the
figured that we needed a new name if we ever wanted to come to the states
or even make our records avalible over there!
ago I started trying to write songs in Swedish, this felt like alot of
fun and something new and somewhere along the line we decided that we were
going to start playing only Swedish songs so then we figured that we should
change our name into a swedish name and call it quits with The Lost Patrol
Band. Sometimes you just need to go where you heart and music takes you!!!
We did The Lost Patrol Band for 5 years, did over a 100 shows and did a
couple of great tours but... it was time for a change!
choose the name Invasionen. Invasionen is Swedish for The Invasion. At
first we wanted to call the band Invasion cause that would work in english
as well but given the fact that there are like a million bands called Invasion
(Vinnie Vincents Invasion just to mention one ) we went with Invasionen.
in Swedish: I never ever wrote songs in Swedish, ever. For the past 20
years I’ve been singing in a language that is not my own! And when we started
writing in Swedish it felt cool, a whole new way of communcating and a
whole new set of words to play with.
still do songs in English, might even do the new record in both a Swedish
and English version. Right now we are focusing on the Swedish but....
ambitious man that I am, I will try to add the lyrics to the songs here
and maybe (if we ever update it) on the Ny Våg webpace. Both in Swedish
and in English!!! For those of you that are curious, these are some of
the most relevant lyrics I ever written!!!
you have it!!! Hopefully people that dont understand Swedish will still
dig the music that we are making!!!! And hopefully people will come out
and see us play with the new tunes and the new name!!!
Roberts other band Masshysteri, they are touring their asses off in a club
near you, so go out and support them. Great stuff! www.myspace.com/masshysteri.
not only playing drums with us he is also Singing in a great punkband called
Tristess, they are done with their new record and they have music on the
out Anders other band the Deportees, they are going into the studio next
week to record a new record. www.myspace.com/deporteesmusic
got really long!!!
read this far, well done!!!
see you soon and remember. Invasionen är här!!!!!!
So, it is
our name and we are now called Invasionen. The Lost Patrol Band is no more!!!!
our first proper show at the Umeå Open Festival this past weekend
together with among others The Scrags, Pascal, Auktion, Masshysteri and
we are playing a couple of shows in Umeå and Luleå to get started
then we are going to take the rest of the spring off to write new songs.
is going on tour with Masshysteri and Anders is recording a new Deportees
is to write songs during the spring and hopefully record a proper record
this summer. We recorded two songs for the Upcoming Ny Våg compilation
and also recorded a demo, we added a couple of songs here!
is to sing only in Swedish, we have a couple of songs written in English
so we will see what happens with that.
we have more news coming and we will hopefully add some more music and
some more photos later on!
we will keep you updated. This is an exiting time.
Also, the upcoming
SANDSTRÖM OVERDRIVE album has been delayed. It will be out in
the fall of 2008, but a single from the album might see the light of day