Exile Parade

Exile Parade

The ultimate a-ha moment in the lives of young musicians is when they realize that the only thing that matters is being able to travel the rock n roll path that their musical heroes blazed. For Warrington, UK based rock band, Exile Parade, this was the transcendent What's the Story Morning Glory album by the seminal rock band Oasis. In a hyperactive synaptic instant Exile Parade's Lomax – vocals, Phil Hennessey – rhythm guitars/vocals, Chris Owen - lead guitars, Dave Hennessey – bass, Mutchy – drums, knew what they, too, were meant to do. Clearly it was equal parts love of arena pop-rock and Northwest England rich musical legacy found in the I've-got-to-get-the-fuck-out-of-here dreams of kids from working class towns in and around Manchester and Liverpool.

Consistent with a dreams becoming reality story, a member of Oasis, Bonehead, and their acclaimed producer fell under the Exile Parade spell upon hearing Exile Parade on a BBC new music show. Taking a chance on recording a baby band with limited studio experience, the band's first EP, Brothel Ballet, housed an undeniable song Fire Walk With Me that took on a life of its own, and broke into the British and Dutch music charts. Despite being appreciative of the chart attention, the guys in Exile Parade are the first to point out the proof in the pudding is always the live show. Indeed, they play each show as if their lives are on the line. The band walk on stage and take you by the throat, forcing you into a world of sonic chaos with an undeniable allure. A desire to hold up their influences for the world to see puts you in the same room as Rolling Stones, Primal Scream, Joy Division and the Sex Pistols, while maintaining genuine originality. You've heard it and you've seen it - yet you've never heard it and you've never seen it.

The live show and industry led to Exile Parade being quickly signed to large Dutch indie label Suburban Records for Europe. Gigs followed in some of Europe's leading venues including Paradiso, Amsterdam for London Calling sharing the stage with The Ting Tings, Mystery Jets and Florence and the Machine. In a pleasant but wildly surprising development, the band was invited to China after building a massive online fan base through Chinese social media sites Douban and Weibo, and press features in the Beijing Times; the band also played shows in Beijing and Shanghai and took part in the Liverpool to Shanghai Expo showcasing to leading worldwide businesses. Without a record released in Asia, Exile Parade performed live to over 30,000 people on the main stage at the Zebra Music Festival in Chengdu, China and enjoyed a TV audience of 150 million. Still, it was time to finish making a killer first record.

Scrabbling about in a collapsed house of a rock 'n' roll record, where all is wrong, all is weird and all is wired. That is Hit The Zoo - the debut album of Exile Parade. Hit The Zoo is produced by Owen Morris (Oasis, The Verve, The View) and Marco Migliari (Sigur Ros) and was recorded at Real World Studios in Bath and Monnow Valley Studios in Wales.

Seeing a global trend develop and interest in the band burgeoning beyond the UK and Europe, USA based publisher, Razor and Tie publishing signed Exile Parade to an exclusive deal. Music tracks have been included on the DVD release of Skins TV show and in the hit feature film, Screwed.

Suburban Records will release Hit The Zoo in February 2012. Exile Parade will embark on a global touring plan with dates in mainland Europe surrounding the release and gigs in North America and Asia planned throughout 2012.

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Independent punk rockers, The Novocaines from Perth, Western Australia formed in 2006 and since then, the band has made a name for themselves worldwide with their ferociously energetic live performance.

The Novocaines spent most of 2012 writing and self-producing their next set of songs, which will be released over the course of 2013 with a mix of free downloads and vinyl releases.

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