The Legends are a Swedish pop band, distributed by Lakeshore Records in the US, by Labrador Records in Sweden and by Little Teddy Recordings in Germany. The Legends were formed in January 2003 and the week after a gig was booked, supporting The Radio Dept. in Stockholm. As the band basically lacked songs and members the first two weeks were spent writing songs and gathering friends who could play, or wanted to play, in the band.
According to The Legends the band plays music that can't be placed in a genre, yet they're happy to cite Television Personalities, Comet Gain, Motown and C-86 as their inspirations. They received acclaim internationally for their debut album Up Against The Legends released in 2004 in the UK and the US, and have since then released 3 EPs, 1 single and two new albums ("Public Radio" and "Facts And Figures")1. A new single "Seconds Away" is due out on Labrador in November 2008.
The band's website says they consist of 9 members, but the band is actually the brainchild of Johan Angergård, the Labrador records founder and member of Swedish bands Club 8 and Acid House Kings. They have been described by Swedish Pop Review as "absolutely the best band to emerge from the Swedish indie scene since The Hives". 2
The Legends song "When The Day Is Done" was a part of the soundtrack for the film Wicker Park.
Their song "The Kids Just Wanna Have Fun" was used by Nike as part of a series of football-related advertisements in promoting the 2006 ASEAN Football Championship.