The guitar-driven beast collectively known as Rickshaw first put their mark on rock & roll history back in 1998. The release of the highly-acclaimed seven inch EP Electric Showdown began Rickshaw's first step to superstardom.
Rickshaw gigged their way around the icy Scandinavian lands and released the One Dollar EP the following year. The songs generated interest in punk rock label Beluga, who released Rickshaw's debut LP, Tender Songs of Love, in 2000.
Rickshaw continued releasing seven inchers as if there were no tomorrow. "Nothing to Lose," a moderate hit on Swedish radio, was released a couple of months after the LP release, followed by a string of compilations on various labels.
In 2001, Rickshaw made a few changes in the line-up and settled on Jocke, Bobby Dawn, Carlos Satanos, and Machabuzz. The CD Double Deluxe was the first release with the new line-up. The album saw the first mark of the new Rickshaw sound. A bigger and ballsier sound without losing their punk vibe. Double Deluxe sold well over expectations and had to be repressed a couple of times.
A mere six months after the release, the band followed up the project with the Action
Go!" CD, which picked up where Double Deluxe left off.
Rickshaw kept getting offers to do more vinyl singles and in 2002 the band released "Numbing Fuel," "Hang Tough/Stiff Neck," and "Fortune Teller." Rickshaw also survived a Scandinavian tour with Adam West, as well as their first German tour. It's in the sweaty live shows that Rickshaw's hard-hitting rock & roll has come to its best.
In 2003, Rickshaw signed with Californa-based label Devil Doll Records who released Down The Road and Still Burning Fuel: The Greatest Kicks of Rickshaw in March of 2003. It's a compilation disc featuring the best cuts from all the albums and singles.
In June 2003, Devil Doll Records released the new full-length album, Sonic Overload. Much, much more to come.