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The Splendour to release debut album + watch “Audio” video


The Splendour

As any music journalist will tell you, the most over-used band quotation is some variation on the following: “We make music for ourselves and if anyone else likes it, that’s a bonus.” “No,” says The Splendour drummer Sam Beer-Pearce, “We’re trying to make music people actually like. If you’re making it for yourself, why don’t you just do it at home in your bedroom.”

It is with this full intention to excite and entertain that The Splendour have built up a reputation as one of Brighton’s most exciting live acts, and with a debut album now recorded with Dan Swift, producer of Kasabian, Art Brut and Aqualung, they are ready to start taking on the rest of the UK.

The Splendour began when lead singer Justin Gourlay walked into a video rental shop in Brighton and found a bored Sam Beer-Pearce (now the bands falsetto-singing drummer) behind the counter strumming a guitar. John Crick (Guitar) and Greg Houghton (Bass) then joined and following a couple of name changes and in between selling fruit at Brighton market and dropping out of music college to bum about on the sea front and Sam playing keys for fellow locals The Pipettes, The Splendour was born.

Debut album, ‘The Best Way To Make Money’ is being released with the backing of ILS (Independent Label Scheme), the new venture from Catskills founder Jonny Reggae and top music lawyer Dean Marsh, which gives the band the infrastructure to release the album on their own Tinyclan imprint while providing experienced record label backing.

The debut album is due in August 2008 along with a full UK tour.

Audio - The Splendour

In the meantime, catch the band live as they play selective shows in Brighton and London leading up to the release of “Audio” and the accompanying video.

Watch The Splendour - “Audio” video:

“Audio” is set for release June 2nd, 2008 on Tinyclan Records.

Upcoming Shows
26th May, 2008 - **Audio Single Launch*** @ Hectors House, Brighton

The Splendour have also been asked to play a special acoustic set for Phil Marten (Turin Brakes) at The Joogleberry. For more information, go to their website or Myspace.

“The next Kaiser Chiefs - with the right backing they’ll be massive” - Thomas H Green - Q, The Telegraph, Beatmag

“Playful… Clever… Striking… Confident… Chic… Upbeat… Crisp” - Nathan Westley - Artrocker, Glasswerk

“A Band definitely worth keeping an eye on” - John Kennedy, XFM

“one of the most exiting bands in Brighton and the coolest live act” - Damo and Ace show, Juice FM

The Splendour
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  2. By Sylacauga Phlaphappies on May 23, 2008 | Reply

    Great Band. The Splendour deserve more press than they get. Hope their tour goes really well for them and great video!

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