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Exile Parade

Warrington, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

Warrington, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
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"Song Of The Day"

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"Single Review: ‘Beat Of Your Blood’ by Exile Parade!"

I posted part 1 of my review of Exile Parade’s music yesterday, where I went over their song, ‘Alcohol’. Well they’ve recently come out with another single called ‘Beat of Your Blood’ and I can’t get it out of my head.

With timbre so smooth it’s a crime, ‘Beat of Your Blood’ is not your standard rock song. It’s avant-garde and suave, yet coarse – elegantly gritty…The video is perfect for the song as well, depicting the mysterious air of words like:

I feel the beat of your blood
Love like a newborn son
The night’s flame with fire
I fall at your door
I just want you to hold me close
To the beat of your blood

As was the case with ‘Alcohol’, the songwriting is spellbinding in its realness as well as its force. They have a way with capturing the primal essence of what it means to be human, through lyrics that are both, emotive and alluring, with a contemporary twist. They force you to empathize by conveying unbridled desire, angst, and other feelings that we, as people, tend to keep buried.

The husky vocals emphasize the elusiveness of the song, as they go from provocatively low, closer to a falsetto that sends goosebumps up your spine. It carries a dark and dangerous intensity in the dysmorphic melody, with its striking beat and power bass coursing through you. And the repetition of the chorus at the end makes it cruelly addictive and equally hypnotic…

I love that this song is, structurally and sonically, so different to ‘Alcohol’ because it demonstrates that they’re a multi-talented group revitalizing rock’n'roll. We’re definitely in for an exciting record – hopefully sooner, rather than later…

And I can’t wait to see what’s next!

So if you haven’t already, follow them @ExileParadeUK.

Take a look at their website, and LIKE their Facebook page, for even more up-to-the-minute info.

You’ll also be seeing them again on RNR in My Soul, so stay tuned! - RNR In My Soul


"Exile Parade Q & A"

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"Face To Face With Exile Parade"

Exile Parade create this kind of rock ‘n’ roll with spirit, that makes listeners take notice of it. The band released their debut album ‘Hit The Zoo’ a year ago – the record that brought them well-deserved recognition and established Exile Parade as one of the most exciting bands to come out of the UK. It’s 2013 and the band are preparing their next music move. I talked to Exile Parade’s singer Lomax to discuss the band’s plans for world domination.

- Recently you’ve put up two new songs online – ‘Alcohol’ and ‘Beat Of Your Blood’ and they show a change in Exile Parade’s music direction. What’s inspired the change?
- We’ve been playing the same songs for years. So, you know, when you’re in a band or an artist you naturally want this change in what you’re doing. You wanna put to use what you’ve learned, what you’ve been listening to, what you’re seeing. There is no credibility in churning out duplicate after duplicate doesn’t matter if you’re rich and famous or have never left your bedroom.
- So, it’s like a natural development?
- Yeah! We just go in the studio, plug in and we just pick up what comes naturally. It’s all very spontaneous. Sometimes the lads will have something to go at, boon and mutchy might have a top riff and a beat, same with Dave on bass, but again we like to put a net up and see what we catch, like butterfly catchers! As soon as you try to be so intentional it quickly turns to stone and goes nowhere.
- Looks like these two tracks are a taste of things to come. When can we expect the release of you sophomore record then?
- We’ve spent all of our time in the studio recently, we’re surprising ourselves a lot in all honesty, we’ve let go of a lot of inhibitions so we just let out what is asking to be let out, creatively we are on cloud 9, we just record them, put them out and the world will decide what next, album, EP, tour, everything’s a possibility.
- Let’s get back a bit to the times when ‘Hit The Zoo’ was released. It’s almost one year old. How has it changed the band?
- (laughs) It is a sort of relief that it’s all in the past now because that album took a long time to be recorded and we had to resolve a lot of things out of our control, you know, getting enough money then people stopped giving us the money we needed, it all happened out the blue for us and I was naïve, I knew I was and was happy to be, It’s such a long journey out there and there are a lot of things that came along with it. It has come to end now – we can leave it where it is, we can move on, move forward and hopefully do the whole thing again ten times bigger and better with new music, new material and followers.
- And how does it feel to be working at new songs again?
- The moment is the happiest we’ve ever been with everything in the band cause with ‘Hit The Zoo’ we’ve been lucky enough the album took us around the world, which took us to places we never thought we would see and allowed us to meet people we never thought we’d meet, be in the studios we never thought we’d go to. some bands don’t get to do the things we’ve done. It’s our initial idea that we’ll grow up to be big rock stars. The best thing to make to the new stage, is just this feeling to have an opportunity to keep going, because you never know when it’s gonna end.
- How did you like touring the globe?
- That’s all I wanna do. I wanna see the world, go around the world, see everything we can possibly see before we die and meet with as many people as possible. I’m never more myself, I’m never happier than when I’m on tour. It just feels completely natural – being backstage, waiting to go on stage. I find it a lot more natural way of life than real life.
- You’ve had a great chance of comparing European audiences and Asian audiences. What are the biggest differences as you see them?
- Well, I think European audiences are like British audiences and they want to fucking hate you. They want you to fall on your face, they want you to fall over, they want you to be shit, but if you win them you win them forever. As it goes for the Asian crowds for example, they don’t have the same freedoms – culturally, musically, things that we take for granted. You go to China and it’s new to them, it’s like in the 1950s in America. They’re opening to our controversial Western culture, they just want every little piece. It’s an amazing experience.Exile Parade China Backstage
- Also during your tour in China you had a chance to take part in Lomography project which has to do with photography. How did you like that experience?
- Yeah, cool! People get so many cameras in your face and I’ve never really done this before and when I first walked in I didn’t know how to do that but then eventually the penny dropped and it got interesting. So yeah, plenty of photographs were sent to Lomography and it’s good to get involved with that. Yeah, it was cool! I like the idea of sharing, coming together. Pretty positive thing and I liked it.
- Your songs possess this immense positive vibe to them. Now, how on Earth do you do it?
- I think what inspires us…First and foremost we just like the music. We don’t wantt to be easy like a little chocolate cookie which is easy to chew on. We like something to be abrasive which still pulls you in and which is not completely comfortable because its your reflection on life, and life isn’t a cookie. Songs must sound real. The song ‘Alcohol’ for example – the lyrics and the feeling of the song to me are one of solitude, you know, about the loneliest place you could possibly be in and that’s alcohol which feeds in this sort of desperation. That’s why with that song we chose to play the piano which was slightly out of tune. We just keep it real, you’ve got to.
- Some of your lyrics are also inspired by different films, books and many other works of art. Are there any films and books which are your absolute all-time favourites?
- Oh yeah. Well, for me personally I’m talking to the likes of The Godfather and Casino – the cool, classic gangsta films. I like that. People who just don’t live normal, so to say, people who live outside the law – I like these kinds of films.
- If you had a chance to write a song specifically for a specific film as a soundtrack, what would you choose?
- From the recent ones – I haven’t seen it yet, I’ve only seen the trailer but, it’s the new Lincoln film. A film about Lincoln abolishing slavery with good costumes can provide some prestige soundtracks. Quentin Tarantino as well – he’s got a quirky side of it and a kinda clown element in very serious scenes. The guys a monster.
- What is your best music memory?
- Out of top fivish moments, there’s one of the band coming up to me when I was performing on my own years ago and asking if I wanted to join a band. It’s exactly what I was open to at the time. I needed to completely change my life and it did for the better, and for the more interesting since I met the band. And after that when we played in Cheshire, not far from here, not far from home and Owen Morris, the Oasis producer came to us and offered to work in the studio with him. Then we got to travel across and around the world from the Netherlands to China. It’s cool because you get there and get paid for just being there and entertaining the crowd and all you’re really doing is getting all your shit out that otherwise would see you in a padded cell.
- In the light of the recent HMV situation, do you think that the CD ear might as well be drawing to its end?
- Yeah, I think for quite a few years now it’s just the natural progression. Like, first there were no recordings and there were only bands and orchestras, but then there were recordings and there was vinyl, then vinyl disappeared and there was tape and then tape disappeared and the CDs came….. Every time it’s something else completely different. It’s just fast progression. It’ll probably end up a gnat playing the fiddle sat on your lug hole.
- The year 2012 was a big one for you. Can 2013 beat it and how?
- I’d say straight away: yes. We can definitely beat it as you can always do more than before. A new year thing, like fresh start, fresh designs and achieving something new musically. There’s such an improvement. People are believing in what we do and it can only keep as going like before, or even more. You know, I think there’ll be more. - Rock Britain


"Exile Parade"

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Discography

7" Single: Fire Walk With Me
EP: Brother Ballet
Single: Heart Into Suicide
Album: Hit The Zoo

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It’s damn near a rock n’ roll fairytale. The members of Warrington, UK, based rock band, Exile Parade, grew up enamored with Oasis’ transcendent What’s the Story Morning Glory and ended up being discovered by one of Oasis’ founding members and working with that seminal album’s producer.

Exile Parade is Daniel Lomax, vocals; Phil Hennessey, rhythm guitars/vocals; Chris Owen, lead guitars; Dave Hennessey, bass; and Mutchy, drums. The quintet’s intoxicating blend of rock n’ roll swagger and grand Brit-pop hooks has garnered them favorable comparisons to the Rolling Stones, Primal Scream, Joy Division and the Sex Pistols. Disorder Magazine says: “The guitar licks are pleasingly heavy and deep, and singer Daniel Lomax has Liam Gallagher and Robert Plant sized aspirations sizzling through his blood.” After playing the Beeckestijn Festival, Dutch newspaper Haarlem Dagblad wrote "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!"

The band’s masterful song craft has earned them placements on The Skins (UK Version), Screwed, and the team websites for Manchester City F.C. and Everton F.C. Currently, Exile Parade’s publishing catalog is represented by USA based publisher Razor & Tie. On the recording side, the band are currently signed to labels in Europe and China, but remain unsigned in the UK.

Oasis founding member, rhythm guitarist Bonehead, and acclaimed What’s the Story Morning Glory, producer, Owen Morris, fell under the Exile Parade spell upon hearing the group on a BBC new music show. Morris ended up producing the band's debut EP, Brothel Ballet. When the mesmerizing EP track, “Fire Walk With Me,” unexpectedly broke into the British and Dutch music charts, Exile Parade was quickly snatched up by Dutch indie label, Suburban Records, for Europe.

Exile Parade followed the EP with the expansive and raucous debut full length, Hit The Zoo. It was produced again by Owen Morris (Oasis, The Verve, The View) with additional production by Marco Migliari (Sigur Ros), and was recorded at Real World Studios in Bath and Monnow Valley Studios in Wales. Suburban Records released Hit The Zoo in Spring 2012. Checking in from the sessions, Morris said: “Recently I have been in Real World Studios with Exile Parade from Warrington. Best Rock and Roll I’ve had the honor and pleasure of being involved with since Oasis’ first album. F-cking stunning, evil music.”

Legends are made live onstage, and Exile Parade’s play-as-if-your-life-depends-on-it ethos has built them a formidable reputation. After sharing the stage with iconic UK singer Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets, XFM Manchester) he tweeted: “Ace band and one of the best front men in the UK.” In China, Exile Parade wowed a live audience of over 30,000 people and 150 TV viewers during their performance on the main stage at the Zebra Music Festival. Internationally, the band continue to seduce and inspire audiences with their glorious pent-up emotionality.