The Storm Society
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The Storm Society

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom | SELF

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom | SELF
Band Alternative Rock


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"Press Reviews"

“The Glasgow five-piece offer dark Editors-style epic rock on their frost-tinged debut”

“epic anthemic rock and the noir-stained energy of Interpol - wonderful!”

“Perfect rock gods in waiting then as testified by these two genius slabs of doom-pop…. off set by skyscraping hooks and euphoric melodies”

“A prospective indie-disco floor filler/killer if ever there was one”

“Fittingly the songs reveal epic, moody, guitar-heavy soundscapes”

“From Scotland they may be but The Storm Society evoke the spirit of Manchester and Liverpool on their debut EP”

“Ludicrously catchy, it froths over you in waves of melodic action… A mighty debut”.

“Shifting melodic hooks shuddering together with ease, giving it an anthemic feel”

- Storm Society

"Live Review"

"Epic rock on a grand scale, very different, very loud and bloody Different" - Soundhouse

"Live Press"

" The band are a delight to work with, their energy and live sound captures the imagination of all who witness"
- PM Music


Debut Single: Coming April 2010.



The Storm Society

“Ludicrously catchy, it froths over you in waves of melodic action… A mighty debut”. (MICKMERCER.COM)

Steeped in a rich musical heritage, and sounding like they come from a period in music where the “copy and paste” culture of the music industry just didn’t exist The Storm Society have a unique story just crying out to be told!

The story begins in Berlin, a couple of years back where Stuart (vocals) had been living for a few months. Drawn to the city because of its rich musical heritage, Stuart had been spending time hanging around at Hansa Studios – the studio used by many of his most profound musical influences, including The Killing Joke, who recorded there.

Hansa was also the studio where Bowie recorded the legendary “Heroes”.

On one of his frequent visits to local café Neues Ufer, (a regular haunt of David Bowie and Iggy Pop, while recording) a bizarre twist of fate brought the members of the band together. Whilst huddled quietly in a corner, Stuart was very surprised to hear familiar (and very loud) accents coming from the other side of the café. Rowdiness, shouting, drunk and mostly fighting – they could only be Scottish!

Synchronicity often seems to play a part in the formation of bands and bringing musicians together, and this was no exception. The other 4 guys who eventually joined the band were in Berlin on a stag party and managed to land in the same place as Stuart. In a further bizarre twist, Jim turned out to be a fan of Stuart’s previous band and recognised him immediately, causing them to spend the next 4 hours talking about all the music they love – The Psychedelic Furs, The Stranglers, The Killing Joke – all bands that turned out to be profound influences on the band’s music.

(As an interesting sidebar to this story, the 4 guys who were in Berlin on the stag party had no idea that the café they ventured into was actually very famous for being a gay café – they really never realised just how out of place they were!!!)

The band are Scottish, but met in a gay café in Berlin, just along the road from the place most of their heroes recorded – how could they do anything other than start a band!!!

Out of that initial meeting, The Storm Society was born, and their music is nothing short of astounding. Loud, melodic guitars, and distinctive vocals creates glistening musical soundscapes which would sound equally at home in the darkest of underground clubs, as it would on the mainstage at any contemporary rock festival.

With their debut album “Butterflies” already recorded (release date to be confirmed) the response so far has been positive from every quarter.

The album has been largely self produced, but also features tracks produced by the Legendary Pat Collier (Primal Scream, Jesus & Mary Chain, The Wonderstuff) and the late maverick Rich Haynes (Radiohead and Supergrass).

You can expect to be hearing a lot more from The Storm Society in the coming months.

The Storm Society are: Stuart Kemsley (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Jim Frew (Guitar /Vocals), Garth Westland (Bass Vibrations /Vocals), Anthony Tobin (Guitar) and Barry Thomas (Drums).