Formed in Wermland, Sweden, in 2005, Detektivbyran is a whimsical trio whose compositions nod to the tender glockenspiel- and accordion-based compositions of Yann Tiersen, the sprightly glitch pop of I Am Robot and Proud, and the click-blippity mania of old-school eight-bit video games.
Comprised of multi-instrumentalists Jon Nils Emanuel Ekström, Anders Flanders, and Martin Molin, the group released their first EP, Hemvagen, in the summer of 2006. The disc garnered a good deal of hype in the blog circuit, particularly among bloggers with a penchant for up-and-coming Swedish indie pop acts, such as It's a Trap! and Swedesplease. The following year found Detektivbyran releasing a couple more singles (Lyckans Undulat and a split 7" with Hemstad) and making an appearance on the Swedish MTV show Phaser. ~ Margaret Reges, Rovi