The Sound of Arrows

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The Sound of Arrows
Origin Gävle, Sweden
Genres Synthpop, dream pop, indie pop
Years active 2006–present
Labels Geffen, Labrador, Neon Gold, Skies Above
Website thesoundofarrows.com
Members Stefan Storm
Oskar Gullstrand

The Sound of Arrows are a Swedish electronic music duo originally from Gävle, and now based in Stockholm. The duo, consisting of Oskar Gullstrand and Stefan Storm,[1] have remixed tracks for artists such as Lady Gaga,[2] Alphabeat,[3] The Naked and Famous,[4] Natalia Kills[5] and Nicole Scherzinger.[6] They also produced the song "Shoot the Bullet" for electropop artist Queen of Hearts.

Their major-label debut single "Nova" was released in March 2011 by Geffen Records, and its accompanying music video premiered on Popjustice on 21 February 2011.[7] The follow-up single "Magic" was released on 14 August 2011. The duo's debut album, Voyage, was released on 7 November 2011.

Reception[edit]

The band's song "Into the Clouds" was among the most downloaded songs in the United Kingdom for the week of 20 September 2009.[8] Their song "M.A.G.I.C." was used in a television commercial for the Mitsubishi Outlander vehicle by Mitsubishi Motors.[9] The Sound of Arrows have been compared to English synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys,[1] and their music has been described as "more heavenly Swedish dream-pop".[8]

Discography[edit]

Remix albums
  • Remixed (2012)[10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Musiclip Festival[edit]

The Musiclip Festival is an annual Spanish festival of music, audiovisual arts and music video.

Year Recipient Award Result
2011 "Magic" Best International Music Video[11] Won

P3 Guld Awards[edit]

The P3 Guld award is an annual music award held by Swedish Sveriges Radio.

Year Recipient Award Result
2012 Voyage Best Pop Artist[12] Nominated

Scandipop Awards[edit]

The Scandipop Awards are an annual British online music award.

Year Recipient Award Result
2012 The Sound of Arrows Best Group[13][14] Nominated
Voyage Best Group Album[13][14] Nominated
The Sound of Arrows Readers Favourite of 2011[13][14] Nominated

Miscellaneous accolades[edit]

Year Nominated work Accolade Nominator
2011 Voyage Idolator's Favorite 10 albums Out of '11[15] Idolator
Top Albums of the Year 2011 (#1)[16] Bop 2 Pop
Top 20 Albums of 2011 (#1)[17] Hits From Another Planet
The Top 31 LP’s of ’11 (#12)[18] AdemWithAnE.com
The Top 33 Albums of 2011 (#3)[19] Popjustice
Best Album 2011 (Readers' Poll) (#5)[20]
The Sound of Arrows Best New Act to properly get going in 2011 (Readers' Poll) (#4)[20]
Most Underrated Pop Act 2011 (Readers' Poll) (#7)[20]
Nova The Top 45 Singles of 2011 (#33)[21]
EQ's Top 100 Singles of 2011 (#30)[22] EQ Music Blog
Nova (Tiësto Remix) TOP100 2011 (#62)[23] KISS FM
Ruins of Rome The Singles of 2011 (#23)[24] Neon Gold Records

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lester, Paul (28 August 2009). "New band of the day – No 617: The Sound of Arrows". The Guardian. guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 10 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Remix – Lady Gaga". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Alphabeat – 'Hole In My Heart' (The Sound Of Arrows mix)". Popjustice. 5 January 2010. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Naked & Famous – 'Young Blood' (The Sound Of Arrows mix)". Popjustice. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  5. ^ ""Zombie (Remixes) – EP" von Natalia Kills" (in German). iTunes Store Germany. Apple Inc. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Right There: Nicole Scherzinger". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "Sound the Sound Of Arrows siren: here is 'Nova'". Popjustice. 21 February 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "The hottest downloads". The Sunday Times (Times Newspapers). 20 September 2009. 
  9. ^ "BBDO ad goes for test drive". Financial Post. National Post. 29 January 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2010. 
  10. ^ http://www.thesoundofarrows.com/
  11. ^ "Ganadores Musiclip 2011" (in Spanish). Musiclip Festival. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "Årets pop" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  13. ^ a b c "The 2012 Scandipop Awards: The nominations!". Scandipop. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2011. 
  14. ^ a b c "The 2012 Scandipop Awards: The Winners!". Scandipop. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  15. ^ Daw, Robbie (29 November 2011). "2011's Best Albums: Idolator's Favorite 10 Out Of '11". Idolator. Buzz Media. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  16. ^ "Our Picks for Top Albums of the Year 2011". Bop 2 Pop. 15 December 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2011. 
  17. ^ "Hits From Another Planet: Top 20 Albums of 2011". Hits From Another Planet. 30 December 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2011. 
  18. ^ "THE TOP 31 LP’S OF ’11 > No. 12. THE SOUND OF ARROWS – VOYAGE". AdemWithAnE.com. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  19. ^ "2011: The 33 Best Albums". Popjustice. Retrieved 23 December 2011. 
  20. ^ a b c "2011: The 2011 Popjustice Readers' Poll". Popjustice. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  21. ^ "2011: The 45 Best Singles". Retrieved 23 December 2011. 
  22. ^ "EQ's Top 100 Singles Of 2011 – Top Picks featuring Bright Light Bright Light, Nina, The Young Professionals, Adrian Lux ft. The Good Natured, Beth Ditto, Adam Tyler, Darren Hayes, Frankmusik, Johnny Lazer and Sirpaul". EQ Music Blog. 18 December 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2011. 
  23. ^ "Результаты KISS FM TOP100!". KISS FM. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  24. ^ "The Singles of 2011.". Neon Gold Records. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2011. 

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