A Camp

A Camp

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A Camp
Origin Sweden
Genre(s) Alternative rock
Years active 2001–present
Label(s) Universal/Polydor
Stockholm Records
The Cardigans, Sparklehorse
Website www.acamp.net
Nina Persson
Niclas Frisk
Nathan Larson

A Camp is the solo side project of Nina Persson, vocalist for the Swedish indie/pop band The Cardigans.

A Camp was formed during The Cardigans' break after several years of touring and recording albums, the last of which was (at the time) Gran Turismo.

A Camp

Main article: A Camp (album)

A Camp's debut album, the self-titled A Camp, was originally recorded with Niclas Frisk of Atomic Swing, before Persson teamed up with Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse to re-record it. In doing so he also contributed some new songs to the album.

Nina had been a long-time fan of Sparklehorse and has referred to them as "the best I've ever heard". After a gig in Lund, Sweden, Persson gave Linkous a cassette of all the demo A Camp songs. When they met again during the recording of his most recent album, Persson mustered the courage to invite him to produce her project. Linkous listened, liked the songs, and agreed.

The debut album released the singles "I Can Buy You" and "Song for the Leftovers". These country-inspired selections later seemed to have inspired The Cardigans' following album, Long Gone Before Daylight, which was released in the UK summer 2003, and the USA in May 2004.


Main article: Colonia (A Camp album)

The recording of a second A Camp album was confirmed by Persson in an interview with Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter in May 2007. [1] "Girl-pop from the 60s, 80's punk, and David Bowie" were said to be the main influences.

In a post on The Cardigans' official forum, dated 16th August 2008, Persson unveiled the launch of the new A Camp website and disclosed a target release date of "early next year" for her second solo album, entitled Colonia.[2] The album, produced by Persson with husband and film composer Nathan Larson, features appearances from ex-Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, Joan As Policewoman and Guided By Voices drummer Kevin March.[3]

The first single from Colonia, "Stronger Than Jesus", was released on the Swedish iTunes on 17 November 2008. The full album was released in Europe in February 2009, via Universal, and will be released in April in the US via Nettwerk.[4]

Covers EP

It was recently announced that they will release a three-track EP named Covers. It features interpretations of Pink Floyd's "Us And Them", David Bowie's "Boys Keep Swinging" and Grace Jones' "I've Done it Again". It will be released digitally in the United States on 9 June 2009.[5]



  • A Camp (2001)
  • Colonia (2009)


  • Covers (2009)


  • I Can Buy You (2001)
  • Song for the Leftovers (2002)
  • Stronger Than Jesus (2009)
  • Love Has Left The Room (2009)


  1. The Cardigans - Nina Persson breathes new life into A Camp
  2. A CAMP update from Nina
  3. Biography section, A CAMP Official Website
  4. http://stereogum.com/archives/album-art/new-a-camp-stronger-than-jesus-colonia-album-art_038631.html
  5. A Camp To Release Covers EP On Nettwerk In North America Plug in Music. 28 May 2009

External links

  • Official Website
  • Myspace
  • Facebook
  • Youtube Channel
  • iLike
  • imeem
  • Purevolume
  • Biography for Nina Persson at imdb
  • Live photos of Nina Persson and A Camp
  • A Camp discography
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