miércoles, 19 de noviembre de 2008

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

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R&B / Alternativa / Pop




Mette Lindberg (vocal), Lars Iversen (bass, keys), Miloud Carl Sabri (trumpet), Sven Meinild (sax), Mads Brinch Nielsen (guitar, keys), Jesper Elnegaard (drums)

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The Asteroids Galaxy Tour are musicians on a mission. Formed less than a year ago. Their debut gig saw them support Amy Winehouse at the biggest venue in their native Copenhagen, at the special request of the British singer’s management.

In London, a demo found its way to industry veterans David Enthoven and Tim Clark, who have managed the careers of T-Rex, Roxy Music and Robbie Williams. Within half an hour of hearing it, Enthoven was on the phone to band founder Lars Iversen. Within days, he was on his way to Copenhagen to thrash out a deal.

In summer 2007, Lars met up with former band mate and singer Mette to play her some demos. She went home with a CD and returned the day after with lots of ideas of her own. The pair immediately set to work, spending last summer practically living, recording, eating, composing and sleeping in Lars’s self-built studio in his one room flat in Copenhagen. Every night after a hard day’s work, they would end up drunk on Lars’s balcony until early morning.

The first songs they recorded were steeped in a shared love of the soul of Marvin, Stevie and Sly. You can hear it in the horns that honk through the sexual, shimmery Around The Bend or the basslines that drive forthcoming first single The Sun Ain’t Shining No More, a kaleidoscopic pop epic that updates the best of the B-52s and demands you to shake your hips on first hearing.

“Mette has an incredible, quirky, unschooled voice that’s so strange, compelling and cool,”says Lars. “It’s her voice I have in my head when I write every song. She is a great inspiration and the longer we’re together, the more the music becomes a collaborative effort. If I present her with a song she always adds brilliant ideas of her own, or sings it in a way I hadn’t expected, taking the song to a new level.”

What the songs have in common is a sense of adventure and a feeling of freedom you rarely find in pop music anymore. The sounds of different decades rub shoulders as though they have always partied together and there is a genuine warmth that comes partly from friends making music purely for the love of it and partly from Lars’s vintage recording equipment.

Right now The Asteroids Galaxy Tour are busy rehearsing for festival season - in an underground air-raid shelter built during Cold War time.

“It’s a round room with an arched roof, like an underground dome”, explains Mette. “The air down there is really damp and fusty, there is no daylight and no mobile phone reception. We love it. You couldn’t ask for a space with more atmosphere. Plus, no distractions keeps us focused.”

Mette and Lars are the core of The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, but live, the band grows to a six-piece. Included are a fully fledged horn section of trumpet and sax players, clavinet sounds, a drummer and guitarist. They insist they are neither a duo nor a band. Think of them as more of a collective - a group of dedicated friends with similar minds and dreams.

Finally, about that name... “I stole it from Miloud, our Moroccan trumpet player, who runs a hippy jewellery shop when he’s not rehearsing with us”, laughs Lars. “He’s a dear friend and a special guy with a brilliant, random mind and a big influence on the band. He came up with the name and I grabbed it. I like it because it sounds like the title of a film or a book, rather than a band name. It’s asking you to step in to a story and join us on a journey - a trip in our galaxy”.


-Around The Bend EP (exclusivo en i-Tunes)

-The Sun Ain't Shining No More SINGLE (Amazon.com)
-September 16, 2008-

1. Sun Ain't Shining No More MP3 thx to rcrdlbl
2. Sun Ain't Shining No More [Acoustic]
3. Sun Ain't Shining No More [Live] MP3 gratis en su WEB -mediafire.

The Sun Ain't Shining No More (Thomas Gold Remix) MP3 thx to rcrdlbl


-Around the bend
Around The Bend Video

-The Sun Ain't Shining No More

-NEW iPod Touch commercial - Around The Bend

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