As the dark evenings set in to full effect, we are pleased to have an array of excellent music to snuggle up to. Here’s the latest on our current campaigns here at Inception Press. As ever, journalists can get in touch to arrange coverage on firstname.lastname@example.org:
Watch their newest single ‘That Pretty Dress’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DluZHwoiBHA
The lowdown: A professional wrestler, a children’s book author and the head of a non-profit organisation walk into a bar…. There’s a great punchline to that out there somewhere, but we’ll have to leave that to the neologists. The in-real-life result of this meeting of personalities is South Wales trio Junior, a pop punk band with more on their minds than girls, skateboards and pizza. “We all liked the idea of a concept album, and building our own little world that’s explained and explored through each of the songs,” says guitarist / vocalist Matt Attard of Junior’s forthcoming mini-album. Whilst the band’s conceptual ‘JuniorLand’ carries an aesthetic straight out of Pleasantville via a Don Draper ad campaign, its sound is a little more contemporary and in parts reminiscent of Blink 182.
Released ‘Another Year, Still Here’ 23/10/15. Get it here: http://reverbed.bigcartel.com/
Watch lead single ‘Bury Me’: https://youtu.be/UTmRwsXuC6w
The lowdown: “When we were half way through recording this E.P, we came so close to packing it all in,” recalls Zoë Waugh, guitarist and covocalist of Doncaster born, Brighton based pop rock quartet, ReVerbed; “Ultimately, we couldn’t bring ourselves to give up on six years of hard work. So, we are still here, still strong and still loving what we do.” ReVerbed’s latest release, the appropriately titled Another Year, Still Here, sees the self-proclaimed ‘road dogs’ going back to their roots, drawing on the likes of Jimmy Eat World and Taking Back Sunday for inspiration.
Release EP ‘Misguided Youth’ on 11/12/15 and you’ll be able to get it for free at www.highlives.bandcamp.com
Check out their new music video, for lead single ‘Better Days’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mox5uVfrpD8
The lowdown: Liam Edwards, vocalist with Bristolian pop punks Highlives, reflects the inspiration behind his band’s new 5 track E.P Misguided Youth: “We’re often misguided through our younger years, and our lyrics reflect on that a lot, focussing on how it feels to see younger people go through the same situations, and having to make the same life choices that you once had to. It’s easy to become lost amongst the various situations that are thrown at you in life, and the decisions that you’re forced to make.” This contrast between both the hopefullness and challenges of youth greatly inform Highlives’ music, their effervescent pop punk shot through with melancholy.
Stream Debut Single ‘Same Streets’ Now: https://youtu.be/VhErxJcnPaY
The lowdown: Three years after the dissolution of Autumn In Disguise, three of the members decided to get back at it again, forming Aberdeen pop-punk outfit Campfires: “The whole purpose of this new band is to get together as friends, write songs that tell a story and play fun shows. We felt like that was similar to sitting round a camp fire and telling stories – hence the name.” Despite being a project where fun is cited as the key ingredient, Campfires’ sound is far from disposable. Upbeat yet emotive, catchy yet sombre, the quintet’s self titled debut E.P it sees them slotting in well with the modern pop-punk sound de jour.
We are pleased to be working with Catch Fire (formerly Layby), as they gear up to release their first material with new vocalist Miles Kent. Day Old Hate are also newcomers to the Inception roster and we’ve had their forthcoming release worming it’s way into our brains for a few weeks now. Release info and dates will be announced soon! On the heavier side of the spectrum, we’re also anticipating Blood Youth‘s new record landing in our inbox any day now, as they have just wrapped up their time in the studio on EP number 2.