Modern Cliches release double A side single You Got To Tell Me / The Same Place - 13th April
Posted: 27th March 2009
Established in 2006, having won a 'Battle-of-the-Bands' at Oxford's Zodiac Club to play Reading Festival, still shy of 18, Modern Clichés have gigged heavily on the London scene and beyond, learning their craft and holding their own alongside acts such as Reverend and The Makers, Joe Lean and The Jing Jang Jong, and Scroobius Pip, among others.
Tiny hint of retro pop and a new but refreshingly raw and edgy sound... Modern Cliches once again show their potential and all round music prowess. Tasty stuff from a tasty band! - Toxic Pete
After recording demos at Prism Studios with producer Sadegh Hakimi at the end of 2007, the band were signed to indie label Crash Records, who released the demo EP Falseness & Fairytales for digital download in September 2008. While reviews were positive, there was a general consensus that the EP, while well performed and produced, failed to capture the energy and rawness of their live sound, which began to win great acclaim, among fans and critics alike, as the band endured a hectic gigging schedule to promote the release. They played packed out venues in London, including headlining at the Dublin Castle, the Hope and Anchor, and Storm in Leicester Square, and marked their debut release with a headline slot at Oxford's Carling Academy.
Towards the end of 2008 the band turned their attention to their next release, with new tracks, as well as the odd impromptu cover, appearing in their live sets. They played the 'In the City' showcase in Manchester, and at SoundsLive at the NEC, before entering the studio to record their double A-side release 'You Got To Tell Me/The Same Place', due in April 2009. Determined to capture their raw live energy, the songs are recorded largely live, and offer a concise illustration of their fresh blend of earthy drum and bass, stylish retro-pop, and the clanging guitars of '60s/'70s Garage-Punk. In early 2009, they will feature as house band at the renowned FREVD venue in Oxford - where punters will enjoy a stylish riot four nights a week - in preparation for a busy gigging and festival season after their spring release.
The single is released on 13th April via Crash Records and will be available from iTunes and all major download sites.