OUT FEBRUARY 15th 2016 VIA LABEL WHITE ROOM
REVIEW STREAM: soundcloud.com/labelwhiteroompr/sets/states-of-emotion-black-white/s-1SWSu
Tom Clarke (The Enemy)
“They don’t make em like this anymore, there’s an artists depth to these lads that’s been missing from guitar music for decades…The Smiths had it, Radiohead had it and this love have got it, grace, elegance and an intelligent understanding on a higher musical plane than most and to be fair to them….it’s not their fail they’re from Essex!”
Luke Crowther (The Rifles)
“States of Emotion are a great hard working band who just get their heads down and make massive tunes, no fuss! What you see is what you get, honest lads delivering real heartfelt music”
States of Emotion have been through enough drama already, thanks. They deserve a good 2016. In the past three years the Essex natives have endured enough label and wider industry shenanigans that would kill a lesser band. But Olly Hookings & Bonzai have spines of steel and an arsenal of shimmery guitar pop, and by God, their long shelved album ‘Black & White to Gold’ is finally going to be released on February 15th.
Their self released debut single ‘The Unsung’ came out back in 2010. Featuring long time fan James Buckley (of “Jay” Inbetweeners fame) in the music video, it was a song that Fact Mag claimed ‘sounded a little like Coventry oiks The Enemy covering Simple Minds’.
And now, after 3 years of label frustrations and headaches (read the biography for full details), States Of Emotion make their long awaiting return. The album sees the band move from dark, electronic stomps akin to TV On The Radio (“Rag n Bone Men”) to the jubilant, uplifting, U2 inspired “Lena”, and the thundering guitar of album opener ”Broke The Mould”, there’s something here for every lover of alternative guitar music across the globe.
ALBUM STREAM: https://soundcloud.com/labelwhiteroompr/sets/states-of-emotion-black-white/s-1SWSu
RAG & BONE MEN EP (FREE DOWNLOAD): http://www.musicglue.com/STATES-OF-EMOTION/
PRESS ASSETS (HI RES DOWNLOADS): http://www.topbuttondigital.com/portfolio/states-of-emotion/
Upcoming States Of Emotion Dates:
- Fri 19th Feb – CAMDEN Underworld *Album Launch Show
- Wed 24th Feb – BRISTOL Thekla w/ The Rifles
- Thu 25th Feb – PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms w/ The Rifles
Sat 27th Feb – LONDON Roundhouse w/ The Rifles