Thu, 5 July 2007
Guards of Metropolis
Track 1 - Don't wanna be like you
The first time the members of Guards of Metropolis came together to rehearse, it wasn't in a dank basement, a state-of-the-art recording studio, or any of the other traditional locations bands typically use to hone their musical vision. It was in an abandoned chocolate factory on the outskirts of Oslo, Norway while a furious blizzard raged outside.
Within 3 months of their first string of European concerts, the band left the Old World behind them for a 50 date U.S. tour which quickly garnered them glowing critical reviews, industry attention due to the "considerable buzz" (Hits Magazine) the band was creating, and an enthusiastic public response to their melodic pop rock sound, confrontational lyrics and intense live performances.
Now you can discover what the excitement is all about with the release of their new 4-song EP, "Whatever It Is".
Along the way they've endured immigration hassles, hurricanes, and even a band name change (they first toured the U.S. as Softcore), but they're still the same band:
Two girls from Scandinavia’s Arctic Circle. Two guys from sunny California...
Influences from the laid-back northern reaches of Norway and the frantic West Coast of America collide in a shimmering example of the best that both countries have to offer. A fistful of angst-driven rock and roll riffs tempered by the layered harmonies that Scandinavian groups are famous for lay the groundwork for this rock-pop manifesto. Think ABBA meets AC/DC...and then think again.
Rage never sounded as pretty as it does on this stunning debut!
"Accomplished songwriting and a stylized sonic flamboyance"
"Pick of the Week... Nifty!"
"Loaded with talent and intellect"