| //STATES OF EMOTION- The band formed in Brentwood, Essex as teenagers and (now aged 22-23) have been making waves ever since. States of Emotion possess not only big ambition, but the sound to back it up. With a lyrical honesty that is rare amongst the current musical climate, the bands powerful backbeat simply echoes (rather than imitates) their influences such as Interpol, The Stone Roses and U2.
The boys personalities carry that air of "undeterred, Essex, swagger" that Blur, The Prodigy and Ian Dury had when first winning over the hearts of music lovers across the UK and beyond....
Having already notched up a BBC Radio 1 "Hottest Record In The World Right Now" with their 2010 free download release of "Fight Them On The Beaches" the future is looking bright for these groove-laden, Southern upstarts. A 2009 performance at GLASTONBURY, along with sets at The Great Escape & OFFSET festivals have showcased their live performance pedigree.
The band have been championed in national publications including The Sun, The NME and their debut video for "The Unsung" features (fellow Essex boy) Inbetweeners and Rock N Chips star James ‘Jay’ Buckley. Other taste maker fans include XFM DJ's such as Eddy Temple Morris and Sunta Templeton, Gavin n'Stacey star Mat Horne and The Rifles.
Although 2011 is only young, the quartet already have exciting dates on the horizon. The band are filming a performance of their song "The Unsung" for an upcoming series of Channel 4’s "TOPMAN CNTRL", alongside Miles Kane ( The Last Shadow Puppets) and The Vaccines. These will coincide with a performance at the famous Garage venue in Islington with Pete & the Pirates & the Heartbreaks as part of the ‘HMV NEXT BIG THING 2011’
The band have a strong Essex following and in recent months have formed their own club night, the now infamous "Flag Factory." They believe despite the recent media coverage of their homeland in treacherous T.V shows such as The Only Way Is Essex and the now defunct Big Brother, that the South is currently the place to be for innovative music, nights out and a genuinely, flamboyant new culture of artists. From Imogen Heap to Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, the place is a secret haven of great music and the lads will make no hesitations in telling you how proud they are of where they come from.
Whether it's all piling into the elevator (manager included) on the 11th story of a council estate flat block in Hackney with boxes of moodily printed promo c.d's for their independent single releases or spilling their hearts on the body of work they have put together and achieved with Manic Street Preachers producer Greg Haver, States of Emotion (and the small team of die hard' s behind the band) approach everything they do with an undeniable passion and realness that put contrived chancers to shame, whilst restoring the faith of any true music fan/band they cross paths with.
Currently working alongside Warner Chappell, the band plan on releasing a FREE DOWNLOAD of "Into The Dream catcher" in March to coincide with a big homeland show at The Keys Hall in Brentwood on Fri 11th March. A video is also being shot to accompany the release.