Gothenburg band Vita Bergen emerged from Sweden’s warehouse scene and performed their first ever live show in August, 2013. They made a name for themselves and their uncontrolled, often chaotic live shows that has left the band with concussions, nails up their feet and torn apart fingers. Despite given possibilities to work with well-known producers they chose to use their own homemade demo recordings and gave them away for mixing to Simon Nordberg (Les Big Byrd, Britney Spears, Håkan Hellström). When the debut EP “Vita Bergen (EP)” was released in October 2014 it went straight to the top of iTunes album chart in Sweden.
Since Vita Bergen released their debut EP they already have an impressive track record. They have been touring in Germany, Switzerland and Finland, been played on national television in the US, performed at packed illegal parties, charted no 1 on iTunes in Sweden, toured as support band for Swedish Markus Krunegård and sold out the respected venue Pustervik in their hometown Gothenburg. Several influential music magazines, such as NME, Vice and Clash Magazine, have acknowledged their self-titled EP. Vita Bergen’s music style can be described as melodically wavelike indie pop with influences from electronic music. With an eight person strong live band that includes two charismatic front men anything can happen, their energetic and emotional live shows is a must-see.
Vita Bergen has quickly grown a strong fan base and several important outlets from the music press have praised their music. Clash Magazine described them as “one of Sweden’s underground success stories”. Many Swedish and foreign radio stations have playlisted them and the blog Beehype listed their first single “Curtains” as one of the best Swedish songs of 2014. Vita Bergens debut album was released October 23, 2015. The second album was released June 2, 2017. Sonic Seducer Magazine praised the album in the statement: “If there is one hot candidate for Best Indiepop Album of the Year, then it is the second album from Vita Bergen”.