Forming in July 2008, Sheffield-based VolumeZero have fast become a very well established and highly recognised unsigned band in the South Yorkshire area. Featuring vocalist Kirsty Taylor, Gavin Mellor on guitar, Adam Robinson on bass and John Wallis on drums, the band are sounding fantastic both live and in the studio, and are set for an excellent 2009 and a very prosperous future in the music industry.
Taking influence from the likes of the Dave Matthews Band, All American Rejects, The Used and Billy Talent,and taking back sunday the band have blended together a unique sound and style that is hard to categorise under one single genre. Their radio and audience friendly songs have really captured the hearts of an already large and expanding internet following, gaining many fans as far away as America.
Over the past year of their existence, the band have enjoyed playing successful dates at many of Yorkshire’s top venues with some excellent bands. Playing at the likes of Sheffield’s Plug and the City’s famous Boardwalk and doncaster's priory with bands such as My Passion and Summerlin, VolumeZero have really picked up a good reputation for their live performances. The highlight of the band’s career to date came in April 2009 and saw them playing a sold out show at Sheffield’s O2 Academy supporting top American outfit Senses Fail. This gig being a complete success it really put the band on Yorkshire’s musical map gaining them a mass new following.
With the band enjoying continued success at live shows and gaining an ever-expanding fan base, they hit the studio in early 2009 to record their debut EP. Doncaster’s renowned Axis Studios produced the EP with engineer Matt Elliss (who has worked with artists such as The Glitterati and Louise Redknapp) at the helm. Titled ‘Brave This Storm’, the EP really showcases the band’s style and character and features four self-penned numbers (including their debut single ‘Pillow Talk’).
The summer of 2009 will see the official launch of the EP and single (available online, at gigs and via iTunes) with extensive touring and a full promotional campaign.
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