The roots of Mando Diao date back to 1995 when Björn Dixgård was a member of a band called Butler. Band members came and went and four years later the rest of the current line-up decided to take that project more seriously. Björn Dixgård and Gustaf Norén locked themselves up in a summer house and spent six months writing songs. The two renamed their band Mando Diao. According to the band, the name Mando Diao has no meaning at all, but rather appeared to band member Björn Dixgård in a dream.