Auction for the Promise Club impress industry experts...
" 'Dancer' is the stand out track of the week, Auction for the Promise Club were the clear winner for 'Absolute Radio's unsigned band of the week'. The rocking hook of the chorus is infectious instantly, the track also received incredibly positive feedback from our listeners via text and email. Good work !" - Sarah Champion, Absolute Radio
Auction for the Promise Club are a Cornish threesome who provide a fresh slant on indie guitar rock. They have been featured on BBC 6 Music as well as regional BBC Shows across the UK. They have been in support roles for the likes of Paulo Nutini, Martha Wainright, and Reverand & the Makers. They have racked up performances at Liverpool's Cavern Club, Birmingham's Gatecrasher and the ICA, London. Their track "Dancer (Running in the Dust) has recently been featured on the first Emerging Icons compilation album. curated by Kaiser Chiefs. In May 2012 they played at the official launch gig for the album at the Bull & Gate. Hear their songs, read their reviews and watch their videos HERE.
Read our interview with lead singer Zoe below!
How did you first get into playing music?
I used to do a lot of singing and dancing when I was younger and I guess it came from there. My farther used to play the piano at night in the farm house we used to live in which was a lovely sound to go to sleep to! So I guess it stemmed from there and started writing songs on the guitar at about 16.
How long have you been performing?
The band has been together for about 2 years, so not very long!
How would you describe your sound in one sentence?
Noisy whilst trying to sound good with female vocals! Ha! Thats such a crap sentence, sorry.
What makes your music unique?
Hopefully people find the band unique, with a female singer and quite a straight ahead rock band.
What inspires you to write songs?
Loads of things! Lots of experiences and descriptions of events, feelings, and so on.
What have been your best and worst gig experiences?
The best was supporting Reverend and the Makers at The Pavilions in Falmouth, Cornwall. It was packed out venue and a lovely stage crew, sound man and security. The worst was - We turned up to play a private showcase to a few people. We were already late and then had technical difficulties during the gig! Nightmare, that felt pretty awkward.
If you had to listen to one album for the rest of your life what would it be?
The Bendz or Ok Computer.
What do you get up to when you’re not making music?
Painting, I do comissions for people as well as my own artwork. I go running. I really like food and cooking.
What are your goals at the moment?
We are looking forward to digitally releasing our debut EP in February at the famous 100 Club, London. Cant wait!
What have you been working on lately? Any new tracks or gigs lined up?
We just released a video to 'Under China' that is on Youtube and we are releasing 3 more videos over the winter to the tracks 'If', Liquid and 'Dancer' which are tracks from our EP. The video to 'If' includes footage from our recording sessions at Abbey Road Studios.