The A Train releases debut single 'Black and White Memories'
Summer 2009 sees the release of "Black And White Memories," the debut single from The 'A' Train. Two and a half minutes of pure pop excellence, bursting with hooks, fraternal harmonies and belief, backed with three fabulous B sides.
The group have been honing their sound - a sound that veers between the folkier and the poppier sides of rock music, taking in soul, country and psychedelia along the way - under various guises since brothers James and Dan McKean first put a band together in Oxford a few years ago.
"Timeless pop / rock that connects as deeply as you could dare to dream." - The Mag
"Joyously unabashed pop music. Keep an eye on them." - The Acrylic Tom Tom
"Like Dylan in full electric flight." - Russell Barker, Swiss Concrete
Having renamed themselves The 'A' Train just over twelve months ago, the band have since been holed up in North London writing, re-writing and recording their debut album both at home and in the studio. They've still found time to grace the stages of London venues such as The Water Rats and 93 Feet East as well as running their very own rather successful acoustic night in Stoke Newington.
Bassist Ben Hooton took charge of producing the video and the artwork for Black And White Memories, while Dan has also found time to regularly play lead guitar and piano with London folk singer 'Yo Zushi'; the beautiful B side "Place Of No One" on this single was written by the pair of them in collaboration.
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