Atlas (band)

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Atlas
Origin Christchurch, New Zealand
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 2005–2008
Labels Elements Music
Website http://atlastheband.net/
Members Sean Cunningham
Beth Campbell
Ben Campbell
Andy Lynch
Joe McCallum

Atlas were a New Zealand rock band which was formed in 2005 and disbanded in late 2008.

In April 2005, in Hollywood, California, producer Hank Linderman (The Beach Boys, Eagles) introduced New Zealand rocker Ben Campbell (a former member of the band Zed)[1] and his sister Beth Campbell (a backing vocalist for the band Chicago),[1][2] to 19 year old American solo artist Sean Cunningham.[2] Together with Joe McCallum,[2] the group decided to form the band Atlas.[1]

Located in Auckland, New Zealand,[3] Atlas released their single "Crawl" in 2007, and on 5 March, "Crawl" debuted at #9[4] before moving up to claim the top spot of the Official New Zealand Music Chart the next week,[5] where it stayed for a total of seven weeks.[6] Their next single was "Magic 8".

Atlas released their debut album Reasons for Voyaging on 19 November 2007,[1] entering the Official New Zealand Music Chart the following week at #4, which was its peak position.[7]

Discography[edit]

Date of Release Title Label NZ Chart[8] Certification Catalog Number
19 November 2007 Reasons for Voyaging Mental Music 4 Fools Gold -

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album NZ Chart[8] NZ Certification
2005 "Is This Real" Reasons for Voyaging - -
2007 "Crawl" 1 Gold[9]
"Magic 8" 27 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Full interview with kiwi band Atlas". 3 News. 20 November 2007. 
  2. ^ a b c Yeoman, Paula (22 November 2007). "Atlas cruises into the big time". One News (New Zealand). 
  3. ^ Thorne, Richard. "Feature: Atlas - Running To Follow Crawl". NZ Musician magazine. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Singles 5 MARCH 2007". Official New Zealand Music Chart. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Singles 12 MARCH 2007". Official New Zealand Music Chart. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "ATLAS - CRAWL (SONG)". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Albums 26 NOVEMBER 2007". Official New Zealand Music Chart. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Atlas Discography". Charts.org.nz (Hung Medien). Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum Singles". RadioScope. Archived from the original on 28 July 2011. 

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