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Marlon Son started as a studio project by Lars Johansson, former bassist in the garage punkpop band Every Dog Bites. Every Dog Bites (E.D.B.) never left the garage and in 1994 Lars decided to start a project with a little help from his friends. Together with Anders Johansson (Today named Anders Rosengren), a talented multi musician and producer, they released a demo with the songs Home, Love and Cowboy written by Lars and his best friend, former guitarist of Every Dog bites, Tommy Malm. They managed to capture the best from E.D.B making catchy songs with lyrics and ambition to tell a story. In 1995 Marlon Son released a four-song EP Chosen Reality! With an ambition to finally give Marlon Son a breakthrough and a recording contract. They produced a video to promote the song Chosen reality! The fancy video was made to look like a movie trailer and really succeed to strength the story behind the song. When Marlon Son won the audience prize in Sweden’s greatest rock video contest “Bild för Bild” in Gothenburg 1996 they had a smaller breakthrough. Marlon Son was booked for live performance without actually having a band, but in the beginning of 1996 a band was formed and they performed live in smaller clubs and local festivals to follow up the success with the video. But nothing happened and Marlon Son never reached a breakthrough. In 1997 Marlon Son decided to quit.
<br>In January 2015, twenty years after the first release the original 4 songs and some bonus tracks were released all over the world via Record Union and can now be find at bigger record stores like Itunes and Amazon as well as on streaming services Spotify and Tidal. The songs have find new fans all over the world and has inspired Lars to start up Marlon Son again to enter a studio and record some new tracks. Together with Anders Rosengren they released the tracks 1995 and Adam in June 2016 twenty one years after they released their first tracks. Now we play because it’s fun, not to get a breakthrough. I love to tell stories with our music and if people like it, it’s great, says Lars.