The band have conquered many feats that most bands don’t get to experience or achieve at such an early stage in their career. In the past 12 months, the band have amassed an astonishing social media following – that puts a lot of established bands to shame, with over 100K global subscribers and 10 million plays on their YouTube channel. This has led to two self-booked & sold out UK Headline tours – with their July 2015 show at London’s ‘The Barfly’, selling out in under 48 hours! Their most recent UK tour, last Winter saw the band step up their audience to to 500 capacity venues, selling out their merchandise and music. This leads us to 2016, where the band signed to Cooking Vinyl, and are thrilled to be releasing their 11-track, full-length ‘Modern Synthesis’.
Sparkles*, the vocalist and synth player in the band, explained about how the record came to be;
“We started work on this album way back in February 2015, in a little village in Italy, and it’s been a long, thrilling, difficult and rewarding process. We’re releasing this record through a partnership with Cooking Vinyl and our own label Smihilism Records.
It’s been a new experience for us working with a label, but they’re home to a bunch of really great and influential artists and I can’t stress enough how great it’s been so far. They don’t try to influence us artistically, more support and help us maximise the potential the record has. We’re all really proud of Modern Synthesis, and we can’t wait to take it out on tour in July and finally perform the album live in front of people.
The band just released their new video for their track ‘The contract’, taken from ‘Modern Synthesis and the video for ‘Versus’ has already 173k views.
‘MODERN SYNTHESIS’ TRACK LIST:
AREA 11 members:
Sparkles* – Vocals/Synth
Alex Parvis – Guitar
Jonathan Kogan – Bass
Leo Taylor – Drums
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