Universal Poplab

Universal Poplab

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Universal Poplab offers pure magic electronic pop nuggets with content! Think perfect pop melodies with very strong vocals in the likes of Erasure and Pet Shop Boys.

Biography

In January 2002, vocalist Christer Lundberg and producer Paul Lachenardière shook hands over a couple of beers and a vegetarian meal, agreeing on plans to create a shimmering spectacle of synthpop art. In February 2004, their debut album, "Universal Poplab", was released. The album - and several singles from it such as "New Baby Boom", "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful" and "Dice Roller" - achieved chart success. With the addition of new member, sound magician Hans Olsson, the band finished their second album "UPRISING", released on 29th November 2006.

Recent single releases, "I Could Say Im Sorry", "Heart Apart" and "Fire" demonstrate the band's growing achievements and ability to permeate our heads and hearts with their insanely catchy melodies.

Since the band members have very different backgrounds, the journey from plans to music can best be described as a series of creative wild mood swings. Christer is an old-school synthpop fan, influenced by acts like Soft Cell and Yazoo. Paul is a classically trained musician with roots in jazz, electronica, trance and techno. Hans is one of Sweden's finest producers and sound engineers.

Each member's creative output has also taken various forms over the years: Christer is not only a songwriter and singer. He also hosts his own daytime radio show on Swedish radio and has produced acclaimed TV documentaries. Paul is not only an accomplished producer. As well as being a skilled multi-instrumentalist, he creates music and releases records in such varied genres as trance and nu-jazz. Hans has produced, mixed and mastered records in many varied genres and by famous artists like José González. (He has recently completed a tour of Sweden alongside pop wiz Timo Räisänen). It's in the meeting of these three different minds that magic is born.

Live, the band is a riot! Universal Poplab made their live debut in 2003 at the Scandinavian Alternative Music Awards, (where, two years later, they won the award for best album). Since then, UP have gained a dedicated following through their extensive gigging at clubs and festivals, as well as their website downloads.

Lyrics

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Written By: Universal Poplab

Lyrics will be up here soon!

Discography

Universal Poplab - Fame & Hate
1. Fame & Hate (Single Version )
2. Fame & Hate (Emmon RMX )
3. Fame & Hate (Draak Mix by Holger Berg)
4. Fame & Hate (Markovic Casio Version)

Release date: 2008-02-06
Catalogue No: wonderu14
Format: CDS
Label: Wonderland Records

Universal Poplab - Uprising The Remixes
1. I Could Say I'm Sorry (Zeigeist Remix)
2. Soma Generation (Menichal Servants Remix)
3. Fire (Andreas and The Chemicals Retake)
4. Vampire In You (Neuropa Remix)
5. Heart Apart (Paul Lachenardière Swing Remix)
6. I Could Say I'm Sorry (Thermostatic Remix)
7. Vampire In You (Bloody Mess Remix)
8. Heart Apart (Timo Räisänen Acoustic Remix)
9. Black Love Song (Monestrian Short Mix)

Release date: 2007-11-30
Catalogue No: wonderu10
Format: CD+
Label: Wonderland Records / Major Records

Universal Poplab - Fire
1. Fire (Single Version )
2. Fire (Andreas and The Chemicals Retake )
3. Dice Roller (Live)

Release date: 2007-04-25
Catalogue No: wonderu13
Format: CDS
Label: Wonderland Records

Universal Poplab - UPRISING
1. Soma Generation
2. I Could Say I'm Sorry
3. Fire
4. Heart Apart
5. White Night
6. Black Love Song
7. Vampire In You
8. 60 Is The New 40
9. Go Back To Sleep
10. The Message
11. Sad Song
12. New Beginnings

Release date: 2006-11-29
Catalogue No: wonderu04
Format: CD+
Label: Wonderland Records

Universal Poplab - Heart apart
1. Heart Apart (Single Version )
2. Heart Apart (Timo Räisänen Acoustic Remix )
3. Heart Apart (Paul Lachenardière Swing Remix)

Release date: 2006-10-30
Catalogue No: wonderu12
Format: CDS
Label: Wonderland Records

Universal Poplab - I Could Say I'm Sorry
1. I could say I'm sorry (Single Version)
2. Vampire in you (Single Version)
3. I could say I'm sorry (Jens Lodén Remix)
4. I could say I'm sorry (Thermostatic Remix)
5. I could say I'm sorry (Instrumental)

Release date: 2006-06-03
Catalogue No: wonderu11
Format: CDS
Label: Wonderland Records

Universal Poplab - Dice Roller
1. Dice roller
2. Dice roller (Kaah remix)
3. We hate it when our friends become successful (Team Smüd dance remix)
4. We hate it when our friends become successful (Stisch Remix)

Release date: 2004-08-09
Catalogue No: CDSSC 35
Format: CDS
Label: SubSpace Communications

Universal Poplab - We Hate it When our Friends Become Successful
Release date: 2004-04-15
Format: Free single
Label: SubSpace Communications

Universal Poplab - Universal Poplab
1. Bedhead
2. Casanova fall
3. I believe
4. Lovers Lane
5. Days astray
6. New baby boom feat. Nina Natri
7. Dice roller
8. I can't help myself
9. Extasy
10. We hate it when our friends become successful feat. Håkan Hellström
11. Any more than this

Videos
1. Casanova Fall
2. New Baby Boom

Release date: 2004-02-11
Catalogue No: CDCOM 16
Format: CD+
Label: SubSpace Communications

Universal Poplab - New Baby Boom feat. Nina Natri
1. New baby boom (Radio edit)
2. Lovers Lane
3. New baby boom (Andreas Saag's reborn remix)
4. New baby boom (Puppet Masters' girls only remix)
5. New baby boom (Håkan Lidbo remix)

Release date: 2004-01-14
Catalogue No: CDSSC 27
Format: CDS
Label: SubSpace Communications

Universal Poplab - Casanova Fall
1. Casanova fall (Radio edit)
2. Casanova fall (Playmaker's club edit)
3. Brilliant creatures
4. Casanova fall (Dirtyremix by Sophie Rimheden)

Release date: 2003-05-02
Catalogue No: CDSSC 26
Format: CDS
Label: SubSpace Communications

All singles have had radio play on national swedish radio. More than half of them have made it into the most important hit- list in Sweden (Trackslistan).

Set List

Set list for one of the previous shows:

Sad Song
Heart Apart
Fire
On The Run
Fame & Hate
We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful (Morrissy- cover!)
Dice Roller
Soma Generation
I Could Say I´m Sorry

Playing time approx 35 minutes.