1. Somebody New
2. Blinded By the Moonlight
The Amplifetes are a brand new 4-piece band from Sweden. Being accomplished songwriters and producers on their own, the members have worked with names such as Kelis, Madonna, Grandmaster Flash and Peter Bjorn and John. While having occasionaly crossed paths during the course of their careers, they have existed as a unit for about a year. The band think of themselves as a dreamteam collaboration of their influences - listing 60s Psychadelia, The Electric Light Orchestra, The Ramones, Elvis Costello, David Bowie and Chicago Trax Records House releases.??
The highly addictive result can be heard in The Amplifetes debut single "It´s my life", a spitting image of urban life and a happy three-part marriage between garage pop, electro and punk. It was featured recently in a promo campaign for Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli, starring a lightly dressed Milla Jovovich, creating quite a stir over europe. The intriguing cajun electronica of the follow up, "Whizz Kid", has seen the band continue to get much love from radio stations and the blogosphere. Now their third single, a feverish road-trip psychadelia called "Somebody New", lies ready to carry the torch along.??
The framework for the production of material for The Amplifetes debut work was very much dictated, while not restricted, by geography and time. Due to the bandmembers being set up in two different cities, most of the writing and recording interaction took place late nights over the internet. In fact, it was not until the final mixing sessions that the full band actually met! This created a very special atmosphere for the creative process, described by lead singer Peter as "a feeling of weightlessness, like being trapped inside a bubble of soft stone". The faceless communication and stillness of night formed the backdrop for the emerging of The Amplifetes debut album, which is available since last June. They have also been developing their live act and have already toured across Europe.