Stairs was founded in the beginning of 2008 in Örebro by Mikael Jinneskog, Mattias Nätterlund and Alexander Nätterlund. During the first year, Markus Hagersten joined the group and after some comings and goings of bass players, Manne Kjellander made Stairs complete in summer 2009.
The first two years have been about playing local gigs, writing songs and trying to get attention from record labels. In the beginning, Stairs wanted to be an alternative to the majority of skate punk and macho bands that seemed to be the trend in Örebro at the time. The ambition was to create simple kind of pop with good melodies. The response to the first songs was good and Stairs became a subject for both local radio and newspapers. But in the studio the band tended to turn up the distortion more and more. And as time went by the sound became a bit more desperate, chaotic and melancholic. Still without leaving the pop circus with a well held together format. Stairs first single, “won´t let the world break us” (released in spring 2010) is an example of just that.