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Orphan Boy

Orphan Boy

Orphan Boy


The story so far… Orphan Boy signed to Manchester’s Concrete Recordings in March 2006, a little over a year after the band had formed in their hometown of Grimsby – a place so devoid of glamour that it so far boasts not one single footnote in the entire history of rock'n'roll. The townie trio, raised on fish factories and shit nightclubs were quickly snapped up by the truly indie but fully distributed label best known for their Glastonbury Unsigned Bands compilations (The Subways Read more on Last.fm
The story so far… Orphan Boy signed to Manchester’s Concrete Recordings in March 2006, a little over a year after the band had formed in their hometown of Grimsby – a place so devoid of glamour that it so far boasts not one single footnote in the entire history of rock'n'roll. The townie trio, raised on fish factories and shit nightclubs were quickly snapped up by the truly indie but fully distributed label best known for their Glastonbury Unsigned Bands compilations (The Subways, BlackBud, Ralfe Band, The Deadbeats, Scouting for Girls) and their new music ‘Late ‘N’ Live’ venue of the Glastonbury Festival 2005-Present. What they found when they spotted Orphan Boy was exactly what they’d been looking for, a band with such unassuming brilliance that they would not be contained for long which would help to drag the musical focus back across the Pennines in 2007. Orphan Boy’s first release had been on Scotland’s Grace Records, and having been played on Mark Riley’s acclaimed ‘Mint’ Radio 6 show sold out by pre-order. The follow up single ‘Trophies of Love’ was their first release on Concrete in November 2006 received a phenomenal amount of airplay on both Radio 1 and 6 Music by STEVE LAMACQ who claimed it was ‘POSSIBLY THE MOST PLAYED SONG ON MY IPOD AT THE MOMENT,’ nominated it ‘SINGLE OF THE WEEK’ and interviewed them on Lamacq Live as ‘BAND OF THE DAY.’ Both the newly found ‘Orphanite’ fan base and key musical taste-makers have spotted the band and eagerly await further releases set for a little later in the year. RECENT REVIEWS: ************************************************************** BBC RADIO 1 STEVE LAMACQ ’IN NEW MUSIC WE TRUST’ ALBUM OF THE WEEK BBC RADIO 1 HUW STEVENS ’INTRODUCING’ ALBUM OF THE WEEK ************************************************************** ’EEE. This ere Orphan Boy are certainly full of Northern grit...the next big thing in a long line of urban poets...’ NME ************************************************************** ’No song lets down, and it doesn’t take more than one listen to feel the coherence and rage balanced here. Shop Local is a dark, dark record…an intelligent yet unthinking tour de force devoted to every dirty corner of every marginalised life.’ THE SANDMAN ************************************************************** ’What a killer debut from Power Pop Trio Orphan Boy’ 8/10 SCOOTERING ************************************************************** ’Orphan Boy are one of the best rock ‘n’ roll bands in Britain right now’ MANCHESTERMUSIC.CO.UK ************************************************************** ’...takes the breath away.

It’s powerful stuff. Hollow bass sounds and cymbal delicate percussion are a precursor to the choppy guitar craziness of bile-infested opener ‘Kick Junk’. Dark and dysfunctional, hollow and ice-cold, it motors along on a frenzied, freaky path, hinting rock but in reality balanced on a razor’s edge...Surely it is only a matter of time before this trio become Grimsby’s first-ever pop stars.’ ’ 9 STARS WHISPERIN’ AND HOLLERIN’ ************************************************************** ’Hard to ignore, Orphan Boy are one of Manchester’s finest musical offerings and one to watch in 2008.’ MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS ************************************************************** ’You cannot quite avoid the sense that Orphan Boy really mean business, and ultimately that is what will cause the public to sit up and take notice.’ MUSICOMH.COM ************************************************************** ’They’re billed as Post punk / Progressive / Powerpop on their website and I will go along with that but add something else to the description. They’re fantastic.’ SOUNDSXP ************************************************************** ’With the hype surrounding the band before their album has even reached shops, they are set for big things.’ SUBBA-CULTCHA.COM RELATED LINKS: http://www.concreterecordings.co.uk http://www.myspace.com/orphanboyuk http://www.myspace.com/concreterecordings Read more on Last.fm.

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