David Sandström

David Sandström (born January 2, 1975) is the drummer for hardcore punk group Refused. After Refused broke up David and the other members of Refused worked on a project entitled TEXT and released one album. Then David went on to do solo work. In 2008 he formed the hardcore punk band AC4 with Refused frontman Dennis Lyxzén, playing bass guitar.

David Sandström
Also known asDave Exit
Born (1975-01-02) January 2, 1975 (age 46)
Umeå, Sweden
GenresPunk rock, indie rock, hardcore punk, post-hardcore
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, bass, drums, melodica, guitar
Years active1991–present
LabelsBurning Heart, Epitaph
Associated actsRefused, Final Exit, TEXT, AC4, David Sandström Overdrive

Sandström states that before Refused formed he was a "glue-sniffing death metal kid" but eventually a fan of Step Forward, the embryo of Refused. As Step Forward called it quits and the friendship between Sandström and Dennis Lyxzén grew stronger, Lyxzén took him home and made him listen to Youth of Today's We're Not in This Alone album over and over again in a room alone.[1][2]

David Sandström OverdriveEdit

David Sandström Overdrive
Years active1998– present
LabelsMofab Teg Recordings, Razzia Records
MembersDavid Sandström
Lars Eriksson
Frida Selander
Erik Nyhlin
Oskar Sandlund
Nippe Dahlskog

After Refused's demise, Sandström formed his own band, David Sandström Overdrive. His first release under his own name was called Om det inte händer nåt innan imorgon så kommer jag.. (If nothing happens before tomorrow, I am going to...). Om det is about David's grandfather, and was sung in Swedish. The second album, The Dominant Need of Needy Soul Is to Be Needed was released in 2004. His third album is Go Down! and was released in May 2005 under the name David Sandström Overdrive. In October 2008 the fourth album was released, titled Pigs Lose on Razzia Records.


The Faint Sounds of Shovelled EarthEdit

Under the alias The Faint Sounds of Shovelled Earth
1998, Simba recordings

  1. Jack
  2. Endnotes
  3. The Colour of his Shoes
  4. Gods and Punks
  5. Detours
  6. The Fires of the Town
  7. Precursor
  8. The Boxer's Son
  9. Promise
  10. Shroud

Text – STEdit

as Member
2000, Demon Box Recording
2000, Desperate Fight Records
2001, Buddyhead

  1. Requiem For Ernst-Hugo (1928–1998)
  2. Sound Is Compressed; Words Rebel And Hiss
  3. Collages Désertes, 1ère Tableau Du Sable
  4. We Have Explosives! – Schmexplosives
  5. Those Kids Are Gone
  6. Collages Désertes, 2ème Tableau Du Soleil
  7. The Huntsville Treaty
  8. Collages Désertes, 3ème Tableau Du Chemin

Om det inte händer nåt innan imorgon så kommer jagEdit

2000, Demonbox Recordings

  1. Apropå Det Här Med Att Finnas Till (4:33)
  2. Stämning (4:18)
  3. 1968 (13:52)
  4. Degernäs (7:45)
  5. När Hjärtat Svider (5:53)
  6. Oväsen (1:39)
  7. Det Du Vill Mest (10:53)
  8. Kurragömma (13:36)

The Dominant Need of the Needy Soul Is to Be NeededEdit

2004, Mofab Teg Recordings

  1. Cocaine in Your Cola (3:18)
  2. Shakey Heart (3:26)
  3. Cockroaches (2:15)
  4. Let The Song Begin (3:15)
  5. Counting The Ties (2:26)
  6. Frojden Eder Med Bavan (3:58)
  7. Rock in Motion (3:49)
  8. Kill Your Boyfriend (3:12)
  9. You Can't Prepare Your Pianos For This, There's No Grammar, There's Just Us (3:58)
  10. TJ Queen (3:58)
  11. Sixties, The (4:06)

Go Down!Edit

With David Sandström Overdrive. 2005, Mofab Teg Recordings

  1. Buckle Up (2:32)
  2. The Fatville Treaty (3:53)
  3. The Crotch Of Saturday Night (2:27)
  4. Move Along (3:56)
  5. Gather Round (3:31)
  6. Here's For Summer (2:14)
  7. How The Story Feels (3:37)
  8. Get On With Your Life (3:10)
  9. Puppet Arms (3:48)
  10. Fetch Your Invectives (0:19)
  11. A Greater Sum (3:42)
  12. Sunday Coffee (2:53)
  13. Leni Leni (3:55)

Pigs LoseEdit

With David Sandström Overdrive. 2008, Razzia Records

  1. Mortal Man Is A Broomstick (1:51)
  2. Listen (4:22)
  3. Not A Good Boy (2:44)
  4. Happy Home (5:14)
  5. These Are The Days (2:54)
  6. Lisa, Lisa (4:06)
  7. Tearing Through The Decades (6:54)
  8. The Zigzag Years (3:15)
  9. The God Thing (1:31)
  10. Allstar Team (3:46)
  11. Songs That Maybe Won't Be Forgotten (2:47)
  12. Dead Alive (1:48)
  13. Too Late, But Still (3:56)
  14. Stop Talk (4:54)
  15. Thou Shalt Get Lost (5:24)
  16. Göran William Frii (4:45)

You're The Lotion On Darkness Knuckles As It Punches Light in the FaceEdit

A Heavy Feather 2011, Razzia Records

  1. The Wrong Animal (4:00)
  2. Sylvia Plath (3:10)
  3. Trouble (5:49)
  4. Doomsday Afternoon (4:10)
  5. Caitlin Mooney (3:39)
  6. Palimpsest (5:02)
  7. Rot in the Guilt Gene (2:02)
  8. Iosif Brodskij (4:59)
  9. Goodnight Bad Things (6:05)
  10. Problem (6:56)


  • Here's For Summer (2:14), 2005 Mofab Teg Recordings
  • Not a Good Boy (2:27), 2008 Mofab Teg Recordings
  • Lisa, Lisa (4:04), 2008 Razzia Records

Non Album/Live TracksEdit

  • Falträsk (2:36)
  • Live at klungan (4:57)


2007, Folkets Bio
Directors: Alberto Herskovits, Mikael Wiström
Månharen Film & TV AB

A documentary about musician David Sandström, the Swedish photographer Sune Jonsson and writer Sara Lidman.

Based on context of recorded audio in Om det inte händer nåt innan imorgon så kommer jag this motion picture deals with searching origin and identity;

the scene is set in Norrbotten, Sweden

David has also contributed vocals on the Addeboy vs Cliff track "Beep My Beep" in 2009.


  1. ^ [1] Archived February 28, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ [2][dead link]

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