Exile Parade

Exile Parade

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"They have got the swagger of Oasis, they reminded me of a totally punked-up Rolling Stones. Move over Kasabian!" (Jim Gellatly – BBC Radio)

Biography

Exile Parade are a British Rock band from Warrington, North West, England. Lomax, Chris, Phil, Dave and Mutchy formed the band in the summer of 2006.

In February 2007 the band’s early demos were made available for free on myspace. They gained the support of well respected rock writer Mick Middles who stated Exile Parade are “The most promising band to emerge in the last five years”. The band's demo recording of 'Fire Walk With Me' was used on the Series 1 DVD sound track for the popular e4 teen drama Skins. Their song 'Love Disco' also featured in the Andy Dick/Ben Stiller/Jack Black film 'Danny Roane: First Time Director'. After hearing the band’s early demos on myspace well known producer Owen Morris called the former Oasis guitarist Paul Arthurs more commonly known as Bonehead who had been playing the band’s demo on his BBC Manchester Music show. Not long after the stamp of approval from Bonehead, they both came to see the band play live; four months later the band was in Real World Studios with Owen.

Morris is most commonly known for his work with Oasis; he started producing some work for Oasis at the end of the Definitely Maybe sessions. He continued working with Oasis for their subsequent two albums (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) and Be Here Now (1997). Morris appears on the cover of (What's the Story) Morning Glory? holding the album's master tape. He has also produced albums for The Verve, New Order, Ash, The Paddingtons, Eastern Conference Champions and The View.

April 7 2008 the bands track 'Fire Walk With Me' broke into the Mediabase Active Rock Top 100 in the states, Exile Parade at that time was the highest placed British band in the chart that week.

The band have gained significant support in Holland after Suburban Records released Fire Walk With Me on Ltd Edition 7" Vinyl, Dutch station 3VOOR12 made the track Single of The Week and leading Dutch music magazine "Up Magazine" gave the track 91/100 in the June edition. Exile Parade have also played high profile Dutch gigs at London Calling at Paradiso in Amsterdam in April and Beeckestijn Festival near Haarlem in June; local newspaper Haarlem Dagblad wrote after the gig "The band sounded very tight with a huge sound; typically a band where you can say in a couple of years time just like Radiohead when they played the Beeckestijn Festival in 1993 - I was there!". 'Fire Walk With Me' was nominated for 3VOOR12 track of the year 2008.

On March 27 2009 Exile Parade were featured in Beijing Today; China's most read English newspaper after picking up a significant online fanbase through Chinese social networking site Douban. Their track 'Fire Walk With Me' was also chosen as a cover track on a free CD given away with X-Music Magazine which is currently the biggest Rock magazine in China.

Single 'HEART INTO SUICIDE' was released on May 11 2009 as a free download on the bands myspace. The track gained significant regional radio play and press support; Total Guitar Magazine made it one of top 20 Downloads in their June edition and Disorder magazine wrote "The guitar licks are pleasingly heavy and deep, and singer, Daniel Lomax, has Liam Gallagher and Robert Plant sized aspirations sizzling through his blood and as long as they can side with the latter more than the former, they could be a new main stage pleaser in waiting."

The band have recently returned from a tour of Europe and support slots with The Enemy and have announced a handful of more live dates before they return to the studio in the Spring to put the finishing touches to their much anticipated debut album.

Discography

Fire Walk With Me Single April 2008

Heart Into Suicide Single May 2009

Brothel Ballet EP & Man Is Sick Single to be released on April 26 2010

All released by Suburban Records