Sunrise Avenue，这支芬兰赫尔辛基的流行摇滚乐队已经成为一个现象，他们06年的大碟On The Way To Wonderland甚至已经取得了不少乐队一生才能够到达的成就。首张专辑取得了40万的销量，以及80万的单曲销量，在芬兰和德国达到了白金指标，在奥地利，瑞士和希腊都成为了金唱片。
首张专辑凭借两只灌满欧洲各大电台和占据各大排行榜榜首的单曲“Fairytale Gone Bad”以及“Forever Yours”，这支乐队再次掀起了流行摇滚热潮。他们的曲目被收录到不少剧作中，此外乐队还被邀请参加各大音乐节演出，3次欧洲的巡演均是一票难求。一张专辑就使他们取得了以下奖项Finnish Grammies ， European Border Breakers Award, Impala Award, 4 NRJ Music Awards, Radio Regenbogen Award 以及 ESKA Award。在欧洲他们被冠以最成功的新进乐队，正如他们首张专辑的名字那样，他们在“通往奇境的路上”。
这张专辑主要由Jukka Backlund制作，他也是Sunrise Ave上张专辑的制作人。其余两首曲目有瑞典的Macho Psycho团队完成制作，这个团队也曾负责过Pink， Natalie Imbruglia和Sting的制作。
Sunrise Ave不仅仅以上口的旋律出名，团员们也相当的有趣。他们不仅仅用心制作音乐——他们总是保持微笑（偶尔还会看到Samu傻笑^ ^）。
SUNRISE AVENUE, the pop-rock-phenomenon from Helsinki, Finland released their debut album "On The Way To Wonderland" in 2006, and with just one album under their belt, they have achieved more than your average band would during a whole career. "On The Way To Wonderland" has sold more than 400.000 albums and 800.000 singles. The album reached platinum sales in Finland and in Germany and gold sales in Austria, Switzerland and Greece.
From an album filled with hits - “Fairytale Gone Bad” and Forever Yours” topped the radio and single charts all over Europe leaving no pop/rock lover cold. “Fairytale Gone Bad” was selected as the official theme song (ZDF) of Tour De France 2006 and “Choose To Be Me” was the theme song of the German Big Brother in 2008. SUNRISE AVENUE have played the biggest European festivals (including Rock am Ring main stage at 2007 together with Korn, Smashing Pumpinks, Muse etc) and traveled 3 sold-out European tours of their own. Receiving two Finnish Grammies and other prizes such as European Border Breakers Award, Impala Award, 4 NRJ Music Awards, Radio Regenbogen Award and the ESKA Award, SUNRISE AVENUE are literally "on their way to wonderland", to be crowned as one of the most successful newcomer bands in Europe.
Now the guys are back with their second album, POPGASM, extremely catchy pop/rock tunes, that will have you hooked - in a good way that is.
"Like they say - album number two is the hard one, and with all the expectations from the industry, our listeners and fans - and ourselves of course - it’s a little miracle how easy this album really came together. Yeah, we might have taken more time than planned, but now listening to the album - I'm happy we did. I'm more than happy with the final result, and this is not me trying to sell you a miracle mop or something", laughs singer & front man Samu Haber. "POPGASM is full of the original Sunrise Avenue spirit, but still we are not repeating the first album at all. It’s fantastic how our producers helped us maintain our musical style, our real strength, but still come up with something new and fresh for the listeners”.
POPGASM was mainly produced in Finland by Jukka Backlund, who also produced Sunrise Avenue's debut album "On The Way To Wonderland". Two tracks were produced by the Swedish Macho Psycho team who have previously worked with the likes of Pink, Natalie Imbruglia and Sting.
SUNRISE AVENUE is known for their catchy Pop/Rock sound, and for being the relaxed and funny guys they are. They don't just perform music from their hearts - but they do it with a smile (and occasional smirk from singer Samu) on their face.
SUNRISE AVENUE will release their new album, POPGASM, in May-June 2009 (Europe and Japan) followed by numerous festival shows all over the continents. SUNRISE AVENUE will go on their 4th European Tour late 2009.
01. Dream Like A Child
02. The Whole Story
03. Rising Sun
04. Welcome To My Life
05. Not Again
07. Monk Bay
08. Bye Bye (One Night Kind)
09. Kiss 'N' Run
11. Birds And Bees
12. Sail Away With Me
13. My Girl Is Mine
14. Something Sweet(Bonus)
17. Somebody Will Find You Someday