The Unique Indie-Electro Style of the Affairs Band Scores Them a BEAT100 Ultimate Musician Award
The sharp-dressed quintet, led by front-man James Robinson, were recently awarded the ‘Ultimate Musician Award’ by the popular music video and social network, BEAT100, in recognition of the quality of work they have produced.
(PRWEB) May 27, 2013
Much has been said recently from various media journalists about the so-called ‘return’ of guitar music. Not that it makes any sense to anyone who’s been going out to watch live music over the past 20 years though, because if you have been going out to watch gigs, it’s pretty obvious that guitar music never went anywhere. In fact, it’s healthier than it’s ever been, if anything.
Hailing from the north-east coastal city of Hull is a band called ‘Affairs‘. They play instruments, including (wait for it), guitars and they sing. Now let’s all stay calm here – they haven’t just clambered out of a UFO on some kind of dodgy agenda. They are simply just a band; an excellent, up and coming, very stylish, new band. They are one of many great acts who are gracing your local pubs and clubs, often playing for free, in some cases paying to play. It’s a very tough state of affairs and it’s these bands that really deserve recognition.
The sharp-dressed quintet, led by front-man James Robinson, were recently awarded the ‘Ultimate Musician Award‘ by the popular music video and social network, BEAT100, in recognition of the quality of work they have produced. It’s an award the network give out to bands they deem the very best on the entire network, which boasts hundreds of thousands of bands. “We all met on a trip to Whipsnade Zoo, and bonded in our shared love for both exotic animals and music composition,” the band explains. Catchy guitar hooks, lots of percussion, on-stage musicianship and a front-man who’s delightfully imposing lead vocal brings an instant 80′s feel with tones of Morrisey and David Bowie. A band that’s not scared to be different, not scared to play in, and most importantly stick to, their own style. “We rarely consciously take inspiration from other artists,” says Affairs. “We have written together for such a long time that we know what each other like. We generally have a fondness for anything ℠new´ and intuitive and bands that generally make us step back and think, ℠wow´.”
Speaking to BEAT100 News the band said, “We were thrilled to have been awarded the Ultimate Musician accolade and we did see a big increase on online activity afterwards. It´s great to see people get behind something we have spent time on crafting so we were really pleased.”
The band members are currently in the process of writing a ton of new original music for their debut EP. “We really want to craft the tracks and make sure we are picking the best of what we’ve written to put on there,” they explain. “A lot of tracks we´re writing might not make the cut for the final EP, but that’s part of the fun. The new tracks have a slightly different vibe going on, which sounds a lot more crafted and unique.”
Fans and musicians can sign up to BEAT100 for free in order to connect with Affairs and watch some of their latest music videos.
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