I Miss You by Billie the Vision and the Dancers

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The new album recorded by the Swedish band Billie the Vision and the Dancers will be finally out in Italy as well. “I used to wander these streets” will be available since February 5th, 2009 , when their italian tour is going to start. Billie the Vision and the Dancers got together in Malmö during the recordings of the first album in the spring of 2004. The songwriter and singer LarsLindquists had some songs for a solo project. But one person wasn't enough, he thought, and had in short persuaded five more members to the project. Most of them old friends from his home town Bräkne-Hoby in Blekinge, and on top of that a new friend from Borlänge. The debut I Was So Unpopular in School and Now They ́re Giving Me This Beautiful Bicycle released on their own label Love Will Pay the Bills got great reviews in the press and also
got nominated at Manifest, the Swedish prize award for records released on indie labels.

Despite chaotic circumstances and various setbacks the band was determined to produce a second album. It was recorded in a borrowed house in the countryside during a couple of unforgettable summer weeks in 2005. The World According to Pablo got nominated for Manifest as well. It was after the release of this album and the following live shows around Sweden that the seven headed band started to get famous for their performances.

The tour around Sweden in November 2005 as a support band for the Pipettes led to another nine gigs in London and on top of that a tour through German and Italy in the summer of 2006. After success at both the Arvika- Emmaboda- and Malmöfestival that year the band realized how unlimited the possibilities of the Internet are. Without the support of any major record company
and their PR-machinery the band had created an impressive fan base in Sweden and outside its
borders.

Billie the Vision and the Dancers haven't just played in standard clubs in Sweden. They have also toured at high schools and made a series of gigs at prison institutions around Stockholm. The entirety has always been important for the band, to offer something more than just text and music. "I have always considered us as a political band, but at the same time we don't want to write people on their nose. We want to ask questions without being too explicit. People don't know where they
have us, but I think that they feel it in their stomach when they see us play live", says Lars Lindquist.
After 8000 sold albums and 120 gigs, the third album

Where the Ocean Meets My Hand got released in April 2007 – still on their own label Love Will Pay the Bills. In 2008 the band has released its fourth album, “I used to wander these Streets” on Love Will Pay the Bills. This new album will be finally released in Italy in 2009 by the Italian label Tea- Kettle Records.

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from The Transatlantic Current, track released October 1, 2009

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