The Quails

The Quails

 Newton Abbot, England, GBR

"The Quails are a fusion of indie-rock and pop, delivering quirky and catchy tunes bound by an eclectic taste in music old and new, and are arriving on the music scene with a dazzlingly eccentric demeanour and vocals that thrust a totally charismatic new front man onto the music scope". The Fly


SW Music Management 07866 772136
Press and PR Manilla PR, Manilla PR Ltd 01642 438858
Booking Agency Mainstage Alex Lloyd 0207 407 4466

The Quails are:
Dan Steer, Max Armstrong, Sam Banks, Chris Prentice

Notable Gigs: 2009 :
* Supported Muse at A Seaside Rendezous,
* Supported The Kooks at The Eden Project
* Supported Motorhead at Bulldog Bash
* Headline at Festivan, Van City, South Eastern Turkey

Notable Gigs 2010
* Supported Newton Faulkner at The Altitude Festival in Meribel
* Glastonbury, Fluffy Rock Cafe, Theatre and Circus Green Room
* Huw Stephens Stage at Latitude
* Supported The Automatic at Birmingham student festival,
* Supported Toploader at Namfest,
* Supported Ruby Turner at Dartmouth festival
* Played introducing stage at Beach Break Live
* Played Gold Coast Ocean Fest, Volksfest
* Supported Saxon, Thunder Festival
* Supported The Hoosiers, Seth Lakeman, Chagstock
* Supported Will Young, S. Devon Festival
* Supported The Futureheads, Relentless Boardmasters
* Headline Ship Music Festival
* Supported Athlete, Ivylive Festival
* Lemonfest with Reef,
* Headline Cycle Tour of Britain Music Festival

Janice Long Radio 2
Live Acoustic Session September 2010 “Excellent album”

Alex Lester Radio 2 “This is The Quails and it is Excellent”

The Quails featured in a short documentary with Huw Stephens about how he programs his stage at Latitude (on which The Quails played)

ITV Westcountry Feature about the making of The Quails video for the single Argentina
Features in 247 Magazine, Zerb Magazine, What’s On Magazine
The Quails also featured in the BBC Documentary A Seaside Rendezvous about Muse’s Homecoming Gig in Teignmouth

Already individually talented musicians, The Quails came together over a pint three years ago in a South Devon pub. The band earned their stripes gigging in pubs in the South West, building up a loyal army of fans who were rewarded at the end of last Summer when the band were chosen to open for Muse on the first night of their Resistance Tour and were featured as part of a BBC3 documentary about the gig. They also supported The Kooks at The Eden Project and Motorhead on the main stage at The Bulldog Bash. As yet unsigned, these gigs were all as a result of them being spotted in smaller venues.
In 2010, The Quails built on the previous year with over 20 festivals including Glastonbury, The Huw Stephens stage at Latitude, Beach Break Live, Relentless Boardmasters, Dartmouth Festival and Gold Coast Ocean Fest and as main support for Athlete at Ivy Live, Will Young at S. Devon Festival, The Automatic at Pritchattsbury and Toploader at Namfest. They also supported Newton Faulkner at the Altitude Festival in Meribel in March.
The Quails first album “I’ve Heard it’s all Rumours” was released nearly two years ago and reflected where the band were at that time, with emphasis on the ambiguities of teenage angst in a small town – going out, meeting women, getting drunk and dreams of escape.

Lyrically, songwriter Dan Steer has moved on with the second album tackling more grown-up heartfelt emotions. The title track, Master of Imperfection, for example, confronts the age-old struggle to achieve perfection. “It’s something I have felt a lot; no matter what you do it is never good enough. I was under pressure and all caught up in trying to please other people”. There is a plethora of meaty underlying influences evident from the off – from the Killers to the Kooks, Queen to Led Zeppelin and even echoes of Pink Floyd. But there remains a distinctive voice that is simply The Quails. Darker, deeper and more sophisticated, the band still manage to retain elements of the poppy catchiness of the first album.

Fronted by prolific and talented songwriter Dan Steer who has a distinctive and powerful voice and is a charismatic performer, The Quails have established themselves as an impressivel live act and a major player in the South West. Rhythm and energy is supplied in buckets by Sam Banks on Bass and Chris Prentice on drums. The music is on the rocky side of indie; Dan’s voice is instantly recognizable, and Max Armstrong’s guitar riffs have to be heard to be believed. Dan’s keyboard playing combines with good old rock guitar to create a perfect fusion of old and new. Topped off with sublime harmonies, it’s no wonder this band are attracting so much attention!


Album: Master of Imperfection
Like The Sound Records,
Distributed by Genepool/Universal
Catalogue Number LTS50001
May 2010

Fever Single Release
Oct 2010
A List BFBS Radio
Spot plays on Radio 2
Playlisted on several regional and on-line radio stations

Argentina Single Release
June 2010

Album Release
I've Heard It's All Rumours
November 2008

Recent live performance
Single Argentina
Single Fever