The seeds of Passenger were sown when Uni drop-out turned troubadour Rosenberg bumped in to Bafta award-winning film and TV soundtrack composer Andrew Phillips at a Free Burma event in London, featuring the likes of Faithless, Travis and Horace Andy. Rosenberg had blagged a one-song solo slot and Phillips was performing with the band Slovo. “Andrew and I met backstage, starting chatting about music and football and hit it off straight away,” recalls Rosenberg. “He had just moved to Brighton and set up his own studio, so a few months later, we met up to try writing together.”
Brighton based British band, Passenger, are set to release their first EP, Night Vision Binoculars, digitally in the U.S. on June 24th this year. They will be following this up with their debut album release Wicked Man's Rest later in the summer, giving American audiences a taste of their poignant tales told through strong melodies and thoughtful lyrics.
Passenger's songs are like mini-movies and when you see the band perform live, songwriter and vocalist Mike Rosenberg becomes the star of each film. His sincere voice and knack for creating and inhabiting memorable characters is at the heart of Passenger's unique sound.
Passenger have already had success in the UK, with shows opening for Kate Nash, The Hold Steady and Newton Faulkner and have also become a favorite on the UK festival circuit with a second year confirmed at both The Great Escape and V Festival. A performance at Scotland's Connect Festival has been slotted in for this summer where they'll share a bill with Sia, Sigur Ros, Franz Ferdinand and many more. Passenger's name is quickly spreading in the UK and the band is looking forward to their debut NYC and LA performances this June! Recommended!
Passenger - Do What You Like
Passenger - Night Vision Binoculars
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