My Dear Listener
Achordian's music is best described as pop with a little twist to it. The melody is always put in the front room while the sounds and moods change with every song. A big influence is the songwriting of Ray Davies (the Kinks), Ron Sexsmith, Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Josh Rouse and the Beatles. The band has been around in different shapes since 1998, when songwriter Jesper Bjellerup returned to Sweden after a year long stay in Boulder, Colorado. Among other things that he brought home there was a collection of songs written during his stay abroad. He gathered some friends and formed Achordian to make the tunes come alive. During the next four years Achordian recorded a couple of demo tapes and had quite a few shows around southern Sweden. When Jesper got the STIM scholarship in 2002 they were able to start recording their first full-length album, 'My dear listener'. After the album was mixed they gave a copy to Marilyn Records who instantly signed them and released it in the spring of 2004. The single, 'Barry (the storm)', reached place 37 on the Swedish singles chart and the band toured Sweden during the fall and winter. At the moment Achordian is completing the recording of their new album called 'A product of the 80's'. It will be released in the fall of 2006 and followed by a tour. They will also have a song on a Japanese compilation CD that comes out in November 2006 and make a music video with Nico Chavez in London, England. Jesper Bjellerup - lead vocals & guitar Jakob Bjellerup - drums & backing vocals Fredrik Joachimsson - guitar & backing vocals Fred Whitling - bass & backing vocals Henrik Larsson - piano & harmonica.