Welcome to the prairie of the Dark Side Cowboys!
A saying about Dark Side Cowboys goes “DSC is a society of artists or fools, the listener’s choice”. The band formed back in 1993 and has been going strong ever since, releasing nine studio albums. DSC are considered one of Sweden’s foremost acts on the alternative-scene and early pressings of the debut-album “The Apocryphal” is nowadays a rare collectors’ item, a “classic”, as well as the “Disclosure” album from Nangijala Records.
The music itself is hard to categorize and DSC use many different kind of media in order to create the right concepts. Many DSC-releases are made up like soundtracks to films and the dedicated fans can even find scripts or excerpts to the stories, all written by DSC.
DSC have created a truly unique sound during the years and the critics have found it hard to file DSC under a certain category. It’s like DSC have created their very own genre, altough most critics claim the music to belong in the “alternative” category – related to gothic/darkwave/industrial sounds.
Between 1995 and 2003 DSC released 6 studio albums, a number of singles and contributed to loads of compilations. The most well known release is probably the 2001 album “Believe”, containing the hit single “New Religion”. The band also played live frequently and has done several tours throughout Scandinavia. After a performance in 2006 suddenly the band stopped touring and releasing material.
In 2012 DSC all of a sudden reappeared on the live stages across Sweden, with a new lineup where old members of then band had returned. In 2013 the band celebrated 20 years and started off by releasing a new studio album, titled “Chronicles”, with remakes of old songs. It was followed by numerous selected gigs and 2 more releases in the Chronicles-series and one album with acoustic based songs. In 2015 the riders went on a raid across Scandinavia hitting 17 cities and villages in Sweden, Finland and Denmark. Also rumours spread that new music was finally coming from the dark side of the prairie…
The announcement that there would come a new album with brand new songs came 2016. It was followed by the release of 3 singles and features on numerous compliations and to that several music videos. DSC also did a few selected gigs and performed the new material live. In 2018 the new album “Return” is set for release.
The story has already been continued.