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Hey, Mags
I really think you guys rock and i would be so thankful if you tell me(or just say you don't got it) the tabs for harmonica to Explode song and what the key Nina use in this song.
Thanks, sorry for my english, i'm brazilian
I wish you the best
Juanboaventura, 2009-09-27 04:03:13

Hmm I don´t know. Can´t even remember what key it is in.. But it can´t be that complicated to figure out?

take care

MagnusS, 2009-09-29 09:25:38
Just watching all of your videos on youtube. Do you have an official channel for The Cardigans? Anyway, you guys and your music are the best! (Sorry for the bad english). Saludos desde México. Suerte.
edencarballo, 2009-09-29 00:16:25
No there´s no official channel for us, perhaps we should have that?
I have uploaded some videos on my personal one though.
There´s an acoustiv version of If there´s a chance there, real nice song
but very low budget homemae video.. ;-)

Take care

MagnusS, 2009-09-29 09:23:58
hallå hallå nina o resten :) såg A Camp nu på malmöfestivalen, helt okej absolut. det tradiga är bara att jag önskade så innerligt att ni skulle spela en cardigans-låt.. sen fick jag höra av ngn att the cardigans nog inte kommer ha nån mer spelning, ever.... :( så ledsen jag blev. snälla säg att det är en lögn och att ni visst kommer ha nån spelning till?!?!
mariacastorina, 2009-08-22 14:18:50

Vi får väl se om vi drar ihopas bandet igen. Nina lirar ju inte våra låtar med A Camp, de har ju en egen repertoar. Så de banden ska inte blandas ihop tror jag.

ha det fint!

MagnusS, 2009-09-09 18:55:47
Hi Magnus :)

You can't guess how I'm so cheerful to have the possibility to express you how I'm enjoying your rock band for years now ( since the day I steal Gran turismo disc in my brother bedroom actually ^^ )

I just wanted to tell you that , for me , you're probably the best rock band and yours songs are amazing.. I listen to 'Erase and rewind' ,'explode' , 'higher' others and others almost everyday..when I I go to the office , when I'm driving..everytime and everywhere you're in my mp3 always ready to make me dream , make me feel marvelous feelings .

I'm really happy right now to expres you how you made and still makes me happy and relaxed when I feel sad or just exhausted after a bad make me dream as you still make a lot of people dream and I just wanna thank you for those injections of welfare each day ;)

I wish you this amount of happyness you gave me for several years , and I wish I will have the chance to see you during a next live performance ( I pray you will think about it ! )

un grand merci ;)

Pierredefrance, 2009-08-31 19:44:17
Thank you Pierre for you kind letter!

I hope we can make you happy for many more years, as the band and in different solothings. Meanwhile, check out our country(wo)men Fever Ray, Jenny Wilson, El Perro del mar and Frida Hyvönen. The ladies make the best music out of sweden this year!

Take care

MagnusS, 2009-09-09 18:53:06
Hi, I was just wondering about the "UK News" section on the website. It hasn't been updated in 4 years, and well, shouldn't there just be one section for news. I don't see the need for it. news is news, but no UK news in 4 years probably means that the UK news section can be abandoned. Maybe just have one news section? I hate to complain, but I just find a wee bit strange, why not have Swedish News, US News, Asia News, Kazakhstan News. haha. Maybe just "News" would be better.
Well no news is good news, right? ;)
I hope so, please keep rocking, Cardigans style
Vrak, 2009-09-06 16:10:58
yeah, it was something UK universal demanded..... We saw this coming I must say...

MagnusS, 2009-09-09 18:49:08
Hi Magnus;

First I'd like to say that I really like your work!
I remember It well, I was 15 and I got impressed with Cardigans' music... 14 years later I'm still a fan, and hoping you realease a new album soon.
I'd like to ask if you use to look for cardigans covers in you tube, a thousand pleople cover your songs. Is there any you like?
I have a band and we are planning to play a tribute to the Cardigans in a local bar, hope you don't mind!!

Could you please tell me which guitar efects (pedals) do you use? Are you still using Marshall amps?
RafaelVital, 2009-09-07 03:40:56

I play in 8 bands at the moment, so In haven´t got the time really... :-)
But just go for it man!

MagnusS, 2009-09-09 18:47:52

So I read that you started off playing a little heavy metal, is this true? If So, do you have any video of it you can share?

one more question - Do you like Nina's A Camp stuff? BE HONEST!
jhits4life, 2009-09-07 08:31:20
No, that´s an old story that´s just oooooold. Me and Peter liked metal when we were 15, but that´s not really relevant. I think A Camp´s new is ok. The previous one was more uneven, but had higher points like I can buy you, Frequent flyer and Algebra.

MagnusS, 2009-09-09 18:46:47
Hi Magnus!!
Please, forgive me if I don´t write properly in English... I would like to ask you what is your favourite song from LGBD? One of my favourite songs of your band is Celia Inside, can you tell me about it? Who's Celia? (I'm not a gossip girl :)))))
Thanks for answering all our questions, very nice from you!!
Take care,
Luciafromspain, 2009-05-19 21:41:56
Hej Lucia!

Cecilia is a lady I was totally in love with when I was at University. Guess she broke my heart in many many pieces.... ;-) Oooh , them old times.... ;-)

MagnusS, 2009-08-20 10:26:20
i am from Indonesia. i would like to buy from your store, but i cant find my own country in there. what should I do? i really want to buy Cardigans shirt. thanks.
intoon, 2009-05-23 04:55:44

I have no idea, perhaps someone at the Forum can help you out?

MagnusS, 2009-08-20 10:22:11
hello,i wanna ask when the band gonna have a new album
cardigans448, 2009-05-23 17:30:42

No idea my friend...

MagnusS, 2009-08-20 10:21:31
The Cradigans!!!! I love you!!!!
I am part of a kids show called Whoop Dee Doo, and we are putting on a performance for the Malmo Festivals kid section next week here in Sweden, and I was wondering if there is any way you would make a guest appearance??????
We have had other awesome acts like Tilly and The Wall, Cazwell, and Amanda Lapore. So you would be such an perfect fit!

Here is our website:

Please let me know if you have the notion to dance and sing with kids!!!!

Leone Anne Reeves
myleoneanne, 2009-08-05 21:33:07

I probably ran into you backstage at the Moriskan theatre. I played the bass in the cabaret thingy right before you last week! Sorry I didn´t see your post until today...

Take care

MagnusS, 2009-08-20 10:21:10
Hi Mags,
the songs on LIFE have all kind of a sweet sixties retro sound, that would surely have made you to superstars in that decade. Also optically the band appeared retro-styled in the video to "Sick and Tired".
How did it come ? Did you really felt that way, or was it just a kind of
a joke or a "marketing strategy" ?

Cheers and many thanks for keeping up this forum,

PS: Any kind of Cardigans activities scheduled ?
MilanOne, 2009-08-10 20:55:06
Hej Milan!

Well, we all really liked the 60´s style back then. When we moved down to Malmö, we met new people and they inspired us a lot. The style of the production and that video has a lot to do with Tambourine Studios and the people around it. When we started back in 92, we didn´t have that specific retro sound. I still love that Super 16 video, the colour and style of the photage. Then LIFE album was quite toungue in cheek, it was made to be made up, storylike. Our first album Emmerdale wasn´t like that.

Take care

MagnusS, 2009-08-20 10:19:35
Hi, Cardigans!

I am from Brazil, north of the country.
I am very happy to get you to write something that is constantly present in my life. (work, study and etc ...) knew the work of the band at a time, I would say that you write for soul and I feel flattered to be fan of a band spectacular ...

Here in Brazil, I am part of a group who revere the work of you and help hard to get information about the band.

I have questions, my euphoria is more than any moment of curiosity, rs!

I just wanted to leave the message that I have admiration for you.

A kiss for all

Their fans in Brazil

P.S.: Excuse the english, I'm awful!
tsc.talita, 2009-08-15 21:22:35

Your anglish is fine, no problem!

Take care

MagnusS, 2009-08-20 10:16:22
Esos Cardigans!

I`ve been hearing some of your music since ´95. And you guys rock... I`m making a "low budget" short film and I don`t see another way to finish it without "My Favourite Game" Producers have been asking about the rights but they get no concrete answers here in Spain... Could I have your permission? "Courtesy of the Cardigans" jeje... I`m goin` crazy and making the fool out of it, but I don`t see another way to do it!!!

Anyways, I wish you guys health, luck and inspiration. Keep on with the good life. Un abrazo grande porque sois unos tíos grandes!!! y a Nina un besazo gigante.
sonny39, 2009-08-20 01:20:13

I think you have to ask for permission. Why not contact Universal Sweden?
Since they own the copyright, we can´t give them away just like that.
We don´t have a problem with it, but check the legal things with them, ok?

Un abrazo!

MagnusS, 2009-08-20 10:15:26
Hello!! Im een reusachtige ventilator van u. Im van Mexico… van de Stad van Monterrey… Ik houd werkelijk van uw muziek… u ben mijn favoriete groep ik hoop dat gelieve u aan Monterrey Mexico te kunnen komen… het zou zijn als een groot!! en gelieve gelieve te komen aan Mexico!!!!!

Hello Im a huge fan of your band.. Nina you are the best singer in the world, your voice,lyrics they are really really inspiring for me...Im from Monterrey Mexico... I would like to make you consider coming to mexico.. please... it will be the best thing for me... i would love that you can be here and give me and mexico your amazing music... you have many fans in here... like really a lot... it will be so great if you could come.. well thats everything.. hope you guys are great... see yaaa!!
cecy_oc, 2009-08-20 06:20:05
Thanks man, but no tours anywhere at the moment...

MagnusS, 2009-08-20 10:13:28
Hej Mags.

So ... I guess you've noticed on the forum that there's been some talk lately of your very early pre-Emmerdale demos and perhaps the possibility of them being out there on the internets for fans to listen to finally. I thought I'd ask you this before I did anything to really piss you off ...

I happen to be in possession of these vinyls and I was wondering if you'd mind if I made some MP3s, and if I posted them on the forum for people to listen to here? In all honesty, bootleggers are making some serious abouts of money (€100+ a vinyl) from these records, and I think putting the songs out there would put an end to that. There are fans who desperately want to hear these and who spend stupid amounts of money to do so (myself included). Would you mind?

But you're the big boss man. If you don't want people listening to them, then I won't be the one to put them out there. I don't want to bite the hand that feeds.

By the way, thanks for keeping this Ask The Band section going, even during these not-so-busy times. I'm sure half the questions you get are "You tour my country now?" and that it could be a big pain in the ass sometimes, but it's cool to have this type of connection with a band. It's really appreciated, Magnus.

Small-Talker, 2009-07-11 05:06:53

Well, these songs are sooo old and it´s not like it´s the best we ever done.
But I´ll see if I can find them somewhere on a tape or so. Ok?

Take care

MagnusS, 2009-08-05 08:50:39
Hey Cardigans,

I really love your music...

Your album "long gone before daylight" is my favorite album

It pretty much chronicles the relationship between me and my boyfriend...

we are no longer together... :(

Where did you get the inspiration for the song "lead me into the night"?

I love all the slow songs in the album, they are sad and dark... I love them!

thanks again Cardigans!

Your fan from San Antonio, Texas...

hector j. hernandez
Muluk, 2009-07-26 01:51:20
Hej hector!

Sorry to hear about the breakup... that sucks as always.

Not sure what NIna was thinking of when she wrote that song, but it´s one of my very fave songs in our catalogue. We used to end the shows on the LGBD tour with that one and it was always very emotional.

Hope you find youself a new sweetheart!

Take care

MagnusS, 2009-08-05 08:49:25
Hey Cardigans

I remember that the first time i heard you was when i was about 5-6 years old, on that time i want sure about who you was, but now im 13 years old i love youre music i heard it almost everytime and when im not hearing it i miss it pretty much.
Its like youre music have a conection to my brain or something, And i love youre voice Nina and the way you playing guitar peter, Your very speciel and youre making the most incredible music i ever heard.

Actually i wanna be a singer but i wonderif you guys could give me some reveise (råd) like how i can get a band to play with or somthing like that i really hope you will help me cause it will be an orner for me to get help of my favorit band

With love from : On of youre biggiest fan in the world:)

ps. im not so good to english so i hope you can read it he he
Abigfan, 2009-07-29 17:07:02
Hej hej!

Well you don´t have to write us in english you know...
But I guess jus keep on singing the style of music you like. Nina was actually turned down in the school choir back in highschool. The nerd trying to be cool teacher we had back then thought she wasn´t good enough. That´s funny! ;-)

Try to write you own songs or meet someone you can work with. We were lucky to find eachother, but who could know that Peter had all them songs in him? Or Nina developed to a mega star? for sure we didn´t back in 1992....

Good luck and take care!

MagnusS, 2009-08-05 08:46:41
How did you guys get such an amazing guitar tone on the intro to Godspell? What guitar, amp, and effect combination produces such an amazing result?

zachomega, 2009-07-31 08:23:22
Hmm i have no idea, Peter does all that stuff. he uses lots of pedals and amps and guitars so it´s impossible to know how he did it...


MagnusS, 2009-08-05 08:42:59
I would like know if you wish come back in Brazil. Sorry my english. I love you.
ilovecardigans, 2009-07-31 21:25:26
No se...
MagnusS, 2009-08-05 08:42:16
Hi There my name is Daniel and im from México, you're new from me but since i saw the movie Goal 3 and i heard the song Communication, im in love, so strong lyrics and deeply, hope you keep doing greats songs.

Have you been in Mexico?

Take care and hugs. See ya.
Daniellevi, 2009-08-01 07:53:35
Welcome to our site Daniel!

We have been to Mexico city but it was very long ago. Back in 1997 I think...

Take care amigo!

MagnusS, 2009-08-05 08:42:02
hey magnus,
I´ve got two questions :)
1.I´m playing the bass guitar for 4 years now.Tell me which is your favourite cardigans song to play on your bass ?!
2.The boy I´m in love with is a big the cardigans fan I´m not shure which of your beautiful lovesongs would be the best to show him my feelings?
thank you...
küsschen aus Deutschland
Erdbeerkind, 2009-08-02 20:59:20
Hej Paula!

Hmm I like to play lots of songs, but If I get to pick one it could be.... I need some fine wine... But songs like Live and Learn and For what it´s worth are fun too.

Hmmm I think Lead me into the night would work fine. or any of the ballads from LGBD.

Good luck!

MagnusS, 2009-08-05 08:41:00
I heard quit often the song 'Kiss me' on the radio and I believe you sing it. Is it originaly a song from The Cardigans and if so, on which album can I find it?

Jan Rutjes
JanRutjes, 2009-08-04 20:00:43
Eh, don´t know. Why haven´t got a song called Kiss me. We do have two songs called " And then you kissed me" part one and two. They´re on our two latest albums.

MagnusS, 2009-08-05 08:38:42
Hi Magnus,

I hope you're not mad at me for disappearing off the face of the earth. I still love you guys :-). I know you're not touring, but any chance any of you might make your way down to Italy for a visit? I'll be back living there in October :-) And of course would love to cook for you guys ;-)

Tina (from Seattle!)
TinaSeattle, 2009-07-10 06:27:22
Hej Tina!

Welcome back! italy sounds amazing, never been to Rome and I would really like to visit that city. Could be a plan? ;-)

Hugs Mags
MagnusS, 2009-07-29 11:18:03
Is Nina married to one of the band mates? Does she or any of them have any kids?
earthmama, 2009-07-14 16:57:45

No Nina is married to Nathan Larson. Bengt, Lasse and Peter have two kids each.

MagnusS, 2009-07-29 11:14:35
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