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"One to watch in 2007"

The dark horses of The Scene's 'Ones to Watch' list, this foursome have built up quite a following - somewhat on the quite - with a determination to take their fast, furious and melodic rock to anyone, anywhere, anytime. They relentlessly tour all over the country, plus, they look bloody good on stage. - Bedfordshire on Sunday

"Luton SU Live Review Feb 2008"

Snarling and cocksure singer Aaron is the quintessential frontman who makes for a highly entertaining performance.

The audience is treated to a full-on rock n' roll act that at times veers towards indie-rock only to snap off a U-turn and bed an almost Snuff-like punk rock, Oi! chants and all.

There's a touch of Therapy? about the whole affair, a likeness that illustrates how impactful the Northampton trio is tonight. - DTA Promotions

"Myliner Review 2008"

A touch of class rock in the shape of Symbo, even the envelope containing the C.D. for review in the post should win an award, with the bands logo printed on in true classy style. I caught them live last year in Cambridge and they have also played Bedford a few times. This band are putting them selves about and give the feeling they are on the cusp of being big.

Myliner has a British rock sound almost indie but with more balls, still quite radio friendly with no outlandish guitar riffs or specialised vocals, heavily reminding me of what was one of my favourite local bands 'The Ten Year Prospect'. I wouldn't say this is instantly catchy which altogether isn't a bad thing and the songs grow on you the more you listen.

Harp like guitars open the second track Get The Picture, I'm quite liking the vocals on this, its all quite easy listening, with crunchy guitars kept in check with the tunes and only the vocals allowed to excel in their own direction, a case of outstanding vocal duties accompanying a rather staid backing sound, the guitars after a while start to sound like an ice cream van in the background or am I painting this too deep, as the overall sound frames a good canvas to pitch your ears to - get the picture?

More of a punk/indie/rock sound as opposed to metal, for the third and last track Eclipse with passionate singing matching the enthusiastic drumming, as if especially written for a pop fodder market, the 3 minute song kind of rushes along at a break neck pace and finishes all to soon especially as in this case I was quite enjoying the ride while listening.

I think one of the best things about the C.D. is how it succeeds with bursts of raw class rock, in capturing a spirit of making you want to see the band live after listening. -

"NME Review"

Bedfordshire's Symbo create headspinning rock with punky undertones thanks to influences ranging from Black Sabbath to Nirvana, to Buddy Holly and Elvis. The band are already gaining a reputation for their fiery live shows. - NME

"Myliner Review 2007"

From the catchy, dark edged opening chords, to the tunefully abrupt end, 'Myliner' by Symbo is definitely a sound to listen out for. The tenacious chorus, laidback vocal style and resonant riffs are irresistible and make the song as a whole memorable and impossible to not dance to.

The Bedfordshire 3 piece described by the NME as 'Headspinning rock', have certainly impressed me. Averaging one session in studio per year; including the 'Letting Go' demo, and the 'So Heavy' CD, the latest offering is of course, the debut single 'Myliner' (and another two fantastic tracks, the more punkish 'Eclipse' and slightly ethereal sounding 'Get the picture') and it will be available to download on the 22nd October.

Described as epic, energetic and euphoric (not to mention as; 'How rock is supposed to be' by Musatronic) the boys hard work has certainly not gone unnoticed and as a talented and exciting band live as well as in the studio, they've managed to rack up tons of countrywide gigs, and radio airplay, not to mention playing alongside bands such as 'Brigade' 'My Alamo' 'Last Stop China Town' 'The Hedrons' and 'Lost Alone' as well as successfully entering the London scene in 2006 and finishing up the year nicely with a headlining gig in Manchester, which is certainly impressive in such a short space of time.

Luckily for you, they have plenty of shows coming up from now until November in the Midlands, London and Manchester. So, download the single, get your tight black gladrags on and don't be a bimbo-go out and see Symbo!
- TSM Radio UK


My Disguise EP - July 2008
Played on BBC 3 Counties Radio
Featured on Skratch Magazine's (California) cover CD

Myliner - Single October 2007
Played on Total Rock radio
BBC 3 Counties Radio
TSM Radio

So Heavy EP 2006
Played on BBC Radio Cambridge
209 Radio
Star FM



Symbo are a power-trio from Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. Hailing from a small town but with big ideas and a huge sound, the band fuse energetic, catchy guitar riffs, melodic & intense bass lines with powerful aggressive drum beats and vocals. Their unique sound which could be described as a ‘hard rock with a melodic hardcore’ would not be out of place alongside bands such as AFI, Biffy Clyro, A and Rise Against.

With a highly charged live show, SYMBO have performed across the UK, alongside bands such as Brigade, Lost Alone, The Hedrons and Lauren Harris, along with number of festivals, headlining Northampton’s Twinfest in 2008 and also performing on all 3 days at the MaNo Festival in Germany.

Symbo’s first single ‘Myliner’ was self-released digitally along with a limited edition copy of the single, which quickly sold out at their live shows on their UK tour, as well as gaining radio airplay. This single brought them to the attention of French label Believe who recently released the ‘My Disguise’ EP across all the major download and the release was followed by another UK tour.

More recent highlights include their addition to the BBC Introducing series, performing live on air at the BBC studios and having single ‘Myliner’ featured on Californian Skratch Magazine’s cover CD for the Warped Tour issue. There was more media coverage when Symbo were described as ‘Heapspinning rock’ by the NME along with lots of local media coverage.

The band released their first album on the 10th May - Who's Laughing? Who's Disgraced? which is available to download from iTunes, Napster and all the major download sites. CDs are available from the band's website and at live shows.