The Cardigans are a Swedish band formed in the town of Jönköping in 1992. The band's musical style has varied greatly from album to album
and encompasses their early indie leanings passing through '60s-inspired pop and more band-based rock. Their debut album Emmerdale
(1994) gave them a solid base in their home country and enjoyed some success abroad, especially in Japan. But it wasn't until their
breakthrough second album Life (1995) that international audiences and critics responded. The band are perhaps best known in the United
States for their international hit single "Lovefool", from the album First Band on the Moon (1996). Its inclusion in the soundtrack of William
Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet by director Baz Luhrmann secured their popularity.