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“Archangel Loud And Clear, a stunning opening track for the show” Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
“Inventive heartfelt electro pop” The Guardian, critics gig of the day
“brooding, tetchy art-rock – it’s warm and infectious” NME’s “10 Tracks You Must Hear This Week”
Archangel releases his new single ‘Loud And Clear’ on 29th March. The song is taken from Archangel’s debut album ‘How To Lose Your Best Friend’ which will be in shops later this year.
Archangel is the brainchild of Nick Webber, a young man with a strong will and a warped imagination, who spent a year and a half going quietly mad in the wilds of Wiltshire as he recorded his masterpiece aka the soundtrack of his life. He wrote, performed, recorded and produced his debut album himself in a self-built studio in Wiltshire. The result is a collection of songs which draw influence from sources as wide ranging as Roxy Music, Kraftwerk, The Associates, Motown, Bowie, INXS and Arcade Fire.
Nick’s obsessive determination to handle the production as well as vocal, guitar, piano, electronic keyboard, synth-bass and percussion duties, which meant he’d have to literally press “record” and run to the drum kit or the guitar and start playing.
Nick describes the song as incredibly sad and heartfelt, “I guess it’s about knowing something’s going to end and wishing it wasn’t going to but wishing it was at the same time.”
Archangel has been attracting attention on the radio from Zane Lowe, Pete Tong and Steve Lamacq (Radio 1), as well as Demot O’Leary and Steve Wright (Radio 2), Tom Robinson and Marc Riley (6Music), John Kennedy and George Lamb (Xfm) and Gary Crowley (BBC London) and on TV, with videos playlisted on MTV2, NME TV and E4 Music. Support from the press includes The Guardian, Word Magazine, NME and The Sun as well as online with sites & blogs such as Record Of The Day, MusicOMH, Click Music, Nothing But Green Lights, his videos have graced the homepages of YouTube, MySpace, Music Week and Bebo, as well as being loved and blogged by infamous video critic Kanye West.
“Archangel are a brilliant new band. That’s not strictly true. They’re not really a band. But you can keep the bit about “brilliant”. The Guardian Paul Lester’s New Band Of The Day
"The sound made by a young man with a serious record collection having monstrous amounts of fun, and almost bafflingly, it works" Word Magazine
“If you're ever feeling a bit apathetic and a bit down because you're lacking creativity, then you'd be best advised not to listen to this record because it would probably only make it worse” Click Music
Remix by The Dirty Disco:
Debut single "Sista!" available to download now, gets its full release 22nd March
One of the bands fans described the pulsating electro theatrics of The Dirty Disco as “Ziggy Stardust meets Britney Spears”. And they weren’t far from the mark.
What they neglected to mention was this Britney Spears would also have to have a penchant for bad acid, more than a passing interest in the happenings of back-street Soho and a unique way of fusing gyrating electronica with infectious pop hooks.
The Dirty Disco’s theatrical and more-than-slightly subversive live shows have earned them a die-hard following in what seems like the blink of a mascara smeared eye; testament to their ability to write the kind of songs that suck the listener in after a single play, only to linger with a more intoxicating intent than a fistful of methamphetamine.
"Their glam, electro-pop reminded us a lot of Lady Gaga if she had decided to strap a guitar to her body instead of Kermit the Frog" Boom Boom Chik
"The Guildford mystery, that is known as The Dirty Disco..they've been described by someone as 'An unhealthy dose of glam! Sleazy and above all irresistibly catchy pop!' Oh hold on, that was me" Tom Robinson, BBC6 Music
"Pairing their signature glampop vocals with an enthusiastically dark arrangement, the band covers the song in dirt and disco, the result is definitely Beaston approved!" Sheena Beaston
"Ragamuffins who have excellent hair and even better eye makeup for a bunch of dance punk dudes.. tremendous elements of glamour and a vicious take on the 70s that their fore bearers like Bolan or Bowie would've employed had they had the full reign of a studio" The Culture Of Me
"Emerging British electro-pop Sensation The Dirty Disco.. a perfect balance between emo-fueled pop rock and 80s inspired synth pop with a theatrical twist.. A potent package of both style and substance" Arjan Writes
"a creature has spawned so bizarre and so colourful that all who encounter shim (this beast has more genders than a budget tranny convention), can’t fight the urge to rush out and paint the town yellow in a haze of sequins, glitter and dodgy mascara. I’m talking about The Dirty Disco of course, a new chapter in the melting pot of modern pop culture. Drawing influences from pretty much everywhere, the basis of their sound is dance fueled pop rock with a refreshingly authentic ‘Don’t give a fuck’ attitude that seems to seep from every pore.. The pretense is real – Viva La Revolution!!!"
We Are Not A Rock Band
“Sometimes a band is birthed into the world fully-formed with a sound and image all their own. Without any corporate fiddling, The Dirty Disco have managed to construct something that's as polished and professional as it is artsy and avant garde. With this type of band, it's important to have a dynamic frontman, and they certainly have one in lead singer Adam. He's an absolutely bat-shit crazy performer. Add to that a sound that's half Gaga, half The Ark, and I was converted into a major fan about ten seconds into the song. Sista! mixes glam, electro, punk, and pop into a perfect cocktail. White Room, another song on their myspace, may be even better!” No.1 Hits From Another Planet
Live (More dates coming soon..)
31st March London, Death Disco (Headline)
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