This Swedish indie pop quintet was formed in 2001 when childhood pals Adam (vocals, guitars), Carl (guitars) and Ted (bass) realized that, since they all liked the same records, there was (according to their official bio) "really no point in not starting a band." They were soon joined by drummer Eric and female vocalist and keyboardist Bebban, and the fledgling band recorded a three song demo. Their catchy, energetic sound (described as '60s pop infused with '80s and '90s indie rock) caught the attention of Filip Wilén, owner of Sweden's Bud Fox Recordings, and they were signed to the label shortly after. In 2003, they recorded a locally successful EP, 100°, and toured Scandanavia. In 2004, they recorded their first full length album Howl Howl Gaff Gaff, which, again, garnered them a huge following in their homeland. Their fame quickly spread to the U.S. thanks to their music being featured on the hit show The OC as well a tour with the successful U.S. indie outfit The Dears. They were quickly signed by Capitol Records who released the U.S. version of Howl Howl Gaff Gaff in May 2005. Shout Out Louds' hit singles include "Hurry Up Let's Go," "Shut Your Eyes," "Please Please Please," and "Very Loud/Wish I Was Dead."
Similar Artists: The Concretes, Saturday Looks Good to Me, The Good Life, Belle & Sebastian, The Legends