Bored Man Overboard

Bored Man Overboard

Bored Man Overboard - Swedish alternative rock band.


Bored Man Overboard is a Swedish alternative-rock septet from Stockholm. The name is taken from the book How to be Poor by George Mikes, portraying a satirical take on the unhappy state of wealth. Their music is based in alternative-rock, but also draws influences from post-rock, shoegaze, post-punk, ambient and classical music. As for the sound of the band, it can be described as a narrative that encompasses everything from angst, nostalgia and death.

The band started out in 2007 at high school and was during this period heavily influenced by folk-rock. Up until late 2010 the band released some unofficial EP's before signing a record deal with the German cult label Hazelwood Vinyl Plastics (Daniel Johnston, King Khan and the Shrines) as well as a distribution deal with Rough Trade. After three extensive tours throughout Europe, the band went on hiatus in 2012.

Throughout the years that followed, the band redefined their sound at its core and focused more on experimental songwriting. It was after a long recording process that the band finally completed their comeback album "Home" in 2019. The album was co-produced and mixed by Brandon Eggleston (Swans, The Album Leaf, The Dandy Warhols, Modest Mouse, Wye Oak) and mastered at Dynamic Sound Service by Blake Bickel (The Chameleons, Soft Kill, Drab Majesty).

As for when the band plays live, the instruments vary from time to time and from member to member.

Band Members:

  • Jakob Bjerkesjö
  • Gustaf von Essen
  • David Khan
  • Christopher Lekström
  • Philip Lekström
  • Hamon Moravejzadeh
  • Henrik Stålnacke