The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

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The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour.jpg
Background information
Origin Copenhagen, Denmark
Genres Pop, psychedelic pop, acid jazz, indie pop
Years active 2007-present
Labels Small Giants, BMG Rights
Members Mette Lindberg (vocals), Lars Iversen (producer), Mikkel Balster Dorig (guitar), Simon Littauer (MPC and keys) and Rasmus Littauer (drums)

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour is a Danish pop band consisting of vocalist Mette Lindberg and songwriter/producer Lars Iversen, formed in 2007. When performing live the band extends to a five-piece, featuring Mikkel Balster Dorig (guitar), Simon Littauer (MPC and keys) and Rasmus Littauer (drums).[1]

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour's debut album Fruit was released on September 21, 2009 in Europe, and October 27 in the U.S. The band's second album, Out of Frequency, was released January 31, 2012.[2]

Breakthrough[edit]

Soon after being recorded, the band's demo was heard by the management of Amy Winehouse, who asked the group to be her opening act in Copenhagen. This was the band's first proper live show. Not long after that, the track "Around the Bend" was chosen by Apple to be used in the new iPod Touch commercial to be aired worldwide from December 2008. Following the success of the commercial, "Around the Bend" went on to become the band's biggest single to date, helping to launch the band onto the international stage.

The band supported Katy Perry on several sold out dates for her summer 2009 European tour.

Media appearances[edit]

Myer, Australia's largest department store chain, used the song "The Golden Age" to launch their 2009 summer range, and SBS Television used the song "The Golden Age" to promote the U.S. television series Mad Men. Heineken International also used "The Golden Age" in their 2011 commercial "The Entrance", with the band performing live in the commercial.[3] "Around The Bend" is featured in the Anna Wintour documentary movie, The September Issue released in 2009. In late 2008, three songs by the band were featured on the Gossip Girl episode "It's a Wonderful Lie". "Around the Bend" was also featured in the NBC TV series Chuck in episode 209 when Chuck walks into the "Roark Expo" for his first day at work at Roark Instruments. The song "Lady Jesus" was used throughout the entirety of a bar/restaurant scene in the USA Network show Suits.

Mette Lindberg was a guest on the BBC music quiz show Never Mind the Buzzcocks in November 2008.[4] More recently the band were guests on the Danish morning TV show Good Morning Denmark. They have also guested on top French music show Taratata where they first performed the track "Inner City Blues", a cover of the Marvin Gaye classic, which later became a favourite of their live shows.

"The Sun Ain't Shining No More" has been chosen as the theme song of the Canadian action comedy television series InSecurity that premiered on January 4, 2011.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Album Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUT DEN FRA SWI
Fruit 53 80 84
Out of Frequency 68 35 91
Bring Us Together

EPs[edit]

  • The Sun Ain't Shining No More EP
  • The Sun Ain't Shining No More (remixes) EP
  • Around the Bend EP
  • Live Session EP (iTunes exclusive)
  • The Golden Age EP

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
AUT SWI SPA UK CAN US
2008 "The Sun Ain't Shining No More" Fruit
"Around the Bend"
2009 "The Golden Age" 4 7 19 70 60 109
2011 "Major" Out of Frequency
"Heart Attack"[6]
"−" denotes releases that did not chart or receive certification.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lester, Paul (2008-09-05). "No 389: The Asteroids Galaxy Tour". The Guardian
  2. ^ By Catherine Fuentes (2011-12-02). "Exclusive Download: The Asteroids Galaxy Tour's 'Heart Attack (CSS Remix)'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-12-10.  The band's thirld album Bring Us Together, will be released on Sep 12, 2014 via their own label Hot Bus Recordings and Rough Trade Distribution'
  3. ^ Dawson, Kim (2011-04-28). "Simply The Best 7 Days A Week :: Playlist :: Mette Lindberg ad’s a Gold strike". Daily Star. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  4. ^ "Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Series 22, Episode 9". BBC Two Programmes. BBC. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  5. ^ "– Out of Frequency". Mtv.com. 2012-01-01. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  6. ^ "Heart Attack — Single". iTunes. 

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