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Atlas - double the reason for celebrating
Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:22 pm
Christchurch band Atlas has double the reason for celebration today with their debut album, Reasons For Voyaging, crashing into the New Zealand album chart at an incredible #4, achieving GOLD status in the process.

It’s already been quite a year for the band, and their Christchurch based label Elements Music, having already scooped the NZ Music Award for ‘Crawl’ becoming 2007’s ‘Highest Selling Single’ in New Zealand. Now their debut album, Reasons For Voyaging, featuring ‘Is This Real’, ’Crawl’, and ‘Magic 8’ looks set to follow suit in 2008.

Never one’s to rest on their laurels Atlas are currently busy limbering up for their major up’n’coming nationwide summer tour of New Zealand as support for the feelers.

For further details:
www.myspace.com/atlastheband
 

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Atlas Album Release
Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:17 am
Atlas exploded onto the New Zealand music scene with a number one chart
performance not experienced since 1987's 'Slice of Heaven'. From April 2007
'Crawl' charted for seventeen weeks and owned the top position for nine
weeks.

The band's music pedigree gives it a killer punch.

While the genesis is perhaps in Zed which had a nine year run as a leading
New Zealand act up until 2004 and featured Ben Campbell and Andy Lynch ,
Atlas was conceived at the legendary Knitting Factory in Los Angeles. Ben
and his sister, Beth were there working with friends Robert Lamm (Chicago) and, LA based producer, Hank Linderman (The Eagles, America, Chicago) discussing solo album concepts. Hank introduced them to American performer, Sean Cunningham, who hails from Hank's home state of Kentucky, thinking that they may combine their talents to write songs for separate solo careers.

'It was immediate.' says Ben. 'There's great music in us all and when we
hung out, jammed and played we discovered songs, riffs, connections,
melodies and ideas that were a lot stronger through the connection.'

Also in Los Angeles at the time, playing with the legendary Sting was Ben's
former Zed bandmate and future ATLAS lead guitarist, Andy Lynch.

Cunningham needed little persuasion to head half way around the planet to
Christchurch where Atlas started to take shape through a number of
development line ups while the inventory evolved. 'Is This Real', a mix of
searing vocals over guitars charted, followed by the ground-breaking
'Crawl'.

When ATLAS re-located to Auckland, Andy Lynch settled into his edgy lead
guitar slot and the line up was completed with the discovery of drummer, Joe
McCallum who was extracted from Christchurch.

ATLAS rocks. There's something special happening here and whatever, the reason for voyaging, ATLAS is a helluva trip.

The latest ATLAS single, 'Magic 8' is available 17th September 2007

The debut album, 'Reasons For Voyaging' will be released in November 2007.
 

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Atlas release debut double a-side single
Posted: Tue Mar 6, 2007 11:49 am
Atlas burst on to the NZ music scene last year with their debut single Is
This Real? "Who are these people?" muttered various music industry types, "A couple of them look familiar." And they were right. Atlas is made up of Ben Campbell and Andy Lynch (no strangers to multi-platinum success with local band Zed) on bass and guitar respectively, Ben's sister Beth on vocals and Sean Cunningham on vocals and guitar.

Is This Real? turned heads. Follow up single Crawl, currently saturating pop
and rock radio, has turned even more heads and the buzz on this band is
getting louder by the second.

With their debut album Reasons For Voyaging set for release later this year,
Atlas have given us a taster of things to come with this double A-side
single.

CRAWL/IS THIS REAL? is in stores from Monday 5th March.
 

oldie1988

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Yo hows it
Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:44 pm
Man you guys roc the whole band is awsome. Hope you guys wrap up at juice awards you deserve it and good luck for the future hope to see an album soon

Peace out

This message was edited by oldie1988 on Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:47 pm.
 

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