The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

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The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
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Background information
OriginCopenhagen, Denmark
GenresPop, psychedelic pop, acid jazz, indie pop
Years active2007–2020
LabelsSmall Giants, BMG Rights
MembersMette Lindberg (vocals)
Lars Iversen (producer and bass guitar)
Mikkel Balster Dørig (guitar)
Simon Littauer (MPC and keys)
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 Dørig (guitar), Simon Littauer (MPC and keys) and Rasmus Littauer (drums).[1]


In 2007, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour was formed in Copenhagen, Denmark.[1]

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.[citation needed]

In November 2008, lead singer Mette Lindberg was a guest on the BBC music quiz show Never Mind the Buzzcocks.[2]

In 2009, 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.[citation needed]

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

On 21 September 2009, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour's debut album Fruit was released in Europe, followed by the USA release on 27 October 2009.[3]

On 31 January 2012, the band released their second album, Out of Frequency.[3]

On 15 September 2014, the band released their third album, Bring Us Together, via their own label Hot Bus Recordings and Rough Trade Distribution.[citation needed]

On 23 March 2018, the band released their new single "Surrender".[4]

On 1 November 2020, the band announced in an Instagram post that they are on hiatus.[5]

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.[citation needed]

"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. The song "Rock the Ride" was used during a bar scene in The CW series The Flash at the beginning of the episode "Plastique".[citation needed]

"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 4 January 2011.[citation needed]

"The Golden Age" was featured in a 2011 Heineken television commercial, and in a 2022 television commercial for Deutsche Bahn.


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
Fruit 53 80 84
Out of Frequency
  • Released: January 31, 2012
  • Label: BMG Rights[6]
  • Format: CD, digital download, vinyl
68 35 91
Bring Us Together
  • Released: September 15, 2014
  • Label: Hot Bus Records
  • Format: CD, digital download, vinyl
"−" denotes releases that did not chart or receive certification.


  • 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


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2008 "The Sun Ain't Shining No More" Fruit
"Around the Bend"
2009 "The Golden Age" 4 7 19 70 60 109
2012 "Major" Out of Frequency
"Heart Attack"[7]
2014 "My Club" Bring Us Together
2018 "Surrender"
2019 "Boy"
"Wave Teng (feat. Hot Ice)"
"−" denotes releases that did not chart or receive certification.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Lester, Paul (2008-09-05). "No 389: The Asteroids Galaxy Tour". The Guardian
  2. ^ "Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Series 22, Episode 9". BBC. Retrieved 13 December 2008.
  3. ^ a b Catherine Fuentes (2 December 2011). "Exclusive Download: The Asteroids Galaxy Tour's 'Heart Attack (CSS Remix)'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  4. ^ "New single "Surrender"". The Asteroids Galaxy Tour. 23 March 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  5. ^ "The Asteroids Galaxy Tour on Instagram: "Dear All, We know It's been more than a while. Hope you have been well in this craziest of time, world changing pandemic, and that you are holding up, wherever you are. We want to let you know, that the reason for not being in touch with you in all these months is that we had decided to put Asteroids on hold for now. All the years of touring with our music, sharing it with you, has simply been out of this world!!! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the love and support you have shown us. You are the best friends an artist could wish for - Thank You ❤️ We are both working on new projects, but separately. We'll update you on these in the near future. In the meantime please look after yourselves and stay safe! All the Love // Lars & Mette"". Archived from the original on 24 December 2021.
  6. ^ "– Out of Frequency". 1 January 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Heart Attack — Single". iTunes.

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