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"Operahouse restore your faith in music"

These five Londoners will restore your faith in music. Listening to "Change in Nature" sparks that little twitch in your mind; you want to say that sound like a young Muse.

- Clash Music/UK

"Making a play for "next big thing" status"

Making a play for "next big thing" status, this Brit four-piece have signed to Marrakesh Records, the original home to the Killers. And you can see why the label snapped them up. The Muse-like eponymous lead track on debut EP "Change in Nature" combines swelling bass and a knack for a killer key change. - Shortlist


Genius Child EP Marrakesh Records April 2009
Change in Nature EP Marrakesh Records 10/10/08
Diane 7" Marrakesh Records 5/5/08
Born a Boy 7" Marrakesh Records 1/28/08
Man Next Door 7" Marrakesh Records 3/19/08



Given the opportunity to describe their own sound, Operahouse guitarist and vocalist Alexander Kaines, who shares these duties with his fellow songwriter, Johnny Lloyd, chooses to describe it thus, "A big, epic, sci-fi thing".

Big and epic is about right. Released by Marrakesh Records (a label set up by the people responsible for unearthing The Killers), the band's upcoming debut album is a heroic, barnstorming collection of tunes worthy of an arena. Produced by Richard McNamara from those similarly minded peddlers of BIG anthems, Embrace, the album was made, says Johnny Lloyd, with all of the urgency, passion and craft of a band who know that "you just don't get a second chance at this sort of thing".

Their educational building blocks were Radiohead (just listen to the "OK Computer" squiggles on "Machine Palace", The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Blur (listen to their lairy "Down In Electric") and Velvet Underground.

What does the band mean by "sci-fi thing"? The clue is in "Change In Nature", a song about both climate change and the first monkey to be sent into space. As you might expect from a band with such wild, untamed ambition, it's not for them the confessional, kitchen sink drama.

"We love sci-fi films and books", says Alex.

"With everything that's going on in the news", continues Johnny, "like global warming, Richard Branson trying to build commercial space craft, it's everywhere. We're genuinely interested in it. It opens people's minds. If you hear about something in the news that might sound a bit sci-fi now, then the people watching will already be starting to think outside the box, which is only good for the future."