Sunday, 19 March 2017

Sorry Escalator sign to Imagination Engine Records


We're unapologetically elevated at being able to announce that Sorry Escalator are the first band to sign to our label. Sorry Escalator are a four-piece Alt-Rock / Shoegaze band based in both Middlesbrough and Leeds featuring Ryan Welsh (Guitar/Vox), Shaun Lockwood (Guitar/Vox), Sean Graham (Drums) and Jamie Hogg (Bass). Originating from a recording project initiated by frontman Ryan and Drummer Sean back in 2013. The band changed line-up over that period of time and after Shaun stepped in on a recording session, had found their sound. “Shaun joined fully to play lead guitar and brought with him new songs and ideas. We went through a number of bass players before we found Jamie in 2016” said the band.

Influenced by music released on independent and underground labels in the 80’s and early 90’s, such as Creation Records, 4AD, Domino, SST, Warp, and as fans of bands like My Bloody Valentine, Radiohead, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, Swirlies and Slowdive. Sorry Escalator blend many iconic influences with their own musical talent to bring about that familiar wall of sound associated with shoegaze era bands. Their plush psychedelia wraps around indie basslines, bringing rock drums into the mix with atmospheric synths and sixties production trickery to define their own brand of sound. Ryans lyrics, often of a deep introspective or tangibly, extrovertly political are wound around their sound in subtle yet beguiling ways. Talented lyricists, musicians and songwriters we welcome then to the label with open minds and wide smiles.

Having extensively toured their eponymously titled self-released debut EP (still available as a digital release here) the band are due to announce the release of new material and promotional tour dates in the coming days.

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