DESIGNER MAGAZINE PRESENTS....HIGHWIRE PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS
Of The True Class
Still City Sound
and more TBC
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Out of the ashes of an old Habit, seemingly too hard to kick, blossomed a wondrous juxtaposed relationship between two heavyweight 'know it alls'. A tale of two lives became one and the creative partnership, of which the product feeds your ears, was born. With too much time to do nothing and far too much nothing to know, writing began and recording followed soon after.
Chance provided the rhythm and bass, and more besides, as the two aforementioned heavyweights crossed paths with a third and then a fourth. Four heads are better than one, and these four heads are better than most.
Too much has already been said about what's not gone before, but the parties involved drew on 60s vibes and 90s highs to create something potentially wonderful and shatteringly stimulating. Sensationalist self importance in it's finest form you may think, but you mustn't have thought enough...Look forward not sideways, glance back when you can - a mere glance is enough, you see? For the future doesn't know what We know. We balance on a delicate path, poised on the brink of brilliance - We will fall to mediocrity with the rest or We will tread our careful way to greatness.
OF THE TRUE CLASS
Fresh from playing to 750 people sell out crowd at the Manchester Skins Party and headline shows at the Roadhouse, Satans Hollows... Of The True Class look set to put Bury back on the map again
STILL CITY SOUND
Metamusic started as four friends, friends for over five years, a band for three. There was not a great deal to be done in our County of Durham, besides chasing shadows and playing music in Church halls, at least not for us. Music was always important to us. Neil was made to sit at a piano as soon as he was able; Chris tried his hand at almost every instrument, and Phil and Johnny loved to perform at any given moment. Our influences vary but are rooted in the instrumental and being able to describe without words. I think you can tell a lot about us from the music that we listen to. Bored of living in the shadow of our culturally parched platform Metamusic opted to find the much promised greener grass and graze pastures new. Manchester the epicentre of northern music became our home in October 2008. Turns out it rains a lot.
In 2009 Metamusic compiled their first E.P. ‘Safe Passages to Adulthood’ which represented a pivotal time for our ensemble, not only musically but also on a personal level. It was to become the pinnacle work of our original line-up as in the same year Johnny decided to go back to school. Outlawed to a beat less wilderness the once awesome foursome crossed paths with an outlaw, an alien, a Durhamite. Steve Maloy grew up an hour and a halves drive from Durham, North Carolina. Having developed his technique playing marching snare for the Grandfather Mountain Highland band Steve Maloy made the most amazing replacement for the void that Johnny left.
Since this reformation Metamusic have been working hard on new material and aim to have their first release and follow up tour circulating in 2010.If you like what you hear, or you’re even insulted by it, do not hesitate to contact us.
"Progressive rock group Metamusic, offered sublime harmonious guitar and keyboard melodies juxtaposed with jerky angular interjections." NARC
"Fresh as fuck, not a hint of imitation, and that's rare. Fucking great musicianship as well." AndSoIWatchYouFromAfar
"Leftfield alt.prog." NME
"The Nostalgic, dark abject style of their front man carried around the venue, lifting the atmosphere once again, their left field progressive tone maintains to be their deal clincher." Quenched Unsigned