"...recalling Fugazi's righteous fury." - Clash
"...a powerful yet understated alt-rock sound." - Punktastic
Inspired by the raw, organic, yet raucous sound of 90’s era alt-rock bands, Manchester’s The Empty Page are ready to reshape the current landscape with the release of their spiky, caustic debut album, Unfolding, due for release on 21st October 2016 via Vociferous Records.
To celebrate the announcement of their debut album release, the band have unveiled single Big Wheel, which is available to buy on iTunes. The video for the track premiered on Clash and is available to stream via The Empty Page YouTube channel.
You can also stream Big Wheel, which premiered on Punktastic, via The Empty Page Soundcloud page.
Despite having formed as recently as 2015, the three-piece band have made an immediate mark on their local scene and beyond. The Empty Page have created their very own brand of pop/rock, straddling the line between grunge, post-punk and noise-pop, creating a sound that has an unerring ability to draw you in through it’s melodic choruses as well as it’s fuzzy, driven guitar lines. Having enlisted the skills of uber producer Garth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Biffy Clyro, L7, Melvins) to shape the sound of their debut record, The Empty Page are now preparing to unleash their sound to a wider audience.
Recorded and mixed in just one week, the essence of a pure, live band can be heard on the ten songs that make up the album, stepping away from the overly produced music that has become synonymous with the pro-tools era of modern rock music. From the grunge-inspired sound of Hole on ‘Cracks In The Surface’, to the riot grrrl stylings of Bikini Kill on future single Wardrobe Malfunction and the the hooky, indie-rock, head bopping melodies of My Vitriol and Llama Farmers on the aforementioned Big Wheel, The Empty Page invite you to join them on their sonic journey through the full alt-rock songbook.
Comprised of Kel (vocals, bass), Giz (guitar) and Jim (drums), the band first came together as friends jamming cover songs, before realising that they’d be much better served writing their own tunes. The results were immediate as, fast forward one year, and they now have a Gggarth Richardson produced album, support from the likes of Louder Than War, Punktastic and Clash as well as a full UK tour booked for October to coincide with the release of their debut album Unfolding.
Unfolding by The Empty Page is out on 21st October 2016 via Vociferous Records and is available to pre-order on Bandcamp.
“…a dark, brooding song that’s boosted by Ellis’ vocal range...”
- Cultured Vultures
Multi-instrumentalist Jack Ellis returns with his latest single, Disdained, out on 23rd September 2016 via District South Records.
The track premiered on Cultured Vultures and you can also stream it now via Jack Ellis' Soundcloud page.
Disdained continues the story from Jack’s previous release, The Storm, exploring themes of love, loss and failure to address the imbalances of a broken relationship. Jack describes Disdained as the “ultimate destruction of love; where the loss of once being loved leaves a dark, empty, troubled soul”. Disdained builds slowly with Jack’s warm, rugged vocal carrying the song effortlessly. As the momentum builds, so does Jack’s sense of desperation, creating a sound the likes of Jeff Buckley and Ben Howard would be proud of. Despite an undeniable connection between the singles, The Storm and Disdained, both tracks offer something different, thus allowing them to firmly stand alone in their own right, and further increasing Jack’s already impressive musical résumé.
After playing in bands for several years, Jack took the decision to go solo in 2014 in order to focus on his songwriting and develop his own distinctive sound. The opportunity to play bass, guitar, piano and sing has allowed Jack to really stretch his creative muscles and, with the success of previous singles Pocket of Lint and Stepping Stones, it is clear that Jack’s music is making an impact on the wider music world.
Jack was voted Best Breakthrough Act 2015 and was nominated for Best Live Act at The Cardiff Music Awards. He has also received radio plays from BBC Wales as well as receiving significant support from the likes of Dermot O’Leary on BBC Radio 2, including being invited to perform live in the studio. Jack has also gained praise from well-regarded publications including Cultured Vultures, With Guitars and Gigslutz to name a few. This has culminated in Jack becoming one of the rising stars of Welsh music, an artist who looks set to continue his growth through the release of his latest single.
Disdained is out on 23rd September 2016 via District South Records.
"An infectious slice of electro-pop..." - Gigslutz
Electro-pop artist Beauty is set to release his brand new single Grown Up on 16th September 2016 via BeautysMusic.
Grown Up premiered on Gigslutz and is available to stream via Beauty's Soundcloud page now.
Singer-songwriter and dancer, the multi-talented Beauty (aka Mark Thompson) describes Grown Up as being inspired by a much needed conversation with his best friend - a bitter-sweet song about nostalgia and all the unwanted responsibilities of adult life.
Flowing with Beauty’s impassioned vocals, glitchy beats and catchy melodies, Grown Up is a gritty slice of electro-pop influenced by the likes of Sia, Robyn and Sam Smith. Oozing twinkling, uptempo vibes alongside heartfelt emotive reflections, Grown Up is sure to propel the poptastic sounds of Beauty into the mainstream in no time.
Grown Up will be released on 16th September 2016 via BeautySMusic.