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Press


"Article"


“Gorgeous, melodic, epic…proves there’s a depth to the glitter caused by Franz Ferdinand.”
- Daily Record


"'Azzuri' album review"


“Hypnotic, well-crafted pop songs…better than Travis.” - Elevation


"'Too High/Nighty Night' review"


“A joyous blend of Beach Boys-esque harmonies, catchy lyrics and more uplifting than a bag of Prozac tabs!” - Big Issue


"'Too High/Nighty Night' review"


"Irritatingly infectious....Azzuri quietly rock and in a less “indie” way than you’d expect - Is This Music?


"'Azzuri' album review"


“ Strong melodies, beautiful guitars and dreamy harmonies in abundance.” - Eat This Music


Discography


'Azzuri' (debut album). Self-released in August, 2004.

Tracks from this album have recieved airplay in Britain on, amongst others, Radio 1 - Session In Scotland, 'The Beatscene' on Beat 106, BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal and on various internet radio stations, including Los Angeles based 'WPMD'. Opening track 'Hate's No Fun If You Keep It To Yourself was used in a documentary on the band on a Swedish National TV Programme.

'Too High/Nighty Night' (double A-side single), released April, 2005.

Recieved airplay on 'The Beatscene' on Beat 106, Radio Magnetic, BBC Nan Gaidheal, Subcity, The Edge, Extreme Indie Radio and Leith FM.

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Bio


Azzuri are a Scottish, four-piece, guitar band from music-tinged Lanarkshire. With influences ranging from The Smiths, Jeff Buckley and Neil Young to Scotland’s own Travis and Teenage Fanclub, the onus is very much on ‘the song’ for Azzuri. Successes to date include airplay on Radio 1, Radio Scotland, Beat 106 and BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal. The band have also achieved features and favourable reviews, in national newspapers ‘The Daily Record’ and ‘The Sunday Mail’, and in music publications and web zines such as ‘Is This Music’, ‘Music News Scotland’, ‘Eat This Music’ and ‘Elevation Station’. Azzuri have performed support slots with Cherryfalls, Paul Kelly (Men At Work), Rock Of Travolta and Martin Stephenson (Chemikal Underground records).

In August 2004, the band completed a seven-date Scottish tour, which culminated with the launch of the self-released, debut album ‘Azzuri’. Since then, the band have been promoting the album and have seen their stock rise considerably. Highlights include:

- a performance on The PRS stage on Royal Bank Fringe Sunday at the Edinburgh Festival.
- inclusion on CD22’, an international compilation album on Cork Dog Records, and
a performance at the official launch party in Islington, London.
- a full-page article in top-selling Scottish newspaper ‘The Daily Record’, in which the
band were suggested as the next Scottish act to emulate the success of ‘Franz Ferdinand’.
- a broadcast viewed by two million people on Swedish national TV.
- additional radio airplay in the UK (Subcity, LCA, Burbs), and on LA-based radio station WPMD.
- An offer from ‘Howard Rosen’ to promote the band throughout the USA on CHR-‘Pop’ Radio.

Azzuri started the year brightly and on 22nd April, launched their second release; new double A-side single ‘Too High/Nighty Night’. This gained the band more radio airplay (Beatscene, Radio Magnetic, BBC Nan Gaidheal, Subcity, The Edge, Extreme Indie Radio, Leith FM), more positive reviews and media coverage (Big Issue, Music News Scotland, Evening Times, Eat This Music, Elevation) and a support slot with the hotly tipped ‘Cherryfalls’. With the band’s profile in its ascendancy, Azzuri are quickly gathering admirers and supporters to the cause along the way.

In the future Azzuri shall continue to push the debut album, and the new single, in search of recording/publishing deals. This combined with a prominent gig schedule throughout the UK, continual writing, rehearsing and recording, and extensive media promotional activity, should see Azzuri move on to bigger and better things!