Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Old School Tie

Five years ago two pairs of brothers didn’t so much converge as collide somewhere outside of Wiltshire, before relocating to Birmingham and beginning their journey as Old School Tie.

Evolving from an instrumental tempest to a Birmingham basement-roving bottle band, Old School Tie are now ready to lay siege to venues further afield than their native West Midlands home with a string of dates in October / November to support their self-released debut mini-album ‘Mystery Sound Playground’ which is out on the 29th of September.

The album tells tales of greedy explorers, lost faith in love, corruption, and peace of mind in the modern world. Musically the band have recently added vocals in to the mix transforming their epic swathes of sound into a new mature and confident beast.

Live, the band have literally exploded onto the Birmingham scene, once turning the final 20 minutes of their set into a drum and bass freestyle after an unfortunate power cut disabled their trusty keyboard. OST have had the privilege of supporting one of their favourite bands Oceansize, who they cite as a key influence to the music they make, and have also supported The Infadels and, more recently The Anomalies. Recommended!

Old School Tie - Fireflies
Old School Tie @ MySpace

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Beck - Modern Guilt (2008)
Portishead - Third (2008)
Kid Koala - Your Mom's Favorite Dj
Beirut - The Flying Club Cup

Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid
The Mountain Goats - Get Lonely



Tv On The Radio, Muse, Unkle, Guillemots, Dj Shadow, etc.

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