Alice in Videoland is an electroclash band from Sweden. They are compared to bands like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Missing Persons and The Sounds, although they are more electronic.The name, a play on Lewis Carroll's popular book Alice in Wonderland, was chosen when the band sought a name in a list of old computer games.
Alice in Videoland describe themselves as a combination of minimal 80's synth pop music with an upbeat electronic body music (ebm) assault and a bitchy disco punk female singer. They also claim that they are the greatest electropunk band in the world.
Alice in Videoland was formed in 2002 by singer Toril Lindqvist and former band member Carl Lundgren. The band gained a massive response on their very first demo with the original idea, which they still try to adhere to, of combining edgy synth-basses, ebm and electro with punk rock, and placing the edgy voice and melodies of Toril on top to create a unique style. After six months of being on the ‘demo market’ the band were signed to the National label and recruited Anders Alexander (drums and synths) and Johan Dahlbom (bass). The recording of their debut album Maiden Voyage (2003) began. At the same time the band took the local club scene by storm with their energetic live shows.