The Sound Of Arrows story began as most others does. They came from the same town in Sweden, met through mutual friends, had similar interests and musical preferences, made a web-based Christmas calender, dabbled with electro-pop. And so on, your usual fodder for biographies. But it was after trying to make a Christmas song by sampling a Children’s choir from Youtube they’re mutual musical project really started to evolve. This was in the end of 2006.
Due to the lack of computer, and recording, knowledge it took several months to complete it. The final version missed it’s deadline, Christmas, with half a year. But the song suggested what they wanted to do musically together and marked the start of The Sound of Arrows.
After this they started playing around with a couple of samplers, a harp, some strings, technicolors and huge crescendos. Their inital intention was to record a song or two and then move on. But that changed once their first song 'Narrow Escape' garnered some apprectiation.
The Sound of Arrows is a duo consisting of Stefan Storm and Oskar Gullstrand. Stefan had earlier been making house music in Panache while the other half, Oskar, used to play in an orchestra but is now working as a graphic designer and an animator.
The members have both just passed 20 years old and are originally from a place called Gävle which by many is considered one of Sweden most boring towns. They’ve now moved to Stockholm and only go back to Gävle to meet family or record their songs in abandoned discotheques.