Single: Never Before
Release Date: 5th March 2012 (Download/ Self release)
1914s are a London based industrial electro three piece band and “Never Before” is their electro-rock debut single. Their sound is often described as East Berlin comes to East London: as this genre-defying DIY trio sling raw and aggressive power via an insanely electrifying front woman onto the ever moving dance floor.
Lead vocalist Shay brings a serious set of lungs and an almost frightening mystique to proceedings which are backed up by a gut-wrenching rhythm section of beats/bass/synth played by Josephyn and the unapologetic animal energy of guitarist and noise-maker Jimi. Their electric captivating live show also translates well onto the radio airwaves with outstanding support from all DJ tastemakers at Amazing Radio including a performance on Amazing sessions, 6 music BBC Introducing with Tom Robinson and XFM airplay.
1914s have been honing their sound and stagecraft since forming in 2009 coming from hard-working bands The Veez and Beverly and together 1914s are driven by musicality, playfulness and an obsession with doing something horrifically magic with their 3 minutes. With a heavy collective set of influences leaking out from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Kills, 1920s anti-art to 1980s David Lynch; it’s all cut-and-pasted into 1914s’ 21st Century sonic collage and spat out on stage.
Catch the 1914s at their monthly residency night Coup! at ELECTRICITY SHOWROOMS – Shoreditch, London.
''1914s can be described as Crystal Castles meeting Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Kills, and fronted by a mysterious singer with incredible voice. One of my favourite new acts, defining a new style of electro.'' Mark Ryan - Amazing Beats
"Sounding like 20th century East Berlin meets 21st century East London." - Rocklands TV
"Manage to simultaneously sound futuristic and nostalgic for early 1980’s krautrock." -
London On The Inside.
National radio /Online press/TV: 1-2-hear: Clare Tucker / E: firstname.lastname@example.org / M: 07900 452 378
The Kills via La Roux, Crystal Castles and YYY's