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Centre Excuse

Leicester, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

Leicester, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
Band Rock Punk




"What's Hot ATM - Centre Excuse - Stop Drop & Roll"

The 2nd synth rock monster off the production line that is Centre Excuse goes for the jugular from the start and shows no mercy spitting contempt at their idols. This spine-tingling synth powerhouse has class A all over it and demands your sweat.

Already getting a rep round their territory there’s no reason why these lads won’t be rocking festivals come the summer. If Kasabian think Velociraptor is banging then step aside for the new breed. A slick merger between punk rock and 80’s Synth that would have ‘Wall Street’ tacking notes.

Frontman Teddy Lewis admits the band’s inception was borne of his ‘Angry Period’ and that pretty much sums it up. For fans of Editors, and the dirtiest of Sisters Of Mercy fall upon this band like blood hungry vampires.

Just some of the best cohesive kinetic foot to the floor power I’ve heard in a long time.

What a gem. - Music Non Stop

"One To Watch: Centre Excuse"

There is always the fear that music is all going to sound the same; with the continuous churning of music even punk rock is going to dissolve into similarity. This is where Centre Excuse fit in to this scene. Hailing from Leicester, UK, the trio have delivered a fresh sound that fuses their own spin on the classic 80’s synth pop but churning out some heavy guitars that really drive the sound forward.

Think of the formidable Young Guns mixed with Depeche Mode on a hyped up dance machine and that’s around the sound that Centre Excuse has and it is extremely catchy. Songs such as “New Sound” have the angst of crunching riffs that please all head bangers but have a brilliant synth dance backbeat that gets you shaking your hips. The music is all incredibly thought through with layers of different sounds and flowing lyrics that are impossible to not listen to repeatedly.

Teddy Lewis, song writer singer, keyboards and guitarist admits that new single “Stop, Drop & Roll” was written in his “angry period” and it highlights the frustration at man-made disasters that are destroying our planet and it is full of poetic words that speak to the new generations of music and earth lovers.

With Jamie Rush on vocals, lead and bass guitar and Alex Rush on drums, Centre Excuse are certainly set to make waves. They have tapped into a niche market that has yet to be fully developed. Fans of All Time Low and Hellogoodbye as well as The Clash will enjoy the fast paced anger pop rock genre that Centre Excuse have thrown themselves impeccably into. These guys are going to be a big deal. - Guitar Cafe

"Centre Excuse - Stop Drop & Roll"

CENTRE EXCUSE are a taut Rutland trio with a unique sound. Fusing 80’s synths and pop-punk melodies, they are likely to win over a lot of new fans when they release their second single, ‘Stop Drop & Roll,’ in two weeks. It’s a heavy but danceable pop song, in the mould of All Time Low or even Elliott Minor, and is sure to connect in a live setting.

Where the group differ from some of their rivals though, is a deep rooted set of influences which show through in the level of detail which goes into their music. Although the combination of their disparate influences may sound a little over the top – imagine 90’s punk-rockers The Offspring and Blink-182 facing off against Depeche Mode – the end product is a frenzied whirlwind of synths with some crunching riffs thrown in for good measure. An extremely layered sound for such a young band, the single is impressive.

Despite lyrics centred on frustration at “the man-made disasters that are destroying our planet”, this is a brilliantly catchy and pulsating punk rock song sure to get people moving at a live show. I would expect these young lads to do very well indeed, and the radio edit of the single could easily end up picking up some airplay. - LoudHorizon

"Centre Excuse - Riverside Festival Review"

Centre Excuse played The Buskers Stage at 3pm on Saturday and had the place packed out! People were 10 deep out the doors of the tent! It was a fantastic show, and the band really went down so well. I hope to see much more of them in the future as I am sure they have a successful career ahead of them. - Stamford Rec

"Review - Don't Let Go - Centre Excuse"

I like the idea of something that is both ‘contemporary’ and ‘80’s style’ and you can hear what the writer means as soon as you listen to the track - it isn’t half bad and is strangely difficult to pigeon hole. - Tasty Fanzine

"The Amazing Centre Excuse - Interview"

Full 7 page interview - Mika Magazine - (Bulgaria)

"Don't Let Go - Centre Excuse"

'Don't Let Go' opens with very familiar sounding synths before moving into this pop/ rock song with steady drums and safe sounding guitars all purpose built to be gentle on the ears. The song has a very warm American feel to it reminiscent of Shiny Toy Guns, and with the repeated lyrics "Don't Let Go" it's sure to have many heads bobbing up and down while the synths force you body to throw a few shapes. - All Gigs

"Single Review - Don't Let Go - Centre Excuse"

With an impressive synth beginning “Don’t Let Go” by Eastbourne Extreme Battle Of The Bands 2011 champions Centre Excuse is an intricate and hard hitting fuse of 80s style electro pop and energetically played punk rock. Led by the impressive and charismatic vocals of Teddy Lewis and backed by some accomplished instrumentation the song is so good that you just know that had it been made way back when it would’ve easily brought some light to that decade darkened by Thatcher. Full of catchy melody, poetic lyrics, and infectious rhythm “Don’t Let Go” forces itself into you, and isn’t easy to forget. - SQ Magazine

"Single Review - Don't Let Go - Centre Excuse"

Three piece band releasing their second single, an 80's synth infused number - imagine Green Day if they had a synth player. It is very catchy and the synth riff makes it an ideal crossover hit for clubs as well as live. Good stuff and keen to hear more from this band. **** - getreadytorock

"Eastbourne Extreme Festival - Centre Excuse"

There have been bands with a great amount of energy; this band [Centre Excuse]make them all look like fat, tired cats lazily pawing at butterflies on a hot summer’s day. Centre Excuse, fronted by a guy whose mannerisms were very much like that of New Found Glory’s Jordan Pundik, had the crowd in the palm of their hand from the moment they started. Their cover of “Love Will Tear Us Apart” was an excellent re-invention. - SQ Magazine

"Centre Excuse – "Last 3 Days""

This is a solid first single, more pop than punk or rock, think a little All Time Low,
Metro Station and Twenty Twenty, mixed with electronic beats and sounds in the
style of 80s bands such as OMD and Yazoo.

Refreshing, bouncy and fun, with simple lyrics, you can easily see a young audience
going wild for this track.

It will be interesting to see how they develop over time and what they will be treating
us to in the album due out in August 2011. - Art & Soul Magazine (.com)


You Can(t) Have It All - Single - 24th March 2013
In your Mind - Single - 25th November 2012
Generation Z - EP - September 9th 2012
MTV Generation - Single - Aug 19th 2012
Stop Drop & Roll - Single Feb 26th 2012
Don't Let Go - Single - Nov 27th 2011
All Systems Go -EP - July 8th 2011
Last 3 Days Single - Feb 21st 2011



Adrenaline fuelled live performances combined with danceable rhythms, intricate layers of synths, raging guitars and infuriatingly catchy lyrics have become the hallmark of Centre Excuse, a dynamic 3 piece emanating from England’s smallest county, Rutland. Their original sound crafted through fusing together their own unique style with the excitement of the 80’s new wave movement and the raw energy of 90’s pop punk has already seen them in the vanguard of an emerging breed of underground electronic artists creating a vibrant new European music scene.

Centre Excuse are passionate about performing live, so it is no surprise that they play at some of the best music venues in the UK like the Relentless Garage, most O2 Academy's, Esquires, The Shed and many, many more.

Since forming they have been working with Producer Lester Woodward (Young Guns) regularly recording new material with 3 released in 2011, 4 in 2012 and another 4 scheduled during 2013.

They have received critical acclaim from extensive radio play on BBC, Commercial and Internet networks, while their music video's on Youtube have racked up nearly 700,000 plays.

'Everybody is loving this track (Don't Let Go)' - BBC's Dean Jackson

Centre Excuse have already made a massive impact for a band which formed in July 2010 from the sleepy rural village of Empingham in England's smallest county, Rutland.