Are you a fan of Atlas Genius? It’s hard not to like songs like “Trojans”, “If So” and “Molecules”, which have all topped U.S. charts. Formed in 2009 in Adelaide, South Australia, Atlas Genius is currently on tour promoting their second studio album: Inanimate Objects. The group was originally formed by three brothers: Keith William Hamilton Jeffery (lead vocals and lead guitar), Steven Roger Jeffery (bass guitar), and Michael Douglas Jeffery (drums). Steven eventually left the group, and the band has added touring members Matt Fazzi and Kevin McPherson. If you’re a fan of the band, then you’ll like reading these 5 fun facts about them:
1. The band never expected to be famous. When they started playing music in college, they did it purely for fun. When a few influential bloggers heard their music, they were thrust into the spotlight. They released their first hit single, “Trojans” independently, and to their surprise it sold over 45,000 digital copies!
2. The band started out playing in their family’s garage, and used their residency at a local pub to raise money for their home studio.
3. The group was signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2012. After that, they began a tour of the U.S. and Canada.
4. Keith and Michael are both very strict vegetarians. Keith has said that at first he was worried about what he would eat on the road… but it turned out to be easier to find good foods than he expected!
5. Of their new song, “Molecules”, Keith has said: “There are inevitabilities in our fleeting existence, and this song is as much directed at myself as to anyone else. It’s a positive affirmation about the importance of seizing the moment.”