|The members of
Elmer have their history in obscure punk- and rock groups
from late eighties.
The singer Niklas Blomkvist started his musical career together with bass-player Jonas Hagberg. Martin Berntsson, the groups guitarist went to the same high-school as Niklas, but it would take thirteen years before they met.
It was their mutual interest in Byrds and Dwight Youkum that made them write songs together. When Glenn K-G Halvarsson joined, the group Elmer was founded.
After half a year, a demo was presented to Helikopter Records who signed Elmer and released the single "Abigail / 7 Bridges on the 25 of September 1997.
Elmer will soon enter the studio, to record their first full-length CD, which will be in the record stores next year.