Back in 1990 three Swedish kids (Gotte Ringqvist, Stefan Brisland-Ferner and Rickard Westman) went to see a performance of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, with music performed by a.o. Olov Johansson. The experience was so impressive that they decided to start a band: Garmarna. Shortly afterwards, Jens Höglin enrolled the group and Emma Härdelin, a long-time friend of the band, joined the band as vocalist in 1993. The debut album of this flok-rock band, ‘Vittrad’ (Withered), released in April 1994, was nominated for a Swedish Grammy, and their second album, ‘Guds Spelemän’ (The fiddlers of God) received the Swedish Grammy award as Album of the Year 1996.
With lyrics in Swedish, ‘Gamen’ belongs to third full-length album of the band: ‘Vedergällningen’ (Vengeance). We are captivated by the wild energy of this song and its exquisite balance between tradition and modernity.
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