The original band members of The Sounds are lead singer Maja Ivarsson, guitarist Felix Rodriguez, bassist Johan Bengtsson, drummer Fredrik Blond and multi-instrumentalist Jesper Anderberg on keyboards, piano and guitar. The band formed in 1998 in Helsingborg, Sweden. Childhood friends Ivarsson, Rodriguez, Bengtsson and Blond met Anderberg at the Hultsfred music festival and invited him to join their band.
The Sounds' synthesizer-heavy dance music has a post-punk, new wave revivalist style. The Sounds opened for No Doubt during a 2009 U.S. tour and have also toured with the Foo Fighters.
Their debut album, "Living in America," was recorded by New Line Records in Stockholm and came out in 2002. Their second album, "Dying to Say This to You," was recorded in Oakland, California in 2006, and the follow up, "Crossing the Rubicon," came out on Arnioki Records in 2009. The album included the song "No One Sleeps When I'm Awake," which was featured on an episode of popular television show "The Vampire Diaries."
The band's "Something to Die For" came out in 2011, and the title track was featured on the soundtrack of "Scream 4." The Sounds' fifth album, "Weekend," featuring the lead single "Shake Shake Shake," came out in 2013.