Two years of solid gigs later and their message was spreading further afield. Neighbour Simon Donald co-founder of Viz, an avid music fan, introduced the band to a friend in the music business, Angie Jenkison, and the pair quickly became the group’s management team. Legendary producer of U2, Morrisey and Travis Mark Wallis heard the lads’ home demo and offered to record a new demo with them in a real studio. Tour slots with The Subways and The Kooks followed. Then, remarkably, on hearing the Wallis demo at a party Paul Weller invited the boys to support him at Newcastle Arena. Their performance was described in the local press as “triumphant… they had the crowd rocking… performing in front of thousands as if they did it every night”.
The national papers also sat up and took notice, The Sun announcing Hungover Stuntmen “a brilliant new band”, the Sunday Mirror declared “watch out for these boys” adding that both Weller and Roger Daltrey were describing them as “fantastic”. Zane Lowe chipped in on Radio One after seeing one of the Subways' shows, describing Hungover Stuntmen as “awesome”. Phill Jupitus on BBC SixMusic adding that they were “really a very good turn” So impressed was Steve Cradock, guitarist in Paul Weller’s band and Ocean Colour Scene, that he too offered to record the lads in the studio. His work with the band has not been released yet, but all parties are said to be very pleased. WHAT ARE THEY? “a riot of four-part harmonies” NARC magazine "a Molotov cocktail of catchy songs, emotional vocals and superb rock sound" Poppermost “4 great singers + 4 great songwriters + 4 great musicians = one hell of a band” The Crack The seemingly insurmountable problem for Hungover Stuntmen, is to describe their sound to those who haven’t heard it.
This is band with four singers, four songwriters and four very talented musicians. Their music and their shows are a coming together of all the many and varied influences which these young men hold dear, and added to that their own undeniable musical abilities. Yet despite their influences at times being clear, the sound of Hungover Stuntmen is something very much their own. Go and see them. http://www.hungoverstuntmen.co.uk/index.html Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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