Inspired by the raw, organic, yet raucous sound of 90’s era alt-rock bands, Manchester’s The Empty Page are ready to reshape the current landscape with the release of their spiky, caustic debut album, Unfolding, due for release on 21st October 2016 via Vociferous Records.
To celebrate the announcement of their debut album release, the band have unveiled single Big Wheel, which is available to buy on iTunes. The video for the track premiered on Clash and is available to stream via The Empty Page YouTube channel.
Despite having formed as recently as 2015, the three-piece band have made an immediate mark on their local scene and beyond. The Empty Page have created their very own brand of pop/rock, straddling the line between grunge, post-punk and noise-pop, creating a sound that has an unerring ability to draw you in through it’s melodic choruses as well as it’s fuzzy, driven guitar lines. Having enlisted the skills of uber producer Garth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Biffy Clyro, L7, Melvins) to shape the sound of their debut record, The Empty Page are now preparing to unleash their sound to a wider audience.
Recorded and mixed in just one week, the essence of a pure, live band can be heard on the ten songs that make up the album, stepping away from the overly produced music that has become synonymous with the pro-tools era of modern rock music. From the grunge-inspired sound of Hole on ‘Cracks In The Surface’, to the riot grrrl stylings of Bikini Kill on future single Wardrobe Malfunction and the the hooky, indie-rock, head bopping melodies of My Vitriol and Llama Farmers on the aforementioned Big Wheel, The Empty Page invite you to join them on their sonic journey through the full alt-rock songbook.
Comprised of Kel (vocals, bass), Giz (guitar) and Jim (drums), the band first came together as friends jamming cover songs, before realising that they’d be much better served writing their own tunes. The results were immediate as, fast forward one year, and they now have a Gggarth Richardson produced album, support from the likes of Louder Than War, Punktastic and Clash as well as a full UK tour booked for October to coincide with the release of their debut album Unfolding.
Unfolding by The Empty Page is out on 21st October 2016 via Vociferous Records and is available to pre-order on Bandcamp.