Figurines’ Andreas Toft started playing the guitar at age 10. He was among the member of the original and all-guitar Figurines. Figurines’ Toft used to borrow bass guitars until he acquired his own. He sometimes played lead guitars for the band to add his own persona in the Figurines touch.
Christian Hjelm, Figurines’ lead singer is so appropriately named as he is at the helm of Figurines. He used to take organ lessons in his youth but eventually took a liking to the guitars. He met up with fellow Figurines members Toft and Johansen in junior high. Together with Toft and Johansen, Hjelm fulfilled his dream of forming a band, thus giving birth to Figurines.
Claus Salling Johansen or Claus, who plays the guitars and does back-up vocals for Figurines, was among the original members of the band. Before Kristian Volden joined Figurines, Claus used to play the drums for the band. He learned to play the guitars in mid 1990’s, making the transition easier when Volden joined Figurines.
Kristian “Volle” Volden joined Figurines in 2001. Volle found out that rock-and-roll is his thing and started playing the drums. He met Figurines’ front-man, Christian Hjelm, when he entered high school. The two got along well and started jamming on free periods. Eventually, Volle was invited to join Figurines and he started jamming with the band.
Figurines began recording their debut album,”Shake a Mountain,” in December 2002. Figurines released their debut album in Denmark in April 2003. Figurines then released the album in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria in the spring of 2004. Figurines’ “Shake a Mountain” featured songs like “Bright” which was on the #1 spot of the Danish Alternative Charts for weeks in August 2003. Figurines debuted on the Roskilde Festival on the same year.
Figurines released their second full-length album “Skeleton” in the 11th of April, 2005. Figurines recorded their second album in Tambourine Studios in Malmö and Destruction Studios in Aarhus. Figurines’ second album contained highly rated songs like “Silver Ponds” which enjoyed heavy rotation in the Danish airwaves, and Figurines’ “The Wonder” which enjoyed the #1 spot in the Danish Alternative Charts for a couple of weeks in April 2005. Figurines released their second album in other parts of Europe like Germany, Switzerland, and Austria in June 2005. Figurines released their second album on these places under the German record label Pop-U-Loud. Figurines’ “Skeleton” was also released in Canada in January 2006 while it was released in the U.S. in April of the same year.