|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
The all-female, Swedish pop punk quartet Sahara Hotnights, initially looked to past masters of the three-minute pop song such as the Ramones and the Clash for guidance, but the end result is a sound comparable to modern day female led pop punk acts such as Hole and the Donnas. The quartet was formed in Robertsfors, Sweden, during the mid-90s by sisters Jennie Asplund (guitar) and Johanna Asplund (bass), who were joined by Maria Andersson (vocals/guitar) and Josephine Forsman (drums). Shortly after their formation, Sahara Hotnights issued a debut EP on their own label, 1997s Suits Anyone Fine, which was followed by a slew of singles for the Swedish label Speech. Their full-length debut, CMon Lets Pretend, was the first release as part of a major label contract with BMG Records. The stop gap four-track EP, Drive Dead Slow, followed in 2000, while the quartet completed work on Jennie BomThe latter was released in the USA by the Jet Set label. The...