Sweden's best rock bands right now in my opinion the Stockholm based band Straight Frank. With a style close to Foo Fighters meets Audioslave, they have both a classic and hard-hitting rock style, but also new and fresh ideas. Their debut album released on the Sony this year is a wet dream for all rock love and will be high on my list of 2012's best albums for sure.
And of course they're a great band live, which also could be witnessed when they opened for retro rockers Rival Sons at Debaser Medis here in Stockholm on April 3rd 2012. We had a short gig this time with six tracks, but every single second was a blast and they really had a great evening. Is really impressed by their professionalism and cool presence on stage even if they have just played with each other for a couple of years. Saw them as early as 2009 at a small club here in Stockholm and really liked what I heard. But today they've taken their music a step further and is a complete band ready to rock the world. So if you have the chance to see them live, do it, classic rock does not get much better than this!