Stretford End
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Stretford End

Hollywood, California, United States | SELF

Hollywood, California, United States | SELF
Band Rock Alternative


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"Stretford End To Play Hotel Cafe"

Boasting an eclectic rock approach, Stretford End has created a densely melodic sound through heavy strings accompanied by rigorous drums and passionate vocals. Drawing comparisons to Muse, 30 Seconds To Mars, and Red, Sretford End have established themselves as a ferocious live act, injecting their performances and recordings with such dynamic layers that it’s hard to believe they are only a 3- person act. Comprised of guitarist and vocalist Alexander, Prentice on drums and Joey C on Bass, the band dishes up a unique and ferocious live performance mesmerizing fans with their distinctive sound. - Music Industry News Network

"Fashion Munster Interview"

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"Absolute Punk Interview"

How did this band get started?
ALEXANDER: I had managed to secure an 8:30pm reservation at Dorsia and told Prentice and Joey to meet me there. I was coming from a meeting with Cliff Huxtable at the Four Seasons which had been rather lackluster, as I had been preoccupied with my dismay at the current state of popular music in America. I felt that we needed a return to the type of timelessness that we heard with Whitney Houston's debut LP, simply called "Whitney Houston". Although it is hard to choose a favorite among so many great tracks, I knew that the guys would instantly identify with "The Greatest Love Of All"; one of the best, most powerful songs ever written about self-preservation and dignity. Its universal message crosses all boundaries and instills one with the hope that it's not too late to better ourselves. It's almost impossible in this world we live in to empathize with others, but we can always empathize with ourselves. It's an important message, crucial really. And it's beautifully stated on the album. I conveyed this to Prentice and Joey at dinner, and they agreed. -

"Stretford End Deserves To Be Heard"

"A combination of crunching guitars, soaring vocal melodies, and relentless percussion." - Hollywood Music Examiner

"Stretford End Perform Live At Flashrock Studios"

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"Stretford End: Prelude To A New Beginning"

Hollywood trio Stretford End recently contacted me to talk with them about how their journey began, where it's gotten them, and where it's headed next. FULL INTERVIEW AT LINK - Natalie's World

"Vents Magazine Interview"

What's the meaning behind the band's name?
"Stretford End" is a reference to the West End Stands in the Manchester United Futbol stadium. The crowd there is supposed to be so loud that you can hear them from 10 miles away. We thought that would be a cool name for a rock band.

How the band started??
The band was started when Alex fought Prentice in a jello-wrestling match in Mexico in 2009. After a lot of shrieking, the match was declared a draw and they went out to eat burritos in celebration at a taco stand where Ryan was working as a line cook. Upon laying eyes upon Alex and Prentice, Ryan had a vision that told him to join forces with them and concur the world through music. He laced their burritos with sleeping pills and, after they passed out, dragged their sleeping bodies into his 1992 Cargo Van. Ryan then set fire to the taco truck, in what became known as the "Great Mexico Blaze of '09", and drove off.

What's the message to transmit with your music??
We want to speak about life, love, death and the important social and political issues of our time.

What's your method at the time of writting a song??
A long time ago, Alex captured a magical badger named Waldorf who has the unique ability to write sheet music. We just play what he writes down.

Which is your music influences??
Everyone in the band has varied musical tastes, from Green Day to Bach to Johnny Cash to Justin Timberlake.

What plans do you guys have for the future??
We want to organize the biggest tomato fight ever. Also we should probably look into building a fanbase.

Which has been the funniest prank you guys have been or took part while on tour or after a show??
We have lit Alex on fire, and forced Ryan to drink an entire jug of maple syrup.

If you guys were stranded in the middle of nowhere after a show or while on tour. The help is 65 miles away from where you guys are, ¿Who would you guys send to look for help? And if while the rest wait, there's no food and the only way to feed yourself is by eating each other, ¿Who would you eat first?
We'd send Alex out to look for help, cause he walks at about 65mph normally. Ryan is incredibly devious and would probably stare at Prentice until he persuaded him to let Ryan eat him. Seriously, Ryan can out-stare cats.

Which country you guys would love to play?
We would love to tour Brazil.

With which bands you guys would love to share stage??
Green Day, 30 Seconds to Mars, Our Lady Peace

Are you guys OK, with the direction the band is going actually?
It depends. Who's driving? If Alex is driving, then we have no idea which direction we are going. - Vents Magazine


Letters On Sunspots (Summer 2011)
Prelude (2010)
The Entertainer EP (2010)
Air-Conditioned Life (2009)



"A combination of crunching guitars, soaring vocal melodies, and relentless percussion comes together for a fresh, yet almost Muse-like wall of sound that never lets up."

STRETFORD END combines a catchy rock/pop sound with an intense live show, undeniable talent and a determined, hardworking attitude.

Formed in Summer of 2008 in Berkeley, California by Bay Area natives Alexander Millar (lead vocals, guitar), Prentice Daggs (drums) and Montana-born Ryan Walsh (bass, vocals), Stretford End quickly built up a strong local following with their explosively intense live shows and were soon selling out shows in Berkeley and San Francisco.

The band’s debut record, “Air-Conditioned Life”, was released in 2009 to much acclaim. A true example of a “do-it-yourself” band, Stretford End wrote, produced, tracked, mixed, and mastered “Air-Conditioned Life” themselves.

In March 2009, the band relocated to Hollywood, California and just a few short weeks later, found themselves playing at legendary venues The Roxy, The Viper Room, The Knitting Factory and The Troubadour.

They also caught the attention of producer Gus Cryns (The Academy Is, Panic! At The Disco, Foxy Shazam) who helped produce and record their next EP, “Prelude”, which was released on iTunes Worldwide, Rhapsody, Amazon, Napster and eMusic in May 2010. "Prelude" began generating an incredibly positive response for the band which culminated in two tracks being featured in RockBand 3.

Stretford End is currently in the studio working on their next release, entitled "Letters On Sunspots", due out in Summer 2011.