Composed of Uno Svenningsson (vocals), Arne Johansson (guitar) and Mats Johansson (drums; simply no relationship), Swedish trio Freda’ have a very distinctive musical personality emphasized by Svenningsson’s relatively shrill singing. Inspired by vocalists such as for example Shane MacGowan and Tom Waits, Freda’ even so provide a even more upbeat rock and roll/pop model than may be envisaged. Certainly, Freda’ possess endured frequent evaluations with U2 for their thick, multi-textured audio. Like U2, Freda’ also have suffered from getting regarded as ‘Christian rockers’. Particularly, they were honored a Swedish Grammy as Greatest Religious Artists within the middle-80s. Their refusal to simply accept the award led to its following abolition through the awards wedding ceremony. Albums such as for example Tusen Eldar (ONE THOUSAND Fires), Undan För Undan (OVER TIME) and Alla Behöver (Everybody Requirements) have got consecutively sophisticated and expanded on the U2 influence, steadily producing greater industrial benefits as Freda’ develop right into a virile industrial domestic option to imported ‘mindful rock and roll’. While Tusen Eldar attained gold position, their second and third albums each attained platinum status.