"Alphabéat" ( Dat. Alphabéat ) is a Danish pop group from Silkeborg . Initially, the group was called Sodastar , but then it was discovered that a group with the same name already exists in Germany, and it was decided to change the name to Alphabeat .
|Genre||Pop indie pop |
Eurodance , dance pop
europop , house , wonky pop
|Years||2004 - present time|
|thisisalphabeat.com / myspace.com/thisisalphabeat|
The group consists of six members, whose composition almost did not change during the creation of the group. The group often experiments in contemporary pop music styles, which is why it has become known far beyond Denmark .
The first single “Fascination” became a significant hit single in Denmark in the summer of 2007 and in Britain in 2008. The second single “10.000 Nights of Thunder” was just as successful as the first. Alphabeat's self-titled debut album went platinum in Denmark, and the next single, Boyfriend, was released with great success in Britain. The sound of the group is mainly focused on the retro pop of the 80s, in particular, you can hear the influence of groups such as Deacon Blue and Prefab Sprout . Alphabeat music often uses alternating and overlapping female and male parts and harmonies, for which they are, at times, compared with ABBA .
Representatives of several major labels became interested in the local success of the group and ultimately, Alphabeat entered into a contract with Charisma Records, a subsidiary of EMI , based in England. The debut British single “Fantastic 6” went on sale in November 2007, after which several popular music publications, including NME, The Observer Music Monthly, Digital Spy and Popjustice, went all out to praise the young group. An undoubted success can be considered that Alphabeat received an offer to act as a warm-up team with Spice Girls in their reunion tour 2007-08. However, the group rejected this offer, deciding that it was not yet ready to speak to such a huge audience unfamiliar with their music.
- 2007 - Alphabeat
- 2008 - This Is Alphabeat
- 2008 - This Is Alphabeat (Limited Edition)
- 2009 - The Spell
- 2010 - The Beat Is ...
- 2010 - The Beat Is ... (iTunes Edition)
- 2012 - Express Non-Stop