Hoffmaestro first came onto the public radar in 2005 when they wrote and directed the independent film Stockholm Boogie, for which they also supplied the soundtrack. The film became a cult favorite and their song "Desperado" was a hit. With their mix of ska, punk, country, New Orleans, and electronica, Hoffmaestro are tough to pigeonhole, though they've slowly built their reputation as a premier party band on the merits of their elaborate, high-energy live shows. Working under the name Hoffmaestro & Chraa, they signed with Warner Bros. in Sweden and release a number of singles leading up to their 2008 LP The Storm. Two years later, a second LP, Skank-a-tronic Punkadelica, was released simply using the Hoffmaestro name and the band continued to build their audience throughout Europe, directing engaging fans through social media and adopting a very D.I.Y. aesthetic. In 2014, they made their American debut signing with L.A. label Side One Dummy to release their self-titled third LP.