AC4

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AC4 is a Swedish hardcore punk band from Umeå, Sweden. Refused members Dennis Lyxzén and David Sandström had been talking about starting a new band for a long time. In the spring of 2008 Karl Backman had written songs for the new band and they started to rehearse. Jens Nordén had played with Lyxzén in pre-Refused straight edge hardcore band Step Forward (1987-1991) and since 1990 with Backman in punk band The Vectors. The "AC" in the name is the regional code for the Västerbotten province where Umeå is located.[1][2][3][4]

AC4
AC4 live in Saarbrücken
AC4 live in Saarbrücken
Background information
OriginUmeå, Västerbotten, Sweden
GenresHardcore punk, punk rock
Years active2008–2013
LabelsNy Våg
Deathwish Inc.
Shock Records
Associated actsRefused, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, The Lost Patrol Band, Step Forward, The Vectors, Final Exit
WebsiteOfficial AC4 Facebook
Myspace website
MembersDennis Lyxzén
Karl Backman
Christoffer Röstlund Jonsson
Fredrik Lyxzén
Past membersDavid Sandström
Jens Nordén

The first show was at a squat on Parkgatan in Umeå on May 5th, 2008.[5]

In May 2008 someone posted a live song on YouTube.[6] It got on Kerrang's playlist[7] and had over 14,000 hits the first week.[8]

They performed at Storsjöyran[9] and Umeå Punkfest in 2008.[10]

In 2009 they performed at Way Out West Festival[11] and released the self-titled debut album on Lyxzén's label Ny Våg.[12][13][14][15][16]

In 2010 their European tour took them around their native Sweden, as well as Norway, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Austria, France, Italy, England and Wales.[17] They also released the Umeå Hardcore 7" EP in Europe, a special 7" for Australia only and the debut album came out in America.[18]

AC4 initially refused to do interviews with mainstream media and would only answer questions from fanzine writers who were under the age of 18.[13][19][20] To promote their Australian tour in April, 2011, Dennis conducted a number of interviews with the local press, including Melbourne radio show Bullying The Jukebox.[21]

While on tour in Australia a short documentary film about the band entitled "A few minutes with AC4"[22] was filmed, along with a promotional video for the song "Won't Bow Down"[23] from their debut album.

In May 2012 the band announced that Sandström had been replaced by Christoffer Röstlund Jonsson (DS-13) and that the recording of a second album had begun. The album Burn The World was released in March 2013[24] on Ny Våg records and Deathwish Inc.[25]

The band is also performing at some upcoming festivals including Groezrock on a spring 2013 tour. A week before the tour the band announced that Nordén had suddenly left AC4, but is being replaced by their producer Fredrik Lyxzén.[26]

MembersEdit

Current members
Former members

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

EPsEdit

  • Split 7" w/ Surprise Sex Attack
    • 7" Aniseed records (Aniseed 001) 2010
  • Umeå Hardcore'
    • 7" P-Trash records (p.trash62) 2010

CompilationsEdit

  • Umeå Vråljazz Giganter'
    • CD/LP Ny Våg records (Ny Våg No. 120) 2010

Music videosEdit

  • "Curva del Diablo" (2013)
  • "Burn the World" (2013)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AC4's Karl Backman (January 3, 2011) : Interview : PlugInMusic.com". Web.archive.org. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  2. ^ "AC4". Refusedfan.com. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  3. ^ "Interviews & Artikel : AC4 :: ox-fanzine.de". Ox-fanzine.de. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-26. Retrieved 2010-05-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) PSL SVT Lyxzén interview 2008
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2010-03-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) SVT News May 2008
  6. ^ "AC4 live at Verket, Umeå - YouTube". Web.archive.org. 15 March 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-02. Retrieved 2010-03-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Kerrang Playlist June 2008
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-04. Retrieved 2010-03-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Sound Pollution
  9. ^ "Storsjöyran | Festivalen som inte liknar någon annan". Yran.se. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2009-06-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-12. Retrieved 2010-03-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "AC4 "AC4"". Dagensskiva.com. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  13. ^ a b "AC4 - AC4 - Skivor - Expressen Nöje | Nöjesnyheter Musiknyheter Filmnyheter". February 6, 2010. Archived from the original on February 6, 2010. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-28. Retrieved 2010-03-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Dagens nyheter AC4-AC4
  15. ^ "Aftonbladet: Aftonbladet recensioner: CD". Aftonbladet.se. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  16. ^ "AC4 - AC4 - GROOVE - Sveriges största musiktidning". Groove.se. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  17. ^ [1][dead link]
  18. ^ "AC4 get US release, planning tour". Itsatrap.com. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-07. Retrieved 2010-03-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) AC4 and the media
  20. ^ "Brända Halsmandlar - David från AC4: "Det är irriterande att jämföras med Refused"". Web.archive.org. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  21. ^ "Dennis Lyxzen - AC4". Soundcloud.com. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  22. ^ "A Few Minutes With AC4". Vimeo.com. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  23. ^ "AC4 - Won't Bow Down on Vimeo". Web.archive.org. 24 January 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  24. ^ "AC4". Facebook.com. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  25. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-03-18. Retrieved 2013-03-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) AC4 "Burn The World" LP out soon from a partnership of Deathwish & Ny Vag
  26. ^ "AC4 EURO TOUR..." Facebook.com. Retrieved 2013-04-18.

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