Working On The New Album!

After a long wait The Knockouts are about to hit the studio to finish the recording of the new album!! The album will be cut in Park Studios, Stockholm, Sweden February 2013. We´re proud to announce that  our co-producer will be the amazing Stefan Boman, who has been working with world renowned Scandinavian acts such as The Hellacopters, Kent, Backyard Babies, Turbonegro and the list goes on!! As always we will be updating videos and pictures from the studio to give all of our fans a sneak peak of what´s going on!

In the meantime, follow The Knockouts on Instagram at #theknockouts or for behind the scenes pictures such as this…..

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Our Pal Slim Jim Phantom

We wanted to share some of the highlights from the Gig of the Year at Debasser Slussen. To Celebrate Johan’s 30th birthay, Slim JimPhantom (Stray Cats) and Jonny Bowler (Guana Batz) Flew into Stockholm from Los Angeles for the night to join The Knockouts on stage! ‘…and WOW What a night…!!´ For those of you who couldn’t make it check out these videos!

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A little surprise…

We have a lil surprise for those who will listen to Bandit’s morning show Rivstart today. You guys will get a sneak preview of the brand new single ‘Sweet Bluebird Valley’… And tomorrow it’s time to ROCK at Debaser Slussen!!!

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Only gig this year with Slim Jim Phantom

After a period of forced silence because of illness, THE KNOCKOUTS are back and will shatter the silence with a colossal BANG! Thursday September 6, 2012.

THE KNOCKOUTS bounce back with this once only, special event with their good pals Slim Jim Phantom, rockabilly cult hero of the Stray Cats, and Jonny Bowler from the Guana Batz, Nick 13/Tiger Army, both hailing from California, USA.

Success has followed THE KNOCKOUTS, stealing the trophy for the Best Punk Album at the American Independent Music Awards and with the single ‘A Lie Like In Natalie’, on high rotation on the national Swedish rock station BANDIT ROCK.

They have been on the biggest European rock festivals such as Peace & Love, Putte Parken, West Coast Riot, Azkena Rock Spain, and more. The success of the Album, Among the Vultures, included massive tour schedules throughout Europe. THE KNOCKOUTS were invited to open Brian Setzer’s (founder of the legendary Stray Cats) Rockabilly Riot Tour. Joining them in gigs across Europe ending with an EXPLOSION as THE KNOCKOUTS front man Johan Frandsen joined fellow Gretsch Guitars/ TV Jones endorsed artist, Brian Setzer and drummer Slim Jim on the stage for the encore performance at the Helsinki Ice Hall.

After a long friendship with Slim Jim and Jonny Bowler, the time has come for a guest appearance with THE KNOCKOUTS for one night only, at Debaser Slussen, Stockholm, Thursday September 6, 2012.

A unique event not to be missed!

Be there to experience the magic when these phenomenal musicians join forces and share the stage to deliver their own brand of punchy rockabilly and razor sharp country punk. As if this isn’t enough THE KNOCKOUTS will be revealing tasters of new material from the upcoming album!

THE KNOCKOUTS Swedish dynamite at its best!

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Hi Folks! THE KNOCKOUTS will break the silence with a BANG! And will do ONE gig this year around Johan’s 30th birthday. Featuring some VERY… VERY SPECIAL GUESTS, New Material… THE show of the year!!

September 6th – Debaser, Slussen, Stockholm Sweden…… Loads of more info, competitions etc to be announced. So keep checking and stay tuned

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Johan & Brian Setzer on stage together

The Knockouts have exploded onto the world stage! Further developing their huge cult following throughout Europe with Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! European Tour 2011.

The Knockouts have launched headlong into the European summer with a killer performance with Brian Setzer on the premiere night of his tour at the 10 year celebration of the Azkena Rock Festival on the June 25, Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain to crowds of over 50,000 people, then onto sold out dates throughout Germany including, Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne .

The tour continued to be sold out through Scandinavia with dates in Copenhagen, Denmark, Stockholm, Sweden and Helsinki, Finland ending at the famous Helsinki Ice Hall, venue capacity 8200, in Helsinki, Finland.

The tour ended with a EXPLOSION! as The Knockouts front man Johan Frandsen joined follow Gretsch/ TV Jones endorsed Artist Brian Setzer and Stray Cats drummer Slim Jim Phantom on stage at the encore performance at the Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland, with a special rendition of the rockabilly classic, ‘7 Nights to Rock’.

Setzer waved Frandsen onto the stage handing his white Brian Setzer Hot Rod signature Gretsch Guitar to Frandsen to conclude the tour in Scandinavia to the screams of crowd! This was the first time in years that another musician had played Setzter’s guitars and the fans went wild in Finland as Setzter and Frandsen brought the house down…

Johan Frandsen and Brian Setzer on stage at the Helsinki Ice Hall, Finland, July 2011

And for those who missed it……ENJOY!!:

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