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It’s not often these days that you can say that a band has come up with a completely fresh and unique sound. The Distressors have done exactly that. Lead singer, Rae who stems from a Classical background and a talented mult-instrumentalist in her own right, has been writing with producers MJ Cole and Matt Schwartz in the studio for the past two years. The result is something very special indeed. Her vocals fuse the eccentricity of Gwen Stefani, the attitude of Blondie, the sensitivity of Kate Bush as well as the sheer rawness of Chrissy Hinde. The production power behind her draws upon influences from dance thru pop to rock and speaks with an identity of its own. The Distressors are ticking all the boxes – fine songwriting, edgy production and a live show which is leaving audiences stunned and begging for more. With the first album now complete they are looking to spread the word and introduce themselves to the rest of the world. The Distressors are here, and hearing is believing.
Rae – Singer; Tristan – Guitar; Raz – Bass; Frank – Guitar; Juba – Drums
Average Age: 25 years
Description of sound:
‘A riot of electro-rock and sexy rock n’ roll.’
Depeche Mode, Blondie, Kate Bush, Audio Slave, No Doubt / Gwen Stefani
First album almost complete
Differences from other bands:
Distressors are fronted by a powerful female singer, Rae, with a unique and sexy style about her. The sound is a fusion of electro pop and rock and something, which the music industry has been missing for the last 8 years.
Most useful advice you’ve received:
Don’t stress and enjoy it!
3 songs you’d most like to record:
Cars by Gary Numan, and any tracks by Depeche Mode or Kate Bush.
Career highlight so far:
Playing first live gig and seeing how the sound comes together live and the positive feedback we received.
Meaning of Guilfest to the Distressors:
Massive opportunity to play with a large audience, as well as in an open-air stage alongside signed and unsigned acts.