Electric Boys launch PledgeMusic campaign for new album
Remember the Electric Boys, you might remember the 1988 “Lips n’ Hips”.
Formed in Stockholm in 1988, The Electric Boys were born out of the active ’80s Swedish rock scene which took its influences from the 60s psychedelia/ 70s hard rock, and fused it with a modern, big sounding production. Early on, the band achieved notable success on the Swedish charts before setting its sights on the rest of the world.
In late 1989, the band entered Little Mountain Sound Studio (Aerosmith, AC/DC, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, David Lee Roth) to begin work on their debut album, Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride, with respected producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Bon Jovi, The Cult, Mötley Crüe). The critically acclaimed album spawned the Billboard Top 20 single, All Lips N’ Hips, and quickly established the band as a force to be reckoned with. After months of solid touring in support of Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride the band reconvened in studio to record follow-up Groovus Maximus which gave the band another Billboard Top 30 single with the song, Mary In The Mystery World, and landed the band at #7 on the Official Swedish Charts. As the album’s touring cycle got into full swing the band found the time to contribute a track to the ABBA: The Tribute record. In 1994, the band released Freewheelin’ which peaked at #16 on the Official Swedish Album Chart, but would ultimately announce a Farewell show for later in the year in Stockholm. Guitarist singer, Conny Bloom, as well as bassist Andy Christell would go on to play in Hanoi Rocks featuring Michael Monroe. Conny would later join Ginger of The Wildhearts‘ in cult favourite band, Silver Ginger 5.
By 2009, Conny along with bassist Andy Christell began the process of reuniting the band which lead them to release album, And Them Boys Done Swang, in 2011 and the critically acclaimed fan favourite Starlight United in 2014. In all the years, the band has toured relentlessly opening for the likes of METALLICA, ALICE COOPER, MR. BIG, and THUNDER. In 2017, the band took part in the hugely popular Monsters Of Rock Cruise that included rocking peers: Queensrÿche, Night Ranger, Stryper, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer and many more. It was a triumphant return Stateside.
With 2018 upon us, the ELECTRIC BOYS are once again headed into the studio to begin work on their currently untitled new album and fans will have a chance to be part of the process thanks to their recently launched Pledge Music campaign. Not only will fans be given exclusive updates along the way, they’ll have access to premium features such as getting their name listed in the album’s credits, exclusive T-shirts, a variety of vinyl configurations, signed test pressings, a Skype session with the band, original drawings by lead singer Conny Bloom and much more.
For more information please visit: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/electric-boys-new-album