THE SCREENING
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"The Screening"

In a visceral wave of cut throat guitar riffs and punchy choruses, the band echo Ash before they discovered tattoos, and Suede when they weren't so shit. There's spirit in abundance and some top tunes to boot. - NME


"‘Death Disco’ Review"

“Unsigned English quartet The Screening helped kick off the first night of Death Disco, the new Thursday night promotion from a British contingent that includes Creation Records founder Alan McGee. The Screening's quick set of punked-up Britpop was their sixth performance in three days -- ah, showcasing in Los Angeles…probably the only faux pas of the evening was the flip-flops worn by Liam Gallagher-channelling front man Tom Nurse." - LA TIMES


"Screening"

If I got £1 for every aspiring new band proclaiming to be the next Radiohead/Joy Division/Musewai I'd be an extremely rich man.
Sometimes though, it makes a refreshing change to actually hear something that has obviously been created in conjunction with the every day sounds you might hear on XFM or A.N.other of its' ilk.
Now don't switch off yet, but The Screening actually mould the accelerated guitar histrionics of say, Joey Santiago with the lush vocal harmonies of someone like Silver Sun or The Wonder Stuff, providing the vital ingredients for a concoction known to these ears as perfect pop music.
Opener 'Take It Or Leave It' rattles and hums like a more sprightly Travis if they'd discovered automation before acoustic drudgery, while the far superior 'We'd All Better Learn How To Swim' sounds like a punky amalgam of 'Pet Sounds' and Europe's 'The Final Countdown' complete with squidgy Killers' 'Somebody Told Me'-style random keyboard interludes.
On these two recordings, The Screening sound like a band who are perfectly at ease with their art, and the fact that they don't appear to be trying too hard at being something they're not makes them equally as pleasing on the ears as well.


The Screening sound like a band who are perfectly at ease with their art, who actually mould the accelerated guitar histrionics of say, Joey Santiago with the lush vocal harmonies of someone like Silver Sun, providing the vital ingredients for a concoction known to these ears as perfect pop music.


Mention Leicester and the only responses you'd get back are Gary Lineker, Walkers crisps and Kasabian. Thankfully, there's a lot more interesting things coming out of there at the moment, as this synth-led pop rock four piece evoke memories of the first stages of Britrock when the likes of Annie Christian and the Warm Jets gave the bloated egos of dadrock a good kicking at the end of the last century. Listening to 'My Friends' is like hearing the coolest song from the 'Pretty In Pink' soundtrack given a 21st Century Midlands makeover, while 'Take It Or Leave It' is what the second Cooper Temple Clause album could have sounded like if they'd carried on writing tunes
- Drowned In Sound


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DIEM - Released 31st May

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It's not where you begin but where you end up and more importantly how you get there..
Leicesters The Screening have seen it all from open deserts to clock towers, during three action filled years the screening have amassed dates across the UK, EUROPE and USA.
Fans that have been treated to there energetic brand of disco pop come indie rock have been sucked right in, back from two hugely successful tours in LA playing legendary venues on sunset with celebrity fans like Amy Winehouse, Kelly Osbourne and Kasabian in attendance on the final night of the tour
Further performances at Summer Sundae Weekender and Austin Texas' SXSW festival cemented the band as ones to watch..
The NME describe the band as 'like ash with tattoos and suede before they became shit' and Leicesters favourite son Tom Meighan has called the screening his favourite new band and proclaimed them as ' a great fucking band'.
Only when you see the live experience can you truly appreciate the energy.
With the release of debut single DIEM being dropped 31st May this seems to be there time, expect to see these boys sitting on all the major festivals line ups this summer,,
todays the day people, you heard it here first, come together let the chants begin ,scrreeeennnninnng!!!