PARADISE CIRCUS+ SUPERFICIALS + STRAINA
A new up and coming band, but not new to the B-Town circuit, Paradise Circus are a three-piece outfit who capture everything that’s good about the vibrant Birmingham music scene. Embracing a wide range of influences, they produce catchy pop tunes that mirror the highs & lows of today’s youth. The soulful voice of lead singer/ songwriter, James O’Gorman, overlays the driving rhythms skilfully played by the energetic drummer, Jake Brown and talented bassist, Hazza.
From the bright & soulful ‘In It For Himself’ to the gritty ‘Welcome To My City’, Paradise Circus are an exciting, young band that are well worth watching. Currently working with producer Gavin Monaghan, who is notable for his works with Editors, Scott Matthews and The Twang, the band will be releasing their first single in autumn 2013.
Superficials are a Birmingham based Heavy Indie band who are currently promoting their latest offering ‘Beyond Belief’ – don’t drink the Kool-Aid!!
Straina is a songsmith for the Internet age. Following a decade of honing his chops with Midlands-based band Man Over Board, he has spent the last year experimenting with sounds in his home studio, resulting in a distinctive style that fuses acoustic, trip-hop and indie influences into a warm and accessible whole.
Within two months of putting his first demos up on Soundcloud, he was signed to Reel Me Records, and the initial fruits of his instinctive approach are available now, in the shape of his debut EP ‘Sobriety Gauge.’ This foot tapping and head nodding collection of songs highlights the traits that mark him out as an artist. Compelling melodies and thoughtful lyrics abound, all delivered in a soothing yet gritty voice that could only be Straina’s.