Peter and Bjorn had been playing music together for eight years and then in 1999 they met John. The following year, they formed the band. They released their debut album Peter Bjorn and John in 2002 with the follow up, Falling Out released in 2004.
With the release of their third and most successful album, Writer's Block, Peter Bjorn & John gave us the year's most popular whistle on the track Young Folks which has been called an "Indie-Rock Anthem."
The gentlemen stopped by The Current studios before their First Ave gig and played a few live songs including an acoustic version of their "anthem."
Songs performed: "Paris 2004," "Let's Call It Off," and "Young Folks."
- Peter Bjorn and John
- Peter Bjorn & John perform in The Current studios Although their breakout success came with "Writer's Block" in 2006, Peter Bjorn and John had been flexing their Swedish musical muscles for years before, and in their latest release they prove they'll be flexing for many years to come.
- Peter Bjorn and John: Live from SXSW The sentence that follows is grammatically correct, it's just that the Swedish trio Peter Bjorn and John don't like commas. The group formed in Stockholm in 1999, but only really broke out with their third album and the single "Young Folks" which has been a hit in Australia, the UK, their home country and, of course, on YouTube.