Wednesday, 15 July 2015

The Singularity - Album - '404 Not Found'

The Singularity - The Bio - Los Angeles based The Singularity ready themselves to release their self-titled debut album. Front man and multi-instrumentalist Julian Shah Tayler’s childlike fascination with science, space and the big questions that trouble the human condition has fuelled the creative output of The Singularity since the band’s inception in early 2012.

“Everything burst out of the centre of a super massive black hole,” remarks Julian, “and we are going back there one day, so let's just enjoy it.” This sentiment pretty much sums up The Singularity’s manifesto and echoes the ‘party like its 1999’ hedonistic attitude of the artist Julian has been most frequently compared to, Prince. Taking their name from the Ray Kurzweil book, The Singularity is Near, which heralds a new frontier of indistinguishable integration between man and machine, the sextet has spent the last 12 months shaping Julian’s unique songs into a captivating live experience, which has been thoroughly road-tested across the USA to a loyal and rapidly rising fan base.

Returning to the studio at the end of 2013, the band committed their tour-honed material to tape and the results are now available in an outstanding 10-track work, which features 'Talking in Your Sleep,' a rewire of the new wave power pop of The Cars and The Only Ones; 'Antigravity,' a nod to the recent Afrobeat leanings of Yeasayer and Vampire Weekend; and 'Wetter,' a modern day glam stomper described by former Creation Records head and Oasis and Primal Scream A&R guru Alan McGee as “massive” and easily capable of “[making] Julian a star
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I have been a fan of Julian's music since I was first introduced to his work a few years back. The Singularity and this album is supported by a question and statement by the band - What if Bowie, Prince and The Cure had a baby? - 30th Century Electronic Rock'n'Roll. And within those words The Singularity defines so much about their music, it's creation, style and sheer vibrancy. This album is distinct, powerful, modern and yet with real depth and soul. I can only hope the physical release gets the attention it deserves, rather than just being a hidden gem on Bandcamp. The bands website HERE.


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