- I Was So Unpopular in School and Now They´re Giving Me This
Beautiful Bicycle (2004)
- The World According to Pablo (2005)
- Where the Ocean Meets My Hand (2007)
- I Used to Wander This Streets (2008)
- From Burning Hell to Smile and Laughter (2010)
- Best of Billie the Vision & the Dancers (2011)
- While You Were Asleep (2012)
BtV&tD and Love Will Pay the Bills Records is created by Lars,
with the members: Lars Lindquist, Maria Carlsson, Gustav Kronqvist,
John Dunsö, Sofia Janninge and Lisa Haglind. Debut album I was so
unpopular in school and now they´re giving me this beautiful
bicycle is released on Love Will Pay the Bills Records. The album
gets great reviews in the press and also gets nominated at
Manifest, the Swedish prize award for records released on indie
National TV debut in Sweden at the show Go'kvall. Weeks after
the producers calls and says that they have never before received
as much positive reactions from the viewers in the entire history
of the show. National radio debut with the songs Summercat och Good
Silvio "Mono" Arismendi joins the band. A gig at Emmaboda
festival. After days of consideration BtV&tD decides to do it
even though they have to pay the entrance fee themselves. The
Pipettes from England sees the show and wants to do a tour
together. Walking street tour in Malmoe during the summer.
BtV&tD reaches out to more people and extends their audience.
The second album The World According to Pablo is recorded during
the summer and is released soon after. Also this album gets
nominated at Manifest.
Autumn tour in Sweden and Norway as a support band for The
Pipettes. BtV&tD debuts on the biggest club scenes and does a
huge success. In Oslo they also meet Michael Hockel, who later will
be their German label boss. BtV&tD flies to England and meets
The Pipettes and does three shows in London. A cooperation with The
Pipettes manager Andy Barding begins. The day before new years eve
BtV&tD does their first show, headlining Malmoe's biggest club
In the beginning of the year BtV&tD drives 1300 kilometers to
play at Hola Folkhögskola in the north of Sweden, in front of
30 persons. There they meet the blues musician Seasick Steve.
Europe tour in the beginning of the summer, debut shows in both
Germany and Italy. BtV&tD wants to do something different and
arranges a high school tour in the south of Sweden in the
The third album Where the Ocean Meets My Hand is recorded in the
beginning of the year and is released in the spring. In the same
period as the release of the third album BtV&tD does a prison
tour at some of the heaviest institutions in Sweden. The project is
very rewarding in many ways.
In the autumn BtV&tD does their first big tour on their own
in Sweden. The shows are sold out and BtV&tD proves for the
media what an impressive fan base they have gathered by themselves
without any PR agency helping them. Seasick Steve calls and says
that he has become huge in the United Kingdom and that he would
want BtV&tD as a support band on his tour there in the end of
January 2008. BtV&tD says yes.
UK tour in the end of January as a support for Seasick Steve.
BtV&tD plays at sold out clubs with an average audience of 2000
people every night. The forth album I Used to Wander These Streets
is recorded in the spring in Tambourine Studios in Malmoe together
with producer Per Sunding, and is released in the beginning of the
summer. Frida Brattgard and Jon Lindquist joins the band. Lisa
Haglind quits for new adventures.
Out of 88 000 registered bands on Myspace.com in Sweden,
BtV&tD is one of 12 bands nominated in the same category in the
Swedish music award Rockbjörnen. It's a people's vote and
BtV&tD wins their first Rockbjörnen award in the beginning of
In the end of the spring, BtV&tD precipitates in a Spanish
beer commercial, made by Estrella Damm, with the song Summercat.
Through the commercial BtV&tD becomes acknowledged by
every single spanish citizen. In late September they're playing at
the big BAM-festival in Barcelona with 25 000 people in the
audience. Another tour in Spain and an even bigger one in
Germany follows. Later that autumn and winter the band
starts working on the fifth album.
One of guitarists, John Dunsö, quits the band in the
beginning of the year to find new challenges in life. The album
From Burning Hell to Smile and Laughter is released in April and
Tomas Ebrelius is helping the band out in Johns turn during
the spring and summer touring. But later that autumn the band
decides to manage it without replacing John. BtV&tD takes
another trip to Spain as a seven headed band.
The idea of a compilation is brought up and now the band decides
that the time is right. In the working progress they ask around
among some old friends, colleagues and role models if anyone wants
to make their version of their favorite Billie the Vision & the
Dancers song. That results in 13 wonderful covers and the
compilation became a double album with nice material for the old
fans. The sixth album Best of Billie the Vision & the Dancers
with friends contributing on a bonus record with covers is released
in early May. During the summer they started the new
recordings wich continnued through the autumn and winter.
In May, the sixth original album While You Were Asleep is
released. And Billie the Vision & the Dancers are looking
forward to once again hit the road and meet up with their