Somojo Magazine

 The Quails
Label: Like The Sound Records
Released Oct 4th 
CAT NO: LTS50003
ISRC: GB YMP 1000026
Distribution: Full physical and digital distribution through Genepool/Universal
Management: SW Music Management
"A band on the verge of something big".

is the new single from the significantly talented indie/rock/pop outfit The Quails and is the 2nd single taken from their recent highly successful album “Master of Imperfection”.

The single is also accompanied by a video produced by Realm Pictures and available to view through You Tube with Fastrax distribution.

Hailing from Teignmouth the band is made up of Dan Steer, vocals, guitar and keyboard, guitarist Max Armstrong "the most gifted guitar student to pass through this college" (Exeter Academy of Music and Sound), bass player Sam Banks and drummer Chris Prentice who all join together their sounds and talent to form a musically tight and cohesive end product.

With Dan’s distinctive voice and the the tight and solid performance of the band, they have shown that musically they are talented,  dynamic and truly impressive as their many live performances can confirm including regularly playing to audiences in excess of 1,000 people. Lyrically their songs express sentiments and experiences which transcend the generations and are a melodic fusion of pop, indie-rock with some heavier, darker elements – full of versatility and challenges whilst creating a catchy, fresh and worthwhile sound.

They released their first album in 2009 and last summer, when they opened for Muse on the first night of their Resistance Tour, they were featured in a BBC documentary about the Muse gig.

In March ‘10 The Quails supported Newton Faulkner and K T Tunstallat The Altitude Festival, Meribel in the Alps and also opened for Muse at their Seaside Rendezvous gig. Along with 18 summer festival appearances including the Huw Stephen's stage at Latitude, they have also supported the Kooks at The Eden Project, Motorhead at The Bulldog Bash, supported The Automatic at Birmingham Uni, were main support to Will Young at South Devon Festival, main support to Ruby Turner at Dartmouth Festival, supported Saxon at Powderham Castle Thunder Festival, supported The Hoosiers at Chagstock, The Futureheads at Relentless Boardmasters, Athlete at Ivy Live, played Beach Break Live and supported Toploader at Namfest.  


In June ‘10 they gave such an impressive performance at Gold Coast Ocean Fest that the organisers said they were the best band of the festival.

At Glastonbury this summerThe Quails were booked for one gig, but ended up playing 4, including being asked to take to the stage at the last minute to a capacity crowd when a well known band failed to show. 

They rocked and the band have already been booked for next year!

Simon Honywill, head of department for sound for The Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury  recently described their album as "absolute dynamite." 

“A band to look out for on the 2010 festival circuit for sure.” Entertainment Focus

On August 26th they play a live on air session for Janice Long on her BBC R2 show after Janice received their album and was quoted as confirming that she was “loving The Quails new album”.

The band have also received support from, amongst many others, BFBS radio with playlist additions, album of the week and a live session for the station during the summer.

Having secured distribution for the album with Universal, The Quails are proving that in the fast changing music industry of the internet age, it is possible to reach the fans with hard work, determination and talent.

The band is also sponsored by Studio 5 photography, Palm FM, Teign Music, RG Jones Sound Engineering, Faux Couture, the Academy of Music and Sound in Exeter, Pangaea, Faith and Adam Black Guitars. 

“The first time I saw this Indie rocking four-piece live, they blew all the other bands clean off the stage; tight, professional and oozing with energy, The Quails are the real deal”, The Fly Magazine

“The Quails exude confidence and their music is punchy and played with real fire.” Get Ready to Rock 

Single launch gig – 93 Feet East, London October 7th 

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