Keep Off The Grass [Brit Rock] (UPR084) CD

by THE DARK LIGHT

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    ‘Keep Off The Grass’, The Dark Light’s debut album, set for release on April 6th on the Unknown Pleasures label, distributed by Cargo Records, is a deeply melodious, intoxicatingly moreish collection of consummate, timeless, rock ‘n’ roll infused music concoctions.

    The Dark Light meld the best elements of The Stooges, Rolling Stones, Oasis and The Beatles, then mix in a myriad of mesmerising melodies along with singer Gerard Edwards’ distinctive, raucous vocals to create their singular sound. ‘Keep Off The Grass’ contains ten flawlessly composed, dirty guitar driven songs, all boasting big choruses and immediately hummable, harmonious tunes which won’t get out of your brain once they’ve inevitably worked their way inside.

    The Dark Light's official video clips were directed by Luis Murrighile and promoted by Matt Connelly (video director for Marylin Manson & Prodigy)
    ‘She Likes It’:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPvV6h2tWVk
    'It’s Alright’:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQr6QkW5VsE

    The Dark Light were formed by single minded Italian guitarist Marco Simoncelli, who fell in love with rock when he discovered Nirvana and subsequently Led Zeppelin as a boy while growing up in Rome. After playing a in a series of local bands, he formed his own outfit Rewild, who won support slots with Iggy and The Stooges in Rome and Milan after the Stooge’s Sax player Steve MacKay was sent a link to their songs.

    But nothing much else ensued, so Marco moved to London in 2013, determined to form a new band to make outstanding music in the greatest rock ‘n’ roll city in the world. Finally, after a year and a half of trial rehearsals with potential vocalists, he clicked with scouse singer/songwriter Gerard Edwards three years ago. Gerard, who was born in Liverpool, had emigrated to New Zealand aged 8 and then returned to Liverpool in his early 20’s. A big Beatles fan, Gerard had spent three years playing in cover bands locally, plus acoustically on his own, with covers all stripped back to basics, before deciding to relocate to London. Marco and Gerard soon began writing songs together and with an earlier band line-up, even recorded some tracks with Grammy Award winning producer Liam Watson (White Stripes, Supergrass, Tame Impala) in Toe Rag Studios in Hackney.

    In March 2016 Marco saw German drummer Henning Brand carrying a snare-drum bag in a street in Shoreditch, stopped him and invited him to join the band after their very first rehearsal. Several months later East London born bassist Sonny Moylan - who answered an online advert - similarly slotted in. Italian guitarist Roberto Cicorella, who, despite Brexit, moved to London from Milan six months ago, joined the band in July, just three weeks before recording sessions for ‘Keep Off The Grass’ began in August 2017. As the Dark Light’s line up includes a German drummer, two Italian guitarists, a London bassist and a scouse singer, the band are understandably not fans of Brexit.

    ‘Keep Off The Grass’, which was produced by Shuta Shinoda & Marco Simoncelli in Hackney Road Studios and then mastered by John Webber (Bowie etc) at Air Studios, is all set to beam The Dark Light into rock’s heady stratosphere.
    Beaming – Roland Hyams roland@workhardpr.com / 020 8677 8466 / 07768 156392.
    www.unknown-pleasures-records.com / www.cargorecords.co.uk

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De façon paradoxale tout est Rock aujourd'hui, sans qu'on ne sache plus du tout ce que le terme désigne. Le Rock originel fut une secousse sociale et une révolution musicale avant d'être récupéré par le système mercantile avide de stereotypes à refourguer aux adolescents, puis certains rebelles comme les Rolling Stones des années 60, le MC5 ou les Stooges ont à nouveau fait parlerla poudre, le mauvais esprit, les excés et l'inadaptation à la conformité morale d'une société figée dans ses carcans. Jusqu'ici chez Unknown Pleasures nous avons privilégié des groupes et des musiciens qui s'inspirent pour la plupart de la période Post Punk, Cold ou New Wave 1978/1983, d'autres influencés par l'EBM ou l'Indus de la fin des années 80 mais aussi par l'Electro Clash ou la Techno obscure de la fin des années 90. A l'image de mes goûts personnels en quelque sorte. Cependant il y a quelques mois j'ai reçu la maquette d'un guitariste italo-anglais, Marco Simoncelli (qui a fait la première partie d'Iggy and The Stooges) et de son groupe rock, The Dark Light, à la lecture de leur biographie j'ai immédiatement accroché à leur compos Brit Rock nerveuses et mélodiques qui laissent la part belle aux guitares. Les gens qui nous suivent seront probablement étonnés par ce choix, j'en connais qui le critiqueront, peu importe. Je n'ai pas l'habitude de me justifier pour mes choix artistiques, j'ai vu dans ce groupe des musiciens sincères, des références évidentes et une passion brulante. L'album "keep of the grass" sortira simultanément en France et au Royaume-Uni via un accord de distribution avec Cargo records. Les clips sont classieux et le groupe est sur les startings blocs pour jouer dans toutes les bonnes salles qui les demanderont.

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released April 6, 2018

This album produced by Marco S. & Shuta Shinoda (sound engineer at the Hackney road studios who worked with Visage, Who Made Who, Red Snapper).
Album produced on UPR will be distributed in U.K by the famous label Cargo distribution (who signed Motorhead, Iggy Pop, Sleaford Mods, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Swans, Monster Magnet…).
CD has been mastered by John Webber at Air Studio London (who mastered some albums of David Bowie, John Coltrane, Lisa Gerrard, Marc Almond, The Sisters Of Mercy).
Roland Hymes (Ozzy Osbourne promoter) work as press office for The Dark Light and Hart media promote the band on the big british radios.
Logo of the band created by Paul Mc Evoy (graphic designer Of The Cure and Siouxsie And The Banshees)
The Dark Light's official video clips were directed by Luis Murrighile and promoted by Matt Connelly (video director for Marylin Manson & Prodigy)

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