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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
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The Exits sure did the trick with spacey guitar and a ska beat from the bassist. I’m told the guitarist is lucky to be here, having got his dates wrong he flew in from the States at the last minute arriving in England at 7.30 that morning. Jet lag wasn’t apparent in his noodling and he also delivered some great keyboards too. The lead singer looks familiar and has a lot of front about him and they are much tighter than The Bees were today. - efestival.co.uk


Championed by top South Coast music promoter Ian Binnington as the local band to watch this year, The Exits play their first headline gig at the Wedgewood Rooms.

The four-piece from Portsmouth play a blend of indie dance rock and take their influences from the likes of Primal Scream, Death In Vegas, Killers and Kasabian.

Band members are Ray Charlton (lead vocals, synth, guitar), Mike Keating (guitar, synth), George Austin (bass) and Tom Poulton (drums).

Ray says: 'We play rock'n'roll with a dance edge. It's upbeat, feelgood music. It's about having a good time.'

Formed in November, 2004, The Exits have been gigging at small but well–known local venues including the Frog On The Front, the Joiners and, of course, the Wedgewood Rooms. But this is the first time they've headlined and Ray says they are all 'really chuffed' about it.

The Exits have been the support act at numerous gigs, but this month they headline The Joiners in Southampton, as well as the Wedgewood Rooms on Saturday, where they will be supported by Gillkicker and Lex Luther.
- The News


The Exits were great last time I caught them and they are even better tonight, a heady mix of heavy indie, beats and 80s synth that wouldn’t sound out of place supporting the likes of Bloc party. Add that Portsmouth attitude and you have quite a potent mixture. The Dynamics have just grown and grown in recent months, surely it can’t be long before they get noticed. They have the image and the huge melodic sound that could easily appeal to a big audience. They make me think of a more direct My Vitriol with 60s influences, massive guitar lines that are floating so high they are entering space. It’s only a matter of time me thinks. - Grebo @ Frog Review


The Exits are fast becoming another of those 'must see' Portmouth based bands as word starts to spread about this fine group. Tonight, as openers, they deliver a short but wonderful set of their fine sounds, incorporating elements of the past with big synth lines but fusing it with modern guitars and taught beats to make something very modern and unique. - Portsmouth Press


The Exits were great last time I caught them and they are even better tonight, a heady mix of heavy indie, beats and 80s synth that wouldn’t sound out of place supporting the likes of Bloc party. Add that Portsmouth attitude and you have quite a potent mixture. The Dynamics have just grown and grown in recent months, surely it can’t be long before they get noticed. They have the image and the huge melodic sound that could easily appeal to a big audience. They make me think of a more direct My Vitriol with 60s influences, massive guitar lines that are floating so high they are entering space. It’s only a matter of time me thinks. - Grebo @ Frog Review


I don't think there is a weak song in the set, each tune has a bright character of its own and there are plenty of big pop hooks in there to latch on to and swing around your brain until the cows come home and the new tune aired at the end sends the place wild, a sure fire club classic if ever I heard one and it deserves to be pressed up on 12" vinyl and pumped out at full volume. A well deserved headline gig and a great night, let's hope they go from strength to strength this year and in the mean time I will try to find something to slag off about them so their heads don't get too big. - Vanity Project


This demo is excellent quality with four stunning tracks that show the band off perfectly; opener Neon City is an anthem waiting to happen with the big squelchy synth opening a real killer hit, yeah there’s a healthy dose of 80s in there but they have scavenged the best bits and woven them into modern sounding indie rock that will have dance floors heaving like a massive orgy given the chance. What is striking whilst listening to The Exits is that every song is top notch, all have killer pop hooks that grab you instantly while still remaining threatening and edgy. If The Killers, Bloc Party etc are your thing then this is essential as it wipes the floor with them. - Vanity Project


Discography

Neon City single.

The Exits EP.

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Following the success of their Las Vegas themed debut single ‘Neon City’, electro-rockers The Exits are back in action. Currently recording their highly anticipated second single, the release will feature a previously un-released version of ‘You Gotta Help Me Out’ alongside potential summer anthem ‘Trip’. Other noteworthy tracks include 'The Fear Inside' and show the electro rock diversity of the band.

The Exits mix of energetic synth rock, has caught the attention of a sect of hardcore supporters in the South Coast and beyond. On the back of the last single, not only did The Exits sign a deal with MTV to feature the bands new track on the forthcoming series of Dirty Sanchez. In addition, The Exits received front page HMV exposure in recommended releases, 7digital track of the week (No. 2), iTunes frontpage exposure, plus a Bebo video featuring receiving over 100,000 views. Not to mention Cue tracks playlisting on Sky TV and support from a number of indie channels including Kicks TV and Channel 28. The band have also hit the air waves and have had excellent reviews and immense radio support, including BBC London, Radio 1 Northern Ireland, Kerrang Radio (ones to watch alongside The Verve), plus a music award for ‘Best Song’ as well as 'Sexiest Male Vocal' for frontman Ray, presented at an awards ceremony by Express FM in their hometown, Portsmouth.

The band’s sound continually evolves from guitar based with a smattering of electronica, to a heavy synthesised, dance orientated audio assault. Energetic and passionate, their electro rock sound is currently being recorded in the studio for the bands debut album.