featured news
Solar Eyes
Solar Eyes Escape From Alcatraz Ep!
24th October 2022
Share: Artist Profile
an enigmatically cinematic fierce panda one sheet

The Act: SOLAR EYES

The Release: 'ALCRATRAZ' EP

The Format: DIGITAL EP

The Release Date: OCTOBER 28TH 2022

The Digital Link:orcd.co/solareyes_alcatrazep

The Tracklisting:
1. Alcatraz
2. I See The Sun
3. The Lotus and The Robot
4. Save my Soul
5. It’s Gone Forever
6. Where Are We Going Now?

“The Birmingham collective trail their second EP with howling harmonies over a relentless, riff-heavy rocker.” – The Observer

“Swooping and captivating soundscapes and haunting vocals that pull you in with twanging guitars, and haunting strings that pulls the big sky of the wild west into the mystery of the Midlands.” – Louder Than War

The Truth: Rousingly bruised Birmingham collective SOLAR EYES release a brand new EP called 'Alcatraz' and share the road-trippin' video for the generously trippy 'Save My Soul' track on October 28th.

'Alcatraz' comes hot on the Cuban heels of their lavishly DIY debut 'Dreaming of the Moon' EP, released earlier this year. They returned in August with title track 'Alcatraz', a stomping call to alt.rocking arms, followed by the enigmatically cinematic, Tarantino-esque 'I See The Sun'. Suitably, the 'Alcatraz' EP is a cosmic melting pot of influences that range from Morricone to Pizzorno.

Glenn Smyth leads the creative way, ably flanked by Tom Ford and Seb Maynard-Francis, and together their SOLAR EYES sounds have so far picked up radio action from XFM’s John Kennedy and BBC 6Music’s Steve Lamacq along with the BBC’s Mickey Bradley and Billy Sloan. They understand the power of visuals as well - the 'Save My Soul' video has been created by regular collaborator Tom Wagstaff, who also directed the video for 'Alcatraz'. The previous 360 degree 'Dreaming Of The Moon' video, which was created by Gorillaz cohort Matt Watkins, is now nudging 110,000 views. Both collaborators create a suitably intense visual world to illustrate the ideas spinning around Glenn Smyth’s mind. It's quite the place to visit.

Recent performances at Deadwax in Digbeth and the Moseley Folk Festival saw rowdy crowds enthralled by their stompingly sonically truthful anthems. Upcoming live dates are below, with more to be announced.

10th November: Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes, Shoreditch
(w/ Bag Of Cans + Feral Family)
https://dice.fm/event/orarm-bag-of-cans-solar-eyes-feral-family-10th-nov-dream-bags-jaguar-shoes-london-tickets?lng=en

12th November: Castle & Falcon, Birmingham
(w/ Astrofunken + Q&A with Fierce Panda’s Simon Williams)
www.seetickets.com/event/solar-eyes/the-castle-and-falcon/2428326

http://www.facebook.com/solareyesmusic

news
Desperate Journalist
Desperate Journalist Bite Back!
10th June 2024
Read the full story »
Petch
Danger Danger! Petch Is High Voltage!
4th June 2024
Read the full story »
Enjoyable Listens
Enjoyable Listens Tours His Bloody Album!
4th June 2024
Read the full story »
Sasha Assad
Sasha Assad Dreams On!
21st May 2024
Read the full story »
China Bears
China Bears Are Call Or Nothing!
20th May 2024
Read the full story »
Coldplay
Coldplay Announce Brothers & Sisters 25th Anniversary Edition
26th April 2024
Read the full story »
Bag Of Cans
Bag Of Cans Get Leisurely!
22nd April 2024
Read the full story »
China Bears
China Bears Are Starstruck!
2nd April 2024
Read the full story »
Solar Eyes
Solar Eyes Eye Up Album!
27th February 2024
Read the full story »
Sasha Assad
Don't Cry For Sasha Assad!
27th February 2024
Read the full story »
Enjoyable Listens
Enjoyable Listens Learns To Fly!
27th February 2024
Read the full story »
China Bears
China Bears Die Hard Too!
27th February 2024
Read the full story »
The Manatees
The Manatees Play Mind Games!
27th February 2024
Read the full story »
Wynona Bleach too
Wynona Bleach Blow Up!
24th January 2024
Read the full story »
Ash
Ash Get Expansive!
22nd January 2024
Read the full story »
Enjoyable Listens
Enjoyable Listens Scares The Children!
22nd January 2024
Read the full story »
The Manatees
The Manatees Are Flowered Up!
4th January 2024
Read the full story »
Sasha Assad
Sasha Assad Shows Her Bad Side!
4th January 2024
Read the full story »
Pandamonium 24 2
It's...pandamonium 24!
3rd January 2024
Read the full story »
Ash
Ash Head Home For Ivw!
1st January 2024
Read the full story »
Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 |
Newer Stories Older Stories