The Amplifetes is a 4-piece rock band from Sweden. Influences range along a broad spectrum, including 60s psychedelia, the Electric Light Orchestra,The Ramones, Elvis Costello, David Bowie, and Chicago Trax Records. The individual members have had success as songwriters and producers, working with artists such as Kelis, Britney Spears, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, and Grandmaster Flash.
The band has been active since 2008. In 2010, they released their eponymous debut album. Four singles were taken from this album: It's My Life,Whizz Kid, Somebody New, and Blinded By The Moonlight. Following this, the band toured extensively over Europe for two years.
Early summer 2012 saw the first sign of post-debut activity, as their new song Where Is The Light was launched, together with an accompanying internet video game. The full follow-up album is due for release in early 2013. You/Me/Evolution and S.E.O.K.L. are two additional titles of songs that will appear on their 2013 album.
An Amplifetes songs have been used for soundtracks in commercial advertisements. An advertisement for the Roberto Cavalli credit card starred Milla Jovovich."Somebody New" was used in a Garnier Fructis advertisement for hair gel.