Sunday, 1 November 2009

The Sounds - No One Sleeps When I'm Awake

The Sounds is a Swedish New Wave band founded in 1999 in Helsingborg.
The group's musical style has been compared to New Wave acts such as Blondie, The Cars, the Epoxies and Missing Persons. Their debut album, Living in America, was released in 2002, with the follow up, Dying to Say This to You, on March 21, 2006. Their third album, Crossing the Rubicon, was released on June 2 2009.

Lead singer Maja Ivarsson is explicit about her ambition, claiming "I want to be the best female vocalist around...of at least this century". She was featured on Cobra Starship's "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)", for the film Snakes on a Plane. In addition to Ivarsson's contribution to the Snakes soundtrack, the entire band is featured as track 6, "Queen of Apology," remixed by Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump. The Sounds is out touring at moment with the their new album opening up for No Doubt in the states, check below for tour dates. The album "Crossing the Rubicon" is full of that catchy, keyboard-driven power pop. The songs are well-polished without being overproduced. Its not their best album but its well worth listen to it.

The Sounds consist of : Maja Ivarsson – Vocals, Felix Rodriguez – Guitar, Johan Bengtsson – Bass, Jesper Anderberg – Keyboards, Piano, Guitar and Fredrik Nilsson – Drums

Todays tune "No One Sleeps When I'm Awake" is the lead single from their third album Crossing the Rubicon. The title was inspired by a quote from Ronnie Woods about Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones. Enjoy!

The Sounds - No One Sleeps When I'm Awake

More info @ The Sounds Official Website or @ The Sounds at MySpace

November 2 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
November 3 Cincinnati, OH Madison Theater
November 5 Minneapolis, WI First Avenue
November 6 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
November 7 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
November 17 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg
November 18 Munster, DE Sputnikhalle
November 19 Gronningen, NL Vera
November 20 Brussels VK
November 21 Birmingham, UK Academy
November 22 Glasgow, UK Oron Mor
November 23 Manchester, UK Academy
November 24 London, UK Electric Ballroom
November 27 Madrid, ES Joy Eslava
November 28 Barelona, ES Apolo
November 30 Zurich, CH Alte Börs
December 1 Lausanne, Les Docks
December 2 Salzburg, Rockhouse
December 3 Wien, Arena
December 4 Munchen, Backstage Werk
December 5 Cologne, Live Music Hall
December 6 Dresden, Reithalle
December 8 Warsaw, Stodola
December 9 Poznan, Eskulap
December 10 Berlin, Postbahnhof
December 11 Hamburg, Uebel & Gefearlich
December 12 Malmö, KB
December 13 Copenhagen, Vega
December 15 Turku, Klubi
December 16 Tampere, Pakkahoune
December 17 Oulu, Teatria
December 18 Seinajoki, Rytmikorjaamo
December 19 Helsinki, Cable Factory

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