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Mention a breakthrough and you’re talking about Saybia, for rarely has a Danish band done so well in such a short period of time.
This is the story of a band who are the only Danes to play at the 2005 benefit concert for Nelson Mandela’s global battle against HIV/AIDS – side by side with Peter Gabriel, Annie Lennox and Robert Plant.
With the release of The Second You Sleep in 2002, Saybia etched their name into the history books by becoming the first Danish rock band to debut with an album that went to number one on the charts upon release.
The Second You Sleep was the biggest seller of the year (one rung above Celine Dion) and after the annual music award bash, The Danish Music Awards, the five guys from the little island Funen stand in the wings holding the statues for Best Band, Best Album, and Best Male Vocalist.
Along with success at home, ears outside Danish borders began to respond to the band’s appeal. Russia, along with countries in Asia and South America, are added to the list of territories where The Second You Sleep is selling.
While the whole Nordic region, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland host packed Saybia concerts in the wake of the successful album, the gents themselves start to call the Netherlands, “our second home”.
The buzz in Holland is exceptionally loud and the band really felt their impact with the release of the follow-up album These Are The Days, which entered the Danish charts at the top of the list.
It’s an album that was recorded far off the beaten path, in an out-of-the-way studio on the Swedish island Gotland, with Andreas Ahlenius working his magic at the producer console just as he did on the first album. Tchad Blake (Pearl Jam and Travis) does the mix and stellar photographer Anton Corbijn captures the band for the artwork.
In addition to adding Japan to the list of countries where Saybia CDs can be found in music shops, the album generates even more live jobs. The band embarks on an intense six-month European tour. All of the gigs at Dutch venues sell out quickly, including the legendary Amsterdam music house, Paradiso.
Prior to the release of These Are The Days, Saybia did something most bands would never dare do with an album that is yet to hit the streets: they play it live, from the first track to the last, for a full-capacity crowd on a major stage at the Roskilde Festival.
On top of all the success and accolades come the “odds and ends,” like: the band winning the P3 Award in 2001 from the biggest radio station in the country (and this without having released an album); nabbing the distinction of being voted Best New Act by the readers of the leading music magazine Gaffa, and two years later Best Band and Best Album chosen by the same readers.
Søren Huss: Vocals, guitar
Jeppe Knudsen: Bass
Sebastian Sandstrøm: Guitar
Jess Jensen: Keyboards
Palle Sørensen: Drums
The Second You Sleep 2002
These Are The Days 2004
Eyes On The Highway 2007