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 seven weeks.
No surprise. 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 with old friend, 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.