Soundshine was formed in 1996 by four kids who ambitioned to become rock stars in a place - Western Switzerland - where few people become anything. The band immediately worked on creating a unique blend of British rock and American punk, with subtle vocals and loud guitars, which has been their trademark ever since. In the space of a year, Soundshine had played every possible venue in the city of Neuchâtel, from small bars to the city's main concert halls and festivals.
Between 1997 and 1998, the band played even more frequentlty while recording their first material. The album 'Soundshine of your Life' was released in 1997 and was a local success. The following year, Soundshine released their infamous version of the Prodigy's 'Out of Space' and the single quickly became a favorite among the Swiss indie scene and was aired on Swiss radios. In 1998, Soundshine played the Neuchâtel Jazz festival along with the Californian act Big Soul and supported Irish boyband The Worlds Apart for their unique date in Switzerland.
Having exploited the local resources beyond their limits, Soundshine decided to export their talent to London where the potential for a British-influenced guitar band was infinitely greater. The band has since been a strong presence on the London indie scene, always recording new material and playing very regularly at rock venues across the city as well as universities' student unions and festivals. Soundshine has also continued to perform regularly on Swiss stages, headlining several festivals and other events over the past four years.