Atlas (band)

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Atlas
Origin Christchurch, New Zealand
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 2005–2008
Labels Elements Music
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.

Founding[edit]

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 second single "Crawl" in March, 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
19 November 2007 Reasons for Voyaging Mental Music 4 NZ: Gold[9]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album NZ Chart[8] NZ Certification
2005 "Is This Real" Reasons for Voyaging - -
2007 "Crawl" 1 Gold[10]
"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. Archived from the original on 3 December 2014. 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). Archived from the original on 3 December 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Gold and platinum New Zealand albums to 2013". Te Ara. Encyclopedia of NZ. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum Singles". RadioScope. Archived from the original on 28 July 2011. 

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