AMSTERDAM – Without the 'inspiring' voice of female singer Mette Lindberg, the Danish alternative pop group The Asteroids Galaxy Tours wouldn't exist. “She sounds luke Bob Dylan or Mick Jagger, they can't really sing, but it's the way they do it what makes them the best singers ever. Mette also has that quality”, says producer Lars Iversen, the founder of the band.
The blond singer directly adds that she can sing. “But I rather have her sounding raw”, adds Iversen. “Whitout her singing voice I could never have written the songs that are on our debut album Fruit.”
The band started in the summer of 2007 when Iversen and Lindberg met again. Two years before they already worked together when Lindberg was still singing in another band. The co-operation ended in the song Around The Bend, that's now on their album Fruit that was released in september. The song is their second single and was used in an Apple commercial.
Iversen: “Two years past since we've met and I started to miss Mette.” The two entered his home recording studio in a apartment building in the Danish capital Kopenhagen. It seemed that the two were made for each other musically. “If it's about music we understand each other completely”, explains Lindberg. “If I want to explain a certain sound our feeling to Lars, he always instantly knows where I'm talking about. That's really nice when you're working together.”
On the stage there is also a spark. Together with four other live musicians they're with six people in total. A year after the start of The Asteroids Galaxy Tour they had written enough songs to play live.
A lot of the songs that are on the debut abum were written by Iversen. “Mette was very important when we started working on those songs together. She has to sing them, so it also has to be her songs as well”, states the producers. The duo feels like they've succeeded in that.