In March 2012 Atira travelled to Hollywood California to commence work on their next release. During this process the group worked closely with music talent Zac Djanikian (Guitarist Amos Lee Band), producer Ian Cross (Usher, Janet Jackson & Lauren Hill) and mix engineer Matt Marrin (Chaka Khan) at Red Star Studios, Silverlake. The efforts saw them capture three new tracks which are planned for release mid/late 2012.
Over the past year Atira has turned a strong focus on capturing the US with the group gaining strong industry interest and fan support from their debut release “Butterfly Rocket”. With the new release and US performances on the horizon, 2012 is proving to be an exciting year for Atira.
Since the arrival of debut album “Butterfly Rocket” released in October 2010 at the “Fly By Night” Fremantle, Australia, Atira have turned heads with their unique sound and have gained airplay in the US while building a solid fan base over 2011. With their songs “Flow” and the summer vibe of “Ayo” people have discovered this group and instantly warmed to their natural sound and honest approach in which makes this group unique.
“Butterfly Rocket” was recorded in Sydney at Electric Avenue Studios and produced by Russell Finch. This project also saw them work with sound engineer Paul McKercher, mix engineer Matt Marrin and musicians such as Phil Stack - Bass (Thirsty Merc) Rex Goh - Guitar (Savage Garden and Air Supply) Bill Risby - Rhodes, Piano and B3 (Tina Arena and Wendy Mathews) James Muller - Guitar (James Morrison)
It was late 2009 when the group was formed in Perth,Western Australia and with their own passion for good pop, soul and RnB the pair penned a string of tracks which evolved into a refreshing and sophisticated sound. Atira went on to develop this flavour by incorporating strong melody lines and catchy hooks. These early demos produced were already proving to show great signs for the pair and Atira were determined to take their music to the next level. This was to be the start of a great journey for the group and has seen them collaborate with a range of diverse and talented individuals along the way.