A Norwegian pop band. 5. A French hip-hop/jazz artist. 1. Nixon, from Halmstad, Sweden, is a project of Roger Gunnarsson (Free Loan Investments, The Garlands, Cloetta Paris...), and perhaps the one he is best known for. Gunnarsson began recording songs as Nixon with his cousin when he was a child in the mid 1980s.
Some time later in the mid 1990s, he and friend Henrik Påhle recorded a Nixon demo which caught the attention of a few labels in their native Sweden and North America. Following a few EP releases, Nixon made their full-length debut with Only Ugly People Smoke in 2000, which also featured vocal and songwriting contributions from Anna Issakson. Gunnarsson continued to make Nixon records, now mostly alone, into the 21st century. A second full-length appeared in 2002 entitled November 1985 but after the Snow Day EP the following year, the project went on an unoffical hiatus and Gunnarsson continued to work with his other bands.
In 2011, a new Nixon compilation of previously released material entitled Anorak Christmas came out on Anorak Records of France. The sleevenotes of this release announced that there would be a Nixon 7" EP of brand new recordings released on Cloudberry Records. This record eventually surfaced in late 2012 and is entitled This Town. 2. See http://www.nixonnoise.com. 3.
See http://www.myspace.com/nixon. 4. See http://nixon.blogg.no. 5. See http://www.myspace.com/jazzconrad. Read more on Last.fm.
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