Taking a chance on recording a baby band with limited studio experience, the band's first EP, Brothel Ballet, housed an undeniable song Fire Walk With Me that took on a life of its own, and broke into the British and Dutch music charts. Despite being appreciative of the chart attention, the guys in Exile Parade are the first to point out the proof in the pudding is always the live show. Indeed, they play each show as if their lives are on the line. The band walk on stage and take you by the throat, forcing you into a world of sonic chaos with an undeniable allure.
A desire to hold up their influences for the world to see puts you in the same room as Rolling Stones, Primal Scream, Joy Division and the Sex Pistols, while maintaining genuine originality. You’ve heard it and you’ve seen it - yet you’ve never heard it and you’ve never seen it. The live show and industry led to Exile Parade being quickly signed to large Dutch indie label Suburban Records for Europe. Gigs followed in some of Europe's leading venues including Paradiso, Amsterdam for London Calling sharing the stage with The Ting Tings, Mystery Jets and Florence and the Machine. In a pleasant but wildly surprising development, the band was invited to China after building a massive online fan base through Chinese social media sites Douban and Weibo, and press features in the Beijing Times; the band also played shows in Beijing and Shanghai and took part in the Liverpool to Shanghai Expo showcasing to leading worldwide businesses.
Without a record released in Asia, Exile Parade performed live to over 30,000 people on the main stage at the Zebra Music Festival in Chengdu, China and enjoyed a TV audience of 150 million. Still, it was time to finish making a killer first record. Scrabbling about in a collapsed house of a rock ‘n’ roll record, where all is wrong, all is weird and all is wired. That is Hit The Zoo - the debut album of Exile Parade. Hit The Zoo is produced by Owen Morris (Oasis, The Verve, The View) and Marco Migliari (Sigur Ros) and was recorded at Real World Studios in Bath and Monnow Valley Studios in Wales.
Seeing a global trend develop and interest in the band burgeoning beyond the UK and Europe, USA based publisher, Razor and Tie publishing signed Exile Parade to an exclusive deal. Music tracks have been included on the DVD release of Skins TV show and in the hit feature film, Screwed. Suburban Records has released Hit The Zoo in February 2012. Exile Parade will embark on a global touring plan with dates in mainland Europe surrounding the release and gigs in North America and Asia planned throughout 2012. MUSIC TASTE MAKERS ·“Recently I have been in Real World Studios with Exile Parade from Warrington.
Best Rock and Roll I’ve had the honour and pleasure of being involved with since Oasis ’ first album. F_cking stunning, evil music.” (Producer Owen Morris - Oasis/The Verve/The View) ·"I keep hearing their single and I think it's brilliant - they've got this really dark, edgy, gritty thing going on" (Clint Boon - XFM Manchester) ·"....The last band I saw this level emitting such potential, would be the 1985 Stone Roses" (Mick Middles - Author of Torn Apart: The Life of Ian Curtis) PRESS ·Disorder Magazine wrote, "The guitar licks are pleasingly heavy and deep, and singer Daniel Lomax has Liam Gallagher and Robert Plant sized aspirations sizzling through his blood. As long as they can side with the latter more than the former, they could be a new main stage pleaser in waiting." ·After playing the Beeckestijn Festival, Dutch newspaper Haarlem Dagblad wrote "The band sounded very tight with a huge sound; typically a band where you can say in a couple of years time just like Radiohead when they played the Beeckestijn Festival in 1993 - I was there!" ·"… raw and boisterous, the British five-piece have here blended Seventies rock, Brit-Pop and post-punk to create music that socks you full in the face." (AU Magazine) ·“Jump to 1:35 of this rocker for a chunky, riff-packed solo!” (Total Guitar - Heart Into Suicide - Top Downloads) ·"The on stage performance of Exile Parade is remarkably good: tough, aggressive britpop with a dash of heavy rock". (Live XS London Calling Review) Read more on Last.fm.
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