Switchboard Spectacular
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Switchboard Spectacular

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"Twists and Turns Review"

"Switchboard Spectacular have landed. They arrive with the foot tapping, upbeat and energetic sound of their brilliant signature track, "Twists And Turns". As well as being tight and to the point their new single is also a lyrical masterpiece of social context".
- Jump Radio


Dan's Face EP

Twists and Turns Single (Matchbox Recordings)



Maybe it’s the sugary Blackpool rock in the bloodstream, or the carnival atmosphere of the Promenade, but something set lights in these boys’ minds blinking bright party neon. The ‘eminently signable’ Switchboard channelled the bands that sound-tracked their lives – Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters, Oasis, The Beatles, and The La’s – and started writing their own score. And maybe a few others would pick up the tune as they led.

That’s not to say it’s all happy-clappy “Top o’ the morning” stuff though; Switchboard infuse their poppier sounds with shards of new-wave guitar, grand trumpet refrains, spacey laser riffs and plain unrelenting groove, leading to one number described as ‘something like a mixture of Pearl Jam and Keane.’ As endorsements go perhaps you’re a little sceptical; but picture the little Keane cherub howling his way through ‘Alive’ and try and tell me that’s not something you want to see.

The band have chased the great chorus in the sky since early 2007. After local Battle of the Bands success the they offered up the ‘Dan’s Face’ E.P (one of a series of works on the theme of one’s face), and headed out for the revelry of the Manchester scene, playing legendary venues like the Night and Day Café and the Manchester Academy, with some BBC Radio Manchester appearances to boot. There’s a single to come shortly too, that is if a suitable face is found to give it its name. One Manchester journalist remarked; ‘Without wanting to make any dramatic predictions, I can imagine these guys being very appealing to a lot of people.’ Switchboard Spectacular are happy to make dramatic predictions. They love you, and they think you might love them too.