Despite being totally contemporary they take me back to Blondie and Kim Wilde a lot.
Thats a compliment.
I love how Maja´s voice tells everybody to f*ck of with every line.
Fine mix of pop / rock / punk, late 70´s, 80´s and….now.
Their debut album, Living in America, was released in 2002, with the follow up Dying to Say This to You on 21 March 2006. Their third album,Crossing the Rubicon, was released on 2 June 2009, and their latest, Something To Die For, will be released on 29 March 2011.
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.
Band members Jesper Anderberg and Felix Rodriguez have recently been working as songwriters for other artists, among them the Dutch pop band Krezip and the Swedish punk band Quit Your Dayjob.
For Krezip’s latest album (Plug it In), the pair wrote three songs: “All My Life”, “Play This Game With Me” and “You’re Wrong”. “All My Life” has been one of the most played songs of 2008 in Holland. Krezip’s album Plug It In was also produced by Adel Dahdal (with Peter Mansson), who produced The Sounds’ debut album Living in America together with Jimmy Monell.