Tåve and Isabelle - on their
own they are just
two ordinary girls, but together they are Peaches!
The girls met at an audition in
the fall of 2000 and became friends immediately, even
though they were very different and not even the same
age (Tåve was 8 and Isa 11).
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Isa had been singing for many years
and had even recorded a single, a cover of Freestyle's
"Fantasi", produced by Christer Sandelin. Tåve's
strength was dancing, something she had been doing practically
ever since she could walk (she also competes and actually
placed 1:st in the Swedish Nationals for her agegroup).
The girls liked eachother and had
similar taste in music, so before long they decided to
start a group together.
They wanted the music to be dance
oriented but a little "cooler", with more attitude,
than the other young bands. And most inmportantly, they
wanted to decide on the music and how they were going
to look by themselves.
With a bit of luck they were able
to hook up with a record company and through them found
a producer and some songwriters. Before long the first
single - Rosa Helikopter - was ready.
With the single and the dance,
choreographed and directed by Moa Sundén, the
girls landed their first job - as opening act for Nicke&Mojje
during their summer tour.
All went well, and after a few
gigs the girls were offered the chance to performe together
with Nicke&Mojje as well as opening for them.
The girls did a fantastic job
and soon got used to performing for audiences of a thousand
or more and signing autographs with the band afterwards.
"We had a great time",
the girls say. "And what a perfect way to get started!
To sing and dance on stage in front of an audience is
After the tour everything happened
quickly. A new single - Skateboard - was released and
work on the first album started. A video for Skateboard
was shot and the album released on October 29, 2001.
The girls say that nothing changes
just because you've released an album and been on tour.
It is great fun, of course, but also a lot of work and
not as glamorous as you might think.
"It is cool to talk to fans after a show, you find
out right away if you've don a good job or not!"
"Sometimes our friends ask
questions about things, but that's only fun". "But
one thing is for certain - we had no idea how much hard
work it takes to make an album with the dancing, singing
|When they aren't rehearsing
or on stage somewhere the girls do what other kids their
age do - go to school, do homework, practice dancing and
singing, ride horses, fight with their brothers and sisters...
...Life continued during the spring
of 2002 for the group , but by now they were a bit older
and a little more experienced (but they still fight with
their brothers and sisters).
A new single - Vi Rymmer Bara Du
Och Jag (Remix) - was released and the band went on a
promo tour with Åhléns. At the same time
demos were recorded, new songs made and new dance and
After lots of work and much touring
in both Sweden and Norway the single Rosa Helikopter took
off. It was in the top-40 charts for more than 25 weeks
during the year, it sold gold in Sweden
and finished 26:th for the year. In Norway the single
finished 10:th and sold platinum, while
the album placed 49:th and sold gold.
Everything happened very quickly
and took much larger proportions than anyone ever expected.
"It's all fun" says Tåve,
"Now that we've performed so many times and everything's
going so well it feels like we can do anything. And school
and friends are no problem - it's probably worse for our
parents who have to make sure everything works out."
"And remember how we recorded
the first single mostly for fun" Isa adds. "And
then it turned out this good!"
2003 the group released a new single
- Dynamit Nitroglycerin, Baby - and shortly thereafter
a new album - Fritt Fall. The techno sound was still there
and the single sold well, reaching 7:th in the charts.
The touring continued during the
year. Lots of gigs, travel, hotels, autographs, coreography...all
the things that give you experience and needs getting
used to if you want to work as an artist.
"We are older now and more in control, able to make
more demands. And our taste in music's changed as well"
the girls say. "We liked Daddy Cool when we heard
it on the radio. and that's why we wanted to cover it."
"But it is not really our style, in the beginning
it was all about techno and disco, but now we are more
into rock and punk. Which probably will show on the next
"And we want
to take the opportunity to thank everyone who buys our
records, comes to shows and writes to us; it is thanks
to you this is so much fun - lotsa HUGZ from Peaches