Hailing from Berlin, Super700 are a seven-piece band featuring three vocalists (who are sisters) and four instrumentalists who play engaging but imaginative pop/rock that's literate and willing to nudge the boundaries of contemporary pop. Super700 were formed by Ibadet Ramadani, the eldest sibling in a German-Albanian family who writes the group's lyrics, and Michael Haves, the group's bassist who composes most of the music. Idabet also sings lead, and her sisters Ilirjana Ramadani and Albana Ramadani lend harmonies, while guitarist Johannes Hall, keyboard player Simon Rauterberg, and percussionist Sebastian Schmidt round out the group's lineup. Super700 began playing out in 2003, performing at small clubs in Germany and Switzerland. In 2005, Super700 released their debut EP, When Hare and Fox Had Fun, and later that year the group met producer Gordon Raphael, best known for his work with the Strokes and Regina Spektor. Raphael was impressed with Super700's music and offered to work with the band on its first full-length album. The album, simply called Super700, was released in Europe in the spring of 2006, and a few months later Super700's music was heard in the movie French for Beginners after filmmaker Christian Ditter became a fan of their work. In the spring of 2007, the band made its American debut with a handful of dates in California, including a live broadcast on the influential radio program Morning Becomes Eclectic. ~ Mark Deming
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