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The best kept secret in music


"CAMERAN - Incoming New Bands, New Danger"

WHAT DO THEY SOUND LIKE: Anthemic cocktail of 70s inspired riffing and grooves tagged on to the back of a viciously angry set of modern rawk songs.
WHO'S IN THE BAND: Miller (bass), Pascal (drums), Aaron (guitar and vocals), Markus (guitar).
THE STORY SO FAR: After their conception, and the band's very first gig in April '99, Cameran have spent the last few years honing their craft to a level not normally associated with a band in its relative infancy. But labelling themselves with a descriptive tag has been probably the hardesT thing Cameran have encountered; a healthy upbringing on classical, hard edged metal, dance, drum and bass and straight-up rock has left them with a heady brew of musical influences. "I was at a gig with a friend and he tried to sum us up", says Cameran's frontman Aaron. "He said, 'you know Aaron, you don't play hardcore, you don't play punk, you don't play rock and you don't play metal. So what do you play?" But an eventual compromise was found, and a hybrid of Rage Against The Machine, The Doors and Led Zeppelin seems to be the closest anyone's ever got. Although they seem to have been touring for what seems like an eternity, Cameran have still found time to write and record around 12-14 songs for their first studio album, due for release before the end of the year.
CURRENT RELEASE: The only release to date is their current 4 track demo 'Brand New Souls'. But as demos go, they don't get more wonderfully slick and powerful than this one.
WHERE CAN WE SEE THEM?: After various UK support slots including a jaunt with Coheed & Cambria, the band will no doubt look to build on their burgeoning UK fanbase with another tour very soon. Check the website for updates.


Brand New Souls 4 track demo (for promotion and selling on merch stands at gigs)


Feeling a bit camera shy


Rousing today’s zeitgeist, CAMERAN can best be described as encapsulating the sonic blend of Jack Kerouac’s contagious zest for life and Yves Klein’s wild and reckless attempts of jumping out of windows, experiencing movement through air. Subtly, silence and controlled detonations are carefully arranged, communicating in such a way that a dynamic tension is generated, working similarly to a dialectic screw that moves straight up in time and space releasing the synthesis between the two opposing poles – the quadrature of the circle. With this in mind, the musical structure is favourably comparable to classical music in terms of how it is both written and arranged. CAMERAN have created their dynamics with a sense of playfulness by switching from soft, rippling sounds and beats to a limitless rage with an immeasurable capacity of energy.

All four band members have been immersed in the music scene for some time, playing in different groups prior to being drawn together by their intense love of music. Fuelled by the curiosity of seeing where their ambitions might take them, CAMERAN performed a number of live shows around Europe playing alongside great bands such as THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SUPERGRASS, THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY AND SOULFLY. CAMERAN relocated to the UK in 2004 and have been playing a series of gigs regionally around the UK. They also were invited to be main support to COHEED & CAMBRIA for their UK tour in February playing to sold out 300-500 capacity venues. After a few months out of touring due to Markus breaking his leg on stage in Manchester, they have been playing at a series of European festivals during the summer.

CAMERAN teamed up with PELLE HENRICSSON, ESKIL LöVSTROM and MAGNUS LINDBERG (Refused/Hell Is For Heroes/Poison The Well), who were responsible for the mixing and mastering of their Brand New Souls demo at Tonteknik Studios in Umeå, Sweden. The result is a fresh and action-packed amalgamation of pulse-pounding sounds and beats. The complex compositions on this four-track demo (“Brand New Souls”, “Freethem”, “The Greatest Escape” and “A Million Years Now”) cannot fail to lull you with a wave of fragile sounds just before all hell breaks loose in the next moment. The band went back to Sweden at the end of 2003 with PELLE HENRICSSON, ESKIL LöVSTROM and MAGNUS LINDBERG to record their first full-length studio album – all that needs finishing is the vocals and mastering. The band plan to put out a much eagerly awaited release in the autumn.

CAMERAN’s aim is to put the wonder, sadness, humour and sheer zest for life into their music by playing it to a point where dissolution and self-oblivion shake hands. As the music becomes the utmost expression of direct and ecstatic joy of pure being, it races ahead with an unforgettable exuberance and poignancy, rooted in strong autobiographical overtures. And finally - the fruit of the vine: CAMERAN’s hypnotizing, thrilling drum beats, creamy blues bass lines, smoky, oriental rock guitars and Aaron’s unique vocals are brought together to embrace a magical, sonic universe. There’s nothing left to say. CAMERAN are going to kick your ass. Simple as that.