Teddy bears

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Teddy bears
The Teddybears performing in Stockholm on November 16, 2006
The Teddybears performing in Stockholm on November 16, 2006
General information
Genre (s) Hardcore (earlier), rock , electronic music
founding 1991
Website devilsmusic.org
Current occupation
Patrik Arve, Joakim Åhlund, Klas Åhlund

The Teddybears , formerly known as Teddybears Sthlm or Teddybears STHLM , are a music group from the Swedish capital Stockholm . Band members are Patrik Arve, Joakim Åhlund and Klas Åhlund. Their music contains elements of punk , electronic and rock music .

Band history

The Teddybears were founded in 1991 by Patrik Arve and Joakim Åhlund under the name Skull as a grindcore band (not to be confused with the band of the same name, which was featured on Projections of a Stained Mind in 1991 ). After Joakim's brother Klas Åhlund joined the group, it was renamed Teddybears STHLM (abbr. Stockholm). After two punk albums, You Are Teddybears (1993) and I Can't Believe It's Teddybears STHLM (1996), the style of the band changed with the album Rock'n'Roll Highschool (2000) to electronic rock music. This album, on which Eagle-Eye Cherry also made a guest appearance, marked the breakthrough for Teddybears in Sweden. The record was named the best album of the year at the Swedish Grammis Gala . The group was voted Pop / Rock Group of the Year at the same event.

The most famous songs of the band are punk rocker from the album Rock'n'Roll Highschool and Cobrastyle from the 2004 album Fresh . Both pieces became better known in 2006 due to reinterpretations. This year the Teddybears recorded the song Punkrocker again with Iggy Pop . Also in 2006 Robyn covered the song Cobrastyle and reached number 17 in the Swedish charts.

Joakim Åhlund is also a member of the Caesars .



  • 1993: You Are Teddybears (as Teddybears Sthlm)
  • 1996: I Can't Believe It's Teddybears STHLM (as Teddybears Sthlm)
  • 2000: Rock 'n' Roll High School (as Teddybears Sthlm)
  • 2004: Fresh (as Teddybears Sthlm)
  • 2006: Soft Machine
  • 2010: Devil's Music
  • 2016: Rock On

Singles (selection)

  • 1995: Purple Rain (as Teddybears Sthlm)
  • 2004: Cobrastyle (as Teddybears Sthlm)
  • 2009: Get Mama a House
  • 2010: Rocket Scientist
  • 2014: Sunshine
  • 2015: Broken Heartbeat
  • 2015: What's Your Problem?
  • 2016: Best You Ever Had
  • 2018: Shimmy Shimmy Style


  • Cobrastyle was also featured in the video games FIFA 06 and Forza Motorsport 2 .
  • Sunshine was the official theme of Summerslam 2014.
  • Sunshine was also featured in the video game FIFA 15.

Individual evidence

  1. Grammissieger 2000 ( Memento of the original from September 18, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.grammis.se
  2. Swedish charts

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