In a client-based industry, sometimes relationships are over at the end of a contract, while other times they last much longer than that. When I started working with Strangers frontman David Maddox-Jones on his last project, NewIslands, I didn’t know what to expect.
Although I’ve lost contact with many of the bands I’ve worked with in the past, I’m glad to say that David and I still talk regularly. He’s a good guy and has a gift for writing catchy tunes. Thank goodness for Facebook, right? But this really isn’t the whole point of this posting, so I’ll move on.
Strangers just dropped a new single yesterday – called “Shine on You”. It’s currently available on iTunes and will be available as a very limited edition vinyl starting next week, courtesy of Killing Moon Records. It’s another tune that’s a mix of genres that doesn’t fit neatly into genres, nor does it sound forced or hackneyed. Although it may be built on electronic beats, the tune is one that will leave you guessing with each subsequent listen.
Best part of all is that folks are starting to notice, with recent rave reviews from indie heavyweights like The 405 and Artrocker. It’s great when the people who deserve it succeed.
Dates & video below
25/04 The Oporto Leeds
26/04 Trof Fallowfield Manchester
27/04 Bungalows and Bears Sheffield
28/04 Oakford Social Club Reading