June 10th, 2011 • Introducing
Brand new London three piece Strangers are still in the embryonic stages of their career, but are already gathering some healthy industry (and online blog) buzz.
Dark, synth driven eighties pop with hints of The Cure, New Order and Depeche Mode is the realm we’re in here. Nothing new, certainly, but it’s all delivered with front man David Jones’ convincing and quintessentially British vocal (which you might remember from his tenure with previous band The Departure), which stands to set them apart from the plethora of other enthusiasts of a similar era.
In line with the age of immediacy in today’s fast-moving, digitally oriented world, they’ve wasted little time in getting something out there. “EP1″ was released as a download on 21 March through their own label, and contained three original tracks which suggested Jones hasn’t lost his knack for writing melodramatic pop with big, radio-ready hooks (particularly on the regal sounding “All That I Wanted” and the club land ready “If I Found Love”).
If that wasn’t enough for us to get on with for now, “EP2″ is currently in the works and slated for a July release – its lead track the atmospheric, equally big-sounding “It Was A Sin”, currently doing the rounds online right now. There’s also a 7″ on the way, via Killing Moon. Busy times indeed.
With the band now fully formed, live shows are all go, and are sure to be announced around London and further afield in the coming weeks and months. The Strangers enterprise is off to a promising and savvy start – we’re excited to see where it goes from here.