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“The Genuine Fakes are a new pop rock outfit from Sweden and this record shows they mean business. They are out to put powerpop and moustaches back in style!”

By BillBMF – Bill’s Music Forum

THE GENUINE FAKES.
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Formed 2005
Genre Power pop
Influences Popsicle, The Posies, The Wildhearts, Fountains of Wayne, Weezer, Jellyfish, Cheap Trick, The Wannadies, Pearl Jam etc.
Labels Pristine Media Productions (EU), Thistime Records (JP), Kool Kat Musik (US), Rock Indiana Records (ESP)
Members
Joey Fake (lead vocals / guitars)
Morty Fake (bass)
Johnny Fake (drumkit)
Tommy Fake (keyboards)
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The Genuine Fakes

The Genuine Fakes

The Genuine Fakes

The Genuine Fakes

The Genuine Fakes is the new hope of powerpop in Sweden. Their songs are fueled by rock and catchy singalong melodies. The band was formed in late 2005 in a basement in Södermalm in Stockholm. The guys; that shared a love for melodic pop and moustaches joined up and beautiful music came to be instantaneously. Influences from bands such as 90’s indie legends Popsicle from Sweden, The Posies, The Wildhearts, Fountains of Wayne, Weezer, Jellyfish, Cheap Trick and Pearl Jam, to name a few, were forged in a way that creates a unique sound in this day and age.You’ve got beautiful harmonies on a thick, powerful foundation of distorted guitars, Hammond organ, McCartney-esque bass lines and noisy drums. The instrumentation is raw and the vocals are as slick as The Beatles’ were in their prime. The band delivers three and four part harmonies that you haven’t seen or heard the likeness of live since the last Jellyfish tour in 1993. A concertgoer perhaps described it best:

“It’s Popsicle-rock with Beach Boys harmonies!”

The band has been touring extensively since the start. Some gigs and festivals worth mentioning are Way Out West, Peace and Love, Amplified and the Hultsfred Rookie festival. In December 2010 the band finally released their debut album The Striped Album. The album has received fantastic reviews worldwide and was later released in Japan and USA.

Reviews

“The Genuine Fakes are proof of Sweden’s seemingly inexhaustible font of pop genius. Hitting all the right marks, they walk you thru the major required classes in the school of pop — chime, harmony, sparkle, and melody 101… surely these guys are on their way to being tenured professors in pop’s university.”

By Ken StringfellowThe Posies

“It’s one well-constructed power pop track after another, complete with hooks and melodies galore.”

By SteveAbsolute Powerpop

“Now let it be known, after spending some time with this album I love everything about this band. I think their band name is great, I think the concept of the album artwork is funny as hell and most importantly I’m right into their brand of happy, non-offensive power pop music.”

By ZeeZeeMy Global Mind

“The Genuine Fakes are a new pop rock outfit from Sweden and this record shows they mean business. They are out to put powerpop and moustaches back in style!”

By BillBMF – Bill’s Music Forum

“The Genuine Fakes gör allt rätt på sitt debutalbum. Smarta texter med genuina känslor. En glad energi och stämsång (alla fyra sjunger bra) som sitter lika tight, elegant och till synes självklart som en skräddarsydd kostym.”

By Anders LundquistObladoo

“De matchar snygga stämsångsinsatser och kraftfulla gitarrattacker med ett nästan löjligt starkt låtmaterial.”

By Patrik ForshageNöjesguiden

“Förvaltare av 90-talets svenska popmusik.”

By Emanuel VidelaGaffa

“EVERY TRACK on ‘The Striped Album’ should be a hit single, as this is as near to musical perfection as you’ll get.”

By Johnny HÜber Rock

“The Genuine Fakes have a master’s degree in the art of writing fairly simple, incredibly catchy and truly enjoyable pop music.”

By Vesa LautamakiOne Chord To Another

“I Don’t Want It: classic 90s power pop sound á la the Posies, or Popsicle. Loud, sweet, catchy as hell! Also, extra points for great dancing in the video…”

By Melody FreakThoughts on Melody

“Låtar som Mindset och singeln I Don’t Want It är knäckande bra.”

By Anders K GustafssonDalarnas Tidningar

“If you’re a fan of Fountains of Wayne, The Posies, Wannadies ‘Be a Girl’ and ‘Bagsy Me’ era or other similar types of jangly pop/rock, check out The Genuine Fakes.”

By Real GoneReal Gone

“The Genuine Fakes’ recipe is equal parts Owsley powerpop and early 2000s pop-punk, expertly played and with dollops of catchy riffs.”

By Bill KoppMusoscribe

“One the best power pop releases of the new year… The Genuine Fakes know how to write really catchy power pop tunes the way bands like the Beatles do.”

By Jam RecordsJam Records

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