Tonight's big plug is for a young Edinburgh band called Six Storeys High indirectly brought to my attention by Holy Pistol Club. Here's a bit of a bio on the guys..... and check them out here on You Tube, they're not only great, they're mental!
Six Storeys High met at Edinburgh’s Craigmount High School in 2006. Since reaching the top of a plethora of city band competitions, they have been bringing their robust, energetic and melodic rock sound to many of the capital’s most prestigious live stages, including GRV, Studio 24, and the city’s biggest rock venue, the HMV Picture House. The four-piece, now aged 18 and 19, have built a loyal fan base in Edinburgh and beyond with support slots for the likes of Jakil, Radio Forth One To Watch winners Dirty Modern Hero, The Xcerts, Tango In The Attic and T In The Park stars Kassidy. They were selected to play at the Capital's inaugural Haddow Festival and reached the final of the national AyrPlay Festival competition. With a shared love of Biffy Clyro and fellow Edinburgh band We Were Promised Jetpacks, in May 2010 Six Storeys High launched their debut EP to over 600 fans at Edinburgh's biggest live music venue, The Usher Hall, and in September brought their new songs to the Capital’s newly reopened Liquid Room as hand-picked guests of Edinburgh stars Jakil. Winter 2010 saw the release of brand new single “My Last Favour”, picking up airplay across the UK, an accompanying and packed launch gig at Edinburgh’s Studio 24, and a tour of the Capital's schools playing to hundreds of new fans. Already this year they’ve returned triumphantly to Liquid Rooms, picked up more airplay on Scotland’s seven biggest radio stations and UK wide, and are looking forward to recording brand new songs at one of the country’s finest recording studios. Summer will see a single launch, a UK tour, and hopefully continued success for one of Scotland’s brightest new prospects.
“Got a really good feeling about them, first class pop-rock… the more I hear it, the more I love it!” – Jim Gellatly
“Heartfelt rock… a big Britpop epic… surround sound chorus and chords” – The Daily Record
“Power pop with shades of Feeder, Kings of Leon and Biffy” – The List
“…fizzes with live energy and vitality… the next Teenage Fanclub… Killer melodies and a good dose of heavy riffage” - isthismusic.com
“Hooks to hang your hat on” – Sound Snob
“They melted the audience with fierce intensity, then sent them into a fever with a volcanic eruption of sound. And they left the crowd buzzing!” - Jakil
They are very close to announcing all the gigs on their 2012 UK tour, but right now they can say if you're in London (Cafe 1001 and elsewhere), Leeds (Milo Leeds), Brighton (The Pav Tav), Newcastle (Hoppings Fun Fair) or Pontypool (Hog and Hosper Inn) they would love to see you on one of their June dates - and if you are in Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff or Sheffield they will also be able to say very shortly that they are looking forward to seeing there you too!
In the meantime go listen to the 'b' side of 'Ghosts' the excellent 'It's Not Easy' or better still go buy it on iTunes!