Electronic Press Kit (EPK)

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From left: Dave (vocals, bass), Toby (lead vocals, guitars), Andy (vocals, MPC, keys), Steve (drums)

Highlights

  • Debut album 'These Things Happen' & third single ‘Bad Karma’ out Oct/Sep 2012
  • Worlds first QR Code Album Release
  • Supported Mumford & Sons and The Stranglers at Triumph Live 2010
  • Performed at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend Festival
  • Airplay on XFM, BBC Radio 2, BBC Introducing and Sky TV
  • Track to feature on the soundtrack to the £2m British feature film Lucid

'Burning Shapes' launch debut album with the help of some Bad Karma

BURNING SHAPES round off the summer with scorching debut album 'THESE THINGS HAPPEN' produced by Joe Hirst (Bloc Party, Ian Brown, Razorlight, Beth Gibbons) through Friendly Tribe on 1st October. The band introduced a sound that has been described as West Coast pop on steroids with a trilogy of summer singles over 2011/2012 and gained national attention for their innovative use of QR codes as a music distribution tool for the forthcoming album. Having already supported the likes of Mumford & Sons and The Stranglers, and performed at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Festival the band continue to support releases with live shows and festival appearances in London and the South East with plans afoot for a UK tour later this year. With recently single 'BAD KARMA' getting picked up for the soundtrack to the £2m British feature film Lucid coming out next year things are really heating up for this Kent based four piece.

Lead single 'BAD KARMA' is available as a free download from the bands SoundCloud and Bandcamp pages from now until 3rd September.

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HEADLINE:

'Burning Shapes' launch debut album with the help of some Bad Karma

SUMMARY:

British indie-pop four piece Burning Shapes release Joe Hirst (Bloc Party, Ian Brown, Razorlight, Beth Gibbons) produced debut album ‘These Things Happen’ through Friendly Tribe on 1st October.

BODY:

Maidstone, England, UK (Friendly Tribe) 9th July 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE;
British indie-pop four piece Burning Shapes release Joe Hirst (Bloc Party, Ian Brown, Razorlight, Beth Gibbons) produced debut album ‘These Things Happen’ through Friendly Tribe on 1st October.

The band introduced their signature sound in 2011 with debut single ‘Drop’ and gained national attention over the summer for their innovative use of QR codes as a music distribution tool for their album. Follow up double a-side ‘Silence Amplified / Someone Else’s Words’ further defined the Burning Shapes sound as a confident union of harmony fuelled west coast pop and British indie with the latter track offering a blissed-out nod to their not so distant past as an acoustic/electronica outfit called Sound Sanctuary.

Early singles and preview tracks from the album have already been finding their way onto BBC Radio’s Introducing programs as well as commercial and student stations, with lead single ‘Bad Karma’ (out 3rd September) being picked up for the soundtrack to the £2m British feature film Lucid coming out next year.

Having already supported the likes of Mumford and Sons and The Stranglers, and performed at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Festival the band continue to support releases with live shows and festival appearances in London and across the South East, and plans are afoot for a UK tour later in the year following the albums release.

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Burning Shapes
www.burningshapes.com
Burning Shapes are Toby Uffindell-Phillips (lead vocals, guitars), Dave Tonkinsmith (vocals, bass), Andy White (vocals, MPC, keys) and Steve Martin (drums). The British indie-pop four piece was formed by the members of acoustic/electronica band Sound Sanctuary in Kent in 2009 and release the Joe Hirst produced debut album on 1st October 2012. Lead single Bad Karma is currently available as a free download from bands SoundCloud and Bandcamp pages up until the singles official digital release on 3rd September.

BAND: BURNING SHAPES
RELEASE: THESE THINGS HAPPEN [ALBUM]
RELEASE DATE: 1ST OCTOBER 2012
FORMAT: DIGITAL DOWNLOAD / CD / QR CODE
LABEL: FRIENDLY TRIBE

Burning Shapes are available for press, radio and TV interviews across London and the south east throughout August, September and October

Music videos and full press pack including Bio, MP3’s, SoundCloud links and album art can be found at: burningshapes.com/epk

Visit www.burningshapes.com/epk for a full press kit and media downloads or right click on the links below to download them to your computer directly.

Full Press Release (PDF 233KB)

Plain Text Press Release (TXT 3KB)

Bad Karma [Single] - High Quality MP3 (For Review and Radio Broadcast)

Bad Karma [Single] Artwork (JPG 1200x1200px 72DPI)

These Things Happen [Album] Artwork (JPG 1200x1200px 72DPI)

Bad Karma Audio Stream Embed Code (SoundCloud)

Web Resolution Band Photo (JPG 1000x550px 72DPI)

Print Resolution Band Photo (JPG 2362x1290px 300DPI)

Contact;

Steve Piper
Friendly Tribe
steve@friendlytribe.co.uk
+44 (0) 7946 161 676
www.friendlytribe.co.uk

With a sound that has been described as 'West Coast pop on steroids', Burning Shapes formed playing acoustic sessions and jams at parties around their home towns in the Kent/Surrey/Sussex region. School friends Toby (lead vocals, guitar), Dave (vocals, bass) and Andy (vocals, MPC, keys) soon started gigging regularly around the South East and London’s best known small music venues.

Catching the attention of electronica producers Bombay Monkey whilst playing out under the acoustic guise Sound Sanctuary, two years of collaborations around 2005 produced a series of EPs released on the Lo-Tek label with distribution from Pinnacle. Racking up critical acclaim from DJs like Nick Luscombe and Lynn Parsons, tracks from the EPs saw regular rotation on Xfm and BBC Radio.

A full length album, Dust, was recorded and Steve (drums) came in to replace the sampled drum loops giving the live performances a whole new layer of energy. UK touring followed after signing to indie booking agency Coffee Artists including a performance at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Festival, BBC Radio playlists and a live set performance on Sky TV.

By now, the live sound was developing an indie rock styled life of it’s own to accompany the ever tight vocal harmonies and when the studio beckoned again the band decided a name change was in order to fit with the new sound they were going to lay down. Selecting Joe Hirst (Bloc Party, Ian Brown, Razorlight, Beth Gibbons) as the ideal producer to define a new edge to their music the resulting album has debut classic written all over it. Early preview tracks from the album have already been finding their way onto BBC Radio’s Introducing programs and Internet stations with one song picked up for the soundtrack to the £2m British feature film Lucid coming out next year.

In late 2010 the band returned to the live scene supporting Mumford & Sons and The Stranglers in front of 10,000 people at Triumph Live and have been gigging regularly around the south east since. The bands debut single "Drop" arrived in the summer of 2011 on their own Friendly Tribe label with news that they would give away their entire album ahead of its official release to anyone scanning special QR codes posted on websites and at gigs. This innovative use of QR codes as a music distribution tool gained the band some well deserved attention including features on Lauren Laverne's BBC 6 Music show and Music:)ally's Campaign Focus. Their followed up double a-side single “Silence Amplified / Someone Else's Words” was released in March 2012 and continued the innovative tech theme with a music video for Silence Amplified created using tablet PCs, smartphones and Flip cameras in a three course smorgasbord of technology.

The band continue to support releases with live shows across the south east and with their next single Bad Karma out in September and debut album 'These Things Happen' following soon after things are about to get very interesting indeed for Burning Shapes.

Audio

Title: Bad Karma [Single]

Release date: Out 3rd Sep 2012

Format: Digital

Label: Friendly Tribe

Third single to be taken from the bands forthcoming debut album 'These Things Happen'. Available from iTunes, Amazon and all good digital retailers.

Title: These Things Happen [Album]

Release date: Out 1st Oct 2012

Format: Digital / CD / QR Codes

Label: Friendly Tribe

Debut album available on limited edition CD, digitally from iTunes, Amazon and all good online retailers and for free by scanning special edition QR codes online and at live shows.

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