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The Speed Of Sound: colliding the 1960's with the Now since 1989, producing hard edged music with optimism and lyrical bite. @SpeedOfSoundUK
in ten words:
Atmospheric alternative rock and hard edged power-pop
50 word bio:
Manchester UK's underground rock veterans The Speed Of Sound collide the 1960's with The Now forming an atom-smashing DIY NewWave NoWave NuWave PowerPop Psych-out. John Armstrong - guitar/vocals, AnnMarie Crowley - vocals/guitar, Kevin Roache bass, John Broadhurst on drums.
Longer form bio:
The Speed Of Sound are John Armstrong - guitars/vocals, Ann-Marie Crowley - vocals, guitar & additional precision, Kevin Roache - bass guitar, and from August 2018 John Broadhurst on drum, based in Manchester UK.
Their atmospheric and original music collides the 1960's with the Now, taking the best of 1968 and 1978 and welding it into something new and now.
Originally active 1989-1991 the band returned to live work in 2013 having released two studio albums in 2011 and 2012. Emerging from a a time tunnel after 20 years of isolated evolution sees 1960s influences and alternative 80's combine producing something fresh, authentic and different. Lyrical bite and unresolved chords hang like unspoken menace for the vocals to float over. A band with a recognisable sound and that is a rare thing in the 21st Century.
The Speed Of sound frequently play live in Manchester and elsewhere.
Their most recent release, the third album 'Everything Changes' received a 9.5/10 review in Sounds Magazine. 2018 sees the release of a double A sided single in support of The Pankhurst Centre and Manchester Women's Aid.
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