The European tour starts in April and ends in September. SMK will also hit clubs in France, Netherlands, Germany and the UK. For complete tourdates and homepage, click here.
SMK currently exists of six members, Björn Nilsson, Hannes Stenström, Joakim "Beebop" Nybom, Joni Mälkki, Frej Lasson and Kim Nilsson.
SMK has a lot of sideprojects such as 50 Hertz and Häxor och Porr (witches and porn). The three groups were together in 2005 featured on Björk's remix album of Army and Me.
The name Slagsmålsklubben comes from the movie Fight Club by Chuch Palahniouk and is literal translation of the title.
Track Hänt from Boss for Leader, 2007.
The idea of a synthic group started when founding members Joakim Nybom, Joni Mälkki and Björn Anders Nilsson once experimented with Mälkki's old toysynth. They were supposed to have a common practice together with the punkband The Solbrillers but the forth member, and the singer, never cared to show.
Since the beginning, the band has produced most of their music from their own record company Djur and Mir. But giant record company EMI produced their third album Boss for Leader and worried supporters started a wild discussion on the bands fan club page, claiming that mainstream efforts could result in attracting "Billy Talent-listening teddybearfreaks".
Frej Larsson replied in interviews that SMK would maintain the same although the wider record distribution, and also added that their new tour manager could go to hell, it's SMK that's in charge.
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