Mary Anne’s Polar Rig
Mary Anne’s Polar Rig is a 4-piece fuzz pop band led by front woman Malin Hofvander. Since their inception in 2016 they have established themselves as the overall-wearing punks that balance 90’s in-your-face rock with pleasant pop-esque songwriting. In 2018 the quartet debuted with their first 7” ‘Surfaced’ via Malmö-driven Kollektivet Records.
The band was brought together when drummer Philip Lindskog discovered Hofvanders SoundCloud which was filled with recordings that she had kept mostly for herself. Lindskog later brought in Harald Ingvarsson on guitar and Jesper Olsson on bass and the group hit it off. They never used those demo recordings as Hofvander explains: “Having a potential rock band in front of me, a childhood dream come true, really inspired me to write new songs that would go with the setting and sound that we had created”.
In early 2019 they recorded their full length debut ‘Makes You Happy’. It’s a collection of songs written between 2016 and 2019, some of them being the first the band ever wrote; “Some of them I wrote when we started the band nearly 5 years ago. I was only 16, living at home with my parents, going to high school, discovering Malmö for real, constantly meeting new people, falling in and out of love. That's what I did at the time and it was also what I mostly wrote about.” Hofvander explains.