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“Wetter Is Massive It will make Julian a star” – Alan McGee (Creation Records)
“Very Impressed” – David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets)
“Julian is a true musical genius” – Ed Mears (Crest Digital Recordings)
“Classy Pop Perfection” – BabySue
“Massive talent” – Boom Boom Chik
“Sublime electronic rock – A marvelous Hunky Dory” – Mojophenia
“One of the most talented songwriters of the century” - Rootstime
“Songwriting and performance is quite stunning” – Beehive Candy
“Julian is seriously talented” – I Am The Programmer
“Electrifying” - Hotter In Hollywood
“It’s like a magic carpet ride” – Mark Walbaum – CSI Miami
“London new wave at its danceable best” – Dabelly.com
“The Brilliant Julian Shah-Tayler..... Stupidly good” – Liberty London Girl
“Extremely Catchy” - Bomarrblog
"Illustrious, very talented. I can't say anything short of Wow!" - Lolly's Hot Licks
"I am so blown away. Reminds me of Prince." - Rick Mizuno (LA Talk Radio)
"I love this album - it's fantastic" - Yorkie, Aiiradio
“Beauty that is rarely seen in music today” – Ramonosaurusrex
“As good as it gets” – Must have track of 2010 – Rebel Riffs
“Intelligent, and skilled” – The Deli
“A true musical chameleon” – Mixtape Muse
“This music screams SEXY to me” – Lafamos blog
“Artistic perfection on his own terms” – Obscure Sound
“An artist to watch for his versatility, musical integrity and sophisticated artistry” – Music Goat
“A mystical world mastered by Julian… Melancholic rock heaven” – Mishmash Magazine
“A real musical journey” – Back When We Were Beautiful Blog
“An album of such bewildering depth and range” Allgigs.co.uk - multiple


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The Singularity album

"Say What You Want" featured in "the City" - MTV
"Show Me Your Soul" featured in "The Newsroom" - HBO

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Los Angeles based six-piece The Singularity release their self-titled debut album on Impossible Things Records.

The current lineup includes: Julian Shah Tayler [lead vocals, guitar], Trent Baron II [bass], Denise George [vocals, drum pad], Cathy Hue [keyboards/sequencer], Sunny Malick [drums], and Chris Lopez [guitar].

Frontman and multi-instrumentalist Julian Shah Tayler’s childlike fascination with science, space and the big questions that trouble the human condition has fuelled the creative output of The Singularity since the band’s inception in early 2011.

“Everything burst out of the centre of a supermassive black hole,” remarks Julian, “and we are going back there one day, so let's just enjoy it.” This sentiment pretty much sums up The Singularity’s manifesto and echoes the ‘party like its 1999’ hedonistic attitude of the artist Julian has been most frequently compared to, Prince.

Taking their name from the Ray Kurzweil book, The Singularity is Near, which heralds a new frontier of indistinguishable integration between man and machine, the sextet has spent the last 12 months shaping Julian’s unique songs into a captivating live experience, which has been thoroughly road-tested across the USA to a loyal and rapidly rising fan base.

Returning to the studio at the end of 2011, the band committed their tour-honed material to tape and the results are now available in an outstanding 10-track work, which features 'Talking in Your Sleep,' a rewire of the new wave power pop of The Cars and The Only Ones; 'Antigravity,' a nod to the recent Afrobeat leanings of Yeasayer and Vampire Weekend; and 'Wetter,' a modern day glam stomper described by former Creation Records head and Oasis and Primal Scream A&R guru Alan McGee as “massive” and easily capable of “[making] Julian a star”.

Although a relatively new incarnation, The Singularity’s swift ascent is a testament to Julian’s dogged determination, a drive initially hatched from the singer/songwriter's past with London based Universal Music signings, Whitey.

Although noted as one of the most promising dance/guitar crossover acts of the early 21st Century, the quartet imploded after just three years through battling egos, disproportionate internal recognition and a record label in an irreversible tailspin.

However, while still together and realising that record sales no longer equated to guitar shaped swimming pools, the resourceful group worked hard to ensure their catchy and innovative tunes were placed in movies, TV shows and advertisements. These efforts quickly paid off and – when their label stopped paying the bills – placements in The Sopranos, House and Entourage (as well as a rather lucrative VISA commercial) picked up the slack.

For Julian a (very) brief stint as Courtney Love’s guitar player followed – as did several months providing “piano, backing vocals and shaky things” for Joaquin Phoenix – before the now LA embedded musician decided to go it alone.

Retracing Whitey’s business plan, Julian set about re-homing slices of his vast catalogue of over 300 songs. Drew Barrymore cast one of his songs in her directorial debut, Whip It, while the producers of Keeping Up with the Kardashians mined his archive for numerous musical insertions. More recently Julian’s recordings have turned up on broadcasts ranging from Popstar to Operastar to NBC Sports.

As for the future, a prominent song placement on the verge of being confirmed in one of 2013’s biggest Hollywood movies, and numerous offers to license The Singularity’s album, keep Julian looking to the stars whilst hopefully avoiding any imminent black holes.

“Wetter Is Massive It will make Julian a star” – Alan McGee (Creation Records)
“Very Impressed” – David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets)
“Julian is a true musical genius” – Ed Mears (Crest Digital Recordings)
“Classy Pop Perfection” – BabySue
“Massive talent” – Boom Boom Chik
“Sublime electronic rock – A marvelous Hunky Dory” – Mojophenia
“One of the most talented songwriters of the century” - Rootstime
“Songwriting and performance is quite stunning” – Beehive Candy
“Julian is seriously talented” – I Am The Programmer
“Electrifying” - Hotter In Hollywood
“It’s like a magic carpet ride” – Mark Walbaum – CSI Miami
“London new wave at its danceable best” – Dabelly.com
“The Brilliant Julian Shah-Tayler..... Stupidly good” – Liberty London Girl
“Extremely Catchy” - Bomarrblog
"Illustrious, very talented. I can't say anything short of Wow!" - Lolly's Hot Licks
"I am so blown away. Reminds me of Prince." - Rick Mizuno (LA Talk Radio)
"I love this album - it's fantastic" - Yorkie, Aiiradio
“Beauty that is rarely seen in music today” – Ramonosaurusrex
“As good as it gets” – Must have track of 2010 – Rebel Riffs
“Intelligent, and skilled” – The Deli
“A true musical chameleon” – Mixtape Muse
“This music screams SEXY t