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WATCH: New Cassettes, Silent Guns

By Mike Bell on December 2, 2011

 

WATCH: New Cassettes, Silent Guns

New Cassettes is a five-piece band from Northampton, England who delivers a fresh blast of modern rock that is artful, edgy and infectious.  The quintet originally released the Silent Guns EP in early 2011 and now MTV’s HYPE MUSIC have released it digitally on November 8, 2011.  Originally a three track EP, Silent Guns Deluxe EP contains thee new tracks featured in various MTV programming.

While in the states working on new material last year, the band took a break from the studio to do a special ASCAP-hosted showcase for TV and movie executives at the Gibson Showroom in Los Angeles.  Blown away by the performance and immediate fans of the band, MTV asked them to join the new HYPE MUSIC venture between MTV and Extreme Music.
 
Now headed up by industry tastemaker Nic Harcourt, MTV’s HYPE Music considers New Cassettes a flagship artist for the program.  Last month, New Cassettes performed an acoustic set and were interviewed before the London Hype Music Launch party at the famed Abbey Road Studios.
 
The band worked with Russell Emanuelle from Extreme/HYPE to rework three songs from their HYPE catalogue into stripped back acoustic versions, adding more emphasis to the feel of the lyrics and show off anther side to the songs and band.  The session was recorded in infamous Studio 2, appropriately dubbed: The Beatles Studio.  Keep an eye out for footage to come shortly.
 
Evoking a fascinating blend of classic indie rock (R.E.M.), pop (XTC) and new wave (New Order), yet thoroughly 21st Century with spiky guitars that go head to head with propulsive rhythms and hook-filled choruses, New Cassettes is fast-gaining critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic.  The band have been leaving audiences swooning since 2005, from supporting the Strokes to playing Glastonbury, Latitude and Wireless Festivals, releasing three singles and their debut album The Art Of... in the UK and Japan.
 
New Cassettes have gained critical acclaim from plays on Radio 1, BBC6 and XFM, and have been a MySpace featured artist as well as the Radio 1 front-page profile.  The band been featured on the "The Inbetweeners” (UK) Soundtrack and completed a successful headlining tour in Japan.  Additional placements include “Bite Your Lip”  in the season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy in September and multiple songs on MTV hit Jersey Shore.
 
New Cassettes will be touring the U.S. in early 2012, leading to the release of their debut full-length at SXSW in March.  

New Cassettes - Silent Guns Deluxe EP Tracklist:
1 - Silent Guns
2 - You Are A Slow Wave
3 - You Won't Stop
4 - I'm Always Right
5 - Munich and Berlin
6 - Televise This

Download: “Silent Guns.” (mp3)

Stream: Silent Guns Deluxe EP



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