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Model Society

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
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Model Society @ BESTIVAL

Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom

Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom

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London, England, United Kingdom

London, England, United Kingdom

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Model Society has a distinctly British feel and are very reminiscent of Bloc Party but in the early days when they were good and before they went all electro and lost their edge. There is a decent amount of grit behind this release and you feel like they really mean it; not only does the single give you a cracking pop tune which worms its way easily into your memory but is full of real energy and passion which is something that's often sadly missing from generic run-of-the-mill pop tunes.

"Systematic" is a great single from the London four piece; it's punchy, melodic and catchy. The jangly indie-pop tune is memorable and gets you bobbing about uncontrollably in no time, which is a testament to the bands ability to pen a hook-laden tune. Put them on your 'ones to check out in 2012' list.
- Room Thirteen


London based, Britpop revivalists Model Society, are back and set to release their eagerly anticipated next single ‘Horizons’ on the 27th Feb. The track is the 2nd in a series of singles produced by legendary indie producer Paul Tipler. (Stereolab, Chapterhouse).
- Right Chord Music


Systematic is the debut single from pop punksters Model Society. They hail from London Town and came about after songwriters Danny and Stephen met in the offices of PRS for music.

They have been together just over a year and have acquired a large following due to their energetic live performances. Having seen them play I was interested to see if they could capture the energy they have on stage and transfer that to a recording studio. I am please to say they can! Systematic is two and a half minutes of perfect modern day punk.

Yes, this has been done before and the influences are too many to mention but that doesn’t matter as this is punk rock for the new generation. Kids who were born after Howard Devoto left the Buzzcocks will enjoy this as much of those who were at the 100 club in 1977. (If there are any left!)

Everything in this short single has been done to perfection. From the simple synth riff to the wonderful shouty backing vocals and if the sing along chorus doesn’t get you pogoing around your bedroom then nothing will. Get this song on your mp3 player as soon as you can! - Music News.Com


A young indie/electro band has pledged to shake up the music scene with their ‘unique British sound’.

Model Society were founded a year and a half ago and comprises of Danny Clare, Stephen Kelly, Samuel Wilkinson, and Steve McCready.

Citing their biggest inspirations as The Clash and The Smiths, the Kilburn based band bring something distinctly modern to the table by blending guitar heavy rock with a lighter, synthier, electro sound. The combination resembles something closer to Bloc Party.

“We have a distinctly British sound. The London scene really inspires us, and our songs reflect what happens to us day to day”, says Danny Clare, who plays keyboard in the group.

“We look to capture some of the satire and irony of Britain, and in that respect, we see ourselves inheriting a music tradition which spans heroes of ours like The Smiths and The Clash.

“We are definitely not an American band.”

This affinity for all things London permeates into their lyrics, which are inspired by the highs and lows of their lives in North West London, captured in the line ‘Generation of desperation / A sign of the Times’.

“The mood of the nation is quite pessimistic,” Guitarist Steve Kelly explains.

“Coming out of the recession, I think people had been quite down about their lives and what was happening, and we did try to capture this in our lyrics.

“But on the whole we are quite up tempo, and like to talk about the positives too.”

The group are well known across the North London gigging circuits and regularly play at the Kilburn’s Good Ship, which they describe as one of their favourite places to play. - Kilburn Times


I met Stephen Kelly and Danny Clare, Members of the Model Society Band, in Camden on Monday November 22nd. To hear Steve and Danny talk about their music and its influences, click on the listen now button above. - The Londonist


London four-piece Model Society debut release Follow Your Dreams is now available as a free download. After a year full of live dates including seeing them support the likes of Mark Morris (Bluetones), headline the famous Club Fandango, and showcase their talents on Balcony TV, the band are now ready with a new single and set of gigs.

The single Follow Your Dreams was recorded and produced by the acclaimed Michael Boddy (The Fall, Alphabeat) after the band were lent the studio of legendary guitarist and Roxy Music innovator Phil Manzanera.

Model Society are vocalist Danny Clare, guitarist Stephen Kelly, drummer Sammy Wilko and bassist McCready. Hailing from all corners of London Town the band are Indie/Electro at the core but this description only tells a small part of the story. Drawing on influences from The Stranglers, New Order, and Bloc Party they create a quintessentially British sound that captures the past but breathes new life into the social commentary and satire of today’s suburban life. - Entertainment Focus


After a year of heavy gigging across all corners of London, Model Society released their debut single’ Follow Your Dreams’ last month as a free download. Bristling with post-punk energy it was produced by Michael Boddy (The Fall) after the band were lent the studio of Roxy Music innovator Phil Manazanera. With melodies and lyrics of a quintessentially English nature coupled with raucous live performances next year looks to be bright one, with various labels sniffing at snapping up the four-piece.


- Beehive City


Model Society release their first single 'Systematic' on 26th September, produced by Paul Tipler (Placebo, Idlewild). They came together in the offices of PRS for Music. Songwriters Danny and Stephen were sat together on a fateful afternoon and struck a chord with each other and found a common ground in the love they have for the same music: bands with identities and guitars. Samuel and Antoine came on board to anchor the rhythm section and the Model Society juggernaut was on it's way. The band are from London Town and make alterno-pop tunes that shimmer from the old smoke itself. They create a quintessentially British sound that captures the past and brings it bang up to date with a nod to the influences of Blur to Bloc Party and The Smiths to Stone Roses - Label Fandango


London four piece group Model Society have a traditional punk rock feel, quintessentially British. They’re powerfully led by Danny Clare’s vocals, Stephen Kelly’s strong guitar work,Antoine Richert’s loud bass and Sammy Wilkinson’s intense drumming.



This tightly performing electro indie band gives a ferociously energetic, inventive and crazy performance. They’re a good group, confident and trashy in an exciting way.



Vocalist Danny Clare sometimes escapes the stage and riotously stalks the crowd. Think of The Stranglers, The Smiths & Sex Pistols and you’re probably in the right direction.

The band captures past images from every day life in their catchy, satirical lyrics, making them earthy, realistic and well structured. There’s an interesting raw charm which makes them appealing.



Track list: Tomorrow She Loves Me, Romance, Horizons, Systematic, Luxembourg, Sweeter Life and Rock & Roll - AAA Music


Three days after the worst riots London has ever seen I venture into Camden to see a band called the Model Society. The area is normally buzzing whatever day of the week or time of the day but this evening the atmosphere is very subdued and the Police (in full Riot gear) seem to outnumber the people.

Walking into the Wheelbarrow though, you would never have guessed anything had happened. Maybe it isn’t quite as busy as normal (I manage to get a seat and a table!) but it has a great vibe.

The first band to take to the stage are young electro popsters called Luminaries. They have heaps of energy and expensive equipment and a couple of really good songs although the vocals let them down at times. They remind me of the Drums before they went surf crazy.

After a short break the Model Society take to the stage. After the amount of equipment the last band had on stage these guys look like they may have left some gear behind, but they say less is more and they are right tonight.

They burst into their first song ‘Tomorrow She Loves Me’ and it is plainly obvious these guys love the music of the Stranglers, Wire, Magazine and Joy Division. The singer even has an Ian Curtis thing going on. Their power and energy really hits you in the face and you can’t help but get carried away by the powerful drums the throbbing bass lines.

What helps make this band stand out from many of the other 80s sounding bands doing the rounds at the moment are the vocals which bounce from singer to guitarist and remind me of Blur or even Oasis.

The best song of the night is their new single ‘Systematic’, which makes me want to pogo around the venue, not a good look for a 45 year old man! They have taken the 70s punk sound, ripped it apart and rebuilt it for a new generation. It is short, straight to the point and makes you jump around. It doesn’t get any better than this.

They finish their set with a song called Rock and Roll Suicide which even steps up the energy if that is possible and leaves the singer collapsed on the floor and the crowd wanting more.

If you like your music loud, spiky and full of energy go and see the Model Society at a venue near you soon! - Music News.com


London-based band The Model Society meld the punk ethos with solid pop sensibilities, binding it altogether with carefully crafted kitchen-sink lyrics.

They combine dour imagery from suburban British life with a catchy optimism that is meted out in soaring choruses and hook-laden melodies.

Over the last few months the band have played City Show Case and Brighton’s Great Escape Festival, before heading into the studio to complete a number of songs with indie producer Paul Tipler (Placebo, Idlewild.)

Systematic is the first single from these recordings, and is distributed through State 51/Label Fandango.

M spent 30 seconds with the band to learn more…

How long have you been making music?
The band has been together for around a year and a half. Individually we have all been making music for donkey’s years.

What inspired your latest single?
A desire to get out there and do something productive, and to do something that may have a positive effect on people in terms of the music we play. Our single Systematic is a journey of commuting, relationships and routine life. Something we all do everyday without thinking about it.

What process do you go through to create your music?
We come up with basic songs, melodies, ideas and often have writing sessions together with a few drinks to add spice. We take them into the rehearsal room and all elaborate to create the song. We try songs out live to get a reaction too.

How would you describe your sound?
Pop-punk with melodies and an element of satire. We grew up on a healthy diet of British music; The Smiths, Buzzocks, brit-pop, Benjamin Britten, oh, and a nod to the talents of Serge Gainsbourg.

What would your dream collaboration be?
This is the dream collaboration. Other than that the fella who came up with the ‘We Buy any Car’ theme tune. - PRS Magazine


Systematic is the debut single from London band Model Society. Produced by Paul Tipler, (Placebo, Idlewild.) it sounds like the sonic love child of Jilted John and Graham Coxon, all post punk, edgy guitars and quirky lyrics ”I’m in love with a android warrior.” What’s not to love!

The band have acquired a loyal following over the past 12 months and live is where they come alive often with Singer Danny frequently leaving the stage to party with the audience – Not to be missed! - rightchordmusic.com


The London quartet Model Society have a traditional punk rock feel, quintessentially British. They’re powerfully led by Danny Clare’s vocals, Stephen Kelly’s strong guitar work, Antoine Richert’s loud bass and Sammy Wilkinson’s frantic drumming.

This tightly performing electro indie band gives a ferociously energetic, inventive and crazy live performance. They’re a good group, confident and trashy in an exciting way.

Fans of The Stranglers, The Smiths & Sex Pistols are likely to be keen to hear any new recording from Model Society.



The band successfully captures images from every day life in their catchy, satirical lyrics, making them earthy, realistic and well structured. There’s an interesting raw and edgy charm which makes them appealing.



Their debut single Systematic, released on State 51/Label Fandango on September 26th, 2011, follows a year’s hard work of hectic live performances to acquire a large and loyal following. That huge vitality and has been transferred to this great studio recording. It’s produced by Paul Tipler (Placebo, Idlewild). With its quirky and memorable lyrics, I’m in love with an android warrior, this is a fresh, sharp and gritty sound with many changes in tempo. - AAA Music


Model Society are the latest band to raise their heads above London’s waters that currently conceal a wealth of undiscovered music. Their debut Systematic has caught the attention of 6 Music legend Steve Lemacq and is a solid first offering from the quartet. Their influences are clear throughout the track and Paul Tipler’s (Idlewild, Placebo) production brings out a definite Roddy Womble twang mixed with the Weller-esq grit that makes up lead singer Danny Clare’s vocal.

MS’s sound on this track combines elements of numerous band’s early days, from Blur’s Tracy Jacks, Idlewild’s When I Argue I See Shapes to Bloc Party’s Helicopter. It’s early days yet but as a first single Systematic is sure to open a few doors and prick up a few ears for Model Society. - Whos Jack


Model Society came together in the offices of PRS for Music. Songwriters Danny and Stephen were sat together on a fateful afternoon and struck a chord with each other and found a common ground in the love they have for the same music…bands with identities and guitars.

Samuel and Antoine came on board to anchor the rhythm section and the Model Society juggernaut was on it’s way. The band are from London Town and make alterno-pop tunes that shimmer from the old smoke itself. They create a quintessentially British sound that captures the past and brings it bang up to date with a nod to the influences of Blur to Bloc Party and The Smiths to Stone Roses.

“Model Society remind me of a eclectic mix between The Smiths and Bloc Party…. band you will soon be uttering from your lips” All Gigs
“Just knew I was going to like them when I saw their influences. A really exciting sound, certainly be keeping an eye on them” Jim Gellatly

The guys are armed with a strong identity and craft for song writing, something you can hear as soon as you catch one of their songs. They brim with a confidence and self assurance not seen since the Britpop days. The songs grab you from the intro and don’t let you go till the last note is viciously struck in a punk vain, often clocking in before the 3 minute mark. Their lyrics are a social commentary and satire on contemporary suburban British life, with choruses guaranteed to get you singing along. These guys want to be heard and in short there songs are short, sharp and catchy as hell.

The band have acquired a loyal following over the past 12 months and live is where they come alive often with Singer Danny not happy to be confined to just the stage so he stalks the crowd. These shows are both melodic and riotous affairs and not to missed.

Model Society are: Danny Clare Vox/Keys, Stephen Kelly Vox/Guitars, Sam Wilkinson Drums. Antoine Richert Bass - God Is In The TV


Model Society are a London four piece whose sound will leave you reeling with memories and nostalgia. Their vocals are reminiscent of The Jam and The Stone Roses, with an attitude not a million miles away from the likes of The Smiths, distilled with the seriousness of Joy Division.

A quick listen to their debut single Systematic will give you a small flavour of what is surely to come from this promising quartet. Produced by Paul Tipler, whose prior work boasts the likes of Placebo and Idlewild, distinctive vocals and brooding guitar blend to create a melodic indie anthem. Danny Clare (vocals and keys), Stephen Kelly (vocals and guitar), Sam Wilkinson (drums) and Antoine Richert (bass) are not just in the business of making catchy tunes though. Model Society are a thoughtful bunch with lyrics, finely honed by Danny and Stephen, that serve as a satirical critique of modern British society. In short, Model Society look set to be become the thinking mans new favourite band.

The London boys have become well known for their energetic live performances, which boast Brighton’s Great Escape and an appearance at City Show Case, not to mention upcoming London dates. You can catch one of these whirlwind performances on the 6th and 11th October at London’s Bull and Gate. Frankly, you won’t regret it. - morethanthemusic.co.uk



MODEL SOCIETY are set to release their eagerly anticipated next single 'Horizons' on the 27th February. The track is the second in a series of singles produced by legendary indie producer Paul Tipler. As the dust settles in a west end back street, a stones throw from the up tempo high streets of inner city London, a sound can be heard emerging from a basement beneath the pitter patter of commuter feet.
The sound is that of Model Society, a band who struck a chord with each other and found a common ground in the love they have for the same music - bands with identities and guitars! The guys are armed with a strong identity and craft for songwriting. They brim with a confidence not seen since the Britpop days, with songs that reach to grab you from the intro and don’t let you go till the last note is viciously struck in a punk vain.

Lyrically they offer an insight into the social commentary and satire of contemporary suburban British life, with choruses to get you singing along and pogoing the night away to your heart's content.

Welcome to the world of Model Society!

‘Everything in this single has been done to perfection. From the simple synth riff to the wonderful shouty backing vocals and if the sing along chorus doesn’t get you pogoing around your bedroom then nothing will.’ - Music News

'Model Society are a thoughtful bunch with lyrics that serve as a satirical critique of modern British society. In short, Model Society look set to be become the thinking mans new favourite band.’ - More Than the Music


- Club Fandango


Now this could be another Viva Brother outfit racking up the attitude - or ‘self-assurance’ they may prefer it as - in gritty Britpop revivalism. On the other hand, Model Society could just be four London lads on a mission to serve up, as vocalist Danny Clare has stated, ‘some of the satire and irony of Britain’ in their three-minute blasts of short-and-sweet, catchy melodies. Big on harmonies, big on choruses, with a few nice big twangy guitar and plinky-plonk keyboards moments, ‘Horizons’ sees them meeting the line between early Blue and Bloc Party. - Shout 4 Music


Model Society are an indie four piece from London comprised of Danny Clare, Stephen Kelly, Eddie Caldwell and Antoine Richert. The lads stumbled upon each other due to a love that they have for bands with identities and guitars. Model Society are preparing to release their second single, 'Horizons' on the 27th of February.

'Horizons' is in a similar vein to The Model Society's first release, 'Systematic' - packed full of social commentary, the apparent bread and butter of Model Society. They remind me of the glorious Britpop days, yet they some how manage to bring it forward with an up to date style.

Model Society’s song don’t seem to last beyond the three-minute mark, but with a quick style intro and infectious choruses, what more can you want from a band who’s front man just seems to ooze confidence?

This is what Model Society had to say about their approach to music: “Without identity you're just the same as everyone else and you don't stand out from the crowd. It's important to wear your heart on your sleeve and have an honest and original approach to music - otherwise you're a fake, and who wants to be a fake?!”

'Horizons' is exactly what is missing from the current music scene - a gritty Britpop single that catches your attention from the word "go". We at The Middle like it so much you might even see it cropping up in our 'Songs of the Week' section...watch this space.
- Middle Music


Horizons is the second release from the enigmatic Model Society. Their debut single Systematic was a flurry of punk pop and although the new song is from the same stable it borrows more from 70s punk legends such as Magazine and the Jam.

It is short, sharp and packed full of energy just how a punk song should be. I would love to see this song played live as it makes me want to pogo around the room and mosh. Steve Lamaq loves the song and has been playing it on his 6music show and you can’t argue with the Lamaq!

The use of keyboards in this new offering is very understated but works so well. The spiky buzzing guitars collide with the vocal melody, which is very much the Model Society way.


The guys are in the middle of a small London tour at the moment and will be playing Bestival in the summer so do yourselves a favour and catch them live.

- Music News


Discography


UPCOMING RELEASES

- October 29th "Sumday Morning Calling" Single. (Hubris Records)

- February 27th 2012 - 'Horizons' single. (Label Fandango)

Radioplay -

Steve Lamaq - BBC 6 Music,
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bqt9z#segments

Chris Hawkins - BBC 6 Music, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bqtm0#segments

Amazing Radio

PREVIOUS RELEASES

- September 26th 2011 -'Sytematic' (Label Fandango)

Radio play - BBC London, Gary Crowley, BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, Jim Gellatly, Q Radio, NME Radio, Juice 107.2 Brighton, Recharged Radio (playlisted/tack of the month), National Student Radio, Regional radio, Dark Compass Podcast.

- June 20th 2011 - Follow Your Dreams

Give away free download track. Radio - Amazing Radio, Jim Gellatly, Recharged, Various regional and student.

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As the dust settles in a west end back street, a stones throw from the up tempo high streets of inner city London, a sound can be heard emerging from a basement beneath the pitter patter of commuter feet.

The sound is that of Model Society, a band who struck a chord with each other and found a common ground in the love they have for the same music - bands with identities and guitars!

The guys are armed with a strong identity and craft for song writing. They brim with a confidence not seen since the Britpop days with songs that reach to grab you from the intro and don’t let you go till the last note is viciously struck in a punk vain. Lyrically they offer an insight into the social commentary and satire of contemporary suburban British life, with choruses to get you singing along and pogoing the night away to your hearts content.

Welcome to the world of Model Society!

"Get this on your mp3 player as soon as you can!"
- Music News

"In short, Model Society look set to be become the thinking mans new favourite band."
- More Than The Music

"They combine dour imagery with a catchy optimism that is meted out in soaring choruses and hook-laden melodies."
- PRS Magazine

www.modelsociety.co.uk

LIVE DATES:

24th March - Good Ship

28th April – Lexington

10th–12th May – Alternative Great Escape – Brighton

30th May - Kilburn Festival launch - Good Ship

8th July - Kilburn Festival

4th August – Feeling Gloomy – Islington Academy

7th–9th Sept – Bestival