Asteroids Galaxy Tour
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|The Asteroids Galaxy Tour|
|Genres||Alternative pop, psychedelic pop, acid jazz, indie pop|
|Labels||Small Giants, BMG Rights|
|Members||Mette Lindberg (vocals), Lars Iversen (producer), Miloud Carl Sabri (trumpet), Sven Meinild (saxophone), Mikkel Baltser Dørig (guitar), Rasmus Valldorf (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 six-piece with horn section, featuring Miloud Carl Sabri (trumpet), Sven Meinild (saxophone), Mads Brinch Nielsen (guitar), and Rasmus Valldorf (drums).
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.
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. Putting a 21st century spin on the hip late-'60s world of Burt Bacharach, Sly Stone, and Barbarella, Denmark's the Asteroids Galaxy Tour had barely let their demo out into the world before fame came calling thanks to Amy Winehouse and the iPod family. Multi-instrumentalist Lars Iversen and vocalist Mette Lindberg formed the Asteroids in 2007. Thanks to a freshly pressed demo landing in the right hands, their debut gig was an opening slot at the request of Winehouse when the superstar singer visited the duo's hometown of Copenhagen. Soon after they were signed to the major label Universal who released their debut single, "The Sun Ain't Shining No More," in 2008. As the Asteroids were preparing their debut album and expanding their live lineup to a six-piece, their B-52's-flavored, retro-party single was featured in a television commercial for Apple's iPod Touch MP3 player. Fruit, which arrived in 2009, included "The Sun Ain't Shining No More" along with other playful tracks; by the time of the band's follow-up, 2012's Out of Frequency, the Asteroids Galaxy Tour had moved in a more expansive, sophisticated direction.
The band supported Katy Perry on several sold out dates for her summer 2009 European tour.
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. "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. 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.
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