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Bristol, England, United Kingdom | SELF

Bristol, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Band Alternative Adult Contemporary




"Pressplay 'The Switch Room' (LP, self-released)"

You could dismiss Pressplay's music for its blatant BS postcode but that wouldn't do justice to their clear personality. Trip-prog in its ambitions, with Helen 'Banga' McDowall bringing classical-leaning piano, Miles-ish muted trumpet or cutting vocals throughout, the music makes a lot from what is basically a trio sound. 'Dr Rip Hop' has a great energy, furious bass riff and telephone-distort vocals making sleazy promises, while 'Time To Pretend' has a noir 60s thing going on that's only slightly heading towards Portishead. It's Rich Magee's d&b wonk-bass on 'Dead End Goodbyes' and Greg White's matching drum-clatter that catch the ear, though, a fine update on a psychedelic freak out that must be a (trumpet) blast live. - Venue magazine Copyright Tony Benjamin 2011


Riding The Dark Single - released 5th March 2011
The Switch Room LP - released 5th March 2011



2011 sees the double release of Pressplay's debut single 'Riding The Dark' [featuring remixes by DJ Task and Alex Swift] and their debut album 'The Switch Room' on 5th March. Having re-emerged onto the Bristol music scene in 2010 as a new dynamic three piece, this is a band that cannot be categorised easily or indeed defined within one genre, they possess a distinctive style that's sonically unique. These 70's cop-show psychedelic rockers duel with cine-thematic drama, heralding the voice of forgotten film and the confessions of a brooding dark angel. If you haven't felt their delivery of cloak-and-dagger atmospheres resonant and rip through your soul, or witnessed one of their eclectic live shows, that simply exhibit an explosive kinetic thrill, then........... DO". Festival favourites, Pressplay have played Glastonbury, Ashton Court and Electric Picnic.