Talk to Angels release their new single Enemies in Oct.
The band feature Embrace keyboard player Mickey Dale and play the following live dates -
Sept: 10th - Classic Grand Glasgow / 11th - Tunnels Aberdeen / 12th - Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh / 13th - Dexters Bar Dundee /14th - The Fishtank Durham
15th - The Hop Wakefield / 16th - Cockpit Room 2 Leeds / 17th - The Mill Preston
18th - Mello Mello Liverpool
Talk To Angels may just about to become one of the most talked about bands on the current music scene.
The hotly anticipated new single is here hot off the press and ready to explode into your senses via the Warp Speed Carousel label. Neon, fuzzy, synth-laden epic alt-pop bursting with hooks, harmonies and hyperactive guitars. Talk To Angels are the United Nations of the music industry, uniting the coolest of indie kids, the scruffiest of metal-heads and the smoothest of pop princesses as one. Bringing the world together is a beautiful thing – someone has to since Bono jarred his back.
Maybe you are aware of the band already? Maybe you visited their Myspace page as I did last year and was blown away by the sheer soundscape of sounds. Perhaps you witnessed one of their mesmerizing gigs or have just seen the band name checked as a ‘one to watch’. In fact the music industry in the United States were the first to pick up on the band, inviting them to last years South by Southwest festival and undertaking a debut tour of the US. Resulting in a dramatic conclusion after the final gig when two of the band met with a car running a red light, leaving two of the band with major injuries and a major medical bill.
Three quarters of Talk to Angels were born in Bradford 20 years ago. Craig Kaye (vocals/guitar) Chris Robbins(bass) and Jamie Lofthouse (drums) have known each other pretty much all their lives, forming the band at the – some would say annoyingly early – age of 15 and quickly establishing the stuff of legend on the Yorkshire gig circuit with their incendiary live shows and pyjama parties.
A couple of years ago they cleverly negotiated some free studio time with Mickey Dale – the keyboard player from Embrace – in return for clearing out his basement (you know the usual lawnmower, Christmas decorations, car parts) so he could physically get a studio in there. Mickey agreed to engineer new tracks from the three storm troopers. Mickey turned on the mixing desk, sat back and was promptly blown away by the sheer quality and velocity of the band and announce right there he was joining the band! Let’s face it, Mickey knows a thing or two about bands – augmenting an already joyous, often acerbic, dramatic sound with his to create a unique cacophony resulting in one of the singles of 2010.
Talk To Angels write vivid songs about girls, about life in a Northern town, about guilt and pleasure and pain, violence. Bittersweet laments about life, lost love and murderous intentions driven by incendiary passion. Talk To Angels deliver is a sound that makes boys dance and girls weak at the knees.
Welcome to the northern soundtrack of 2010. Sit back, open the space dust and lets go warp speed Captain.
The band tour the UK this autumn and you can see them at the following live dates
Sept: 10th - Classic Grand Glasgow
11th - Tunnels Aberdeen
12th - Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh
13th - Dexters Bar Dundee
14th - The Fishtank Durham
15th - The Hop Wakefield
16th - Cockpit Room 2 Leeds
17th - The Mill Preston
18th - Mello Mello Liverpool
19th - Central venue Nottingham
Oct: 5th – Huddersfield Student Union
7th – 93 Feet East, London
14th – Hope & Anchor, London
16th – Cockpit, Leeds